Synopses & Reviews
Master the art of edible gardening in one of the United States' most breathtaking landscapes. If you're interested in growing your own fruits and vegetables, you've joined the ranks of a blossoming group of Do-It-Yourself gardeners who place a premium on the idea of self-reliance. But like any other kind of gardening, growing edibles is not a one-size-fits-all pursuit: in order to be successful, you'll need to know not only which plants grow well in your state or region, but also how to grow them with careful methods and a schedule that caters specifically to your local climate. Fortunately for you, Rocky Mountain Fruit and Vegetable Gardening is written exclusively for gardeners who want to grow edibles in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, or Colorado. Author Diana Mahanao relies on her extensive gardening knowledge and familiarity with the Rocky Mountain region to equip you with all the information you need to design your edible garden, tend the soil, maintain your plants throughout their life cycles, and--most importantly--harvest the delicious foods they produce. So whether you live near the Big Horn Mountains, on the Front Range, along the Green River, or anywhere else in the Rocky Mountain region, you'll discover the best fruit and vegetable plants for your garden in this beautiful step-by-step how-to guide . . . and they'll be on your table before you know it.
If you live in the U.S. Rocky Mountain region, you’ll discover the best edible plants for your garden in this beautiful step-by-step how-to guide—and they’ll be on your table before you know it.
About the Author
Diana (Dee) Maranhao has been an active member of the horticulture/landscape industry for over 35 years. The majority of her professional career was spent in higher education, serving as Horticulture Program Manager, Nursery Production Specialist, and as an educator specializing in Xeriscape-Low Water Use Landscaping, Greenhouse Nursery Management and Plant Propagation. She developed the program, Xeriscape for the Classroom and presented the monthly workshop to K-12 educators to bring water conservation gardening techniques to children in the classroom. The course syllabus is still being presented today. Diana developed and taught a full-day, intensive, hands-on workshop for educators on "Building School Gardens", which addressed designing school gardens, grant search, and educational program development.