By Brie Arthur
Gardening with Grains is a companion to Arthur’s The Foodscape Revolution. Richly illustrated, it combines history, environmental benefits and personal stories with simple how-to’s for planning, growing and harvesting 6 important grains. Includes 12 chef-tested recipes for inspiration.
This is a design book, too, with planting patterns and suggestions, no matter how much or how little garden space you have. These grains are ornamental grasses, and they show off beautifully in any setting. The grouped plantings reveal the grains’ varied colors and textures, interplanted with flowers like poppies, larkspur, snapdragons, nigella, zinnias, sunflowers, and marigolds. Not only flowers, but salad greens and other decorative veggies play well with grains.