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Friday, August 19, 2011

The World's Most Incredible Edible Gardens (Slideshow)


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Photo: Jose Fuste Raga/Corbis

Maybe you've only been looking at your vegetable garden as a means to an end: An easy way to get organic herbs, produce, and edible flowers without a grocery-store spending spree or a lineup of tasteless, non-local goods.

But as these photos show, your garden can be so much more than that: An eye-catching geometric layout of herbs, a home for sculptural shrubs, a masterpiece of shockingly colorful foods, and a peaceful place for getting in touch with your inner gardener.

Read on for more inspiration and ways to turn your plain plot into the centerpiece of your yard.

worlds most extraordinary ornamental gardens