Planting in a Post Wild World

Planting in a Post Wild World
Author: Thomas Rainer,Claudia West
Publsiher: Timber Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-02-04
ISBN 10: 1604697202
ISBN 13: 9781604697209
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planting in a Post Wild World Book Review:

“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.

Planting in a Post Wild World

Planting in a Post Wild World
Author: Thomas Rainer,Claudia West
Publsiher: Timber Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-10-07
ISBN 10: 1604695536
ISBN 13: 9781604695533
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planting in a Post Wild World Book Review:

“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.

Garden Revolution

Garden Revolution
Author: Larry Weaner,Thomas Christopher
Publsiher: Timber Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2016-05-18
ISBN 10: 1604696168
ISBN 13: 9781604696165
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Garden Revolution Book Review:

AHS Book Award winner 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.

Rambunctious Garden

Rambunctious Garden
Author: Emma Marris
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-09-06
ISBN 10: 1608194558
ISBN 13: 9781608194551
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rambunctious Garden Book Review:

“Remarkable . . . Emma Marris explores a paradox that is increasingly vexing the science of ecology, namely that the only way to have a pristine wilderness is to manage it intensively.” -The Wall Street Journal A paradigm shift is roiling the environmental world. For decades people have unquestioningly accepted the idea that our goal is to preserve nature in its pristine, pre-human state. But many scientists have come to see this as an outdated dream that thwarts bold new plans to save the environment and prevents us from having a fuller relationship with nature. Humans have changed the landscapes they inhabit since prehistory, and climate change means even the remotest places now bear the fingerprints of humanity. Emma Marris argues convincingly that it is time to look forward and create the "rambunctious garden," a hybrid of wild nature and human management. In this optimistic book, readers meet leading scientists and environmentalists and visit imaginary Edens, designer ecosystems, and Pleistocene parks. Marris describes innovative conservation approaches, including rewilding, assisted migration, and the embrace of so-called novel ecosystems. Rambunctious Garden is short on gloom and long on interesting theories and fascinating narratives, all of which bring home the idea that we must give up our romantic notions of pristine wilderness and replace them with the concept of a global, half-wild rambunctious garden planet, tended by us.

Planting

Planting
Author: Piet Oudolf,Noel Kingsbury
Publsiher: Timber Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2016-02-16
ISBN 10: 1604697318
ISBN 13: 9781604697315
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planting Book Review:

“Indispensable.” —The New York Times Book Review Piet Oudolf’s gardens—unique combinations of long-lived perennials and woody plants that are rich in texture and sophisticated in color—are breathtaking and have deep emotional resonance. With Planting, designers and home gardeners can recreate these plant-rich, beautiful gardens that support biodiversity and nourish the human spirit. An intimate knowledge of plants is essential to the success of modern landscape design, and Planting shares Oudolf’s considerable understanding of plant ecology, 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. A detailed directory shares details like each plant’s life expectancy, the persistence of its seedheads, and its propensity to self-seed.

The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden

The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden
Author: Roy Diblik
Publsiher: Timber Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2014-03-11
ISBN 10: 1604695978
ISBN 13: 9781604695977
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden Book Review:

“A veritable goldmine for gardeners.” —Plant Talk We’ve all seen gorgeous perennial gardens packed with color, texture, and multi-season interest. Designed by a professional and maintained by a crew, they are aspirational bits of beauty too difficult to attempt at home. Or are they? The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden makes a design-magazine-worthy garden achievable at home. The new, simplified approach is made up of hardy, beautiful plants grown on a 10x14 foot grid. Each of the 62 garden plans combines complementary plants that thrive together and grow as a community. They are designed to make maintenance a snap. The garden plans can be followed explicitly or adjusted to meet individual needs, unlocking rich perennial landscape designs for individualization and creativity.

