Designing and Maintaining Your Edible Landscape Naturally by Robert Kourik
Designing and Maintaining Your Edible Landscape Naturally is a classic US best seller. It is the authoritative text on edible landscaping, featuring a step-by-step guide to designing your own aesthetic yet productive environment using vegetables, fruits, flowers and herbs for a combination of ornamental and culinary purposes.
It includes descriptions of plants for all temperate habitats; methods for improving soil; tree pruning styles that suit you and your trees; and even gourmet recipes using low-maintenance plants.
There are sections on attracting beneficial insects with companion plants, and using planting to shelter your home from erosion, heat, wind and cold. Presenting such a wealth of information in an accessible and absorbing way is certainly no mean feat but Kourik manages it with aplomb, and will soon have you creating a world of both beauty and abundance.
“Robert’s knowledge of landscape techniques and data is encyclopedic. When designing, I have often wished I had such kowledge at my fingertips. So much of what he covers is not available elsewhere. This book expands the frontiers of edible landscaping.” Rosalind Creasy, author The Complete Book of Edible Landscaping and Earthly Delights
2nd edition published 2004 (first published 1986)
Size: 205mm x 275mm
Format: Paperback, 382pp. 19 colour photos, 45 b/w photos, 204 b/w line drawings and diagrams