The Fruits of Labor of Edible Landscaping
Edible Landscaping is an apt name for a local company in Afton, Virginia. The plants that they cultivate and sell are not only aesthetically beautiful to observe, but they are also delicious and nutritious to consume. With everything from edible bamboo to blueberries to figs and pomegranates, the variety is huge. Have you ever wanted a wintergreen plant of your own? Red dragon fruit? Chocolate mint? Yes, as you may have guessed, these are available at Edible Landscaping.
So, what is it that makes this company and their plants so unique? In essence, it is the care that goes into the cultivation. First of all, the sprays used at Edible Landscape are free from herbicides and anything derived from Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), and all are environmentally friendly. Second, as the owner Michael McConkey states on his website, “We do not spray blindly on a routine schedule, but cultivate our plants to harmonize with nature.” Finally, their plants are hand-weeded, meaning that every single one received the proper care and attention needed to flourish. Edible Landscaping is more than a business built for profit; it is a beloved hobby which grew into a lifestyle.
If you’ll be around Afton this Saturday, October 26, 2013 (perhaps on a getaway at Afton Mountain Bed and Breakfast!), then you may enjoy Persimmon Day at Edible Landscaping. The festivities will include orchard tours, George’s Medicinal Tour, persimmon dishes, smoothies, and cheesecake, and door prizes ($50 gift certificates to Edible Landscaping).
If you can’t make it to Persimmon Day, or you need more time to decide before purchasing, then have no fear—plants are available for purchase on the Edible Landscaping website.