The Complete Kitchen Garden Book

255 pages: 15 themed garden designs with 100 recipes and over 300 color photographs.

255 pages: 15 themed garden designs with 100 recipes and over 300 color photographs.

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“The Complete Kitchen Garden”

by Ellen Ecker Ogden

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In my newest book, The Complete Kitchen Garden, I teach gardeners stylish ways to transform an ordinary garden into an extraordinary experience. Through a series of stunning photographs and color illustrations, you will be transported and inspired to re-think how to plant and design the vegetable patch, with an eye towards formal design, color, texture and culinary purpose.

You’ll  find 15 kitchen garden designs that go beyond the simple straight rows of a vegetable patch, plus 100 of my favorite garden fresh recipes to inspire you to renovate your vegetable garden and enhance your experience of growing beautiful food. Published 2011 with Abrams Books. ISBN: #978-1-58479-856-9

Here’s what the reviewers are saying:

Horticulture Magazine: “With the resurgence of “growing your own,” this book couldn’t be more timely. From her years of experience and learning from other gardeners, Ellen Ogden shares a unique perspective on the kitchen garden. Recognizing that each garden and gardener is unique, Ogden gives us an assortment of garden designs that are suited to varying interests. What I really love about this book is that it gives such a variety of designs that my kitchen garden can have a new look every year for the next fourteen years. That gets me excited about growing beans and peas again.

New York Times Book Review: “For straightforward and lovely kitchen garden designs, along with helpful tips for companion plantings, consult Ellen Ecker Ogden’s The Complete Kitchen Garden.

Eating Well Magazine: “If your idea of a vegetable is a beautiful, whimsical space that not only provides food but is an oasis in your backyard, you’ll find inspiration in gardening guru Ellen Ecker Ogden’s latest book The Complete Kitchen Garden (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, March 2011). She includes 14 themed kitchen gardens, from a salad lover’s garden to a chef’s garden, along with garden plans, plant profiles and recipes to use up the harvest.”