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.

Design trifft Natur

Die modernen Gärten des Piet Oudolf

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Author: Piet Oudolf,Noël Kingsbury

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783800179602

Category: Nature

Page: 280

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Georgia Getting Started Garden Guide

Grow the Best Flowers, Shrubs, Trees, Vines & Groundcovers

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Author: Erica Glasener,Walter Reeves

Publisher: Cool Springs Press

ISBN: 1610589548

Category: Gardening

Page: 240

View: 1672

Gardening is now the favorite leisure pastime in America. Homeowners are realizing the health benefits derived from gardening and the increase in their home's property value. This book contains easy-to-use advice on the top landscape plant choices. It also recommends specific varieties, and provides advice on how to plant, how to grow and how to care for the best plants.

Perennials for Today's Gardens

Better Homes and Gardens

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Author: Better Homes and Gardens

Publisher: Better Homes & Gardens Books

ISBN: 9780696209529

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

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Features one hundred perennial plants and divides them into three major sections based on their light requirements.

Vertikale Gärten

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Author: Anna Lambertini,Eva Dewes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783421037770

Category: Fassadenbegrünung - Stadtgrün - Bildband

Page: 239

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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.

Designer Plant Combinations

105 Stunning Gardens Using Six Plants or Fewer

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Author: Scott Calhoun

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603420045

Category: Gardening

Page: 240

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Turn your backyard garden into a lush and colorful wonderland where every plant is presented to its fullest potential. Scott Calhoun provides more than 100 stunning garden designs that are adaptable to a range of climates, budgets, and space considerations. As you learn to use proven groupings and discover ways to make your garden glow throughout all seasons, you’re sure to find the right combination of flowers, grasses, and ground coverings to transform your property into a jaw-dropping display of color, texture, and fragrance.

The Book of Container Gardening

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Author: Malcolm Hillier

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671722530

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 9028

Discusses how to arrange and plant a wide variety of flowers and foliage in window boxes, barrels and tubs, pots, urns, and hanging baskets, with tips on making and decorating containers and caring for plants

Perennial Combinations

Stunning Combinations That Make Your Garden Look Fantastic Right From The Start

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Author: C. Colston Burrell

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9780875968063

Category: Gardening

Page: 352

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Offers planting plans and plant descriptions to maximize the effects of color in a perennial garden

Chesapeake Gardening and Landscaping

The Essential Green Guide

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Author: Barbara W. Ellis

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469620987

Category: Gardening

Page: 328

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What if, one step at a time, we could make our gardens and landscapes more eco-friendly? Barbara W. Ellis's colorful, comprehensive guide shows homeowners, gardeners, garden designers, and landscapers how to do just that for the large and beautiful Chesapeake Bay watershed region. This area includes Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Washington, D.C., and part of West Virginia (translating to portions of USDA Zones 6, 7, and 8). Here, mid-Atlantic gardeners, from beginners to advanced, will find the essential tools for taking steps to make their gardens part of the solution through long-term planning and planting. The guide is built from the ground up around six simple but powerful principles that anyone can use: * Reduce lawn * Build plant diversity * Grow native plants * Manage water runoff * Welcome wildlife * Garden wisely Included are detailed instructions for assessing and designing your particular garden or landscape site; choosing and caring for trees, shrubs, vines, ground covers, and flowers; and succeeding with such conditions as shade or poor soil. From rain gardens to woodland gardens, meadow gardens to wildlife gardens, and much more, this indispensable guide features more than 300 color photographs.

Natural Gardening in Small Spaces

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Author: Noël Kingsbury

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9780881925647

Category: Gardening

Page: 176

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With the growing recognition that a wisely and sensitively planted garden has a lot to offer to wildlife and the food web, more and more people are looking for ways to make their gardens environmentally friendly. However, gardeners have tended to assume that to create habitats for wildlife, and evoke wild and natural places, you need a lot of space. In Natural Gardening in Small Spaces, renowned plantsman Noel Kingsbury refutes that presumption, showing how even in a small garden you can create a sustainable ecosystem that looks great --- and, once established, largely looks after itself. He first explains how plant communities work and what this means for the gardener, then proceeds to examine the various types of natural habitat that can offer inspiration to the small-space gardener. If your garden is shady, you can take natural woodland as your model: think of wild flowers carpeting the ground in spring, ferns and mosses growing lushly in the moister spots. In a more open position, you might consider planting a miniature wildflower meadow, or a late-flowering prairie, in place of a conventional lawn. Gardening on thin dry soil in exposed conditions can initially seem a thankless task, but windswept heath, sun-baked scrub, rocky cliffs offer a home to some of the most beautiful and dramatic plants of all. Looking to the wetlands, even the tiniest garden pool can be an ecosystem in miniature. And of all environments the woodland edge, the meeting place of the cool enclosed world of the forest and open, sunlit grasslands, offers perhaps the most useful source of inspiration for the small natural garden. A chapter on the practicalities deals with such issues as how to garden without watering, using mulches to minimize the growth of weeds and the loss of water, and boosting opportunities for wildlife with bird boxes and mammal hibernation sites; while a detailed plant directory lists the best plants for natural gardens, chosen for beauty, ease of growth and adaptability, and use for wildlife. Over 150 glorious photographs of small natural gardens provide visual evidence of Noel Kingsbury’s contention that event the smallest garden can provide a natural haven.

