Start landscaping with native species today!
The second of the two workshops I attended by Ms. Maruskin of the Clark County Library was Edible Landscaping. This workshop focused on landscaping with Kentucky’s native or naturalized perennial edible trees. Many use these trees for their tasty edible fruits or nuts. However, happens that many of these natives are also extremely beautiful and perfect for landscaping. Some of the trees discussed include pawpaw, persimmon, black oak, white oak, walnut, and hickory. Other trees known as “naturalized” to the area were also discussed. These trees are not necessarily native to Kentucky but have been introduced or cultivated but have now spread and multiply by natural regeneration.