Natural garden style

gardening inspired by nature
Author: Noë̈l Kingsbury,Nicola Browne
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Gardening
Page: 191
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A timely in depth exploration of approaches to garden design that take their inspiration from nature. Features a section on creating and maintaining your own natural style garden.

New Wild Garden


Author: Ian Hodgson
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 9780711237285
Category: Gardening
Page: 176
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New Wild Garden combines new approaches to a more naturalistic design with the practical side of growing wildflowers and shows how to incorporate wildflowers, real meadows and a looser meadow-style planting into gardens and wild spaces. With serious concern into the decline of pollinators and habitats, meadows are currently the focus of enormous creativity. Gardeners, wildlife lovers, professional designers and seed manufacturers are all pushing the envelope of what can be grown, the pictorial effects that can be achieved, and the benefits that this provides for gardeners and wildlife. This book includes 15 step-by-step projects and an essential plant list, as well as offering inspiration to gardeners and an overview of the most influential movement in garden design over recent decades. In this book you can learn: * How to sow or plant meadow to suit your space * Planting plans for every plot size: from a container, small patch, allotment or an acre * How to grow and propagate more than 50 kinds of wildflowers * Understand and emulate the new natural style followed by designers * Meadow recipes for every soil, situation and wildlife habitat.

The Natural Garden


Author: Kenneth Druse
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: N.A
Category: Gardening
Page: 296
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Shows how to design, plant and maintain a natural garden, lists hundreds of plants and their characteristics, and includes photographs of natural gardens throughout the United States

Planting the Natural Garden


Author: Piet Oudolf,Henk Gerritsen
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: 9780881926064
Category: Gardening
Page: 144
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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.

Natural Companions

The Garden Lover’s Guide to Plant Combinations
Author: Ken Druse
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 161312337X
Category: Gardening
Page: 256
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In Natural Companions, acclaimed garden writer Ken Druse presents recipes for perfect plant pairings using diverse species that look great together and bloom at the same time. Organized by theme within seasons, topics include color, fragrance, foliage, grasses, edible flowers and much more, all presented in photographs of gardens that show planted combinations from a wide variety of climates and conditions. Natural Companions also features more than one hundred special botanical images of amazing depth and color created in collaboration with artist Ellen Hoverkamp using modern digital technology. Filled with an incredible amount of horticultural guidance, useful plant recommendations, and gardening lore—all written in Druse’s charming, witty style—this book is a must-have for gardeners and lovers of plants and flowers. Praise for Natural Companions: “Druse and Hoverkamp have made a splendid book that will be useful to careful gardeners and armchair botanists alike.” —American Scientist "Provides seasonal tips on planting flowers that bloom (and look lovely) together. Whether or not you have a patch of dirt, you'll dig the book's stunning, hyper-detailed photography." —Wall Street Journal “An engaging blend of humor (the punning titles are rib-ticklers), garden history, botanical knowledge, and practical advice . . ." —Organic Gardening "Foodies have bread and chocolate. Romantics have Rogers and Astaire. Now, in Natural Companions, garden expert Ken Druse presents the perfect partners of the plant world…" —New York Spaces

The Natural Garden Book

Gardening in Harmony with Nature
Author: Peter Harper,Jeremy Light,Chris Madsen
Publisher: Gaia Books
ISBN: 9781856751735
Category: Organic gardening
Page: 288
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First published in 1994, The Natural Garden Book has become the classic guide to a new style of gardening which integrates the useful, the natural and the spiritual. Packed with inspirational ideas and practical 'hands-on' advice, The Natural Garden Book demonstrates how to transform your garden from a sterile manicured grass desert into a beautiful, productive paradise teeming with wildlife. Written in four parts, the book comprises: - a biological, ecological and historical overview of gardening - how to plan a productive, wildlife friendly and resource efficient garden - garden plans for different habitats and climates - the full range of natural gardening techniques including landscaping, recycling waste and water, weed and pest control, 'no dig' methods, and attracting wildlife. - an Appendix with advice on tools, plants lists, bibliography and list of natural garden products and suppliers.

Garden Style


Author: Penelope Hobhouse
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780711219878
Category: Gardens
Page: 216
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Penelope Hobhouse uses some of the finest gardens in the world to show how to lay out and plant formal, patterned, natural and flower gardens. Her examples range from Italianate Blake House garden at Berkeley, California, with its spectacular curving staircase and rectangular pool, to the Jekyll-inspired planting of white foxgloves in the wild garden at Knightshayes, Devon; from the excitement of the summer flower border at Pontrancart, Dieppe, to the simple greeness of a garden room at La Pietra in Tuscany. But this book is more than a tour of beautiful gardens. Penelope Hobhouse informs, advises and inspires on every aspect of garden design. She explains how to relate a garden to its setting; the importance of establishing a proper structure, whether as an end in itself or as a backdrop for decorative planning; and how to create a successful small garden. These themes are balanced by in-depth portraits of more than 20 gardens, some famous like Great Dixter, Villandry and Giustry, other less known and previously unpublished.

