Designing and Planting a Woodland Garden

Plants and Combinations that Thrive in the Shade

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Author: Keith Wiley

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604696672

Category: Gardening

Page: 228

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From the creator of "one of the most exciting and innovative gardens in Britain today" With their moss-covered stones, towering trees, and pockets of quiet shade, woodlands have a romantic power unlike anything else. Whether your garden is currently open and sunny, or on the small side, you can capture that sylvan atmosphere with carefully chosen trees and shade-loving plants. In Designing and Planting the Woodland Garden, Keith Wiley explains how to combine plants in natural, self-supporting colonies. His hand-picked selection of unexpected collectables—shrubs, perennials, bulbs, ferns, and grasses—mingle with garden favorites to create fabulous effects in all seasons.

Planting the Dry Shade Garden

The Best Plants for the Toughest Spot in Your Garden

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Author: Graham Rice

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604693282

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 1865

In this book you'll learn how to prune selectively to admit more light and how to amend soil to increase its moisture retention. You'll also learn about more than 130 plants that accept reduced light and moisture levels-long-blooming woodland gems like epimediums and hellebores, and even lush foliage plants like evergreen ferns and hardy gingers, shrubs, climbers, perennials, ground covers, bulbs, annuals, and perennials- there is an entire palette to help you transform challenging spaces into rich, rewarding gardens.

Glorious Shade

Dazzling Plants, Design Ideas, and Proven Techniques for Your Shady Garden

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Author: Jenny Rose Carey

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604698063

Category: Gardening

Page: 324

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Turn a shady yard into a sumptuous garden Shade is one of the most common garden situations homeowner’s have, but with the right plant knowledge, you can triumph over challenging areas and learn to embrace shade as an opportunity instead of an obstacle. Glorious Shade celebrates the benefits of shade and shows you how to make the most of it. This information-rich, hardworking guide is packed with everything you need to successfully garden in the shadiest corners of a yard. You'll learn how to determine what type of shade you have and how to choose the right plants for the space. The book also shares the techniques, design and maintenance tips that are key to growing a successful shade garden. Stunning color photographs offer design inspiration and reveal the beauty of shade-loving plants.

The Complete Shade Gardener

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Author: George Schenk

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9780881925340

Category: Gardening

Page: 311

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Even if you have shied away from shade plants in the past, you will find this an inspiring guide—from the basics to the creation of a shady retreat.

The Creative Shrub Garden

Eye-Catching Combinations for Long-Lasting Beauty

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Author: Andy McIndoe

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604694343

Category: Gardening

Page: 247

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A professional garden designer describes the benefits of planting low-maintenance, hardy shrubs to beautify a home and garden and offers tips for choosing the best types based on climate, soil type and pruning requirements.

The Nonstop Garden

A Step-by-Step Guide to Smart Plant Choices and Four-Season Designs

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Author: Stephanie Cohen,Jennifer Benner

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 0881929514

Category: Gardening

Page: 248

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Provides advice for creating a year-round garden, including information on choosing trees, shrubs, and ornamental plants and adding containers and structures.

Shade

Ideas and Inspiration for Shady Gardens

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Author: Keith Wiley

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9780881928952

Category: Gardening

Page: 175

View: 8779

Describes how to transform a shady landscape into a beautiful and unique garden, including how to select the right plants and the practicalities of preparing, planting, and maintaining a shade garden.

Plant-Driven Design

Creating Gardens That Honor Plants, Place, and Spirit

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Author: Scott Ogden,Lauren Springer Ogden

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 160469159X

Category: Gardening

Page: 284

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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.

Gardening with Shape, Line and Texture

A Plant Design Sourcebook

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Author: Linden Hawthorne

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781604691351

Category: Gardening

Page: 280

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Gardening with Shape, Line and Texture bridges the gap between garden design books and plant reference encyclopedias. Leading landscaper Linden Hawthorne looks at plants from a designer's perspective (where color is often a secondary consideration) and emphasizes the important roles of plant shape. Part One reviews fine art principles and shows how they can be successfully applied to plant compositions by grouping plants into three heights: ground to knee, knee to navel, and navel to crown. She identifies different plant shapes—buns, mounds, tiers, fountains, uprights—and shows how the use of them contributes to the success of the finished design. Part Two is a plant sourcebook with plants listed alphabetically within their key plant shape categories. This innovative plant reference delivers plant information in a form that neatly dovetails with the garden design process and will inspire gardeners to look beyond color and begin to appreciate the whole plant.

The Magical World of Moss Gardening

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Author: Annie Martin

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604697164

Category: Gardening

Page: 240

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“This is a fascinating books for anyone wanting to truly broaden the range of plants they grow.” —Gardens Illustrated Moss is an extraordinary plant—it grows without roots, flowers, or stems. Despite being overlooked, in many ways, moss is perfect: it provides year-round color, excels in difficult climates, prevents soil erosion, and resists pests and disease. In The Magical World of Moss Gardening, bryophyte expert Annie Martin reveals how moss can be used in stunning, eco-friendly spaces. The beautifully illustrated guide includes basics on designing and planting a moss garden, as an inspiring tour of the most magical public and private moss gardens throughout the country.

