Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Landscaping with Fruit: A Brief Book Review

Lee Reich’s recent book, Landscaping with Fruit from Storey Publishing shows you how to have a great looking yard and eat it too.

The subtitle of this guide gives an indication of what waits inside; “Strawberry groundcovers, blueberry hedges, grape arbors and 39 other luscious fruits to make your yard an edible paradise.”

 Reich’s book is indeed a guide,  a guide that shows you how to use tasty and easy to grow fruit trees, shrubs and vines to landscape your property. 

The first section of the book concerns itself with landscaping from design basics to useable landscape plans. The reader will learn about plants as design elements, climate assessment, plant selection and view specific landscape designs such as A Child’s Garden.

The second half of the book features the fruiting landscaping plants and is complete with photographs and all the information a gardener needs to determine if a particular plant is suitable for his or her site.

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