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Design an Edible Landscape: Turn Your Front Yard Into a Beautiful Edible Garden

Design the perfect edible front yard with a few principles: structure, repetition, form, texture and color.

"The Edible Front Yard" offers step-by-step instructions for turning your front yard into a beautiful, edible garden, with specific guidelines for selecting and planting the most attractive edible plants, as well as design advice and plans for the best placement and for combining edibles with ornamentals.
Photo Courtesy Timber Press
Treat your edibles, such as artichokes, just like you would ornamental plants when designing a front yard food garden.
Design and Photo By Laura Livengood Schaub/Courtesy Timber Press
A small espaliered apple tree is nestled in this colorful border.
Photo By Ann Summa/Courtesy Timber Press
Ornamentally planted borders give the front garden visual interest and a sense of lushness while the edibles are starting out for the season.
Garden Design By Chirs Saleeba of Fresh Digs/Courtesy Timber Press
Basil and sages are planted in multiples of threes and fives along this gravel path—a garden this eclectic needs the strength of numbers.
Photo By Ann Summa/Courtesy Timber Press

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