Tagged: root layer

High in protein, the groundnut was an important food source for Native Americans. 0

Groundnut

A lesser known plant in edible landscaping, groundnut serves many important functions across three layers in the forest garden. Groundnuts like to climb and can clamber over unsuspecting herbaceous plants. Common Name: Groundnut Scientific...

Tulips can draw bees to the garden. 0

Tulips

Flowering as daffodils begin to fade, tulips have minimal value to pollinators but triumph in attracting people to the garden. Common Name: Tulip Scientific Name: Tulipa spp. Family: Liliaceae Uses Spring ephemeral groundcover Bulbs...

Daffodil planted near a cherry tree. 0

Daffodils

Beyond the burst of spring color, daffodils indicate how microclimates vary across a neighborhood or in sections of a yard. When planted as a border they offer a barrier against predation from mammals. A...

Horseradish in bloom. Permaculture guild with cherry tree. 0

Horseradish

With sweetly scented flowers that attract pollinators and pungent leaves that confuse pests, horseradish makes a great edible necklace around fruit trees. An easy-to-grow culinary plant, I harvest the leaves to use in making...

Honeybees adore Jerusalem artichokes at the Little House on Pine. 0

Jerusalem Artichokes

Having read about the value of Jerusalem artichokes in permaculture books, I planted a few tubers from the grocery store. The next summer I had three stands of sunchokes with beaming yellow rays beloved...