December 6, 2013

Free book Friday!

What’s new in The Edible Landscape? Emily Tepe, the designer of the University of Minnesota’s edible garden, shares her tips in this inspiring book. Makes a change from the California photos we’re used to seeing.

Enter to win the book by telling us in the comments which edible you think is the most dramatic addition to a garden. We’ll pick the winner (eyes closed, pinkie promise) and announce that on Tuesday.

The winner of Foraged Flavor from Free book Tuesday is…drumroll…Janine! Yay! Janine, please send me your mailing address.—
Charlotte

Comments

Jen Y says:

I love all the bright colors & the texture of swiss chard

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 6:31 am.

SandyG says:

Kale makes a wonderful edging in borders as well as a great edible almost year around in our Zone 7 garden.

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 6:33 am.

Vicki says:

I think a pole bean tee pee would make a great playhouse.

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 6:40 am.

Sue says:

Artichokes are a new favorite, especially after we were able to enjoy them for dinner.  Later in the season I dried some to enjoy in a unique floral arrangement.  Who would have guessed we could grow a CA favorite here in WI.

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 6:44 am.

Penny Popov says:

For me my all time favorite edible is mint, I use it to make hot and iced tea and for an extra garnish on desserts and in many other ways.

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 6:55 am.

Vicki B in Austin says:

Bright lights swiss chard

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 6:56 am.

Tammy says:

Wild strawberries planted as ground cover make a cheery display with their white flowers and deep red berries.

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 7:18 am.

Jeff Cook says:

Your comment
Living at 5200’ in Northern Arizona I need this book!!! Four years and I still can’t grow a decent Tomatoe!!

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 7:18 am.

Janet says:

I love the way asparagus pops up!

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 7:32 am.

Maia Mittelstaedt says:

I believe that rhubarb is the most dramatic addition to my northern garden. It’s big leaves and red stalks are just gorgeous!

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 7:55 am.

Lise says:

I love the dramatic leaves and bright stalks of rhubarb in my garden - although I give it away to those who know how to use it in pies!

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 8:19 am.

Connie Beck says:

Really?  Nothing more beautiful than scarlet runner beans!  And the bonus is they are edible as well as beautiful and they make the hummingbirds SO happy!

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 8:20 am.

Susy says:

I too love scarlet runner beans, the beautiful flowers and the height that they add to the garden as they scramble up the trellis. And yes,I love that attract butterflies and hummingbirds!

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 9:06 am.

Venessa Rollins says:

I love basil because the aroma is so wonderful.  To me that is dramatic because I smell it before I see it!

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 9:07 am.

Annie M. says:

I’m in love with edible/medicinal flowers…calendula, borage, marigolds, lavender, pansies and violas, flowers of culinary herbs, on and on!

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 9:20 am.

Jen Thompson says:

Purple kale!

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 9:55 am.

Victoria says:

Lilikoi vine!  the shiny leaves, the wonderful amazingly spicy fragrant flowers and the fabulous easter egg fruits!

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 10:50 am.

Ellen says:

Artichokes - I got 50 from one plant a few summers ago.

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 11:57 am.

Karen Johnson says:

Old swiss chard that has been in the ground at least a year (it has hardly frosted here in socal). In the fall it becomes the most colorful giant decorative plant.

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 12:08 pm.

Sharon says:

Rhubarb is definitely a dramatic plant in the garden.

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 1:03 pm.

Laura says:

Love the look of space age kohlrabi!

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 2:51 pm.

Sherri Camps says:

Artichokes are my favorite dramatic edible accent the back of the garden, and they come back for many many years.

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 8:10 pm.

Leslie says:

Love the delicate fronds on asparagus, the colors on kohlrabi tops are great and baby melons make me smile!

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 8:35 pm.

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