February 28, 2017

Book Review: Harvest

Harvest: Unexpected Projects Using 47 Extraordinary Garden Plants is written by Stefani Bittner and Alethea Harampolis with photography by David Fenton. This hardcover book is a seasonal garden guide with a variety of step-by-step projects.
The inside cover states, "This practical, inspirational, and seasonal guide will make your garden more productive and enjoyable with a variety of step-by-step projects--from cocktails to flower arrangements, beauty products to handmade gifts--using unexpected and often common garden plants, some of which may already be growing in your yard."

This book is divided into the following three main sections: Early, Mid, and Late. Other sections include the Foreword, Introduction, Project Ingredient Alternatives, Terms and Techniques, Resources, Acknowledgements, and Index. 

According to the Introduction, the authors shared, "The plants in this book are not only remarkably useful, but they make for stunning additions anywhere in your garden. You'll find something exciting to harvest and create from one growing season to the next.... We encourage you to use this book as a guide to choosing plants with seasonality in mind."

While featuring brilliant full-color photographs, Harvest is geared towards all ages, from young adults to older generations. 

Note: I received this book from Blogging for Books, which is a program designed for bloggers to write book reviews in exchange for books, yet the opinions expressed in this review are my own.


  1. Harvest sounds like a great book for gardeners to get more out of their gardens. Thank you for sharing! I hadn't heard of this book prior to you.

    1. Such a lovely and interesting book! :)

  2. This sounds like a unique book! I'd love to learn how to get better use out of garden plants!