The Edible Flower Garden

Rosalind Creasy (Author)


"The Edible Flower Garden" provides a comprehensive guide to selecting and growing flowers that can be used for cookery, both as garnishes and as ingredients. Creasy talks with Alice Waters, chef of Chez Panisse, and acknowledged inventor of California cuisine.

Product Details

$16.95  $15.59
Periplus Editions
Publish Date
March 15, 1999
8.5 X 0.7 X 10.9 inches | 1.25 pounds
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About the Author

Rosalind Creasy, a resident of Los Altos, California, is a landscape designer and leading authority on appropriate gardening techniques as well as a widely published garden writer and popular lecturer. Creasy specializes in residential landscapes that include edible, native, and drought-tolerant plants. She is a winner of the Garden Writers of America's award for excellence, and her articles have appeared in Organic Gardening, Family Circle, Woman's Day, Country Living Gardener, and Horticulture magazines. In addition to Cooking from the Garden, Creasy is the author of Earthly Delights: Twelve Distinctive Theme Gardens, The Gardener's Handbook of Edible Plants and a book for young gardeners, Blue Potatoes, Orange Tomatoes. Her Complete Book of Edible Landscaping received a Garden Writers Association of America's award and has become a contemporary gardening classic.


"Rosalind Creasy's enthusiasm and knowledge of gardening and cooking never cease to amaze me. Anyone who reads these books will catch Rosalind's enthusiasm and be off running towards a new passion." --A. Cort Sinnes, Editor-At-Large, Gardening How-To
"Whether you are already a flower enthusiast or have never eaten a flower, this book will tempt you. You are drawn into the beautiful and tasty world of edible flowers. Everything you need to know is between the covers of this book--from good I.D. photos of each flower and growing information to general ways to prepare the flowers and what foods they are best in. Even after all of my years of eating flowers, Ros has opened my eyes to new uses for many of my favorite edible flowers." --Cathy Wilkinson Barash, Author of Edible Flowers from Garden to Palate
"For me, Ros Creasy is the Mother Goddess of a new generation of American Kitchen Gardeners. She inspires us all by showing how the twin passions of gardening and cooking are connected in history and practice. Her extensive research, combined with a personal writing style that reveals her creative zest, make her book absolute essentials for all gardening cooks." --Renee Shepherd, Owner of Renee's Garden, Gardening Expert and Seed Supplier
"When it comes to selecting seed for your spring planting, The Edible Flower Garden is filled with great information about flower flavors and textures as well as advice on how to grow and prepare your blossoms. From easy-to-cultivate annuals to long-lived perennials and investment shrubs, The Edible Flower Garden will help you decide what to grow." --The Gardener's Eden blog