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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Edible Landscaping

Last week I attended the Master Gardener California Smart Landscaping Conference in Chico, California.  The best part of the Conference -- which included information about growing native plants, composting and attracting beneficial insects -- was the presentation by Rosalind Creasy, author of the recently published "Edible Landscaping" and many other books.  Creasy is passionate about her goal to replace unproductive, water guzzeling lawns with productive edible plants.  Her new book includes over 300 photographs illustrating her ideas for moving edibles out of the traditional rows in the backyard into prominence in the front yard, emphasizing color and design, as well as productivity. 
My weekend goal is recreate this bed of succulents,
lettuce and painted lattice work: 

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