Shade

Planting Solutions for Shady Gardens

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Author: Keith Wiley

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 175

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Shade is a reality in nearly every garden, and this guide will help any gardener, experienced or inexperienced, take full advantage of those sometimes tricky shady areas. After looking at shade in different situations — in different sizes and types of gardens, in specific areas within the garden such as hedges and other barriers, and in vertical elements such as pergolas and arches — the book then considers the characteristics of shade-loving plants, looking at brightly colored flowers as well as at plants with distinct types of foliage. Readers will also learn how to use plant companions to create striking designs in addition to the practicalities of preparing, planting, and maintaining a shade garden.

Planting

A New Perspective

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Author: Noel Kingsbury,Piet Oudolf

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604697318

Category: Gardening

Page: 280

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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.

New Shade Garden

Creating a Lush Oasis in the Age of Climate Change

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Author: Ken Druse

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613126042

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

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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.

Essential Perennials

The Complete Reference to 2700 Perennials for the Home Garden

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Author: Ruth Rogers Clausen,Thomas Christopher

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604693169

Category: Gardening

Page: 452

View: 5745

An A-Z guide offers home gardeners all the information they need to successfully select, plant and grow more than 2,700 perennials to enhance their landscape with texture, shape, bursts of color and form.

Designing with Conifers

The Best Choices for Year-Round Interest in Your Garden

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Author: Richard L. Bitner

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604693037

Category: Gardening

Page: 296

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With blue, green, and gold foliage and shapes ranging from spiky to weeping, conifers have the potential to be garden design stars. But they are commonly misused in gardens and landscapes, leading to looming spruces squashed against a house or rows of kettledrum-shaped yews along a sidewalk. When used correctly and creatively, conifers can be star players in creating beautiful, long-lasting plant combinations or serene backyard havens. Designing with Conifers shows readers exactly how to choose the best conifers for specific needs. Chapters cover shape, color, and conifers for specific sites and conditions, including front gardens, hedges and screens, topiary, dwarf conifers, shade gardens, Asian-style gardens, bonsai, and miniature railroad gardens. Also includes useful appendices that list of conifers for various problems and conditions, like conifers for areas plagued by deer and the best conifers for Christmas trees and Southern gardens. Each section is enlivened with gorgeous color photographs. Whatever landscape situation or challenge a gardener designer faces, Designing with Conifers shows how to make the best choice from this beautiful, useful, and versatile group of plants.

Designing with Grasses

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Author: Neil Lucas

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604692987

Category: Gardening

Page: 276

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Designing with Grasses shows gardeners not just what grasses are available, but how to design with grasses in different settings, including meadows, lawns, green roofs, and more. Design ideas are supported by carefully devised maintenance techniques, design checklists that make designing achievable by gardeners of all ability levels, and lists of grasses best for a variety of situations, including low-maintenance, drought-tolerant alternatives to the traditional lawn grasses and grasses suitable for green roofs and erosion control. An encyclopedic A to Z of grasses includes profiles with information on growth and care.

Encyclopedia of Landscape Design

Planning, Building, and Planting Your Perfect Outdoor Space

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Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465470786

Category: Gardening

Page: 392

View: 4133

Be inspired to imagine the garden of your dreams with this guide that will help you plan, build, and plant your perfect outdoor space. Whether you're aiming for a total redesign or targeting a specific area, Encyclopedia of Landscape Design offers fresh and achievable ideas for every gardener: grasp the fundamentals of landscape and garden design, find a style that's right for you, and create the structures and planting plans to bring your ideas to life. Produced by a team of award-winning horticultural experts, Encyclopedia of Landscape Design offers extensive design inspiration backed up with solid practical content, including step-by-step landscape structures and planting techniques.

The Plant Lover's Guide to Epimediums

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Author: Sally Gregson

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604694750

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

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Epimediums may have delicate, orchid-like flowers, but they are tough, shade-tolerant perennials that are incredibly low maintenance. Their heart and arrow-shaped foliage changes colors with the seasons, going from green to bronze as summer moves into fall. The Plant Lover's Guide to Epimediums by nursery owner Sally Gregson features growing information for 126 commonly available varieties. It also includes lists of plants for particular purposes, tips on how to incorporate epimediums into gardens, and a resource guide that lists where to buy the plants and where to view them in public gardens. Hundreds of lush color photographs highlight the beauty of these charming plants. The Plant Lover's Guides offer a rich source of information on both new and classic garden plants. Written by enthusiastic experts. they recommend the best varieties for difference situations, inspire ideas for new plant combinations, and are packed with resources for the home gardener. These gorgeous guides celebrate the beauty of each plant and form a comprehensive library that every plant lover will want to own.