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Ornamental Kitchen Garden
     

Ornamental Kitchen Garden

by Geoff Hamilton
 

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This is a beautifully illustrated and highly practical guide to a new style of gardening. It tells you everything you need to know to create an oranamental kitchen garden from scratch of to transform an existing garden.

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This is a beautifully illustrated and highly practical guide to a new style of gardening. It tells you everything you need to know to create an oranamental kitchen garden from scratch of to transform an existing garden.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Carrots grow in the arms of blue trailing lobelia and spinach pokes through lipstick-red impatiens in this organic Eden that is beautiful and productive. Drawing on his BBC-TV series of the same title, the British author does away with the neat rows in rectangular beds that ape commercial farming's monoculture and promote chemical dependency. The untamed diversity of plants Hamilton advocates discourages disease and invites natural predators for pest control. Relevant information for the home gardener is provided in full: planning and design; construction of patios, paths, etc.; and various cultivation practices. Unfortunately, text and photos highlight individual plants-perennials, annuals, vegetables, herbs and fruits (Zones 5-8)-while stinting on specific suggestions for combining plants-the very subject at hand. British vocabulary (e.g., courgettes for zucchini) may confuse some readers, and predictable plant selections won't excite adventurous gardening cooks. But all in all, this is a convincing presentation for a compelling environmental garden style. (Feb.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780563367635
Publisher:
B B C Worldwide Americas
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.46(w) x 9.66(h) x 0.74(d)

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