Can you have a lovely garden and eat it, too? That's an increasingly frequent landscaping question these days, as more homeowners request garden plants that are both edible and ornamental. And the answer, in short, is yes. With a basic knowledge of edible plants and guidelines on what van safely be eaten, it isn't necessary to choose between flowers and food because you can install ornamentals that will double as incredible edible plants. Edible ornamental landscapes have gained tremendous popularity in the past three decades, fueled by a handful of popular books..."Edible Flowers: Desserts and Drinks" offers innovative ways to design and prepare edible flowers. --The Washington Post (September 19, 2009) "Green Scene" by Joel M. Lerner, APLD
About the Author
Cathy Wilkinson Barash is best known as a garden writer, photographer, and lecturer and has been described as a gourmet horticulturist. Barash has been gardening, eating flowers, and cooking since she was a child. Her articles and photographs have appeared in the New York Times, Organic Gardening, New York magazine, Woman's Day, Home, Countryside, and others.