A Handmade Wilderness

A Handmade Wilderness
Author: Donald G. Schueler
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 304
Release: 1997-04
ISBN 10: 9780395860229
ISBN 13: 0395860229
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Handmade Wilderness Book Review:

Describes the efforts of two men--one Black, one white--who in 1968 purchased eighty acres in Mississippi to bring back the native plant and animal life, creating in the process a wilderness area that contained every ecosystem found in the region

Principles of Ecological Landscape Design

Principles of Ecological Landscape Design
Author: Travis Beck
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2013-02
ISBN 10: 1597267023
ISBN 13: 9781597267021
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Ecological Landscape Design Book Review:

DIVToday, there is a growing demand for designed landscapes—from public parks to backyards—to be not only beautiful and functional, but also sustainable. Sustainability means more than just saving energy and resources. It requires integrating the landscapes we design with ecological systems. With Principles of Ecological Landscape Design, Travis Beck gives professionals and students the first book to translate the science of ecology into design practice. DIV DIVThis groundbreaking work explains key ecological concepts and their application to the design and management of sustainable landscapes. It covers biogeography and plant selection, assembling plant communities, competition and coexistence, designing ecosystems, materials cycling and soil ecology, plant-animal interactions, biodiversity and stability, disturbance and succession, landscape ecology, and global change. Beck draws on real world cases where professionals have put ecological principles to use in the built landscape. DIV DIVThe demand for this information is rising as professional associations like the American Society of Landscape Architects adopt new sustainability guidelines (SITES). But the need goes beyond certifications and rules. For constructed landscapes to perform as we need them to, we must get their underlying ecology right. Principles of Ecological Landscape Design provides the tools to do just that.

Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East

Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East
Author: Carolyn Summers
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0813547067
ISBN 13: 9780813547060
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East Book Review:

Gardeners, with all good fortune and flora, are endowed with love for a hobby that has profound potential for positive change. The beautifully illustrated Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East approaches landscape design from an ecological perspective, encouraging professional horticulturalists and backyard enthusiasts alike to intensify their use of indigenous or native plants. These plants, ones that grow naturally in the same place in which they evolved, form the basis of the food web. Wildlife simply cannot continue to survive without them-nor can we. Why indigenous plants, you may ask? What makes them so special to butterflies and bees and boys and girls? For Carolyn Summers, the answer is as natural as an ephemeral spring wildflower or berries of the gray dogwood, "As I studied indigenous plants, a strange thing happened. The plants grew on me. I began to love the plants themselves for their own unique qualities, quite apart from their usefulness in providing food and shelter for wildlife." Emphasizing the importance of indigenous plant gardening and landscape design, Summers provides guidelines for skilled sowers and budding bloomers. She highlights . . . "The best ways to use exotic and nonindigenous plants responsibly "Easy-to-follow strategies for hosting wildlife in fields, forests, and gardens "Designs for traditional gardens using native trees, shrubs, groundcovers as substitutes for exotic plants "Examples of flourishing plant communities from freshwater streams to open meadows "How to control plant reproduction, choose cultivars, open-pollinated indigenous plants, and different types of hybrids, and practice "safe sex in the garden" From Maine to Kentucky and up and down the East Coast, Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East lays the "gardenwork" for protecting natural areas through the thoughtful planting of indigenous plants. Finally we can bask in the knowledge that it is possible to have loads of fun at the same time we are growing a better world.

Planting the Natural Garden

Planting the Natural Garden
Author: Piet Oudolf,Henk Gerritsen
Publsiher: Timber Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-11-12
ISBN 10: 1604699744
ISBN 13: 9781604699746
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planting the Natural Garden Book Review:

“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.

Sowing Beauty

Sowing Beauty
Author: James Hitchmough
Publsiher: Timber Press
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2017-04-19
ISBN 10: 1604698020
ISBN 13: 9781604698022
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sowing Beauty Book Review:

“A hopeful and expansive book for the gardener who sees a field as a canvas.” —Publishers Weekly James Hitchmough is well-regarded in the design world for his exuberant, colorful, and flower-filled meadows. His signature style can be seen in prominent places like London’s Olympic Park and the Botanic Garden at the University of Oxford. Using a distinct technique of sowing meadows from seed, he creates plant communities that mimic the dramatic beauty of natural meadows and offer a succession of blooms over many months—a technique that can be adapted to work in both large-scale public gardens and smaller residential gardens. Sowing Beauty shows you how to recreate Hitchmough’s masterful, romantic style. You'll will learn how to design and sow seed mixes that include a range of plants, both native and exotic, and how to maintain the sown spaces over time. Color photographs show not only the gorgeous finished gardens, but also all the steps along the way.

