Food plants have their own ornamental value, adding harmony to existing landscapes without creating a separate vegetable garden. They also provide a fresh, healthy alternative to the tasteless and woody fruits and vegetables bred for long-distance transportation and shipped to our grocery stores from all over the world. In this book, we show how, with just a little effort, you can augment your landscape with edibles of every description in an environmentally sustainable manner: * Veggie favorites: tomatoes, lettuce, carrots, beans and onions * Berries: blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and strawberries * The superhealthy: flax, broccoli, kale and garlic * The oddly beautiful: Brussels sprouts, kohlrabi, asparagus and artichokes * The ancient and exotic: quinoa, fennel and hardy kiwi * Plus starting, maintaining and harvesting an edible garden, propagation and winter care, and solutions to common garden problems.
About the authors
DON WILLIAMSON has turned his passion for gardening into his life's work. His background is in landscaping, golf course construction and management, and in the design and construction of formal landscape settings. With a degree in Applied Horticultural Technology and professional certificates in Turf Management, he has written and co-written several gardening books.
MARIANNE BINETTI writes a syndicated gardening column that reaches over a million readers. Her lighthearted and fun approach to gardening also appeals to TV and radio audiences. Marianne has a degree in Horticulture from Washington State University and lectures extensively to gardening groups.
Other titles by Marianne Binetti
Herb Gardening for Washington and Oregon
Container Gardening for Washington and Oregon
Best Garden Plants for British Columbia
Best Garden Plants for Washington and Oregon
Gardening Month by Month in Washington and Oregon
Tree and Shrub Gardening for British Columbia
Tree and Shrub Gardening for Washington and Oregon
Perennials for Washington and Oregon
Annuals for Washington and Oregon
Annuals for British Columbia
Other titles by Alison Beck
Canadian Edible Garden, The
Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits and Seeds
Canadian Kitchen Garden
Medicinal Garden Plants for Canada
Edible Gardening for California
Edible Gardening for the Midwest
Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits & Seeds