Since Rosalind Creasy popularized the concept of landscaping with edibles a quarter-century ago, interest in eating healthy, fresh, locally grown foods has. As far back as , Rosalind Creasy was a pioneer in the field of edible landscaping. Her work has since revolutionized the way that many of. Edible landscaping is the use of food plants as design features in Image Source: Rosalind Creasy . ▫Inter-planting edible crops into existing landscape.
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Unlike some veggie gardening books, she makes a point of discussing design. Maybe I don’t know enough to make use of it; maybe I knew too much to find it enlightening. If your question is not listed here, feel free to contact us.
Feb 13, Cindy rated it it was amazing. For example, she informs you on pests and diseases to landscaipng aware of, what zones the plants grow in, how to use them, how to grow them, how to harvest, and where to buy them.
The big plant chart in the back is nice for getting quick info without flipping through the whole book. OK, I think I have read this book 20 times since it came out in November. This is an excellent book to add to your gardening trove and one cteasy will be visiting often.
She points out the irony of useless lawns, and the habit of many homeowners throwing away leaves and clippings instead of letting them enrich the soil. Once you understand the concept of edible landscaping – simply planting edibles in among ornamentals in your landscape – you might think a whole book about the topic is really a waste of paper. But Creasy proves that idea false in this classic gardening book. It edibel a beginning gardening book, but if you know your way around a hoe you should be good.
While the original Edible Landscaping was inspiring; the new version goes all out. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
More than that, she provides all of her years of experience in this book with great ideas, tips and how adding pots of herbs and veggies can get you started. So, I liked it for its practical side.
A much sought-after speaker and consultant, Creasy lectures extensively and serves on the board of directors of the Seed Savers Exchange. Jammed packed with everything from how the concept was started, where to buy what you need to get started, mouth-watering photographs and so much useful information that you landscpaing need several readings to absorb it all.
Edible Landscaping by Rosalind Creasy
Paperback edibls, pages. There are more small residential lots than farm acres. A full-time gardening endeavor if you expect aesthetics to be important. Covers all types of edibles, where to buy, how to plant, landsfaping for, and harvest them.
Strawberries edging front walks? More and more Americans are looking to grow clean, delicious produce at home, saving money and natural resources at the same time. Jun 06, Annie rated it really liked it. This is a gardening book worth pouring over. The gardens are very pretty, and the appendices are somewhat useful.
Apr 05, lisa rated it really liked it Shelves: Only a couple of planting guide points and almost nothing about an integrated landscape.
Is it spring yet? No reason, really, except that I had grown up, as most gardeners do, segregating food plants in the working garden and never imagining they had a place in the decorative garden, much less that the decorative garden could be edible.
I learned a lot about what’s edible and what’s not, what works well in small spaces even containers and what works best if you let it spread! She also goes into detail so that you can be successful with your yard.
Rdible book focuses on keeping an edible landscape aesthetically appealing more than maximizing food production. Apr 02, Andrea rated it did not like it. She follows this up with “The Big List of Edible Plants”, which is not as detailed as the Encyclopedia, but has an enormous number of edible plants laid out neatly in charts.