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Designing the New Kitchen Garden: An American Potager Handbook

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Most gardeners know how rewarding it is to harvest ripe, sun-warmed tomatoes or pungent herbs straight from the garden. But those pleasures can be multiplied a hundredfold by creating a garden that is not only productive, but also a beautiful, well-integrated part of the home landscape.

In this handsome volume, Jennifer Bartley shows how the traditional features of the classic kitchen garden, or potager, can be adapted to contemporary American needs and conditions. The book is informed by her conviction that the nurturing, preparing, and eating of fresh, home-grown vegetables contributes enormously both to our ties with the natural world and our ties to each other.

Copiously illustrated with photographs and with the author's delightful watercolors, Designing the New Kitchen Garden offers the perfect blend of inspiration and practical guidance.

Review:

"Liberally peppered with dozens of detailed design plans from America's premier potagers, and augmented by comprehensive lists of suitable plants, Bartley's entertaining and educational guide to kitchen gardening provides well-documented support for everyone interested in establishing an edible garden in their own backyard." Booklist

Review:

"Throughout the book you'll find many easily made, charming garden structures, from blanching devices for rhubarb to wonderful tepees and wattle fencing. I can't wait to use them all in my own garden. Nearly every one of the chapters made me desperate to rush outside and get busy. I read this 222-page, information-packed book in one sitting." Oregonian

Review:

"Shows how the classic kitchen garden can be as beautiful as it is functional." Cleveland Plain Dealer

Synopsis:

The pleasures of harvesting fresh food straight from your backyard can be multiplied a hundredfold by creating a garden that is not only productive, but also a beautiful, well-integrated part of the home landscape. In this handsome volume, Jennifer Bartley shows how the traditional features of the classic kitchen garden, or potager, can be adapted to contemporary American needs and conditions.

Synopsis:

In this handsome volume, Jennifer Bartley shows how the traditional features of the classic kitchen garden, or potager, can be adapted to contemporary American needs and conditions. Copiously illustrated with photographs and with the author's delightful watercolors, "Designing the New Kitchen Garden" offers the perfect blend of inspiration and practical guidance.

About the Author

Jennifer R. Bartley holds a master's degree in landscape architecture from Ohio State University, where she has served as an adjunct professor and critic in the design studios. Still living in Ohio, she is now in private practice as a landscape designer, artist, and photographer. She has traveled extensively throughout France to study traditional potagers (kitchen gardens), and has created her own versions of these gardens for American chefs and gardeners devoted to using fresh, seasonal, and local food. By emphasizing both functionality and design in her work, Bartley seeks to create beautiful and vibrant gardens that embrace a simpler life more connected to the landscape, the seasons, and the food we eat.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780881927726
Author:
Jennifer R. Bartley and Julie Moir Messervy
Publisher:
Timber Press (OR)
Foreword by:
Messervy, Julie Moir
Foreword:
Messervy, Julie Moir
Author:
Bartley, Jennifer
Author:
Bartley, Jennifer R.
Subject:
Vegetables
Subject:
Fruit
Subject:
Herbs
Subject:
Garden Design
Subject:
Vegetable gardening
Subject:
Organic gardening
Subject:
Gardening-Vegetable
Edition Description:
Hardback - With dust jacket
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
222
Dimensions:
10 x 8.5 in

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Product details 222 pages Timber Press (OR) - English 9780881927726 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Liberally peppered with dozens of detailed design plans from America's premier potagers, and augmented by comprehensive lists of suitable plants, Bartley's entertaining and educational guide to kitchen gardening provides well-documented support for everyone interested in establishing an edible garden in their own backyard."
"Review" by , "Throughout the book you'll find many easily made, charming garden structures, from blanching devices for rhubarb to wonderful tepees and wattle fencing. I can't wait to use them all in my own garden. Nearly every one of the chapters made me desperate to rush outside and get busy. I read this 222-page, information-packed book in one sitting."
"Review" by , "Shows how the classic kitchen garden can be as beautiful as it is functional."
"Synopsis" by , The pleasures of harvesting fresh food straight from your backyard can be multiplied a hundredfold by creating a garden that is not only productive, but also a beautiful, well-integrated part of the home landscape. In this handsome volume, Jennifer Bartley shows how the traditional features of the classic kitchen garden, or potager, can be adapted to contemporary American needs and conditions.
"Synopsis" by , In this handsome volume, Jennifer Bartley shows how the traditional features of the classic kitchen garden, or potager, can be adapted to contemporary American needs and conditions. Copiously illustrated with photographs and with the author's delightful watercolors, "Designing the New Kitchen Garden" offers the perfect blend of inspiration and practical guidance.
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