A Gentle Plea for Chaos

A Gentle Plea for Chaos
Author: Mirabel Osler
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2012-08-31
ISBN 10: 1408837137
ISBN 13: 9781408837139
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Gentle Plea for Chaos Book Review:

In this book the author describes the way her garden evolved and how, without meaning to do so, she let it take over her life. She suggests moving away from planning, regimentation and gardening with the mentality of a stamp-collector. Frequently funny and always stimulating, she writes of the alchemy of gardens, of the 19th-century plant-collectors and plant illustrators and of the gardening philosophers, all fertilizing great thoughts along with their hollyhocks. She won the 1988 Sinclair Consumer Press Garden Writer of the Year Award.

The Planting Design Handbook

The Planting Design Handbook
Author: Nick Robinson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2016-06-17
ISBN 10: 1317021258
ISBN 13: 9781317021254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Planting Design Handbook Book Review:

Since the first edition was published in 1992, Nick Robinson's The Planting Design Handbook has been widely used as a definitive text on landscape architecture courses throughout the world. It remains one of the few titles written by a practicing landscape architect and educator who is also a horticulturalist and accomplished plantsman, and which deals with the application of planting design on a large scale in landscape architecture and urban design projects. The Planting Design Handbook is distinctive for its elegant integration of an ecological approach with an understanding of visual and spatial composition. It emphasizes the role of vegetation layers and designed plant communities in complex and diverse plant assemblages for all kinds of sites and uses. This expanded and comprehensively updated third edition still provides a complete examination of principles and practice of design for public, institutional and private landscapes. It takes account of developments in theory and practice, especially in the use of perennials, and reflects a variety of media and approaches current in landscape architecture and design. All chapters have been revised and re-written to ensure updated references and new references have been added. Many new photographs of planting and projects around the world have been included, with examples of current professional drawings to illustrate the design process. It is generously illustrated, including a colour section and the beautifully detailed line drawings of the Chinese architect and painter Jia-Hua Wu.

Planting Design

Planting Design
Author: Piet Oudolf,Noël Kingsbury
Publsiher: Timber Press (OR)
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: WISC:89088032602
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planting Design Book Review:

Gardeners learn how to design beautiful naturalistic gardens that can adapt to the changing needs of perennials, trees, shrubs and the changing landscape. Superimposed images show the growth of a designed landscape over time.

New Shade Garden

New Shade Garden
Author: Ken Druse
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-04-14
ISBN 10: 1613126042
ISBN 13: 9781613126042
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Shade Garden Book Review:

There is a new generation of gardeners who are planting gardens not only for their visual beauty but also for their ability to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. In The New Shade Garden, Ken Druse provides this generation with a comprehensive guide to creating a shade garden with an emphasis on the adjustments necessary for our changing climate. Druse offers advice for common problems facing today's gardeners, from addressing the deer situation to watering plants without stressing limited resources. Detailing all aspects of the gardening process, the book covers basic topics such as designing your own garden, pruning trees, preparing soil for planting, and the vast array of flowers and greenery that grow best in the shade. Perfect for new and seasoned gardeners alike, this wide-ranging encyclopedic manual provides all the information you need to start or improve upon your own shade garden.

A New Garden Ethic

A New Garden Ethic
Author: Benjamin Vogt
Publsiher: New Society Publishers
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-09-11
ISBN 10: 1771422459
ISBN 13: 9781771422451
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A New Garden Ethic Book Review:

Our landscapes push aside wildlife and in turn diminish our genetically-programmed love for wildness. How can we get ourselves back into balance through gardens, to speak life's language and learn from other species? Plenty of books tell home gardeners and professional landscape designers how to garden sustainably, what plants to use, and what resources to explore. Yet few examine why our urban wildlife gardens matter, and not just for ourselves, but for the larger human and animal communities. Author Benjamin Vogt addresses why we need a new garden ethic, and why we urgently need wildness in our daily lives, lives sequestered in buildings surrounded by monocultures of lawn and concrete that significantly harm our physical and mental health. He examines the psychological issues around climate change and mass extinction as a way to understand how we are short circuiting our response to global crises, especially by not growing native plants in our gardens. Simply put, environmentalism is not political, it's social justice for all species marginalized today and for those facing extinction tomorrow. By thinking deeply and honestly about our built landscapes, we can create a compassionate activism that connects us more profoundly to nature and to one another. Benjamin Vogt is a writer and photographer whose work has appeared in over sixty publications. He writes a native plant garden design column at Houzz.com and speaks nationally on sustainable design and wildlife landscapes. He's the owner of Monarch Gardens, a prairie garden design firm, in Eastern Nebraska.

