First published in 1986, this classic is back in print by popular demand It is the authoritative text on edible landscaping, featuring a step by step guide to designing a 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, and 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....
|Title||:||Designing and Maintaining Your Edible Landscape Naturally|
|Publisher||:||Chelsea Green Publishing March 30, 2005|
|Number of Pages||:||382 pages|
|File Size||:||966 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Designing and Maintaining Your Edible Landscape Naturally Reviews
Robert Kourik has assembled a wealth of information in this book. Without question it is an invaluable reference work. I would have given it 4 stars had the information been presented in a more reader-friendly manner with clearer demarcation of different sections, larger font, clearer photographs and diagrams, and a logical numbering sequence for chapters. And it would have been worthy of 5 stars if Kourik could have refrained from giving his opinion, often presented as 'fact', at annoyingly frequent intervals in the text.
I purchased this book based on recommendations in the reviews of a general book on home fruit growing. While yes, this book is pretty thorough, there's a lot of extraneous discussion that, while informative, is beyond the need or want of many readers, I would bet.
Robert Kourick's book is without a doubt fantastic, but I am extremely disappointed with the Chelsea Green reprint. The color plates from the original addition can only be found online, and the text is squished up against the binding which makes for an awkward read. This book should have been reprinted true to its original form. Thanks for nothing Chelsea Green. I want my money back.
provides great information for the home gardener.
If you care about your garden or landscaping, this book should be placed in clear view on your kitchen sideboard. Don't step outside without it!
What an exciting day, receiving my own copy of this book. It's a terrific reference for those who want more than the gloss and pictures.
It covers a very wide subject in practical and easy to read terms
Excellent book. Very detailed account. Much superior to similar titles. I've enjoyed several of his other titles - especially "Root Demystefied".