Planting Around Your Oak Garden Building For Summer Garden Parties
The right planting around your oak garden building for summer garden parties is essential. The right planting can make sure that the space is beautiful and welcoming. It can help prevent issues with privacy, or make the area less exposed through providing wind breaking. But in this article, we will be looking specifically at the planting you should choose for edible yields. The right edible landscaping can help your garden parties go with a swing this summer. And help you make sure that you always have something special to serve your guests.
Plant Salad Crops for Summer Garden Party Meals
Leafy salad crops are very easy to grow and help even the least green-fingered of growing their own gardeners serve fresh, home-grown produce to their guests. Lettuce, spinach, chard, cabbages… these are all relatively quick and easy to grow. Beetroots, carrots, mange tout peas, courgettes, cucumbers, tomatoes, and many more crops can be wonderful additions to summer salads. So branch out and grow as many ingredients as you can to enrich your summer salads. And remember, many flowers are edible too. And plants like nasturtiums, borage, calendula, pansies etc. can all add colour and interest to summer salads.
Plant Other Annual Crops To Serve at Summer Garden Parties
Of course, serving guests at summer garden parties, you can also branch out far beyond salad crops that can be eaten raw. Many other annual crops are wonderful for summer dinner parties – from homegrown potatoes to Calabrese broccoli to beans… grow plenty of these edible crops close to your outdoor cooking and dining areas to make sure you can serve up as much variety as possible. Create features such as a fire pit, pizza oven, and/or barbecue area to make sure you can cook up a storm with the edible plants that you grow.
Plant Fruit Trees and Summer Berries for Drinks and Desserts
Even those who do not have the time to create a full annual vegetable garden can still grow plenty of edible crops. Create a forest garden, fruit tree screens, or grow fruit trees in pots. Apricots, peaches, plums, cherries, and more might all be harvested over the summer months. And these open up a huge range of options for desserts and drinks that you could serve your guests.
You should also plant berry bushes and fruiting canes for summer berries. Strawberries, gooseberries, raspberries, blueberries, and more can all be wonderful options that can be grown in containers or in the ground around your garden building. These are great for summer puddings and for drinks – even cocktails – for summer garden parties.
Plant Plenty of Herbs for Extra Flavour and Flair
When planting fruit trees, berry bushes, etc. think about how other edible plants can be used in the diverse perennial planting schemes. Herbs are wonderful for extra flavour and flair when serving guests at summer garden parties. And what is more, they can also be great companion plants. Herbs help attract beneficial pollinators and other beneficial insects, and can sometimes help keep pests at bay.
There are plenty of perennial, biennial and annual herbs to choose from for your garden. And you should plant as diverse a range as possible, both for the health of the garden, and make sure you can make a splash at your garden parties this summer.
Of course, planting can also deliver a range of other benefits. The right fragrant and flowering plants can help create the perfect ambiance for your summer soirees. But beyond everything else, growing your own edible plants around your garden building is one of the very best ways to make sure everyone has a wonderful time, and you make a great impression.
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