All-In-One Garden: Grow Vegetables, Fruit, Herbs and Flowers in the Same Space

All-In-One Garden: Grow Vegetables, Fruit, Herbs and Flowers in the Same Space

by Graham Rice
     
 

Think you can't have it all? Well, you can, at least in the garden, because many common food-producing plants also offer beautiful foliage or flowers. By simply following these creative suggestions, even novice gardeners can transform large or small spaces into high-yield gardens bursting with delicious, organically grown fruits, vegetables, and spectacular flowers

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Think you can't have it all? Well, you can, at least in the garden, because many common food-producing plants also offer beautiful foliage or flowers. By simply following these creative suggestions, even novice gardeners can transform large or small spaces into high-yield gardens bursting with delicious, organically grown fruits, vegetables, and spectacular flowers. More than 90 color photographs, diagrams, and illustrations are provided, along with expert design and plant care tips. The invaluable advice on selecting and buying plants, creating attractive beds and borders, working with rocky or difficult soil, container gardening, and maximizing food production will ensure multi-season beauty and bounty.

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Library Journal
Can you fit a vegetable plot, orchard, cutting garden, herbs, and ornamental shrubs all into one multipurpose space? British master gardener and prolific author Rice (The Ultimate Book of Small Gardens) says you can. This colorful book presents Rice's expert advice on combining food and ornamental plants, excelling in helpful chapters both on designing for particular garden sites and on planting edible and flowering plants for each season. In particular, Rice highlights vegetable, fruit, and herb varieties that can be grown for their beauty as well as their produce and ornamentals that make excellent companions to edible plants. Unfortunately, the closing chapters on planting, maintenance, and other practical matters are lackluster-they provide far less information than beginning gardeners need and yet have little of value for experienced gardeners new to the notion of all-in-one gardening. Despite this shortcoming, the book provides an excellent guide to an important area of gardening and is a necessary purchase for public libraries.-Emily-Jane Dawson, Multnomah Cty. Lib., Portland Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844034512
Publisher:
Octopus Books
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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Meet the Author

Graham Rice trained at Kew and is an award winning horticultural author. He writes regularly in BBC Gardeners' World magazine and Gardens Illustrated, and is Gardening Correspondent for the Evening Standard. he has written a numner of books and has won awards for his writing on both sides of the Atlantic. He is a member of a a number of Royal Horticultural Society committees and divides his time between Northamptonshire and Pennsylvania.

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