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Since Rosalind Creasy popularized the concept of landscaping with edibles a quarter-century ago, interest in eating healthy, fresh, locally grown foods has. As far back as , Rosalind Creasy was a pioneer in the field of edible landscaping. Her work has since revolutionized the way that many of. Edible landscaping is the use of food plants as design features in Image Source: Rosalind Creasy . ▫Inter-planting edible crops into existing landscape.

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Sep 26, Leah rated it liked it Shelves: This is a must have for anyone wanting to garden, thinking about gardening or you just want to slobber over Rosalind’s beautiful edible yard and photos of vegetable gardens. Her writing has also appeared in national publications such as the Los Angeles Times and Gardening How-To, where she writes regular columns, and Garden Design.

Dec 31, Manintheboat rated it it was amazing Shelves: Now this highly anticipated new edition presents the latest design and how-to information in a glorious full-color format, featuring more than inspiring photographs.

May 30, Holly rated it it was ok.

The gardens are very pretty, and the appendices are somewhat useful. She covers most landsdaping the US and provides helpful plans. The must-have reference book for those interested in edible landscaping.

Edible Landscaping

Apr 02, Andrea rated it did not like it. There is also a heading for “How to Purchase” and information on pollinizers, other varieties and other species. There is a lot of information found in this book.


Covers all types of edibles, where to buy, how to plant, care for, and harvest them. So many garden books are remiss creazy covering multiple climates.

The complete book of edible landscaping – Rosalind Creasy – Google Books

An unbelievable amount of useful information packed into one book. There are more small residential lots than farm acres.

Plenty of good discussion and excellent pictures. In an effort to grow our own food, I quickly became interested in the concept of edible landscaping. Towards the end there are encyclopedic reference charts that provide basic info. On the plus side, I’m feeling pretty motivated to start composting and if nothing else, I think the author would appreciate that she motivated me to do that. Still, Creasy’s writing and passion for landscaping that feeds heart, soul, and belly won’t fail to inspire, and inspiration goes a long way to overcome difficult gardening conditions.

Landscapping helpful is the gallery of finished landscapes that the author has completed, including examples from a variety of different climates.

The list of suppliers in the back had some places I’ve never heard of. Oct 19, Andrea rated it liked it Shelves: The ceasy has an encyclopedia of edibles, each given a ranking as to difficulty to grow.

Paperbackpages. We are destroying our earth, and need to start taking it back. What I wanted was a photo of plot and then a breakdown of the zone where this arrangement would work, materials, cost, time to complete, and instructions.

Jammed packed with everything from how the concept was started, where to buy what you need to get started, mouth-watering photographs and so much useful information that you will need several readings to absorb it all. I wouldn’t recommend it as a resource for harvest, zones, guilds or companion planting, perennials, annuals, or general design. Whether you have space for a just few pots of edibles or you can rip out your lawn and plant an entire yard full of delicious and beautiful vegetables, fruits and herbs, Creasy’s book shows the way.


Rosalind hit a homerun with this book! While the original Edible Landscaping was inspiring; the new version goes all out.

Edible Landscaping by Rosalind Creasy

Dec 13, Susan Tweit rated it it was amazing. Written from a California climate perspective. Creasy gardens in coastal California, where pretty much every plant grows exuberantly hence the state’s terrible problem with introduced invasive plants, but that’s another story.

I ediblf some good ideas for my garden from this book. This relatively new edition of Edible Landscaping is a must-read, a delicious call to re-envision our outdoor domestic spaces as both beautiful and bountiful. And after reading a few other books on the subject, this one seems to be the bible of the subject. Many references to other resources and books for ideas. Dec 27, Kristal rated it it was amazing Shelves: Got enthusiastic about a couple plants only to find they won’t grow in my zone.