Dream Plants for the Natural Garden

Dream Plants for the Natural Garden

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  • Author: Piet Oudolf
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln
  • ISBN: 9780711234628
  • Category : Gardening
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 144

In this book, pioneering garden designers Henk Gerritsen and Piet Oudolf describe their special choice of ideal plants, perennials, bulbs, grasses, ferns and small shrubs. An ideal plant is one that is both beautiful and robust, performing reliably with very little input from the gardener. Complete growing information is provided for each plant along with advice on how to use it to best effect. Gerritsen and Oudolf have a genuinely innovative approach to gardening. Rather than striving for big, bold masses of colorful blooms that are vigorously pruned back as soon as they have finished flowering, the authors choose plants chiefly for their form - leaves, flower heads and stems included - which means they retain their natural beauty through all the seasons.


Dream Plants for the Natural Garden

Dream Plants for the Natural Garden

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  • Author: Henk Gerritsen
  • Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
  • ISBN:
  • Category : Gardening
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 144

This new collaboration between Dutch landscapers guides the reader in the selection of over 1,200 plants most suitable for Oudolf's New Wave naturalism, emphasizing the importance of plant structures in providing all-season interest, and more. 262 photos & illustrations.


Planting the Natural Garden

Planting the Natural Garden

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  • Author: Piet Oudolf
  • Publisher: Timber Press
  • ISBN: 1604699744
  • Category : Gardening
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 288

“If the world of gardening has rock stars, Piet Oudolf qualifies as Mick Jagger, David Bowie, and Prince rolled into one.” —Gardenista The original publication of Planting the Natural Garden ushered in a revolution in landscape design: the New Perennial Movement. Spearheaded by internationally renowned designer Piet Oudolf, and incisively articulated by the late plantsman and designer Henk Gerritsen, it transformed private and public spaces with its emotionally resonant, naturalistic use of hardy perennials and grasses. Now this classic has been expanded and updated to include scores of new plants and combinations. Packed with practical information and visual inspiration, Planting the Natural Garden zeroes in on the New Perennial Movement’s power to move us, making its distinctive plant palette available to all. For enthusiasts of these vibrant landscapes, it is an essential text; for gardeners who love the dreamy moods and colors that Oudolf and Gerritsen celebrate, it’s the key to a magic kingdom of garden beauty.


The Midwest Native Plant Primer

The Midwest Native Plant Primer

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  • Author: Alan Branhagen
  • Publisher: Timber Press
  • ISBN: 1643260324
  • Category : Gardening
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 256

Bring your garden to life—and life to your garden! Do you want a garden that makes a real difference? Choose plants native to our Midwest region. The rewards will benefit you, your yard, and the environment—from reducing maintenance tasks to attracting earth-friendly pollinators such as native birds, butterflies, and bees. Native plant expert Alan Branhagen makes adding these superstar plants easier than ever before, with proven advice that every home gardener can follow. This incomparable sourcebook includes 225 recommended native ferns, grasses, wildflowers, perennials, vines, shrubs, and trees. It’s everything you need to know to create a beautiful and beneficial garden. This must-have handbook is for gardeners in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.


The New York Times Book Reviews 2000

The New York Times Book Reviews 2000

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  • Author: New York Times Staff
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9781579580582
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 2500

This anthology examines Love's Labours Lost from a variety of perspectives and through a wide range of materials. Selections discuss the play in terms of historical context, dating, and sources; character analysis; comic elements and verbal conceits; evidence of authorship; performance analysis; and feminist interpretations. Alongside theater reviews, production photographs, and critical commentary, the volume also includes essays written by practicing theater artists who have worked on the play. An index by name, literary work, and concept rounds out this valuable resource.


Native Plants of the Midwest

Native Plants of the Midwest

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  • Author: Alan Branhagen
  • Publisher: Timber Press
  • ISBN: 1604697776
  • Category : Gardening
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 440

Native Plants of the Midwest, by regional plant expert Alan Branhagan, features the best native plants in the heartland and offers clear and concise guidance on how to use them in the garden. Plant profiles for more than 500 species of trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, ground covers, bulbs, and annuals contain the common and botanical names, growing information, tips on using the plant in a landscape, and advice on related plants. You’ll learn how to select the right plant and how to design with native plants. Helpful lists of plants for specific purposes are shared throughout. This comprehensive book is for native plant enthusiasts and home gardeners in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, northern Arkansas, and eastern Kansas.


RHS How to Plant a Garden

RHS How to Plant a Garden

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  • Author: Matt James
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1784720593
  • Category : Gardening
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 288

Evening Standard The Best Gardening Books of 2016 Confused by the bewildering range of plants on offer at your local garden centre? How do you choose, use and create beautiful planting schemes like the professionals? The book takes you on a structured journey through the design process, from the initial assessment of your existing space, through choosing a theme or style, to putting it all together. Learn what various plant groups can provide and how to problem-solve by selecting the right species. Understand the role that form, colour, scent and texture play in the garden, and how to use focal points and accent plants for added interest. Tiny courtyard gardeners and suburban gardeners alike will learn how to mix plants in pleasing combinations that will provide interest through the seasons and last for years. RHS How to Plant a Garden proves that a good planting scheme can transform your garden from the ordinary to the truly inspirational.


Garden Flora

Garden Flora

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  • Author: Noel Kingsbury
  • Publisher: Timber Press
  • ISBN: 1604697733
  • Category : History
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 368

“A beautifully illustrated reference book covers the origins, ecology and history of popular garden plants.” —Shelf Awareness The oldest rose fossil was found in Colorado and dates to 35 million years ago. Marigolds, infamous for their ability to self-seed, are named for an Etruscan god who sprang from a ploughed field. And daffodils—an icon of spring—were introduced to Britain by the Romans more than 2,000 years ago. Every garden plant has an origination story, and Garden Flora, by noted garden designer Noel Kingsbury, shares them in a beautifully compelling way. This lushly illustrated survey of 133 of the most commonly grown plants explains where each plant came from and the journey it took into home gardens. Kingsbury tells intriguing tales of the most important plant hunters, breeders, and gardeners throughout history, and explores the unexpected ways plants have been used. Richly illustrated with an eclectic mix of new and historical photos, botanical art, and vintage seed packets and catalogs, Garden Flora is a must-have reference for every gardener and plant lover.


The Constant Gardener

The Constant Gardener

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  • Author: Holly Kerr Forsyth
  • Publisher: The Miegunyah Press
  • ISBN: 052285432X
  • Category : Gardening
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 515

Covering an enormous range of subjects, this essential guide to your garden describes how to cultivate and care for your favourite plants; how to grow fruit trees, lay a lawn or design a 'potager'. The Constant Gardener reveals the fascinating history of the rose, discusses pruning techniques, tells you how to create nutrient-rich compost, pave a path or lay a hedge. It is packed with handy hints, recipes and stories.


The Sunny Border

The Sunny Border

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  • Author: C. Colston Burrell
  • Publisher: Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • ISBN: 9781889538532
  • Category : Gardening
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 112

An illustrated handbook of tips for growing perennials for garden borders, including grasses, shrubs, ferns and flowers.