Eat Your Yard: Edible Trees, Shrubs, Vines, Herbs, and Flowers For Your Landscape

Eat Your Yard: Edible Trees, Shrubs, Vines, Herbs, and Flowers For Your Landscape

by Nan Chase
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Have your landscape and eat it too!

Landscaping ideas and special culinary uses for:

Fruit trees—apple, cherry, peach, plum, pear, crabapple, quince

Nut trees—pecan, walnut, chestnut, • almond, hazelnut Bushes—Blueberry

Herbs and vines—bay, grape, nasturtium, kiwi, lavender, mint, rosemary, sage, thyme

Hot-country

See more details below

Overview

Have your landscape and eat it too!

Landscaping ideas and special culinary uses for:

Fruit trees—apple, cherry, peach, plum, pear, crabapple, quince

Nut trees—pecan, walnut, chestnut, • almond, hazelnut Bushes—Blueberry

Herbs and vines—bay, grape, nasturtium, kiwi, lavender, mint, rosemary, sage, thyme

Hot-country choices—fig, kumquat, • lemon, lime, orange, olive, pomegranate

Wildflowers—pawpaw, persimmon, • rose, sunflower, yucca, prickly pear

Also features an overview and tips on preserving the harvest, including canning, pickling, dehydrating, freezing, juicing and fermenting

Editorial Reviews

New York Times Sunday Book Review
EAT YOUR YARD: Edible Trees, Shrubs, Vines, Herbs and Flowers for Your Landscape by Nan K. Chase, is both useful and beautiful because she has a feel for the dreams - and limitations - of the home gardener. Rose water plum compote and Mountain Farm citrus lavender marinade sound lovely, and doable.
— Dominique Browning
New York Times Sunday Book Review - Dominique Browning
EAT YOUR YARD: Edible Trees, Shrubs, Vines, Herbs and Flowers for Your Landscape by Nan K. Chase, is both useful and beautiful because she has a feel for the dreams - and limitations - of the home gardener. Rose water plum compote and Mountain Farm citrus lavender marinade sound lovely, and doable.
Library Journal
Chase, who has written architecture and landscape design articles, explores a variety of edible plants from fruits to nuts and berries to herbs and vines to wildflowers that gardeners may grow as part of their landscape. Including plants suitable for all parts of the country, entries feature information on how to use the plants in the landscape, how to enjoy and/or preserve them, cultural requirements, and recipes. However, Chase doesn't always list USDA hardiness zones, and she provides only an overview on how to care for the plants and how to preserve the produce. For more specific information, she refers the reader to a variety of web sites. VERDICT While the book includes stunning photographs of the plants, gardeners would be better served by consulting books specifically written about growing fruit trees, berries, herbs, or other edible plants of interest.—Sue O'Brien, Downers Grove P.L., IL
Dominique Browning
…both useful and beautiful because [Chase] has a feel for the dreams—and limitations—of the home gardener.
—The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423603849
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
03/01/2010
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
761,000
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Read an Excerpt

Peaches and Cream Pops

Makes 4 Servings

1/2 cup peeled, chopped peaches

1/3 cup peeled, pureed peaches

2/3 cup vanilla yogurt

Lightly swirl all ingredients together in a small bowl. Spoon into 4 Popsicle molds and insert handle. Freeze for at least 4 hours.

*For extra-sweet pops, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of honey to yogurt before swirling.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >