I've planted a good number of fruittrees so far this year and I wanted some suggestions on to what to plant around them. I've established some marigolds already, but what else? I have planted 5 apple trees, 2 pear, 2 cherry, 1 plum and 1 peach. I can name them, if that's relevant. I've read on here that garlic is good to have around apple trees, so I may look into that. My plum tree has a bunch of beautiful chives growing around it already. I'm looking for, in order a; stuff that complements and helps each other, b; usefulness (for instance we use a lot of garlic) and c; aesthetics. Any suggestions? Similarly, and since I am already typing any thoughts on what goes well with blueberry bushes and strawberry patches?
I live in Rhode Island. Great backyard that maintains moisture very well and gets good sunlight. We are bordered and surrounded by huge Norwegian Maple trees.