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The Backyard Gardener

Simple, Easy, and Beautiful Gardening with Vegetables, Herbs, and Flowers

Kelly Orzel


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A beautiful and simple guide to edible gardening The "garden to table" movement is inspiring another generation of gardeners but many of them have questions. How important is composting? Is seed saving really worth it? Focusing on sustainable, organic growing practices and plants, The Backyard Gardener is a comprehensive handbook that will help get them started. Kelly Orzel covers everything from soil selection to growing and harvesting. Sidebars such as "garden center survival tips" offer useful advice to help readers build their confidence and know-how. This guide also features photographs of beautiful plant bed designs, propagation techniques, and much more.

Lyons Press, 9781493026579, 256pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2017

About the Author

Kelly Orzel is a horticulturist who owns and operates Bowery Beach Farm in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. She is also a freelance writer and photographer.