Kourik begins with suggestions for designing plots according to environment, space available, personal preferences. The pictures prove that areas featuring vegetables, herbs, fruit- and nut-bearing trees and other edibles can be beautiful. From cover crops to choosing apple tree varieties it's packed full of information. Excellent advice on pruning. This book is a must for anyone who has every wanted to grow an edible garden. Appendixes are voluminous and cover some unusual aids (e.g., estimating amounts of materials needed for landscaping projects)
Particularly useful to the California gardener and Pacific Northwest.