Practical and inspiring, Jamie Durie's Edible Garden Design is a book for our times. As more and more of us recognise the environmental, financial and health benefits of growing our own food, all over the country flower beds are being transformed into vegie patches and empty windowsills into flourishing windowboxes.
Here Jamie shows you how to create productive edible gardens that look great. He gives you the lowdown on the design function of each plant, and reveals how to incorporate edibles into even the smallest of outdoor spaces without sacrificing style. Be inspired by real-life case studies in Australia and the US, from Jamie's mum's beloved vegie patch and kids' community plots in Chicago to Matt Moran's classic kitchen garden in Sydney and New York's buzzing green produce markets.
About the Author
Jamie Durie is a horticulturalist, award-winning landscape designer, product designer and the author of nine best-selling books, including Patio, The Outdoor Room, Outdoor Kids and 100 Gardens.
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Easy to read with lots of good information and idea, plus some great pictures!
This book is great as a reference for how to plant and look after your garden. It explores different sizes; whole backyards to pots and tells you what types of plants are best for your size limitations and how best to care for them.
The first half of this book is great as a reference, but the second half focused on what other people have done. The second half reads more like a magazine and isn't as helpful for those starting out with gardening.
Another off the Jamie Durie production line.
A lot of illustrations and a lot of examples and a lot of suggestions, which are all helpful and interesting.
But not so much actual design. What the book lacks are plans of gardens. Curious for a book about design, it lacks designs. Also the content list is quite haphazard, you can start or dip into the book anywhere, there is no real logical sequence to the chapters.
But the book does contain many good ideas and the subject matter is generally helpful.
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 23rd October 2013
Weight (kg): 28.5