Beautiful American Vegetable Gardens Book - Signed

Beautiful American Vegetable Gardens Book is signed by expert Mary Tonetti Dorra. Inside, Dorra visits 24 gardeners across several states exploring vegetable gardens that are innovative and practical at the same time. Get expert advice on growing garden favorites. This is not a cookbook, but instead offers you the ingredients for your treasured recipes. 


Format: Hardcover and dust jacket, 192 pages 

Copyright: 1997 

Publisher: Clarkson Potter/Publishers 

Author: Mary Tonetti Dorra 

ISBN: 9780517703045

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Description: Once it simply served the family dinner table; now the American vegetable patch has evolved into a well-designed and ornamental feature of the home landscape. As Mary Tonetti Dorra demonstrates in her groundbreaking new book, Beautiful American Vegetable Gardens, some of the most spectacular gardens in the country today display rutabagas and zucchini instead of roses and zinnias. 

Region by region, Mary Dorra visits 24 gardeners from Maine to California, from Minnesota to Georgia, discovering vegetable gardens that are as dazzling to the eye as they are productive for the kitchen. Whether the innovations are garden designs -- with towering beanpoles or in a patchwork-quilt pattern -- or selection of vegetables, each garden offers a new way to look at an old-fashioned gardening tradition. The gardeners share their expert advice about how to grow prize-winning favorites and how to design a garden that integrates vegetables with flowering trees and shrubs, perennials, annuals, and herbs. 

More than 250 full-color photographs illustrate the ant's-eye view of the cabbage as well as the eagle's view of the entire garden; resources direct gardeners to the best seed catalogs (including sources for American heirloom seeds), nurseries, and reference books; tips from the gardeners provide general cultivation basics; and a selection of garden plans offers ideas on design. 


Condition: Bookboards, interior pages and dust jacket are in very nice condition. 

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