Unexpected Projects Using 47 Extraordinary Garden Plants

by Stefani Bittner and Alethea Harampolis

A beautifully photographed, gift-worthy guide to growing, harvesting, and utilizing 47 unexpected garden plants to make organic pantry staples, fragrances, floral arrangements, beverages, cocktails, beauty products, bridal gifts, and more.

Every garden--not just vegetable plots--can produce a bountiful harvest! This practical, inspirational, and seasonal guide will help make any garden more productive and enjoyable with a variety of projects using unexpected and often common garden plants, some of which may already be growing in your backyard.

Discover the surprising usefulness of petals and leaves, roots, seeds, and fruit: turn tumeric root into a natural dye and calamintha into lip balm. Make anise hyssop into a refreshing iced tea and turn apricots into a facial mask. Crabapple branches can be used to create stunning floral arrangements, oregano flowers to infuse vinegar, and edible chrysanthemum to liven up a salad. With the remarkable, multi-purpose plants in Harvest, there is always something for gardeners to harvest from one growing season to the next.

Recent Reviews

Harvest - Unexpected Projects Using 47 Extraordinary Garden Plants

Nancy N.

4 Stars

This is a fantastic book for gardeners and DIY-ers alike! The book is organized by season and features an array of garden plants. "Recipes" range from salt scrubs to quince paste to bitters, and even cocktails. As every Ten Speed Press book,…

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Review: Harvest

M Dragger

4.5 Stars

From infused teas to salt scrubs, Harvest is an inspirational guide to using common garden plants in new and innovative ways. My favorite project featured a dramatic flower arrangement created from artichoke plants and…

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Book Review - Harvest: Unexpected Projects Using 47 Extraordinary Garden Plants by Stefani Bittner and Alethea Harampolis

Nick Soto

3.5 Stars

The beautifully photographed book is packed with fun projects that utilizes 47 unexpected garden plants. There is a brief description of the plant and origins followed by ideas to make fragrances, floral arrangement, beverages, home decor,…

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The Unexpected Harvest

Katie Clark

5 Stars

First let me start by saying the photography in this book is top notch.  The directions for the unexpected uses of your "harvest" are quick and easy to understand.  From facial scrubs to tea to other creative ideas, this book is…

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Brittany Brown

3.5 Stars

Have you ever seen such a beautiful cover on a book!!??!

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