Description : The beauty, resources, and natural processes of the California landscape are brought to the home garden in this fine testament to ecological gardening, culture, and design. 117 illustrations, 30 in color. 4 site plans. 6 tables.
Description : 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 colourful 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.
Description : A guide to using natural shade to create beautiful gardens covers all types of shade--wet or dry, partial or dense--suggesting plants for every situation, from rock, to water, to woodland, to container. 25,000 first printing.
Description : Eden is unique as a botanic garden in that is young enough for all the people who conceived it to be around and accessible; and all those who planted it, and learnt from the experience are still there and able to share their knowledge of the triumphs and successes of each habitat and each plant.Written and photographed during a year spent with Eden's experts, Gardening at Eden focuses on all the different habitats of Eden and how they are gardened; all the techniques used and lessons learned; how these can be translated to the domestic garden; the 21st-century gardening tips taken straight from Eden's pioneering work; and the stories and anecdotes of a brand new botanic garden. Ever wondered if you could grow bananas - or what else you could grow to get that tropical effect; how to achieve the smells of the Mediterrannean in Cumbria; why Eden grow a certain climber up the banks of the pit: what purpose it serves and whether that might be helpful in your precipitous plot? Genuinely inspirational, full of practical advice and lavishly illustrated with 300 specially commissioned photographs.
Description : Now available in English, this landmark book includes several new chapters and 170 full-color photos promoting the hardy plants best suited to the natural garden.
Description : The world's most comprehensive, well documented and well illustrated book on this subject. With extensive subject and geographical index. 66 photographs and illustrations - mostly color. Free of charge in digital PDF format on Google Books.
Description : Lush full-color photography accompanies a regional tour of some of the Tarheel State's finest tourist gardens, offering descriptions, visitor information, directions, hours, and major attractions of each site, including the Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham, Charlotte's Wing Haven Gardens, Manteo's Elizabethan Garden, and Tryon Palace. Original.