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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This is the guide you’re looking for. Apr 02, Andrea rated it did not like it. Roz Creasy knows her stuff. Her writing has also appeared in national publications such as the Los Angeles Times and Gardening How Rosalind Creasy is a garden and food writer, photographer, landscape designer, lecturer and consultant. May 30, Holly rated it it was ok. She also goes into detail so that you can be successful with your yard. And food plants have been freed from the backyard, gracing the Since Rosalind Creasy popularized the concept of landscaping with edibles a quarter-century ago, interest in eating healthy, fresh, locally grown foods has swept across the nation.
The gardens are very pretty, and the appendices are somewhat useful.
This is an excellent book to add to your gardening trove and one you will be visiting often. Feb 20, Veronica rated it it was amazing.
While the original Edible Landscaping was inspiring; the new version goes all out. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
A full-time gardening endeavor if you expect aesthetics to be important. So, I liked it for its practical side. Lots of good solid information regarding the edibles themselves. Lists with This Book. Well worth the read. Whether landscaing have space for a just few pots of edibles or you can rip out your lawn and plant an entire yard full of delicious and beautiful vegetables, fruits and herbs, Creasy’s book shows the way.
Still, Creasy’s writing and passion for landscaping that feeds heart, soul, and belly won’t fail to inspire, and inspiration goes a long way to overcome difficult gardening conditions. Apr 19, Janie rated it it was ok Shelves: Dec 31, Manintheboat rated it it was amazing Shelves: We are destroying our earth, and need to start taking it back. In an effort to grow crasy own food, I quickly became interested in the concept of edible landscaping.
This book is awesome! Towards the end there are encyclopedic reference charts that provide basic info. This would take less chemicals, less gas for transporta Pioneer of edible landscaping, Rosalind has a ton of good ideas and landscaing pictures to help you plan your own landscape. I think I wore out the edition of Rosalind Creasy’s Edible Landscaping, which revolutionized my sdible about garden design: After two hundred pages of history, soil considerations, and design thoughts, there’s a massive encyclopedia of edible plants, with information on how to eat it, how to use it in the landscape, how to grow it, and places to purchase.
Creasy says, “For years I searched for a list that would systematically cover just about all the edible plants I could possibly put in a lsndscaping.
Tulips poking up through lettuce? Got enthusiastic about a couple plants only to find they won’t grow in my zone. So many garden books are remiss in covering multiple climates. Plus, it doesn’t have to look awful–Rosalind will show you how.
If you haven’t read her other books, they are worthwhile. It’s a gorgeous volume packed with lush photos that’ll have your mouth watering and your fingers itching to re-design your entire garden.
This book was a little too thick for my liking. The encyclopedia of plants is very helpful. Strawberries edging front walks?
rosapind 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 will need several readings to absorb it all. Oh, and how to design your landscape so that everything works together and looks great.
But Creasy proves that idea false in this classic gardening book. Plenty of good discussion and excellent pictures. She also lists cultivars to try. Amazing design and planting ideas. Covers all types of edibles, where to buy, how to plant, care for, and harvest them. This is a must have for anyone wanting edibble garden, thinking about gardening or you just want to slobber over Rosalind’s beautiful edible yard and photos of vegetable gardens. Nothing much about harvesting or using what you grow, food value or flavor.
No wonder our lawns must be pumped full of fertilizers to stay healthy. It isn’t a beginning gardening book, but if you know your way around a hoe you should be good.
There were a few of these projects scattered throughout the book, but I wanted a book of projects. I heard this is the one true book for anyone wanting to rely on any amount of land for any sort of food production. There’s even a chapter on designing for small spaces, as well as appendices covering container gardens, planting and maintenance, and strategies for dealing with pests and diseases.
Rhubarb as an accent in perennial beds? There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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.
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