Landscaping With Fruit: Strawberry ground covers, blueberry hedges, grape arbors, and 39 other luscious fruits to make your yard an edible paradise

By Lee Reich

Fruit bushes, shrubs, and vines are actual two-for-one vegetation. many sorts are attractive — well matched to double responsibility as resources of scrumptious meals and decorative additions to the house landscape.

"Luscious landscaping," as writer Lee Reich calls it, brings fruit-bearing crops to back and front yards all over. Spring blossoms, summer time and fall fruit, and the year-round presence of the vegetation themselves carry a unique magic to the house panorama. and naturally, they supply candy, nutritious fruit in season.

Landscaping with Fruit is a whole consultant to turning out to be temperate-zone fruit, with details on every thing from planting and pruning to pest keep watch over and harvesting. You'll examine all of the fundamentals of landscaping with fruit — interpreting your web site and weather, figuring out soil and solar, deciding on vegetation, and transforming into them effectively.

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