Vegetables Love Flowers: Companion Planting for Beauty and Bounty (Paperback)

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Vegetables Love Flowers: Companion Planting for Beauty and Bounty (Paperback)

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Fight garden pests and increase your yields the natural way with this tried-and-true technique!

Planting vegetables and flowers together is one of the oldest ways to create a healthy, bountiful garden. Adding flowers to your food garden improves biodiversity, enhances pollination, and increases the numbers of beneficial pest-eating insects—with the bonus of providing beautiful bouquets of cut flowers to brighten your home and give to your family and friends.

Vegetables Love Flowers explains the benefits of interplanting flowers and vegetables; offers detailed advice on how to add a cutting garden of vibrant annuals to your vegetable garden; gives profiles of a range of pollinators and beneficial predators; and provides plenty of general gardening guidance featuring natural methods.

Alongside gorgeous garden photography, you’ll learn about:
 
  • Garden planning, seed-starting, growing, and harvesting
  • How to make garden flower bouquets, with “recipes” for various arrangements
  • How to attract beneficial creatures to pollinate your garden and prey on its pests
  • Pesticide-free pest-control measures
  • Composting heaps and bins

With the right information and some careful planning, you can help your plants thrive—and beautify your garden in the process. For more on growing cut flowers, check out Lisa's other title, The Cut Flower Handbook

Lisa Mason Ziegler is an accomplished speaker and the owner of the Gardener’s Workshop, a thriving small cut-flower market farm. She began her career selling cut flowers to local florists and Colonial Williamsburg, a business that soon grew to include florists, supermarkets, farmer’s markets, a garden-share program, and a subscription service and later expanded into selling the tools, supplies, and seeds that she uses in her own garden. At the same time, Lisa has steadily built a speaking career leading presentations and workshops for garden clubs, master gardeners, commercial growers, and other groups centering on her simplified organic gardening methods. She is the author of Cool Flowers, Vegetables Love Flowers, and The Cut Flower Handbook

Product Details ISBN: 9780760357583
ISBN-10: 0760357587
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
Publication Date: March 27th, 2018
Pages: 176
Language: English
Vegetables Love Flowers does a marvelous job of taking you down the garden path of the ins and outs of companion planting.”—Julie Bawden-Davis, Community Table @ Parade.com

“Whether you are a gardener or just enjoy reading about the gardening adventures of others, this book is for you.”—Gardening Products Review