Edible Gardens

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Turn good eats into a gorgeous garden! Featuring everything from easy-to-grow annuals to long-fruiting perennials, this encyclopedia of edible plants offers colorful profiles highlighting each plant's ornamental attributes, origins, use as food, and cultivation requirements. A portfolio of garden designs-including a home orchard, American potager, children's garden, container gardens, and school garden-provides inspiration for home and professional gardeners alike. Additional information on organic care and ...
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Overview

Turn good eats into a gorgeous garden! Featuring everything from easy-to-grow annuals to long-fruiting perennials, this encyclopedia of edible plants offers colorful profiles highlighting each plant's ornamental attributes, origins, use as food, and cultivation requirements. A portfolio of garden designs-including a home orchard, American potager, children's garden, container gardens, and school garden-provides inspiration for home and professional gardeners alike. Additional information on organic care and sustainable techniques (slow gardening, permaculture, building soil) completes this hands-on guide.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781889538754
  • Publisher: Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • Publication date: 5/3/2011
  • Series: BBG Guides for a Greener Planet Series
  • Pages: 120
  • Sales rank: 1,280,571
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

The Magic of Food Plants Elizabeth Peters 4

Beauty and Bounty in the Garden Barbara Damrosch 8

Edible Garden Designs 16

A Delicious Front Yard Meghan Ray 18

An Ornamental Potager Cayleb Long 22

A Native Food Forest and Meadow Ulrich Lorimer 26

A Home Orchard Joan McDonald 30

Container Gardens Jennifer Williams 34

A Public Garden Caleb Leech 42

A Children's Garden Ashley Gamell 46

Encyclopedia of Edible Garden Plants Joni Blackburn 50

Edible Garden Plants at a Glance 108

Planning Your Edible Garden 111

For More Information 112

Contributors 114

Index 116

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