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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Gibbs Smith (March 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423603842
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423603849
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 7.6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #358,290 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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EAT YOUR YARD: Edible Trees, Shrubs, Vines, Herbs and Flowers for Your Landscape by Nan K. Chase, is both useful and beautiful because she has a feel for the dreams - and limitations - of the home gardener. Rose water plum compote and Mountain Farm citrus lavender marinade sound lovely, and doable. (Dominique Browning New York Times Sunday Book Review 2010-05-27)

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Eat Your Yard!

Edible trees, shrubs, vines, herbs and flowers for your landscape

Eat Your Yard! proves that you can have your beautiful landscape and eat it too! Sure, vegetables are nice, but you don’t have to rip up your front lawn and plant scraggly squash in order to have a food-producing garden. Eat Your Yard! proposes a new way to use the garden more efficiently than ever. Edible fruit trees, shrubs, vines, herbs, and flowers provide beautiful blossoms, foliage, and structure, while also offering fruits, nuts, herbs, and seeds that you can eat fresh or preserve for year-round enjoyment. Author Nan K. Chase gives firsthand information and advice for growing 35 plants that offer the best landscape features and culinary use. Recipes ranging from savory cherry sauce to pickled grape leaves to mint wine to grilled yucca demonstrate the infinite culinary possibilities your yard can offer.

Nan K. Chase writes about architecture and landscape design from her home in western North Carolina. She is the co-author of Bark House Style and author of Asheville: A History. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times, Smithsonian, Fine Gardening, Architectural Record, and Southern Living. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina, where she is a contributing editor of WNC Magazine.


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I am so excited I began to order for spring planting!
L M
I've just loved this book -- to me it's like a little bit of heaven.
I love Mikey
Also has ideas for cooking with plants by offering recipes.
Squirrel

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By I love Mikey on May 17, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
Recently I received this book as a gift and I keep picking it up to look at it again and again. It has very unusual recipes for things I wanted to make but couldn't find recipes for in my cookbook library -- capers made from nasturtium seeds (delicious) and pickled grape leaves which I have wanted a recipe for for years now so I can make stuffed grape leaves which I love. Over the years my 5-year garden plan has become a 35-year garden plan and even though I only have a lot 60 ft. by 100 ft. lot that includes my house, I am still planting fruit trees and vegetables plus berry bushes so that a trip around my back yard gives me many gifts. On a sunny day it is the best of all worlds. This book gives me ideas and encouragement to plant more plants which I can use and keep enjoying for years.

This book also has a wonderful sounding recipe for pear chutney which is wonderful for me as I have an influx of pears in the fall and found out I'm not that crazy about pears and don't know what to do with them all besides giving them away. Pear chutney will make great little remembrances at Christmas time when I want to give a "little" gift but buying something seems like too much. And, I found out from this book that pears need to be picked before they are fully ripe to be ripened in the refrigerator. I've just loved this book -- to me it's like a little bit of heaven. The recipes are unusual and the pages of the book are so pretty -- the only problem is that it makes me want a bigger property so I could plant more!
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12 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on November 13, 2010
Format: Paperback
EAT YOUR YARD! EDIBLE TREES, SHRUBS, VINES, HERBS AND FLOWERS FOR YOUR LANDSCAPE offers landscaping ideas and culinary uses for a range of flowering fruit trees and bushes, includes herbs and choices for all climates, and tells how to create an edible landscape. From choosing appropriate plants to recipes for using their bounty, this is packed with fine detail any homeowner/gardener will want to learn about.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By karen schneider on April 13, 2013
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Easy information, great pictures, basic plants and trees. Quick read. I would recommend this book for basic simple go to prefect for the average gardeners.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. Lane on June 26, 2012
Format: Paperback
If you're interested in planting typically grown fruits, nuts, berries, herbs, etc., there are better books. I was hoping for a book that detailed various rarer, weedy or wild edible plants & trees that could be transplanted in a yard.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Squirrel on April 2, 2013
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This book offers good information of what plants you can grow for edible speicies and information of the many, varieties that are edible. Photography is good and helpful in knowing what plants speicies look like. Also has ideas for cooking with plants by offering recipes.
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By Stephanie Darrow on January 31, 2014
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Love getting beautiful books. This is lovely with all its pictures and info. Looking forward to sitting and relaxing with a cup of tea and this book.
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