Synopses & Reviews
Fruit culturist Bowling shares her professional expertise & explores the many elements, even ornamental, of berry growing in the garden; covers strawberries, brambles, blueberries, grapes, currants & gooseberries (& other minor berries).
Berry fruits have long been used and appreciated in the kitchen, but the aesthetic and practical benefits they bring to the garden landscape are all too often ignored. Whether for the ground cover effect of a strawberry plant, the climbing trait of a grapevine, or the hedge potential of an elderberry bush, these plants are highly versatile contributors to a range of garden environments.
Former professor of horticulture at Pennsylvania State U. and avowed small fruit enthusiast offers a charming, personable, and information- packed book on strawberries, brambles, blueberries, grapes, and an array of minor crops from currants to kiwis. Especially nice is the detailed cultivation and
Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-270) and indexes.