Natural Selection

a year in the garden
Author: Dan Pearson
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 1783351195
Category: Gardening
Page: 448
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"When it sings, a garden will have the power to transport and to lead you to a place that is magical. It is an oasis for creation, available to anyone with a little space and the compunction to get their hands dirty." In Natural Selection, Dan Pearson draws on ten years of his Observer columns to explore the rhythms and pleasures of a year in the garden. Travelling between his city-bound plot in Peckham and twenty acres of rolling hillside in Somerset, he celebrates the beautiful skeletons of the winter garden, the joyous passage into spring, the heady smell of summer's bud break and the flaring of colour in autumn. Pearson's irresistible enthusiasm and wealth of knowledge overflow in a book teeming with tips to inspire your own space, be it a city window box or country field. Bringing you a newfound appreciation of nature, both wild and tamed, reading Natural Selection is a deeply restorative experience.

Natural Landscaping

Gardening with Nature to Create a Backyard Paradise
Author: Sally Roth
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 9780875968858
Category: Gardening
Page: 256
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Now Create a Landscape that's Naturally Beautiful, Naturally Inviting, Naturally Easy to Care for! Natural Landscaping shows you how to create your own woodland gardens, shade gardens, wildflower meadows, prairie gardens, water gardens, songbird gardens, hummingbird gardens, and butterfly gardens! It includes: - 9 detailed, full-color plans to provide plenty of inspiration. - 234 easy-care plant ideas to take the guesswork out of plant-work! - Plenty of projects and techniques that let you build in structure at your own pace! - Plus scores of finishing touches to help you achieve just the look you want! It's packed with real-life examples, garden plans, colorful combinations, at-a-glance plant charts, expert tips, related projects, and custom options, with lavish color photos and illustrations.

Bunny Williams On Garden Style


Author: Bunny Williams
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1683350294
Category: Gardening
Page: 288
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First published in 1998, On Garden Style established Bunny Williams as a reputable expert on gardens. In Bunny Williams on Garden Style, Williams visits impeccably designed gardens around the world, shedding light on the key components that make a garden so appealing and idyllic. For Williams, gardens offer an escape, and she imparts vital information on how to envision your garden and design a space that translates into a lush sanctuary reflecting your taste and style. Once you’ve imagined your garden, Williams offers advice for bringing it to fruition—the garden structure,” furnishing the space, and establishing an aesthetic. The book also includes plant lists, a reading list, and more. Filled with new photography of spectacular gardens, this latest volume is both a wonderful inspiration and a practical guide to gardening from one of the world’s most renowned design experts. Also available from Bunny Williams: An Affair with a House and A House by the Sea.

Cultivating Delight

A Natural History of My Garden
Author: Diane Ackerman
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060505362
Category: Nature
Page: 272
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In the mode of her bestseller A Natural History of the Senses, Diane Ackerman celebrates the sensory pleasures of her garden through the seasons. Whether she is deadheading flowers or glorying in the profusion of roses, offering sugar water to a hummingbird or studying the slug, she welcomes the unexpected drama and extravagance as well as the sanctuary her garden offers. Written in sensuous, lyrical prose, Cultivating Delight is a hymn to nature and to the pleasure we take in it.

The Wild Garden


Author: W. Robinson
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3732674266
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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Reproduction of the original: The Wild Garden by W. Robinson

Cultivating Garden Style

Inspired Ideas and Practical Advice to Unleash Your Garden Personality
Author: Rochelle Greayer
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604694777
Category: Gardening
Page: 323
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Features examples of twenty-three different garden styles, with advice on selecting plants, trees, containers, and garden accessories to make a garden inviting and a reflection of individual taste.

Woodland Style

Ideas and Projects for Bringing Foraged and Found Elements Into Your Home
Author: Marlene Hurley Marshall
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603425527
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 160
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Decorative arts.

