"The Ever Curious Gardener is an irreverent romp through the natural science of plants and soil, ideal for gardeners moving beyond back-of-the-seed-pack planting to those whose curiosity about the science "behind the scenes" grows deeper and stronger with each season. Acclaimed gardener, scientist, and author Lee Reich offers both eye-opening insight and practical guidance on growing a much better garden"--
Fruit trees, shrubs, and vines are true two-for-one plants. Many varieties are strikingly beautiful -- well suited to doing double duty as delicious sources of sweet, organic fruit and as ornamental additions to the home landscape. Backyard fruit plants also tie in perfectly with the growing locavore movement. It's difficult to find food that's more local than one's own backyard!