Designing and Planting a Woodland Garden

Plants and Combinations that Thrive in the Shade
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
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
Author: Erica Glasener,Walter Reeves
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
ISBN: 1610589548
Category: Gardening
Page: 240
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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.

Plant-Driven Design

Creating Gardens That Honor Plants, Place, and Spirit
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
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.

Perennial Combinations

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

A Gardener's Encyclopedia of Wildflowers

An Organic Guide to Choosing and Growing Over 150 Beautiful Wildflowers
Author: C. Colston Burrell
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 192
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Presents physical characteristics and propagation requirements of wildflowers, and suggests garden designs

Artwalks in New York

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

Mycelium Running

How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World
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


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.

Shade Gardens


Author: Mimi Luebbermann
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781581590166
Category: Gardening in the shade
Page: 170
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Penelope Hobhouse's Natural Planting


Author: Penelope Hobhouse
Publisher: Pavilion Books, Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Gardens
Page: 192
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The 20th century has seen a significant development in an approach to gardening that can be described as natural. This means capturing the essence of nature's intentions, and interpreting that by using plants appropriate to the environment, thus incidentally saving water and eliminating the need for fertilizers and pesticides. All over the world gardeners have found strong reasons for gardening in this new ecological way. In this book Penelope Hobhouse explores the origins of the movement and shows why, both for ecological reasons and for the benefit of plants, gardeners should consider this approach. It demonstrates, using examples of gardens round the world, how natural gardening works and how it can be adopted in one's own garden.

Flower garden designs


Author: Penelope Hobhouse
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780681463776
Category: Gardening
Page: 431
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Presents a catalog of more than 500 flowers and their cultivation in different garden stifes throughout the season.

Vertikale Gärten


Author: Anna Lambertini,Eva Dewes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783421037770
Category: Fassadenbegrünung - Stadtgrün - Bildband
Page: 239
View: 2359

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The Big Book of Garden Design

Simple Steps to Creating Beautiful Gardens
Author: Time-Life Books
Publisher: Time Life Medical
ISBN: 9780737006193
Category: Gardens
Page: 368
View: 699

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A comprehensive guide offers garden diagrams, answers to common questions, a plant selection guide, a troubleshooting guide, zone and frost maps, and an ecyclopedia of flowering plants.

Shade Gardening


Author: Time-Life Books
Publisher: Time Life Education
ISBN: 9780783541075
Category: Gardening
Page: 160
View: 5139

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Explains how to analyze light conditions, chose and maintain plants for shaded areas, and design shade gardens

Low-maintenance Landscaping


Author: Erin Hynes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780875966144
Category: Gardening
Page: 160
View: 2025

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Tells how to plan landscaping that requires little care, recommends useful shrubs, trees, and flowers, and includes tips on vegetable gardening