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
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