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HARVEST: Unexpected Projects Using 47 Extraordinary Garden Plants

by Stefani Bittner and Alethea Harampolis

Talk about garden variety. Steeped in seasonal inspiration for spring, this vibrant new offering examines the uses of 47 multi-purpose plants (with nods to nuts and seeds) and tips on how to grow them. In so doing, the authors—owners of landscape design firm Homestead Design Collective—cultivate a new breed of creativity, providing project recipes for everything from producing pantry mainstays to making fragrance to whipping up lip balm.