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 . â–«Inter-planting edible crops into existing landscape.

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On the plus side, I’m feeling pretty motivated to start composting and if nothing else, I think the author would appreciate that she edble me to do that. I wouldn’t recommend it as a resource for harvest, zones, guilds or companion planting, perennials, annuals, or general design. There are more small residential lots than farm acres. Feb 15, Deodand rated it really liked it.

Edible Landscaping by Rosalind Creasy

This book is awesome! There is a lot of information found in this book.

Sep 26, Leah rated it liked it Shelves: Inspiring book if you: Lots of good color photos. 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.


Here, finally, at last, I had a useful tome. I can’t figure out who ediblle for. So many edihle books are remiss in covering multiple climates. Dec 27, Kristal rated it it was amazing Shelves: The pictures here are lovely, of course, but the best thing about this book is after reading Creasy’s accompanying text, I feel like I understand how these gardens were put together, and how to apply those principles to my yard. No reason, really, except that I had grown up, as most gardeners do, segregating food plants in the working garden and never imagining they had a place in the decorative garden, much less that the decorative garden could be edible.

She shares a ton of useful garden information for beginners, like how to make your own compost. OK, I think I have read this book 20 times since it came out in November.

Edible Landscaping

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. The must-have reference book for those interested in edible landscaping. Published November 1st by Counterpoint first published And food plants have been freed from the backyard, gracing the finest landsscaping the White House grounds!

Plus, it doesn’t have to look awful–Rosalind will show crexsy how. Written from a California climate perspective. Also helpful is the gallery of finished landscapes that the author has completed, including examples from a variety of different climates. Amazing design and planting ideas. I have read a few other books on the subject and this was by far the most thorough.


Maybe I don’t know enough to make use of it; maybe I knew too much to find it enlightening. Covers basic plants and I learned about new plants. The following chart is the distillation of nearly three decades of my experience working with these plants, seeing them in landscapes and trial gardens throughout my travels, and doing extensive research on them.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Information about roswlind unusual fruit and vegetable This book focuses on keeping an edible landscape aesthetically appealing more than maximizing food production. More and more Americans are looking to grow clean, delicious produce at home, saving money and natural resources at the same time.

I’m impressed with the amount of information she in There is a lot of information found in this book. Lots of good solid information regarding the edibles themselves.

The complete book of edible landscaping – Rosalind Creasy – Google Books

Nov 27, Jamie marked it as to-read. My new favorite garden book! Dec 13, Susan Tweit rated it it was amazing.