askpv at ozemail.com.au
Tue May 26 23:44:32 EDT 1998
do you have the botanical names for Autumn Olive and Cornus mas?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-permaculture at listserv.oit.unc.edu
> [mailto:owner-permaculture at listserv.oit.unc.edu]On Behalf Of Linda Felch
> Sent: Saturday, 11 April 1998 0:47
> To: UNC Permaculture List
> Subject: hedgerow plants
> A couple of suggestions in addition to those already made:
> Autumn olive -- nitrogen fixing, edible berries, and good
> bee forage
> Cornus mas -- a dog wood with fruit the size of a quarter
> that tastes like mango
> Elderberry -- edible berries, happily tolerates wet feet
> Currants -- fast growing, easily propagated (just put a
> stick in the ground), tolerates wet, edible berries
> Thornless blackberries -- yum!
> rugosa rose -- pretty flowers, large hips (great source of
> vitamin C & A), very spiny (good for keeping people/animals
> Sounds like you also have a reforestation project. You may
> be able to get some help from the state on that by putting
> your land under a forest conservation plan -- and you'll get
> a tax break!
> All of the above will do well in high clay soils. If you
> would like some plants to propagate from let me know --
> we're in northern Baltimore County just off of I-83.
> For more plant ideas, try the Plants for a Future database:
> Linda Felch
> lfelch at jhu.edu
> Baltimore, MD
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