πŸ“’ Author : Thomas Rainer
πŸ“’ Publisher : Timber Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2016-02-04
πŸ“’ Pages : 272
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781604697209
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Gardening

SYNOPSIS : β€œAs practical as it is poetic. . . . an optimistic call to action.” β€”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 natureβ€”a hybrid of both the wild and the cultivatedβ€”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.


πŸ“’ Author : Thomas Rainer
πŸ“’ Publisher : Timber Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2015-10-07
πŸ“’ Pages : 272
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781604695533
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Gardening

SYNOPSIS : β€œAs practical as it is poetic. . . . an optimistic call to action.” β€”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 natureβ€”a hybrid of both the wild and the cultivatedβ€”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.


πŸ“’ Author : Noel Kingsbury
πŸ“’ Publisher : Timber Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2016-02-16
πŸ“’ Pages : 280
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781604697315
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Gardening

SYNOPSIS : Planting: A New Perspective is an essential resource for designers and gardeners looking to create 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 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 like each plant’s life expectancy, the persistence of its seedheads, its tendency to spread, and propensity to self-seed, this book is a beautiful and invaluable resource.


πŸ“’ Author : Rick Darke
πŸ“’ Publisher : Timber Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2016-02-04
πŸ“’ Pages : 392
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781604697391
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Gardening

SYNOPSIS : 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 landscapeβ€”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.


πŸ“’ Author : Larry Weaner
πŸ“’ Publisher : Timber Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2016-05-18
πŸ“’ Pages : 328
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781604696165
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Gardening

SYNOPSIS : 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.


πŸ“’ Author : Travis Beck
πŸ“’ Publisher : Island Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013-02-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 296
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781610911993
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Architecture

SYNOPSIS : Today, there is a growing demand for designed landscapesβ€”from public parks to backyardsβ€”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. This 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. The 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.


πŸ“’ Author : James Hitchmough
πŸ“’ Publisher : Timber Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2017-04-19
πŸ“’ Pages : 364
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781604696325
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Gardening

SYNOPSIS : β€œA hopeful and expansive book for the gardener who sees a field as a canvas.” β€”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 monthsβ€”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.


πŸ“’ Author : Emma Marris
πŸ“’ Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013-08-20
πŸ“’ Pages : 224
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781608194544
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Nature

SYNOPSIS : "Some of the material in this book appeared previously, in a different form, in the journal Nature"--T.p. verso.


πŸ“’ Author : Peter Del Tredici
πŸ“’ Publisher : Comstock Pub Assoc
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2010
πŸ“’ Pages : 374
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0801474582
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Gardening

SYNOPSIS : Identifies a variety of wild plants that inhabit the urban areas in the northeastern United States.


πŸ“’ Author : Scott Ogden
πŸ“’ Publisher : Timber Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2009-09-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 284
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781604691597
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Gardening

SYNOPSIS : For too long, garden design has given pride of place to architecture, artifice, and arbitrary principles. The results? Soulless landscapes where plants play subordinate roles. With passion and eloquence, Scott Ogden and Lauren Springer Ogden argue that only when plants are given the respect they deserve does a garden become emotionally resonant. Plant-Driven Design shows designers how to work more confidently with plants, and gives gardeners more confidence to design. The Ogdens boldly challenge design orthodoxy and current trends by examining how to marry plantsmanship and design without sacrificing one to the other. Supported by extensive lists of plants adapted to specific purposes and sites, Plant-Driven Design explores how plants interact with place. In addition, the authors' experience gardening and designing in a wide variety of climates gives their perspective a unique depth. In ideas, scope, and detail, this book both embraces and transcends regionality. By reclaiming gardens as a home to plants, this groundbreaking work will restore life-affirming vitality to garden design and profoundly affect how we understand and experience gardens.