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Landscaping with Fruit: Strawberry Ground Covers, Blueberry Hedges, Grape Arbors, and 39 Other Luscious Fruits to Make Your Yard an Edible Par


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Fruit trees, shrubs, and vines are true two-for-one plants. Many varieties are strikingly beautiful — well suited to doing double duty as delicious sources of sweet, organic fruit and as ornamental additions to the home landscape. Backyard fruit plants also tie in perfectly with the growing locavore movement. It's difficult to find food that's more local than one's own backyard!

"Luscious landscaping," as author Lee Reich calls it, takes fruit-bearing plants off the commercial farm and replants the prettiest and tastiest specimens in suburban and rural yards. Spring blossoms, summer and fall fruit, and the year-round presence of the plants themselves bring a special magic to the home landscape. Pillowy pink blossoms on peach branches or the bright orange fruit of persimmon trees perk up their surroundings with color and drama.

Beautiful plants, yes, but these landscaping additions also provide sweet, nutritious fruit. Homegrown, organic varieties bear almost no resemblance to commercially produced fruits,which are bred and selected to withstand shipping and refrigerated storage conditions. It's hard to believe that Alpine strawberries and those grown in California and shipped across the country are even related!

Fruitscaping is a complete, no-nonsense guide to growing temperate-zone fruit, with information on everything from planting and pruning to pest control and harvesting. Readers will find all the basics of landscaping with fruit — site analysis, climate assessment, understanding soil and sun, plant selection, and optimizing growing conditions. An encyclopedia of 38 plants includes information for each entry on hardiness, size, potential pests, special care and pruning, harvesting, and visual appeal.

About the Author

Lee Reich is an avid gardener who, after more than a decade in research with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Cornell University, has turned to writing, lecturing, and consulting. When not in the garden, Lee Reich can be found actively involved in one of his other passions, which include cross-country skiing, woodworking, and music.

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Doug, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by Doug)
Beyond description ... 191 pages simply packed with some of the most incredible information I have ever experienced. With the renewed interest in growing our own food and the focus on 'kitchen gardens' - this book is most timely and will serve as a complete resource to help many of us have an abundant harvest. Here you will learn about design, plant selection, growing techniques and a philosophy of gardening that will make your 'edible' landscape both productive and beautiful.
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Strawberry ground covers, blueberry hedges, grape arbors, and 39 other luscious fruits to make your yard an edible paradise.
Reich, Lee
Storey Publishing, LLC
Ornamental horticulture.
Gardening-Landscape and Design
GARDENING / Garden Design
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