Edible Front Yard

Edible Front Yard

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In this book, famed blogger and garden designer Ivette Soler shows readers how to transform their front gardens into a productive, beautifully designed oasis of fruits and vegetables. The Incredible, Edible Front Yard provides practical design tips, detailed plant information, DIY plans, and real life ideas that will inspire you to build your front garden and eat it too!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 217 x 254 x 14.99mm | 807.39g
  • Portland, OR, United States
  • English
  • 110 colour photographs, 3 garden maps
  • 1604691999
  • 9781604691993
  • 340,797

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Put the fruits of your labors front and center! With plentiful sun, open space, and an audience of appreciative passersby, the front yard has all the ingredients for a beautiful and bountiful garden. Let famed blogger and garden designer Ivette Soler show you how to make over all or part of that space--too often simply unused or purely decorative--into a gorgeously designed oasis of fruits and vegetables that will be the envy of the neighborhood.

The Edible Front Yard combines the loveliest and tastiest edibles and ornamentals in a garden that is a year-round feast for the eyes. Soler teaches all the tricks, from laying out the design and choosing the best front yard plants, to clear instruction for a bounty of exciting projects like a fragrant carpet of herbs, a trellis privacy screen using runner beans, and an eye-catching raised bed that turns the hell strip into a little patch of paradise. From the curb right up to your front door, the information in these pages includes everything you need to have a beautiful front yard and eat it too!
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Review quote

"This book is great for anyone who wants to get rid of the front lawn and grow for color, design and flavor! Packed photos and projects, this book is suited for typical urban or suburban residential plots." --Yolanda Burrell, owner of Pollinate Farm and Garden Supply

"I love Ivette's infectious enthusiasm for gardening, which is matched only by her deep knowledge of horticulture. Few people can make me laugh so hard and think so hard in the same sentence." --Stephen Orr

"A useful and inspiring volume." --Booklist

"A lively new book. . . . Soler takes you through a wide selection of suggested varieties of vegetables, fruits and herbs that are as beautiful as any rose bush." --Martha Stewart Living

"An enticing introduction to growing food beautifully. . . . a timely, handsome guide." --Publishers Weekly

"A good source of ideas for gardeners trying to imagine the edible front yard that might one day be theirs." --Washington Gardener

"Proves that kitchen gardens can be both pretty and productive. Shows how to grow veggies in front so beautifully that neighbors won't object." --Sunset

"Don't just plant flowers this gardening season; feed your family, too!" --AARP Magazine

"Lush and lovely." --Apartment Therapy

"Heavily-laden with quality photography that is as inspiring as the text." --Gardening By The Book

"Addresses the concerns that gardeners of all kinds have, when considering making the change from grass to groceries." --Horticulture

"It's inspiring to see photos of how much more interesting our front yards could be." --Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"Empowers readers with the knowledge to successfully transform their yards." --Portland Book Review
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About Ivette Soler

Ivette Soler is a garden designer and writer. Her plant design work, writing and her own personal garden have appeared in several books and magazines. Her popular gardening blog, The Germinatrix, is thriving at www.thegerminatrix.com.
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825 ratings
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4 41% (336)
3 28% (235)
2 8% (64)
1 1% (6)
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