Garden Design Magazine is introducing readers to Niki Jabbour’s new book, Groundbreaking Food Gardens, and they are sharing five garden design sketches from the book.

Jabbour presents a fresh idea among garden and landscape designers: that food doesn’t have to be planted in rows — that fruit, vegetables, spices and chickens can mix and mingle with shrubs, perennials and annuals throughout a beautiful landscape design. What a great idea, and the sketches just might spark an idea or two for your own landscape. Also, one of the sketches is the San Diego garden of Nan Sterman, a watersmart gardening expert, author and host of A Growing Passion on KPBS.

Explore food gardens and more on the Garden Design Magazine website