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The Creative Vegetable Gardener

60 Ways to Cultivate Joy, Playfulness, and Beauty along with a Bounty of Food

The Creative Vegetable Gardener
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Storey Publishing, LLC

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8.0 X 8.0 in
240 pg

GARDENING / Vegetables
GARDENING / Techniques
GARDENING / Garden Design


With interest in vegetable gardening booming, lifestyle editor and master gardener Kelly Smith Trimble offers designs, ideas, and inspiration for making the vegetable garden a joyful, creative space that reflects each gardener's distinctive aesthetic, integrates beauty with functionality, and offers a sanctuary for both people and pollinators, along with a bounty of nutritious, homegrown food. 


"Wise, playful, and happy: An inspiring guide to creative and fruitful connection to the living world."—David George Haskell, biologist and author of The Forest Unseen and The Songs of Trees

"Experienced vegetable gardeners, as well as those considering growing a garden for the first time, will relish this informative, charming book, enhanced by the many lovely color photographs of gardens and plants. It simply brims with creative ideas for planning and growing a thriving vegetable garden."—Library Journal

“This isn’t a book about being perfect or putting pressure on yourself to always get things right. It’s about creativity and joy — and about gardening as a craft. Just wonderful.”—Susan Harlan, author of Decorating a Room of One’s Own

"A treasure trove of ideas drawn from the wonder and magic found in natural spaces. The Creative Vegetable Gardener shows us that moving from a transactional relationship with vegetable growing, to a collaborative one, not only makes your garden more beautiful but also encourages biodiversity, resists pests and disease, produces more, and takes less effort."—Stephanie Rose, creator of Garden Therapy and author of The Regenerative Garden and Garden Alchemy

“In this heart-filled and ecologically minded book, Kelly Smith Trimble reminds us that growing a garden can be a deeply personal process that benefits you and the planet. Thoughtfully illustrated and beautifully photographed, Smith Trimble combines case studies, historical references, and entry points for approaching your garden as an integral piece to healthy living balanced with core knowledge for growing a thriving organic garden filled with biodiversity."—Emily Murphy, author of Grow Now and Grow What You Love

"The Creative Vegetable Gardener is like a little permission slip to not be so concerned about gardening “rules,” but rather to garden in a way that feels authentic to you. It provides unique approaches to vegetable gardening and design that tie in with our evolving efforts to incorporate native plants, attract pollinators, support wildlife and more."—Tara Nolan, author of Gardening Your Front Yard and co-founder of

Author Bio

Kelly Smith Trimble is the author of Vegetable Gardening Wisdom. She has been a lifestyle editor for nearly 20 years, working for brands such as HGTV, Southern Living, Lowe's, Bonnie Plants, the National Park Foundation, and more. A certified Master Gardener, she grows vegetables, herbs, and flowers in her suburban backyard and loves cooking and preserving. She lives in Knoxville, Tennessee. Her web site is and her Instagram handle is @kellysmithtrimble.