Giveaway: The Beautiful Edible Garden


I could not be more ready to see flowers blooming and plants growing, but until then, The Beautiful Edible Garden: Design A Stylish Outdoor Space Using Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs has been holding me over. Authors, Leslie Bennett and Stefani Bittner, have a keen eye for outdoor design and will inspire you to create your own garden oasis. We have enjoyed this book so much, we want to share it with you too, so today we’re giving away one copy of The Beautiful Edible Garden: Design A Stylish Outdoor Space Using Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs to a lucky reader. First, here’s more about the book…


Photo Credit: Jill Rizzo

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.


Photo Credit: David Fenton

Keep reading to find out how to enter for the chance to win a copy of The Beautiful Edible Garden: Design A Stylish Outdoor Space Using Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs after the jump…

To enter for the chance to win a copy of The Beautiful Edible Garden: Design A Stylish Outdoor Space Using Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs tell us a gardening goal you have for yourself this spring. Is it to keep your fruits alive? Is it to start a garden of your own? For additional entries tweet, stumble, or share the giveaway on Facebook and leave a comment each time. Come back and leave a comment every day from now until March 19th at midnight. We will announce the winner here on Prudent Baby.

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131 Comments

Lucy

My goal this autumn/winter(I’m in the Southern Hemisphere) is to start on our vegie patch and plant some screening trees to block out our noisy neighbours. I want to embrace wholefoods and feed my family nutritious, organic food and think a veggie patch is a great place to start.!

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Katy B

My goal is to grow fresh produce, since the store produce available to me is so often old and yucky, or non-existent (I miss fresh herbs)

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Hanna

I’m going to grow potatoes this year, which will be a first. I’m getting a fun mix including some purple ones!

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Kelly

I want to figure out what’s been keeping my tomato plants from being successful and finally get a good harvest to eat on all summer.

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Cheryl

My goal is to figure how to put a vegetable garden in our new house’s landscape where the wild animals won’t eat them. This book is perfect to help design one near the house that looks lovely, too.

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Kelly

I’m always jealous of my neighbors who plant corn in their backyard gardens. Maybe I’ll finally try it this year.

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Rachel

I just moved into a new house with a big yard that needs lots of TLC.
I’m planning on starting with a small garden this year to see how it goes.
This book would be perfect to help me plan!

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Carmen

My goal is to add a third “square” (actually a 4×8′ section) to our garden area.

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Patty

My goal this season is to turn my vegetable garden space into an edible landscape, a beautiful place to relax that yields interesting and fresh food for my family and others.

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Nan

I’m planning two new beds to complete the long sides of my garden. When I’m done I’ll have 289 sq ft of garden space! Can’t wait for spring!

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Line

My goal this Spring is to plant a garden that produces… until Winter! I started a small raised-bed garden 2 years ago & I’m happy with the results, but I’d really like to have “late” veggies, such as carrots or lamb lettuce.
And a garden that is also beautiful because it combines flowers & veggies would be lovely: thanks for the chance!
linedupuy(at)hotmail(dot)fr

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Sierra Howerton

Oh how I would love to keep something alive in the front of our home! It never gets sunlight and struggles to stay afloat. My husband and I would like to eat all fruits and veggies this summer, cutting dairy and meat entirely. We need help growing all these! Our raised beds are made and now just need filled.

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Kelly

My goal is to find a way to combat the squirrels. They benefit from my garden way more than I do. They even chewed holes in my soaker hose!

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Shayna

Our goal is to plant our first vegetable garden this year. Last year we grew a couple of tomato plants. This year I think we are ready for a full fledged garden!

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Selina

This book looks beautiful! My goal is to plant more! I leave too much room between plants but would love to have a full raised bed full of fruits, veggies, and herbs.

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Jennie

My goal is to not let the deer eat my garden! It’s my first garden since we moved here, but I have some strategies I hope will work. (fence, dryer sheets, stinky geraniums around the border, etc…)

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Suzanne Veta

My goal this year is to incorporate more edibles into the ornamental parts of my garden, especially in the front yard. So far this year, I’ve added artichokes, herbs, and nasturtiums to the bank next to my driveway and built two small raised beds into the bank for summer veggies–I’m thinking squash, peppers, and corn there. I planted blueberry bushes under my front windows and strawberries in a large container next to the lawn, and put in a loquat tree. I already have potted kumquats along my front walk. Now I’m plotting a round raised bed in the middle of what’s left of my lawn–mostly for greens, since it’s semi-shady-and then creeping thyme in place of the grass.

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Kelly

My goal this year is to include my son in my gardening activities. I want him to learn where food comes from, how things grow, and the proper way to play in the dirt. 🙂

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