cloth, 201 pp., $49.95
The recent trend for growing food in the home landscape continues a long tradition across the globe. Australian journalist Janelle McCulloch recalls this heritage in her reports on royal kitchen gardens and modern sites where both utilitarian and ornamental crops share space in the landscape. The French decorative style of kitchen garden, the potager, features formal shapes and architectural elements that integrate flowers and vegetables. Serving as both author and photographer, McColloch also captures the delight of theme gardens as well as modern methods of growing crops—including organic vegetables, herbs, and flowers in more informal patterns. Filled with examples of both old and new methods for growing plantings, this book provides the reader with a wealth of design ideas.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden