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Groundbreaking Food Gardens: 73 Plans That Will Change the Way You Grow Your Garden Paperback – March 25, 2014
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*Starred Review* As host of the call-in radio show The Weekend Gardener, Jabbour fields questions and receives tips from a wide assortment of produce-growing enthusiasts across the U.S. and Canada. In this lively and inspiring handbook, Jabbour puts these networking skills to good use by showcasing the food gardens of 73 master gardeners, from Seattle to London. Whether the allotted space is a balcony or shady backyard, someone has offered an inventive design for it, including notable horticulture experts such as New York Botanical Garden director Toby Adams, landscape designer Jessi Bloom, and best-selling botany author Amy Stewart. Among the most interesting are Stewart’s “cocktail” garden, providing herbs and fruits for mixed drinks, and a Chicago “hot-dog” garden, producing bread-seed poppies, mustard, and white onions. Every plan is accompanied by full-color illustrations, growing tips, and tweakable lists of crop possibilities. The abundance of creative advice here will help perk up the gardens of both novice and professional growers as well as satisfy the curiosity of anyone wondering what tickles the imaginations of veteran gardeners. --Carl Hays
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Niki Jabbour set out to discover how and why popular gardeners are growing vegetables, fruits, mushrooms, grains, and herbs. The enthusiastic answers and innovative garden plans she received are as rich and varied as the plants being grown.
Here are 73 garden designs from horticulturists, community gardeners, bloggers and print writers, television and radio hosts, and other professional gardeners. Contributions include design illustrations, plant lists, and stories explaining the personal quirks and motivations behind the garden. There's a plan to satisfy every craving.
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I should also note that I'm not one of those meticulous, detail-oriented gardeners who have immaculate formal gardens. I grow things on a whim, and "planning" is used very loosely in what I do with our yard. That said, this book was exactly my style of reading. Very visual, very straightforward, and very easy to skim. There are no photos, just a couple different styles of drawing or sketching each garden plan. I do wish some of the illustrations had more details, but I'm still delighted with the book overall.
Each garden plan is formatted simply with a list of plants and an easy to understand garden map that includes dimensions and a little information about each plant. I enjoyed the Urban Culinary Herb Garden which can be grown in small spaces and used by anyone. the American Potager garden which encourages you to grow food to eat year round, Eat Your Yard which helps turn lawns into food, Chili Lovers Garden shows good varieties for heat lovers, Front-Yard Foraging encourages native landscaping with food, Wildlife-Friendly Garden encouraging beneficial plants to animals as well as humans, Edible Cutting Garden a stylish and yummy garden for a front lawn and Fall and Winter Vegetables encouraging growing all year long.
Great for anyone looking for a place to start with garden planning.
This book was provided for free in return for an honest review.