Though I don’t think it will happen in 2011, I continue to be intrigued by the concept of replacing the front lawn with something more functional. Ivette Soler’s The Edible Front Yard: The mow-less grow-more plan for a beautiful bountiful garden is yet another book that fuels my desire.
The book opens with inspirational words, planning tips and ideas for plants (great section on ornamental edibles balancing both the looks of plants as well as the food they produce) in addition to overall design, but the “reality check” is not provided until chapter 6.
Seems to me that that section should come earlier in the book, Soler raised concerns that I hadn’t considered like, what will the neighbors think? and do local codes codes prohibit gardens or structures like fences in front yards?
If we decide to make a front yard garden, we’ll be digging deeper into this handy book.
Do you or your neighbors have a edible estate?