Leesa Metzger is a landscaper in Northern Indiana and a former agriculture, botany and horticulture teacher. Leesa owns Metzger Landscaping & Design LLC, where her company’s mission is “We Turn Gardens into Art”. To learn more about their services visit metzgerlandscaping.net Leesa is a garden writer, authors the “Ask the Landscaper” newspaper column and serves on the North Manchester Beautification Committee.
 

 

Attractive Edibles just waiting for spring to Arrive
by Leesa Metzger - posted 04/06/13

Spring has sprung…or has it?  My calendar showed spring arrived a couple of weeks ago, but my daffodils are telling me a different story altogether.   Slowly reaching toward the sky, the daffodils were certainly tired of all of that  snow cover. One cannot deny the longer hours of daylight, the birds chirping happily in the morning and the flower bulbs peeking out of the ground are all good signs.  Indeed, spring is just around the corner!

On the gardening calendar for this weekend was supposed to be the beginning of my annual spring clean-up of the flowerbeds.  But this landscaper knows that plans change quickly due to our unpredictable Indiana weather.  Cold, rainy, chilly April days make for wonderful garden planning days instead of days in the garden.   Seed catalogs, measurements, and notes sprawled across my desk all beckon for design inspiration.  Several of my clients these days are looking to create attractive vegetable gardens this spring.   It’s a rather new concept in garden design—creating attractive edible gardens.   Enjoy these inspiring  photos of herb and vegetable gardens that are as beautiful as they are tasty!

 

 

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