Thursday, March 10, 2011

Third Giveaway!

We've discovered a lot of things in our dinking around with seeds, buckets, and an overgrown bermuda plot next door.  

We love plants that are hardy to our area. 

We've begun rethinking the term "weeds" and instead thinking more of them as "super survivors" (and seeing what uses we can find for those wonder plants that weather such extremes with such grace!). 

We've tended to lean away from anything that needs too much babying, and our amateurish efforts have necessitated that Benign Neglect is more of our "gardening style."  There ARE plants that do thrive that way.

We love multi-use plants.

We love edible landscaping (and about any edible plants of any kind!)

And we LOVE perennials! 

As part of our celebration of having the blog going for five years now, for God's miracle of expediting our getting out of debt recently, and of THANKS to you for your friendship across all boundaries, this book Perennial Vegetables by Eric Toensmeier is our next giveaway prize!   In it you'll find some great resources and information about edible perennials....

To enter this giveaway, just leave a comment and mention your go-to favorite edible plant...that's it!  The drawing will be on Sunday sometime. 

And now we go to eat our first loquats Jack picked today, another edible landscaping plant...delicious!!


fullfreezer said...

Ooo, this one sounds good. We're still just getting started with our permaculture out here. But, I've got to say that my favorite perennials are my herbs. The herb garden was one of the first things planted on the new homestead- as were the blueberry bushes.

Deb said...

We are trying to learn gardening now too, and really need some plants that don't take a lot of work too, since so far we aren't to good at gardening. I'd Love to read this book!! :)

tina f. said...

I find it hard to walk by a cilantro plant without stopping to pluck a few leaves and pop them in my mouth!

In other news we put an offer in on a 40 acre piece of land today. Keep your fingers and toes crossed for us!

Linda said...

Was a wonderful deal. I like to munch on the nasturtium flowers, pretty AND tasty!

Angela said...

This sounds great! I think my favorite edible plants are my chives. They bounce back incredibly fast every spring as soon as the snow melts, and I can put them in just about anything.