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The Edible Front Yard

The Mow-less, Grow-more Plan for A Beautiful, Bountiful Garden
Soler, Ivette (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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People everywhere are turning patches of soil into bountiful vegetable gardens, and each spring a new crop of beginners pick up trowels and plant seeds for the first time. They're planting tomatoes in raised beds, runner beans in small plots, and strawberries in containers. But there is one place that has, until now, been woefully neglected -- the front yard. And there's good reason. The typical veggie garden, with its raised beds and plots, is not the most attractive type of garden, and favorite edible plants like tomatoes and cucumbers have a tendency to look a scraggily, even in their prime. But The Edible Front Yard isn't about the typical veggie garden, and author Ivette Soler is passionate about putting edibles up front and creating edible gardens with curb appeal. Soler offers step-by-step instructions for converting all or part of a lawn into an edible paradise; specific guidelines for selecting and planting the most attractive edible plants; and design advice and plans for the best placement and for combining edibles with ornamentals in pleasing ways. Inspiring and accessible, The Edible Front Yard is a one-stop resource for a front-and-center edible garden that is both beautiful and bountiful year-round.
Authors: Soler, Ivette
Title: The edible front yard
the mow-less, grow-more plan for a beautiful, bountiful garden
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 213 p. :,col. ill. ;,26 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Ivette Soler ; with photographs by Ann Summa
Contents: Inspired curb appeal
The new front yard plant palette: the ornamental edibles
Expanding our edible palette: the helpers
Design primer and garden planner
Edible front yard garden designs
Reality check: assess your front yard
Out with the old: remove and reuse lawn, plants, and materials
Building the bones: hardscape, privacy, and irrigation
Working it: organically maintaining your front yard
Harvest time and beyond
Additional Contributors: Summa, Ann
ISBN: 1604691999
9781604691993
Branch Call Number: 635 S685e 2011
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 207) and index
Subject Headings: Gardens Design Plants, Edible Edible landscaping
Topical Term: Gardens
Plants, Edible
Edible landscaping
LCCN: 2010041466
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A great book sit down with to find ideas for next year's garden! The Edible Front Yard is a one-stop resource for a front-and-center edible garden that is both beautiful and bountiful year-round. People everywhere are turning patches of soil into bountiful vegetable gardens, and each spring a new... Read More »


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