Gardens of Use & Delight: Uniting the Practical and Beautiful in an Integrated Landscape

Gardens of Use & Delight: Uniting the Practical and Beautiful in an Integrated Landscape

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781555913243
Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
Publication date: 04/03/2002
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 9 Years

About the Author

Jo Ann Gardner has published several highly regarded gardening books, including The Heirloom Garden, Living with Herbs, and Herbs in Bloom, and lectures widely. She and her husband, Jigs Gardner, a published essayist and fiction writer, have dedicated many years to living in the garden, from growing flowers to cultivating food. This is their first book together. Jigs Gardner, a published essayist and fiction writer, has dedicated many years to living in the garden, from growing flowers to cultivating food. This is his first book together with his wife. They now live and garden in Essex, New York.

Table of Contents

Introduction8
Part 1The Whole
Chapter 1The Farm Today14
Chapter 2The Evolving Landscape28
Part 2The Gardens
Chapter 3The Kitchen Garden44
Kitchen Garden Sampler of Recipes58
Chapter 4An Old-Fashioned Fruit Garden70
Fruit Garden Sampler of Recipes75
Chapter 5The Flowering Herb Garden93
Sampler of Early Season Herbs & Flowers106
Directions for Candied Petals & Pressed Floral Cards117
Chapter 6The Harvest Bed118
Sampler of Mid- to Late-Season Herbs & Flowers130
Directions for Herb Salt/Salt-Free Herb Blend; Skin Freshener; Beginner's Artemisia Wreath Base142
Chapter 7Roses145
Sampler of Favorite Hardy Roses (and the Absolute Truth About Them)164
Rose Companions174
Directions for Rose Potpourri & Rose Petal Jelly178
Chapter 8The Art of Naturalizing181
Sampler of Tough Plants201
Chapter 9The Contained Garden210
Sampler of Scented Plants228
Directions for Green Basil Tea; Herbal Confetti; Purple Basil Jelly Purple Basil Vinegar236
Chapter 10In the Cottage Garden Spirit239
Sampler of Old Favorites258
Part 3The Integrated Landscape--Practice & Philosophy
Chapter 11Growing Guide268
Hardiness Zones268
Successful Seed Germination270
Seed Saving273
The Compost Heap274
No-Dig Gardening: Raised Beds276
No-Dig Gardening: Direct Sod Planting278
Plant Maintenance278
Propagation280
Managing Water Resources282
Harvesting283
Disease and Insect Control283
Chapter 12A Summary of Practical & Aesthetic Principles286
Epilogue292
Bibliography298
Index299

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