Garden Designers at Home

The Private Spaces of the World's Leading Designers
Author: Noel Kingsbury
Publisher: Pavilion Books Limited
ISBN: 9781862058422
Category: Gardening
Page: 224
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We may be familiar with the gardens designers have created for their clients, but what happens in their own backyards? This fascinating book takes a peek at the gardens of some of the world's most influential designers, investigating how they differ from their commissioned work, the design process, and how they reflect their owner's design philosophy. Private gardens are often places for experimentation, either with untried plants, novel construction techniques or innovative ways of handling space. Some designers use their gardens as 'gallery spaces' – perfect representations of the heart and soul of their work. Others may be radically different to a designer's commissioned projects. That private gardens are the site for experimentation, suggests that a peek through the garden gate will be a privileged look into the future. Designers are under less pressure in their own gardens and they are inevitably more personal. The mask is sure to slip a little. We hope to see something of the personality of the designer revealed, and perhaps a sense of what they wish their clients would agree to, but don’t always dare... As well as discussing their influences and design ethos, each designer will provide a garden plan, garden history timeline and key plant list, as well as one great, under-utilised idea. The international list of designers includes Piet Oudolf (Netherlands), Ulf Nordfjell (Sweden), Isabelle Greene (USA), Juan Grimm (Chile), and Tom Stuart-Smith (UK)

The Low-water Flower Gardener


Author: Eric A. Johnson,Ruth Rhode Haskell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780962823619
Category: Gardening
Page: 144
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Written for today's water-conscious gardener, this book provides cutting-edge information on how to grow more than 270 colorful, unthirsty flowering perennials, shrubs, and ornamental grasses adapted to dry-climate regions. Over 125 large color photos provide ideas to create appealing, easy-care gardens and make it easy to select flowering plants best suited to particular regions. The book was especially prepared for gardeners in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah. It provides proper planting dates and recommended plants and growing techniques for each area, and shows how to prepare soils, make compost, and get the most out of water.

Plants in Garden History


Author: Penelope Hobhouse
Publisher: Pavilion
ISBN: 9781862056602
Category: Gardening
Page: 336
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How did exotic, oriental plants find their way into the borders of English gardens? Penelope Hobhouse - plantswoman, garden designer and authority on historic gardens - is uniquely qualified to shed new light on the absorbing history of gardens from ancient Egypt to the twentieth century. This is the definitive book on the history of gardens and gardening which describes the evolution of the Western model and explains the various historical factors which have created the modern idea of gardening as both art form and popular pastime. In her magnificent survey of the rich heritage of Western gardening, Penelope Hobhouse's engrossing text is perfectly complemented by an unsurpassable collection of beautiful illustrations that range from the earliest Egyptian tomb painting to some of today's best garden photography. Great care has been taken in the design of the book, making it both structured and accessible. 'Plants in Garden History' is a classic work that will be referred to for many years to come.

Dream Plants for the Natural Garden


Author: Henk Gerritsen,Piet Oudolf
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 9780711217379
Category: Gardening
Page: 144
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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.

Thai Garden Style


Author: William Warren
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462907237
Category: Gardening
Page: 192
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This Thai gardening book presents the finest luxury gardens of Thailand and is of enormous importance to the field of tropical gardening. Containing over 250 photographs by world-renowned Italian photographer Luca Invernizzi Tettoni and authoritative text by gardening expert William Warren, Thai Garden Style is a unique book. Showcasing many of the finest contemporary Thai gardens in lavish color, it contains a wealth of botanical and other information. Some of the gardens are in private homes, others in top international hotels and resorts, and each is a fantastic portrayal of tropical luxury. Rich in detail and superbly photographed, Thai Garden Style will be of great interest to professional landscape architects and weekend gardening enthusiasts alike, as well as to anyone interested Thailand's extraordinary architecture and cultural heritage.

Garden Flora

The Natural and Cultural History of the Plants In Your Garden
Author: Noel Kingsbury
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604697733
Category: History
Page: 368
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“A beautifully illustrated reference book covers the origins, ecology and history of popular garden plants.” —Shelf Awareness The oldest rose fossil was found in Colorado and dates to 35 million years ago. Marigolds, infamous for their ability to self-seed, are named for an Etruscan god who sprang from a ploughed field. And daffodils—an icon of spring—were introduced to Britain by the Romans more than 2,000 years ago. Every garden plant has an origination story, and Garden Flora, by noted garden designer Noel Kingsbury, shares them in a beautifully compelling way. This lushly illustrated survey of 133 of the most commonly grown plants explains where each plant came from and the journey it took into home gardens. Kingsbury tells intriguing tales of the most important plant hunters, breeders, and gardeners throughout history, and explores the unexpected ways plants have been used. Richly illustrated with an eclectic mix of new and historical photos, botanical art, and vintage seed packets and catalogs, Garden Flora is a must-have reference for every gardener and plant lover.