The French, who are known for their design in all things, have long brought their virtuosity to bear on vegetable gardening, turning stories that can be simply practical into yards of genuine elegance. The Art of French Vegetable Gardening discovers this rich as well as varied custom in a manner that is both motivational as well as sensible. Combining 175 shade photos fired throughout France with an interesting message, The Art of French Vegetable Gardening describes how to develop various styles of attractive veggie yards, from the rigorous geometries of formal tradition to the happy-intermingling of veggies with blossoms, natural herbs, and fruit trees precious by natural gardeners. Each chapter offers useful insight and also tips– appropriate to yards anywhere– while evoking the rich cultural context of the French potager as carefully defined by Colette, Proust, Gertrude Stein, and also lots of others.

Components of yard design– including design, hedging, wall surfaces, benches, and also vertical accents– are outlined, as are specific vegetables that can provide both appeal and also taste. Various other topics consist of friend planting utilizing herbs as well as blossoms, treasure and also collection agencies' varieties, or even the veggie garden in winter season. A considerable appendix provides 80 timeless Frnech dishes for vegetables, listings of plants American seed sources, and also French veggie yards available to the public. Practical in addition to stunning, The Art of French Vegetable Gardening is an important sourcebook to go back to again and again.