paper, 160 pp., $19.99
Those who enjoy savoring the bounty of their garden will welcome this book with its helpful tips on growing, cooking, and preserving the harvest of fruits that can be raised successfully in the home garden. Author Nan Chase encourages gardeners “to use the garden more efficiently than ever, both to add definition, color, and texture to garden space and to maximize garden space for food production.” She lists more than 30 suitable plants or plant groupings, noting their design features, and offers some marvelous recipes that are sure to tempt most palates. Her comments contain practical advice, for she has grown all of those plants noted in this colorful book.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden