An Evening with Stefani Bittner & Leslie Bennett
Who: Gardening writers and landscape designers, Stefani Bittner and Leslie Bennett.
What: Discussing, and signing, their new book, The Beautiful Edible Garden: Design a Stylish Outdoor Space Using Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs.
When: Tuesday, 26 March 2013 at 7 PM.
How much: Free. Reservations are always nice, so make yours today by calling the shop at (925) 837-7337.
Where: Rakestraw Books.
Why you should care: From the founders of landscape design firm Star Apple Edible & Fine Gardening in the San Francisco Bay Area comes a stylish, beautifully-photographed guide to artfully incorporating organic vegetables, fruits, and herbs into an attractive modern garden design.
We've all seen the vegetable garden overflowing with corn, tomatoes, and zucchini that looks good for a short time, but then quickly turns straggly and unattractive (usually right before friends show up for a backyard barbecue). If you want to grow food but you don't want your yard to look like a farm, what can you do? "The Beautiful Edible Garden" shares how to not only grow organic fruits and vegetables, but also make your garden a place of year-round beauty that is appealing, enjoyable, and fits your personal style. Written by a landscape design team that specializes in artfully blending edibles and ornamentals together, The Beautiful Edible Garden shows that it's possible for gardeners of all levels to reap the best of both worlds. Featuring a fresh approach to garden design, glorious photographs, and ideas for a range of spaces -- from large yards to tiny patios -- this guide is perfect for anyone who wants a gorgeous and productive garden.
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