Edible Landscaping BTR-1653
Rosalind Creasy, 2010, 384 pp. Permaculture Ros coined the now-ubiquitous term "edible landscaping" in 1982 when she published her first book on the subject. Drawing on the author's decades of research and experience, this book presents everything you need to know to create an inviting home landscape that will yield mouth watering vegetables, fruits, nuts, and berries. The comprehensive Encyclopedia of Edibles-a book in itself-provides horticultural information, culinary uses, sources, and recommended varieties; and appendices cover the basics of planting and maintenance, and of controlling pests and diseases using organic and environmentally friendly practices. "The book covers it all- trees, vines, companion planting, herbs, flowers, shrubs. Best of all, it gives very specific advice on the landscape aspect of it --> How to keep that hedge of variegated basil looking nice, when to harvest your produce and how to (Lettuce and chard is one leaf at a time from each plant) to keep your garden looking good. What plants do better in containers. How to use, color and form and line to make your garden visually stunning." - Working Mom "Kid Book Lover" APPROX WEIGHT: 3.1 lbs.