Wild By Design

Wild By Design
Author: Margie Ruddick
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2016-03-17
ISBN 10: 1610915992
ISBN 13: 9781610915991
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wild By Design Book Review:

Can nature—in all its unruly wildness—be an integral part of creative landscape design? In her beautifully illustrated book, Wild by Design, award-winning designer Margie Ruddick urges designers to look beyond the rules often imposed by both landscaping convention and sustainability checklists. Instead, she offers a set of principles for a more creative and intuitive approach that challenges the entrenched belief that natural processes cannot complement high-level landscape design. Wild by Design defines and explains the five fundamental strategies Ruddick employs, often in combination, to give life, beauty, and meaning to landscapes: Reinvention, Restoration, Conservation, Regeneration, and Expression. Drawing on her own projects—from New York City's Queens Plaza, formerly a concrete jungle of traffic, to a desertscape backyard in Baja, California, to the Living Water Park in Chengdu, China—she offers guidance on creating beautiful, healthy landscapes that successfully reconnect people with larger natural systems. A revealing look into the approach of one of sustainable landscape design's most innovative practitioners, Wild by Design stretches the boundaries of landscape design, offering readers a set of broader, more flexible strategies and practical examples that allow for the unexpected exuberance of nature to be a welcome part of our gardens, parks, backyards, and cities.

Perennials and Their Garden Habitats

Perennials and Their Garden Habitats
Author: Richard Hansen,Friedrich Stahl
Publsiher: Timber Press (OR)
Total Pages: 450
Release: 1993
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:49015001468942
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perennials and Their Garden Habitats Book Review:

Gardens of the High Line

Gardens of the High Line
Author: Piet Oudolf,Rick Darke
Publsiher: Timber Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-06-14
ISBN 10: 1604696990
ISBN 13: 9781604696998
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gardens of the High Line Book Review:

“If you can't get to the High Line. . . this is the next best thing.” —The Washington Post Before it was restored, the High Line was an untouched, abandoned landscape overgrown with wildflowers. Today it’s a central plaza, a cultural center, a walkway, and a green retreat in a bustling city that is free for all to enjoy. This beautiful, dynamic garden was designed by Piet Oudolf, one of the world’s most extraordinary garden designers. Gardens of the High Line, by Piet Oudolf and Rick Darke, offers an in-depth view into the planting designs, plant palette, and maintenance of this landmark achievement. It reveals a four-season garden that is filled with native and exotic plants, drought-tol­erant perennials, and grasses that thrive and spread. It also offers inspiration and advice on recreating its iconic, naturalistic style. Featuring stunning photographs by Rick Darke and an introduction by Robert Hammond, the founder of the Friends of the High Line, this large-trim, photo-driven book is a must-have gem of nature of design.

The Humane Gardener

The Humane Gardener
Author: Nancy Lawson
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-04-18
ISBN 10: 1616896175
ISBN 13: 9781616896171
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Humane Gardener Book Review:

In this eloquent plea for compassion and respect for all species, journalist and gardener Nancy Lawson describes why and how to welcome wildlife to our backyards. Through engaging anecdotes and inspired advice, profiles of home gardeners throughout the country, and interviews with scientists and horticulturalists, Lawson applies the broader lessons of ecology to our own outdoor spaces. Detailed chapters address planting for wildlife by choosing native species; providing habitats that shelter baby animals, as well as birds, bees, and butterflies; creating safe zones in the garden; cohabiting with creatures often regarded as pests; letting nature be your garden designer; and encouraging natural processes and evolution in the garden. The Humane Gardener fills a unique niche in describing simple principles for both attracting wildlife and peacefully resolving conflicts with all the creatures that share our world.