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Garden Revolution

Author : Larry Weaner
ISBN : 9781604697490
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 22. 62 MB
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“An invaluable and provocative resource for gardeners who want to collaborate with their local ecologies—and save themselves both heartbreak and backbreak.” —The New York Times Book Review This lushly-photographed reference is an important moment in horticulture that will be embraced by anyone looking for a better, smarter way to garden. Larry Weaner is an icon in the world of ecological landscape design, and now his revolutionary approach is available to all gardeners. Garden Revolution shows how an ecological approach to planting can lead to beautiful gardens that buck much of conventional gardening’s counter-productive, time-consuming practices. Instead of picking the wrong plant and then constantly tilling, weeding, irrigating, and fertilizing, Weaner advocates for choosing plants that are adapted to the soil and climate of a specific site and letting them naturally evolve over time. Allowing the plants to find their own niches, to spread their seed around until they find the microclimate and spot that suits them best, creates a landscape that is vibrant, dynamic, and gorgeous year after year.

Garden Revolution

Author : Larry Weaner
ISBN : 9781604696165
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 29. 43 MB
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"Garden Revolution"shows how an ecological approach to planting can lead to beautiful gardens that buck much of conventional gardening s counter-productive, time-consuming practices. Instead of picking the wrong plant and then constantly tilling, weeding, irrigating, and fertilizing, Larry Weaner advocates for choosing plants that are adapted to the soil and climate of a specific site and letting them naturally evolve over time. The lushly-photographed reference is an important moment in horticulture that will be embraced by anyone looking for a better, smarter way to garden."

Planting In A Post Wild World

Author : Thomas Rainer
ISBN : 9781604697209
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 28. 40 MB
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“As practical as it is poetic. . . . an optimistic call to action.” —Chicago Tribune Over time, with industrialization and urban sprawl, we have driven nature out of our neighborhoods and cities. But we can invite it back by designing landscapes that look and function more like they do in the wild: robust, diverse, and visually harmonious. Planting in a Post-Wild World by Thomas Rainer and Claudia West is an inspiring call to action dedicated to the idea of a new nature—a hybrid of both the wild and the cultivated—that can flourish in our cities and suburbs. This is both a post-wild manifesto and practical guide that describes how to incorporate and layer plants into plant communities to create an environment that is reflective of natural systems and thrives within our built world.

The Living Landscape

Author : Rick Darke
ISBN : 9781604697391
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 78. 59 MB
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Many gardeners today want a home landscape that nourishes and fosters wildlife. But they also want beauty, a space for the kids to play, privacy, and maybe even a vegetable patch. Sure, it’s a tall order, but The Living Landscape shows how to do it. By combining the insights of two outstanding authors, it offers a model that anyone can follow. Inspired by its examples, you’ll learn the strategies for making and maintaining a diverse, layered landscape—one that offers beauty on many levels, provides outdoor rooms and turf areas for children and pets, incorporates fragrance and edible plants, and provides cover, shelter, and sustenance for wildlife. Richly illustrated with superb photographs and informed by both a keen eye for design and an understanding of how healthy ecologies work, The Living Landscape will enable you to create a garden that is full of life and that fulfills both human needs and the needs of wildlife communities.

Gardens Of The High Line

Author : Piet Oudolf
ISBN : 1604696990
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 24. 15 MB
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The Gardens of the High Line is the first book devoted to the plants and planting design of New York City's iconic High Line. In its sumptuous pages, Piet Oudolf, who designed the original plantings, and Rick Darke, a leading voice in sustainable horticulture, reveal why the High Line is such an iconic example of landscape design.

The New American Landscape

Author : Thomas Christopher
ISBN : 9781604691863
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 22. 35 MB
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Gardeners are the front line of defense in our struggle to tackle the problems of global warming, loss of habitat, water shortages, and shrinking biodiversity.Ê In The New American Landscape, author and editor Thomas Christopher brings together the best thinkers on the topic of gardening sustainably, and asks them to describe the future of the sustainable landscape. The discussion unfolds from there, and what results is a collective vision as eloquent as it is diverse. The New American Landscape offers designers a roadmap to a beautiful garden that improves, not degrades the environment. It's a provocative manifesto about the important role gardens play in creating a more sustainable future that no professional garden designer can afford to miss.Ê - John Greenlee and Neil Diboll on the new American meadow garden. - Rick Darke on balancing natives and exotics in the garden. - Doug Tallamy on landscapes that welcome wildlife. - Eric Toensmeier on the sustainable edible garden. - David Wolfe on gardening sustainable with a changing climate. - Elaine Ingham on managing soil health. - David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth on sustainable pest solutions. - Ed Snodgrass and Linda McIntyre on green roofs in the sustainable residential landscape. - Thomas Christopher on waterwise gardens. - Toby Hemenway on whole system garden design. - The Sustainable Site Initiative on the managing the home landscape as a sustainable site.

Planting

Author : Piet Oudolf
ISBN : 9781604693706
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 45. 89 MB
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Planting, by famed landscape architects Piet Oudolf and Noel Kingsbury, is a groundbreaking moment in horticulture. It is the first book to share Oudolf's original planting plans and plant groupings and the only book to explicitly show how his gardens and landscapes are made. An intimate knowledge of plants is essential to the success of this approach and Planting makes Oudolf's considerable understanding of plant ecology and performance accessible, explaining how plants behave in different situations, what goes on underground, and which species make good neighbors. Extensive plant charts and planting plans will help you choose plants for their structure, color, and texture as well as the way they perform in the landscape. A detailed directory, with details each plant's life expectancy, the persistence of its seedheads, its tendency to spread, and propensity to self-seed, is an invaluable resource. Planting is an essential resource for designers and gardeners looking to create plant-rich, beautiful gardens that support biodiversity and nourish the human spirit.

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