Since Rosalind Creasy popularized the concept of landscaping with edibles a quarter-century ago, interest in eating healthy, fresh, locally grown foods has. As far back as , Rosalind Creasy was a pioneer in the field of edible landscaping. Her work has since revolutionized the way that many of. Edible landscaping is the use of food plants as design features in Image Source: Rosalind Creasy . ▫Inter-planting edible crops into existing landscape.
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There are more small residential lots than farm acres. The full review is online here: The following chart is the distillation of nearly three decades of my experience working with these plants, seeing them in landscapes and rodalind gardens throughout my travels, and doing extensive research on them.
Jammed packed with everything from how the concept was started, where to buy what you need to get started, mouth-watering photographs and so much useful information that you will need several readings to absorb it all.
So, I liked it for its practical side.
One of the best I’ve ever read. Good section on soil.
Lots of good color photos. Jan 27, Slee rated it it was amazing. Amazing design and planting ideas. Once you understand the concept of edible landscaping – simply planting edibles in among ornamentals in your landscape – you might think a whole book about the topic is really a waste of paper. I also love the effort scale for each plant. And food plants have been freed from the backyard, gracing the finest landscapes—even the White House grounds! Love the landscaping ideas.
Edible Landscaping by Rosalind Creasy
Got enthusiastic about a couple plants only to find they won’t grow in my zone. Unlike some veggie gardening books, she makes a point of discussing design. Jun 28, Megan rated it really liked it Shelves: There are many that never would have crossed my mind to try ediblw cultivate water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, and many of the lesser known shrubs come to mind. The book is chock-full of examples of edible landscapes on both coasts and in the Midwest, plus an abundance of color photos, providing a feast of visual information as well.
Now this highly anticipated new edition presents the latest design and how-to information in a glorious full-color format, featuring more than inspiring photographs. And food plants have been freed from the backyard, gracing the Since Rosalind Creasy popularized the concept of landscaping with edibles a quarter-century ago, interest in eating healthy, fresh, locally grown foods has swept across the nation.
Refresh and try again. While the original Edible Landscaping was inspiring; the new version goes all out. No trivia or quizzes yet.
She follows this up with “The Big List of Edible Plants”, which is not as detailed as the Encyclopedia, but has an enormous number of edible plants laid out neatly in charts.
Want to Read saving…. There is a lot of information found in this book. A full-time gardening endeavor if you expect aesthetics to be important. Having checked the original version of this book written 30 years ago from the library multiple times, I was excited to hear that an updated version was being published.
I got some good ideas for my garden from this book. An unbelievable amount of useful information packed into one book. Mar 13, Po rated it it was amazing Shelves: And food plants have been freed from the backyard, gracing the finest landscapes—even the White House grounds!
This book was a little too thick for my liking. Inspiring book if you: Strawberries edging front walks? Jul 27, Stacy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Not only does the book contain a large section devoted to plants suitable for suburban and urban edible landscaping – including many varieties you might not have heard of, but which are smaller and well adapted to edible landscaping – but i Once you understand the concept of edible landscaping – simply planting edibles in among ornamentals in your landscape – you might think a whole book about the topic is really a waste of paper.
My favorite gardening book ever. I heard this is the one true book for anyone wanting to rely on any amount of land for any sort of food production. Creasy says, “For years I searched for a list that would systematically cover just about all the edible plants I could possibly put in a landscape.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. Covers basic plants and I learned about new plants. There is also a heading for “How to Purchase” and information on pollinizers, other varieties and other species. Oh, and how to design your landscape so that everything works together and looks great. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The book has an encyclopedia of edibles, each given a ranking as to difficulty to grow.
Maybe I don’t know enough to make use of it; maybe I knew too much to find it enlightening. Separate chapters detail how to design with herbs, vegetables, and fruits, berries, and nuts. A much sought-after speaker and consultant, Creasy lectures extensively and serves on the board of directors of the Seed Savers Exchange.
Nov 27, Jamie marked it as to-read. Feb 09, Sheri Bauer rated it really liked it. Comprehensive treatment of the subject. Rosalind Creasy is a garden and food writer, photographer, landscape designer, lecturer and consultant. Creasy gardens in coastal California, where pretty much every plant grows exuberantly hence the state’s terrible problem with introduced invasive plants, but that’s another story.