Free Tuesday: Edible Landscaping

Apr 14, 2014

croppedimage720480-Apr-Edible-LandscapesHere’s how she feels about plants:

In a blog posting at Root Simple, Mrs. Homegrown, aka Kelly Coyne, is explaining how to deal with extremely root-bound plants—that is easily diagnosed when you take a plant out of its container and see more root than dirt.

Coyne states that if gently pulling the roots apart does not work then one must “be ruthless” and use a sharp knife to make deep cuts.

Get your plants in the ground as soon as you can after these operations.…Water well, and maybe top dress the new plantings with a handful or worm castings, or water with worm casting tea, or some other kind of plant pick-me up, to apologize to them for all the rough handling.

Do you talk to, console, encourage, and/or apologize to your plants? If so, then “Edible Landscaping” is for you.

The workshop on Tuesday, April 15th, is part of “Get Dirty:  A Garden Series by Descanso.” It is held on Third Tuesdays, which offer free public admission to the Gardens, as well as the free lecture.

Coyne and Erik Knutzen are authors of The Urban Homestead and the blog Root Simple. They will discuss creating not only a beautiful garden, but one that is also delicious.


Edible Landscaping
Tuesday, April 15th, 2 p.m.
Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Dr., La Cañada Flintridge 91011
Free admission to Gardens and free lecture
For more info, visit
Or call 818.949.4290

Next month on Free Tuesday:  Urban Beekeeping.



Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen. Their obsessions include bees, bikes, beer, chickens, healthy cities, healing herbs, simple living, and good food. (Italiced text source:

Coyne and Knutzen in Los Angeles yard; courtesy photo

Coyne and Knutzen in Los Angeles yard; courtesy photo



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