The Backyard Gardener: Simple, Easy, and Beautiful Gardening with Vegetables, Herbs and Flowers by Kelly Orzel, offers a beautiful and simple guide to edible gardening. The “garden to table” movement is inspiring another generation of gardeners but many of them have questions on Composting, Seed saving etc.
Kelly Orzel covers everything from soil selection to growing and harvesting. Sidebars such as “garden center survival tips” offer useful advice to help readers build confidence and know-how. This guide also features photographs of beautiful plant bed designs, propagation techniques, and much more.
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Kelly Orzel is a horticulturist, Master Gardener and life-long grower of green things. She fell in love with plants and dirt when she was 15 and working at a local nursery. Now with more than 20 years of experience and a master's degree in Horticulture, Kelly's infatuation with plants has manifested itself with Bowery Beach Farm in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. As a sustainable, organic girl-farmer she specializes in fresh cut culinary herbs for local restaurants and markets and scented geraniums. A grower at heart, Kelly grows a wide selection of unique plants; drawn to the old-fashioned and heirloom varieties for their delicious flavors, scents and colors that is missing in many plants and flowers today. Aside from dirt, Kelly loves bread and cheese, over-sized sweaters and Jane Austen novels. She lives with her husband and dog (Mr. Bert) on their small farm in Maine.