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The Edible Front Yard: The Mow-Less, Grow-More Plan for a Beautiful, Bountiful Garden

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People everywhere are turning patches of soil into bountiful vegetable gardens, and each spring a new crop of beginners pick up trowels and plant seeds for the first time. They're planting tomatoes in raised beds, runner beans in small plots, and strawberries in containers. But there is one place that has, until now, been woefully neglected — the front yard.

And there's good reason. The typical veggie garden, with its raised beds and plots, is not the most attractive type of garden, and favorite edible plants like tomatoes and cucumbers have a tendency to look a scraggily, even in their prime. But The Edible Front Yard isn't about the typical veggie garden, and author Ivette Soler is passionate about putting edibles up front and creating edible gardens with curb appeal.

Soler offers step-by-step instructions for converting all or part of a lawn into an edible paradise; specific guidelines for selecting and planting the most attractive edible plants; and design advice and plans for the best placement and for combining edibles with ornamentals in pleasing ways. Inspiring and accessible, The Edible Front Yard is a one-stop resource for a front-and-center edible garden that is both beautiful and bountiful year-round.

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"The locavore movement has energized many to grow their own food, something that can seem at odds with the desire for a beautiful yard. Enter Soler, whose informative tips for growing fruits and vegetables that will not only taste great, but look great (overflowing with Summa's lush photography) makes for a timely, handsome guide. Soler (known for her popular blog, the Germinatrix) excels at describing garden projects; how to construct a sturdy but attractive trellis, espalier a fruit tree, build a unique corrugated raised bed, and dozens of other tasks are vividly explained. She profiles plants from amaranth to yucca, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, edible flowers and cactus. However, while basic cultivation and culinary information is provided for each plant, serious gardeners will need additional references to find specifics like varietal differences, and sunlight, water, and soil amendment requirements. Soler addresses structure, borders, repetition, texture, form, color, and hardscape in designing your front yard garden, providing detailed plans for three in existence. Finally, she tackles some of the less-fun realities involved, like lawn removal, building codes, and dry, packed streetside beds. She provides a brief introduction to organic methods, irrigation, and garden maintenance, as well as a list of seed resources. A well-designed and thorough overview, The Edible Front Yard is an enticing introduction to growing food beautifully. Readers, start your shovels. Photos. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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"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

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"Tackles the question of how to incorporate edibles and veggies into your landscape without having the whole thing look messy." North Coast Gardening

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"This delightful book is a great example of learning to color outside the lines and dispels the notion that an urban front yard should be a ceremonial expanse of useless grass." Dave's Garden

About the Author

Ivette Soler is a garden designer and writer living in Los Angeles, California. Her plant design work for Elysian Landscapes, and her own personal garden, have appeared in magazines such as Metropolitan Home, Sunset, and House & Garden, as well as in several books. Ivette's garden writing has been featured in Garden Design, Cottage Living, and Budget Living, and she was the resident gardening expert on NBC's The Bonnie Hunt Show. Her popular gardening blog, The Germinatrix, originated in 2006 as a part of Domino magazine; since 2009, Ivette's blog has been thriving independently.

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onedakotawoman, August 29, 2013 (view all comments by onedakotawoman)
I've been turning "the lawn" into a garden nearly all of my life. Radical, me.. And enjoying the fruits & vegetables of my labors while wasting almost no gas or time on mowing. The current yarden is a mixed bag of pockets of prairie & edibles. What little grass there is gets mowed twice a year - down to the dirt instead of burning in the spring & at a short distance above the dirt in the fall after everything is dormant. We've needed a book like this 'forever'. If I wanted my yarden to look like it was carpeted, I'd put in a rug. Talk about BORING! The photos in this book are excellent; the copy is easy to read; and I hope it goes thru many printings!
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BloomingNotions, January 24, 2012 (view all comments by BloomingNotions)
It isn't very often that a book is as practical and inspiring as Ivette Soler's "The Edible Front Yard" comes along. It is a book for our era of sustainable gardening and self sufficiency. The book is well organized, easy to read and filled with inspiration. Her honest approach at creating an edible front yard does not sacrifice the practical for the beautiful but demonstrates how to marry the two in genius fashion. It is a book that offers not just pretty pictures but what works and what doesn't, offering the reader sound advice that will well serve them as they garden. Big thumbs up from this long time gardener.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781604691993
Author:
Soler, Ivette
Publisher:
Timber Press (OR)
Subject:
Vegetables
Subject:
Gardening-Lawns
Subject:
Gardening-Vegetable
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20110231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
10 x 8.5 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The locavore movement has energized many to grow their own food, something that can seem at odds with the desire for a beautiful yard. Enter Soler, whose informative tips for growing fruits and vegetables that will not only taste great, but look great (overflowing with Summa's lush photography) makes for a timely, handsome guide. Soler (known for her popular blog, the Germinatrix) excels at describing garden projects; how to construct a sturdy but attractive trellis, espalier a fruit tree, build a unique corrugated raised bed, and dozens of other tasks are vividly explained. She profiles plants from amaranth to yucca, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, edible flowers and cactus. However, while basic cultivation and culinary information is provided for each plant, serious gardeners will need additional references to find specifics like varietal differences, and sunlight, water, and soil amendment requirements. Soler addresses structure, borders, repetition, texture, form, color, and hardscape in designing your front yard garden, providing detailed plans for three in existence. Finally, she tackles some of the less-fun realities involved, like lawn removal, building codes, and dry, packed streetside beds. She provides a brief introduction to organic methods, irrigation, and garden maintenance, as well as a list of seed resources. A well-designed and thorough overview, The Edible Front Yard is an enticing introduction to growing food beautifully. Readers, start your shovels. Photos. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "Tackles the question of how to incorporate edibles and veggies into your landscape without having the whole thing look messy."
"Review" by , "This delightful book is a great example of learning to color outside the lines and dispels the notion that an urban front yard should be a ceremonial expanse of useless grass."
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