Creative Vegetable Gardening

Creative Vegetable Gardening

Paperback - 2008
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Joy Larkcom believes passionately that a vegetable garden, whatever its size, can be as beautiful as a conventional garden of flowers and shrubs. In Creative Vegetable Gardening she shows how the principles of good design can be applied to a kitchen plot and how to use the vibrant textures, colours, and forms of vegetables, herbs, and fruit to create glorious effects and intriguing patterns without jeopardizing their productivity. Inspirational colour photographs of potagers and kitchen plots capture the essence of the creative approach to vegetable growing. Techniques are described in clear stages and illustrated with full-colour step-by-step artworks, while an A-Z directory includes more than 150 edible plants with key facts on their cultivation, supplemented with ideas on how to grow them to maximum ornamental effect. Beautifully illustrated, intricate plans of five types of potager - formal, informal, small, urban, and winter - add to the wealth of inspirational information.Creative Vegetable Gardening will capture the imagination and inspire all those who think that growing garden produce is mundane. From creating a full-scale potager to simply adding some new effects with vegetables, this book has something for beginners and experienced gardeners alike.
Published: London : Mitchell Beazley, 2008.
Edition: Rev. ed.
ISBN: 9781845333904
Branch Call Number: 635 LAR REV. ED.
Characteristics: 208 p. :,col. ill. ;,26 cm.


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Jan 26, 2018

Will keep coming back to this one.

Mar 12, 2012

This book taught me that Kitchen and vegetable gardening can be beautiful. I got so much inspiration from it. I love it and am going to buy a copy!

Jul 02, 2011

Full of beautiful pictures and lots of practical advise (including diagrams). Definitely got some good inspiration from this one.

Nov 10, 2010

The stunning vegetable gardens in this book are really very artistic. I like them so much. I hope everybody enjoy the book.


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