For the Love of an Orchard
Publication Date: February 2011
A sumptuous exploration reintroducing the forgotten quince, reviving pears and plums, and including many other edible delights, as well as how to grow them Whether you fantasize about having a whole orchard, just a cherry tree in a pot, or even the perfect apple pie, this beautifully illustrated and thoroughly practical guide bridges the gap between the special place orchards hold in our hearts and the practicalities of growing and cooking orchard fruit. Exploring the traditions of fruit growing and the story of individual fruits in orchards found worldwide, the generous size of this fruit bible is the perfect inspiration for getting out those jam jars or squeezing an apple tree onto the garden or patio. As interest grows in sustainability, the preserving of heritage varieties, and organic produce, this book provides delicious home-grown recipes and general cultivation advice and is a timely celebration of tree fruit and its unique enjoyment.
Jane McMorland Hunter is the author of the critically acclaimed book The Tiny Garden and multiple books in the Teach Yourself series, including Mosaics and Needlecraft. Chris Kelly is a professional gardener and writer. They are the coauthors of Teach Yourself Basic Gardening Skills.
"Endlessly absorbing and informative." Bill Bryson
"Combines sound advice and suggestionsfor various, often minute situations such as roofs and light wellswith very beautiful pictures that will inspire even those with no more 'garden' than a few steps outside." House & Garden on The Tiny Garden