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Americas favorite design expert, Jamie Durie, shares his ideas for sustainable, healthy living, showing how to create a beautifully designed, completely edible garden, whether you live in an apartment or a house.
Jamie Durie believes outdoor spaces, including gardens, should be an extension of your home and how you live. But a garden isnt only about aesthetics. Its also about functionality. In this lush, gorgeously designed, full-color guide, Jamie offers advice for utilizing outdoor spaces to grow and enjoy delicious foods—healthy fruits, vegetables, and herbs—and to create a more environmentally sustainable lifestyle.
A garden should be as carefully considered and cared for as a room in your home, Jamie advises; no matter if the garden is in your backyard or on a balcony or shared rooftop. With Jamie Duries Edible Garden, Jamie presents a cornucopia of ideas and advice to help you design, plant, and maintain an edible garden. Instructional and inspiring, the book is also a complete gardening reference guide packed with information on things like soil and nutrients, light exposure, and tools of the trade.
Growing your own edibles allows you to experience fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs at all stages, will save you money, and provides the satisfaction of knowing your food is free of pesticides and unwanted chemicals. A blend of a gardening handbook, family-friendly activity manual, decorating guide, and cookbook, this exciting volume is sure to become an essential classic for every generation.
Colorful and practical, an edible garden can radically transform an outdoor space and is an affordable, sustainable source of fresh fruit, vegetables, and herbs. In this hands-on guidebook, internationally renowned home and garden design expert Jamie Durie reveals how to plant, arrange, and maintain an edible garden that works in all climates and in spaces of all shapes and sizes.
About the Author
Jamie Durie OAM is a horticulturalist, award-winning landscape designer, product designer, and the author of nine bestselling books, including Patio
, The Outdoor Room
, Outdoor Kids
, and 100 Gardens
. He founded The Outdoor Room
magazine and has hosted more than fifty television shows worldwide, including Top Design
, and made regular appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Show
. He is also the creator of The Outdoor Room
series, which airs in more than twenty countries.
Jamie has been creating gardens since 1998, and has thirty-three international design awards to his credit. These include gold medals at the Chelsea Flower Show and numerous other garden shows across the Asia Pacific region, as well as a Centenary Medal and Medal of the Order of Australia for his services to the community and the environment. He is the founder and principal designer of Durie Design, with offices in Sydney and Los Angeles, and his work spans thirteen countries.
When he's not working, you'll find Jamie in his favorite place . . . the garden.