How to Design an Ornamental Kitchen Garden

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The goal of an ornamental kitchen garden is to have beautiful color and to use herbs and edible spices. Discover which vegetables and herbs create beautiful flowers with help from a sustainable gardener in this free video on ornamental gardening and... View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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Hi, this is Yolanda Vanveen, and in this segment, we're going to talk about, how to create an ornamental kitchen garden, so an ornamental kitchen garden, the goal is to have beautiful color, and to use herbs, and to use edible flowers. Anything that can be used in the kitchen as food, is what you want to put into your ornamental kitchen garden, and garlic is beautiful in it, because it has gorgeous flowers, and so do onions, and all types of different chives, have really pretty flowers on them as well, and different types of shapes, and then you don't want to forget all the different types of herbs, that you can use in your kitchen garden. Thyme is great with rosemary, and you can cook them in many different ways, and you can always grow types of edible flowers too. These little pansies are very edible, and you can use them in your salads, so you can grow different types of vegetables too, that you can use with salads, because a lot of vegetables have different type of an interest as well, and I found an ornamental kitchen garden is anything that you want to make it. You want to select flowers and plants for texture and for color, and a lot of times, the nice blue colored leaves are really pretty, next to the dark leaves, but really, anything goes, and whatever you want to use in your ornamental kitchen garden, it's your choice, and you can enjoy it, in your garden, and in your kitchen.