Perennial Garden Design

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Author: Michael King

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 191

View: 7545

A comprehensive guide to perennial gardening explains how to make perennial plants a key part of any garden design, looking at the best perennials for year-round planting and color effects, offering tips on how to use perennials in various styles of gardens, and including an A-Z directory of popular perennial plants with tips on cultivation and care.

Artwalks in New York

Delightful Discoveries of Public Art and Gardens in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island

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Author: Marina Harrison,Lucy D. Rosenfeld

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814773389

Category: Gardening

Page: 263

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Completely updated, the new edition of this acclaimed guide brings us 33 tours of public art, covering the length of the island, from the Cloisters and Harlem in northern Manhattan, to Central Park and the museum mile, to Rockefeller Center and Chelsea, and all the way down to the southern tip at Battery Park City. This indispensable guide also covers the outer boroughs, from Snug Harbor, Staten Island to the Socrates Sculpture Park and the Noguchi Museum in Queens, from Wave Hill in the Bronx all the way to the botanical gardens in Brooklyn. The perfect guidebook for residents and tourists alike, Harrison and Rosenfeld uncover nooks and crannies off the beaten track alongside favored treasures, reminding us all why New York City is the art capital of the world. Artwalks in New York contains: Completely revised and updated entries, including seven new walks, reflecting the ever-changing city Includes over 25 walking tour maps, directions, and suggested visitation hours Listings of museums, art and auction galleries, art-filled public spaces, hotel lobbies, gardens, restaurants, subway stations, public sculpture and murals, and more Hundreds of interesting facts, anecdotes, and tidbits about New York City art from two expert guides

A Gardener's Encyclopedia of Wildflowers

An Organic Guide to Choosing and Growing Over 150 Beautiful Wildflowers

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Author: C. Colston Burrell

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 7170

Presents physical characteristics and propagation requirements of wildflowers, and suggests garden designs

Flower garden designs

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Author: Penelope Hobhouse

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780681463776

Category: Gardening

Page: 431

View: 7578

Presents a catalog of more than 500 flowers and their cultivation in different garden stifes throughout the season.

Mycelium Running

How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World

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Author: Paul Stamets

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 9781607741244

Category: Nature

Page: 356

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Mycelium Running is a manual for the mycological rescue of the planet. That’s right: growing more mushrooms may be the best thing we can do to save the environment, and in this groundbreaking text from mushroom expert Paul Stamets, you’ll find out how. The basic science goes like this: Microscopic cells called “mycelium”--the fruit of which are mushrooms--recycle carbon, nitrogen, and other essential elements as they break down plant and animal debris in the creation of rich new soil. What Stamets has discovered is that we can capitalize on mycelium’s digestive power and target it to decompose toxic wastes and pollutants (mycoremediation), catch and reduce silt from streambeds and pathogens from agricultural watersheds (mycofiltration), control insect populations (mycopesticides), and generally enhance the health of our forests and gardens (mycoforestry and myco-gardening). In this comprehensive guide, you’ll find chapters detailing each of these four exciting branches of what Stamets has coined “mycorestoration,” as well as chapters on the medicinal and nutritional properties of mushrooms, inoculation methods, log and stump culture, and species selection for various environmental purposes. Heavily referenced and beautifully illustrated, this book is destined to be a classic reference for bemushroomed generations to come. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Apprentice to a Garden

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Author: Evelyn J. Hadden

Publisher: LessLawn Press

ISBN: 1419614169

Category: Gardening

Page: 150

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Hadden's stories of how a new gardener transforms her urban lawn into a private wild garden evoke the wonder, the drama, and the compelling nature of gardening.

Ann Lovejoy's Organic Garden Design School

A Guide for Creating Your Own Beautiful, Easy-Care Garden

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Author: Ann Lovejoy

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

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An organic gardener all her life and a garden writer for more than 15 years, Ann Lovejoy began her foray into gardening by growing vegetables and herbs but soon branched out into making ornamental gardens as well. Today, her gardens combine plants of all kinds, edible and beautiful, in carefully arranged communities. Her garden designs and plantings echo the layers found in nature. Ann groups plants with similar needs, according to their roles in their native habitats, and encourages cooperative relationships between people and plants. In these pages, you'll celebrate the beauty of Ann's gardens and discover how to apply her organic design principles to your garden. You'll learn how to create healthy, self-sufficient gardens that are easy to care for, ecologically sound, and enduringly beautiful. Ann's own gardens contain thousands of plants, yet they require only a few hours a week to maintain. She started her garden school to help gardeners learn how to make satisfying, sustainable gardens like hers. Ann shares a lifetime's worth of gardening experience and teaches you how to transform your site, large or small, into a naturalistic garden filled with healthy plants. Along with the fundamental design principles that apply to every garden, you'll discover techniques and ideas for moving beyond the basics. You'll learn how to use space wisely, design interior flow patterns, choose regionally appropriate plants, and create an ambiance and mood in your garden that reflects your personal style. Ann also addresses practical questions that emerge as gardeners move past the beginner stage. The hands-on workbook section contains exercises to guide you through the process of designing a garden to suit your needs, helps you evaluate your site to maximize its potential, and offers valuable advice on creating plant combinations. Ann Lovejoy creates gardens with solid organic principles in mind: Make great soil and your plants will grow well. Create healthy, ecologically sound plant communities, and they will take care of themselves. She is frequently asked how she gardens so successfully. This book is her answer.