Landscaping with Edible Plants in Texas
Design and Cultivation
Gardening, Gardens
9 x 9, 296 pp.
121 color photos. 6 drawings. 10 line art. 22 tables. Index.
Pub Date: 11/16/2015
Louise Lindsey Merrick Natural Environment Series
  flexbound (with flaps)
Price:        $35.00

978-1-62349-321-9
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Landscaping with Edible Plants in Texas

Design and Cultivation

Cheryl Beesley
Foreword by Jim Kamas

In this complete reference to integrating edible plants into a wide range of private and public landscapes, landscape designer Cheryl Beesley thoroughly answers the questions of how to plant, where to plant, and what to plant.

She covers garden layout, bed construction, and fencing options and offers specific design examples for a wide variety of possibilities for edible landscapes, such as a schoolyard, restaurant, or residence. She presents an extensive pallet of edible plant choices for Texas arranged by trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals and includes detailed information about plant families as well as individual plants. Appendixes instruct readers on disease and insect control, additional variety selections, and plant and seed sources.

As the author points out, however they are incorporated, vegetables and fruits—long relegated to their own plots and often hidden from view—can become beautiful and practical additions to the ornamental landscape.

CHERYL BEESLEY is a landscape designer whose Austin company, Adelante Landscape, specializes in edible landscape design and holistic site design.

What Readers Are Saying:

“The extensive information on symptoms of potential disease and insect problems is especially helpful. The information is well laid out. A Landscaper’s Guide to Edible Plants for Texas is a work of competent scholarship.”— Daphne Richards, Horticulturist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

 "Landscaping with Edible Plants in Texas provides a fantastic resource for those that want to transform a static landscape into a vibrant, productive garden throughout the seasons. Beesley’s thorough discussion of multiple varieties of edible plants expands the options for creating your own personal garden expression."--Eleanor McKinney, Landscape Architect

"Texas and the Southwest in general have been lacking an updated and comprehensive source for  information on the cultivation of fruits and vegetables in our region. Cheryl Beesley has taken this task one step further by inspiring gardeners with all levels of experience to incorperate edible plants within an overall design for the whole garden. She has responded to the public's growing interest in the local food movement and the demand to produce food in a sustainable way that limits chemical use. I think this book will be a well-thumbed and dog-eared member of many gardener's bookshelves."--Jill Nokes, author of How to Grow Native Plants of Texas and the Southwest and Yard Art and Handmade Places: Exraordinary Expressions of Home

"Landscaping with Edible Plants features richly informed and beautifully illustrated profiles of trees, shrubs, perennials, herbs, and veggies perfect for edible landscaping in Texas. Included in these profiles are extremely valuable observations on specific cultivars or varieties." — Texas Gardener's Seeds

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