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Joy Larkcom believes passionately that a vegetable garden, whatever its size, can be as beautiful as a conventional garden of flowers and shrubs. In Creative Vegetable Gardening she shows how the principles of good design can be applied to a kitchen plot and how to use the vibrant textures, colours, and forms of vegetables, herbs, and fruit to create glorious effects and intriguing patterns without jeopardizing their productivity. Inspirational colour photographs of potagers and kitchen plots capture the essence of the creative approach to vegetable growing. Techniques are described in clear stages and illustrated with full-colour step-by-step artworks, while an A-Z directory includes more than 150 edible plants with key facts on their cultivation, supplemented with ideas on how to grow them to maximum ornamental effect. Beautifully illustrated, intricate plans of five types of potager - formal, informal, small, urban, and winter - add to the wealth of inspirational information.Creative Vegetable Gardening will capture the imagination and inspire all those who think that growing garden produce is mundane. From creating a full-scale potager to simply adding some new effects with vegetables, this book has something for beginners and experienced gardeners alike. Joy Larkcom believes passionately that a vegetable garden, whatever its size, can be as beautiful as a conventional garden of flowers and shrubs. In Creative Vegetable Gardening she shows how the principles of good design can be applied to a kitchen plot and how to use the vibrant textures, colours, and forms of vegetables, herbs, and fruit to create glorious effects and intriguing patterns without jeopardizing their productivity. Inspirational colour photographs of potagers and kitchen plots capture the essence of the creative approach to vegetable growing. Techniques are described in clear stages and illustrated with full-colour step-by-step artworks, while an A-Z directory includes more than 150 edible plants with key facts on their cultivation, supplemented with ideas on how to grow them to maximum ornamental effect. Beautifully illustrated, intricate plans of five types of potager - formal, informal, small, urban, and winter - add to the wealth of inspirational information.Creative Vegetable Gardening will capture the imagination and inspire all those who think that growing garden produce is mundane. From creating a full-scale potager to simply adding some new effects with vegetables, this book has something for beginners and experienced gardeners alike.

Product details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Mitchell Beazley; Rev. Ed edition (15 Feb. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184533390X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845333904
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 1.3 x 25.9 cm

Review

"This is a wonderful book for winter reading, filled with ideas for spring

and summer sowing and growing."

Rosemary Verey The Sunday Times Book Supplement

Joy Larkcom has single-handedly put vegetable gardening back on the map

Jim Buckland Country Living

"So filled with exciting and new things that - like the products of the author's kitchen - it goes down in one sitting."

David Dunbar The Sunday Times

"All aspects of creating an ornamental kitchen garden are covered, from planning to design ideas for attractive boundaries, paths, edges to beds, focal points, and features . . . There's a wealth of beautifully photographed detail - textured effects, colourful touches, planting for dramatic effect - to get

the creative juices flowing."

Andrew Blackford Kitchen Garden

"Creative Vegetable Gardening shows that veggies can be grown stylishly

in the smallest of places"

Jane Powers Irish Times

Book Description

Will be of invaluable use and inspiration to both beginners and experienced gardeners alike Contains intricate plans of informal, formal, small, urban, low-maintenance, and winter garden potagers The first book to look at growing vegetables for decorative effect as well as for culinary use Author is one of the world's leading experts on vegetables and vegetable growing Ideal for gardeners of all ages and with small, medium, or large gardens The first edition of this book sold 20,000 copies worldwide

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