Groundbreaking Food Gardens: 73 Plans That Will Change the Way You Grow Your Garden

Groundbreaking Food Gardens: 73 Plans That Will Change the Way You Grow Your Garden

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by Niki Jabbour
     
 

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Follow your zany muse and get creative with your vegetable garden. Niki Jabbour brings you 73 novel and inspiring food garden designs that include a cocktail garden featuring all the ingredients for your favorite drinks, a spicy retreat comprising 24 varieties of chile peppers, and a garden that’s devoted to supplying year-round salad greens. Created by

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Follow your zany muse and get creative with your vegetable garden. Niki Jabbour brings you 73 novel and inspiring food garden designs that include a cocktail garden featuring all the ingredients for your favorite drinks, a spicy retreat comprising 24 varieties of chile peppers, and a garden that’s devoted to supplying year-round salad greens. Created by celebrated gardeners, each unique design is accompanied by both plant lists and charming anecdotes. This fully illustrated collection glitters with off-beat personality and quirkiness.

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Library Journal
06/01/2014
Vegetable and herb gardeners are always looking for exciting and new ways to have productive harvests. Jabbour (The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener) has collected an inspiring array of vegetable garden designs (73 total) from across the country. They come from master gardeners, designers, and media personalities (writers, bloggers, designers, radio hosts, etc.). Each garden is specialized, accommodating various conditions (balconies, hillsides, terraces, front yards, containers, rooftops) and some with specific purposes (a biodynamic farm, a beekeeper's garden). Most feature raised beds to grow a range of plants, while others are devoted to specifics such as Asian vegetables or "Italian Heritage." Two to four pages are devoted to each plan, with narratives, line drawings, and charts. Photos of the gardens would have been welcome, but the plans are attractive and give the reader a useful visual reference. One quibble: although the locations of the gardens are provided in the brief gardener outlines at the front of the book, they are not included with the plans. This requires the reader to flip back and forth for that information. VERDICT An attractive and entertaining book that will be of interest to gardeners and designers. Recommended for public libraries and all gardening collections.—Phillip Oliver, Univ. of North Alabama Lib., Florence

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603428446
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
03/25/2014
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,319,135
File size:
34 MB
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Meet the Author

Niki Jabbour is a food gardener and garden writer who lives near Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her articles have appeared in Canadian Gardening, Garden Making, Gardens East, The Heirloom Gardener, and other publications. She is the host of The Weekend Gardener, a call-in radio show that airs throughout the Maritime provinces on News 95.7 FM and www.news957.com, and she blogs at www.yearroundveggiegardener.blogspot.com. Her garden boasts over 40 heirloom vegetables and herbs that keep her family eating fresh food year-round.

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Groundbreaking Food Gardens: 73 Plans That Will Change the Way You Grow Your Garden 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A_Sloan More than 1 year ago
You too can garden! I'm always happy to see examples of people who defy the odds. Author Nikki Jabbour lives in Canada and gardens year round... she's like a young Eliot Coleman. And then I think of Ruth Stout, who didn't garden all season-long but was also an organic farmer who shared her weed-free and pro-mulching techniques in Gardening Without Work: For the Aging, the Busy, and the Indolent. This book is great because it compiles 73 similarly inspiring, you-can-do-it stories into one attractive book (although, not with much depth). Bottom-line, you can garden anywhere and anytime.