It’s time to find our Pomegranate tree a permanent home in our yard and that’s not such an easy decision…..I am fairly sure we bought it at one of our local gardening club sales when it was very tiny but as you see it’s getting bigger and well deciding where to plant a tree is a huge decision in our house especially when every corner of the yard is practically full!
I wouldn’t have even thought about this little tree except on Twitter I had a recent conversation with my friend Mr. CBB at Canadian Budget Binder who is a fellow gardening enthusiast and he has a beautiful picture of his Pomegranate tree in this post here. His tree has a beautiful blossom on it now ours bloomed this past Spring although it looks like it has a bloom waiting on it now.
One of our goals at our Lil’ Suburban Homestead is to have an edible landscape that is why we have a nice sized herb garden with a wide variety of herbs, pear trees that line the side of our house, two blueberry bushes pindo palms that fruit, three fig trees, one blackberry and one blueberry bush, a peach tree, an almond tree, an apple tree and a couple of grape vines. I am probably forgetting something but we decided when we moved into our house in 2005 that wouldn’t it be really cool if not only we worked towards having a beautiful more natural yard but an edible landscape as well. We have all of that and the chickens, the gardens, the greenhouse, and the bees on only a 1/3 of an acre so you can too! We have scaled back on our chickens and we are moving some of our bees to hosts that have been so kind to offer their land in the country.
So many people overlook that you can create an abundant food source right smack dab in the middle of suburbia or even in an urban environment! We actually had started a lot of the edible landscaping at our previous historic home and my heart ached at leaving a peach tree that was bent over with an abundance of fruit all over it but it was time for us to start our next chapter in our lives.
The more foods that you can grow on your own property is a resource you will have for years to come. I so look forward to the figs fruiting and going out and collecting them it’s a lot of work to try to beat the birds and the wasps to them. Over time you learn with an edible landscape when to harvest what fruits early for example the squirrels love our grapes and one year we lost our whole crop to them 🙁 We now pick them a little early for good measure and to ensure they end up in our bellies instead. 🙂
Well I am finishing up my first cup of coffee I hope you enjoyed seeing our little Pomegranate Tree….by the way do you have an edible landscape or have you thought about having one? Have a great day everyone and thanks for stopping by and commenting I love hearing from all of you!
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