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Beautiful pictures, but more please...
on February 22, 2011
I totally love the idea of edible landscaping and, in fact, purchased this book for ideas to fill in the space around our recently downsized lawn. However, I found there to be far too few pictures of the actual landscapes or drawings of the plans to help. The pictures that are there are beautiful and mouthwatering and make me long for spring weather, but are of little help in the planning stage. Also, almost all of the pictures are of cottage style gardens. Not much help for someone looking for a more clean, modern take on the garden. The information in the text I found to be a bit "well, duh", lots of talk about taking into account the various requirements of the plants, information that I could get from the seed packets. There is a relatively extensive section in the back listing edible plants and their various requirements for growth that I might use again for ideas on what to put in a specific spot. But after reading most ( not all because there is just far too much text in this book for me) I feel as though I am left not much farther from where I started in planning my new front yard garden.