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
     
 

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Edible plants provide spring blossoms, colorful fruit and flowers, lush greenery, fall foliage, and beautiful structure, but they also offer fruits, nuts, and seeds that you can eat, cook with, and preserve. Eat Your Yard! includes ideas for creating the landscape as well as an overview and tips on canning, pickling, dehydrating, freezing, juicing, and

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Edible plants provide spring blossoms, colorful fruit and flowers, lush greenery, fall foliage, and beautiful structure, but they also offer fruits, nuts, and seeds that you can eat, cook with, and preserve. Eat Your Yard! includes ideas for creating the landscape as well as an overview and tips on canning, pickling, dehydrating, freezing, juicing, and fermenting.

Editorial Reviews

Dominique Browning
…both useful and beautiful because [Chase] has a feel for the dreams—and limitations—of the home gardener.
—The New York Times
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.
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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423616733
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
03/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
357,585
File size:
6 MB

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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.

Meet the Author

Nan K. Chase writes about architecture and landscape design. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times, Smithsonian, Fine Gardening, Architectural Record, and Southern Living. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina, where she is a contributing editor of WNC Magazine.

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