Now in paperback, this classic book invites gardeners into some of America's most fascinating private gardens.
Author: Kenneth Druse
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
Now in paperback, this classic book invites gardeners into some of America's most fascinating private gardens. Through over 400 color photographs of 28 gardens across the country, Ken Druse shows how gardeners can "collect" plants for their pleasure, without sacrificing their devotion to the natural garden or abandoning good design. Listings of plant sources, societies, and organizations have been updated for this edition. The Collector's Garden is the recipient of the Garden Writers Association Quill & Trowel Award for Best Photography (Book), and The American Horticultural Society's Annual Book Award.
PART IV 102 Northern Thailand 112 GARDENS FOR ESCAPE 124 A
NORTHERN RESORT 128 A GARDEN OF HELICONIAS 138 A RUSTIC
RETREAT 142 A COLLECTOR'S GARDEN 148 TWO NORTHERN HOLIDAY
GARDENS 154 A ...
Author: William Warren
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
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.
The Garden as an Art. Albany: State University of New York Press. Molhuysen,
P.C. ... The Garden of Eden, the Botanic Garden and the Re-Creation of Paradise
. New Haven and ... a Dutch lady in a circle of botanical collectors. Garden
Author: Hubertus Fischer
This volume focuses on the outstanding contributions made by botany and the mathematical sciences to the genesis and development of early modern garden art and garden culture. The many facets of the mathematical sciences and botany point to the increasingly “scientific” approach that was being adopted in and applied to garden art and garden culture in the early modern period. This development was deeply embedded in the philosophical, religious, political, cultural and social contexts, running parallel to the beginning of processes of scientization so characteristic for modern European history. This volume strikingly shows how these various developments are intertwined in gardens for various purposes.
Well Tended Perennial Garden: Planting and Pruning Techniques. Timber Press
(2006) Druse, Ken. The Collector's Garden: Designing with Extraordinary Plants.
Clarkson Potter (1996) Fillipi, Oliver. The Dry Gardening Handbook: Plants and ...
Author: John Cretti
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
Rocky Mountain Gardener’s Handbook includes 300 plant profiles organized under ten plant categories, from annuals to vines. Each plant profile page includes three recommended plants, with full-color images, helpful icons for sun and shade requirements, and planting and growing information. Twelve months of around-the-garden maintenance information for each plant category assists the gardener with what to do to maintain a Rocky Mountain garden. Includes helpful charts, illustrations, and full-color plant images.
(opposite) This collector's garden holds hundreds of thousands of rare ferns from
around the world. The distraction of full-color greens and browns, even if sublime,
numbs us to the garden's nuances—in this case, revealed in black and white, ...
Author: Kelly Norris
Publisher: Timber Press
“A love letter to plants…that oozes enthusiasm.” —The English Garden Why settle for lackluster gardens filled with dull, ho-hum plants? In this spirited, provocative book, plant guru Kelly Norris calls for a garden revolution: out with the boring plants and in with the exciting newcomers that will make your jaw drop and your pulse quicken! A passionate horticulturist and lifelong gardener, Kelly is the ideal guide to the botanical riches available to today’s gardeners. In chapters on environment, structure, seasonal standouts, and plant combinations he shines a spotlight on the A-list plants in every category—plants that will thrive, not merely survive. Along the way, he shows you how to forge a personal style in harmony with your garden’s setting and local environment. As Kelly puts it, “A garden is the best way to savor life on earth.” Let Plants with Style guide you to the plants that will provide a richer, more fulfilling connection between you and your own patch of soil.
Collector's. Garden. Leftover clouds of foggy moisture shrink as I drive winding
streets past the luxury homes of La Jolla. Occasionally I peek between homes as
I drive this maze of narrow roads to glimpse 'the jewel' that is the namesake of the
Author: Steve Harbour
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Nature's strangest plants. Herb-harvesting trespassers. Rattlesnakes curled in planter beds. Stoners fumbling with hydroponic systems. Semi-tame backyard buzzards. And the fire of the century. This is not a typical garden book. Plantsman: Notes from a California Garden Designer follows avid plant collector and landscaper Steve Harbour through a year of gardening exploits, beginning in early January when he gardens in shorts and a tee-shirt and ending in December as he empties his torched greenhouse after a tragic wildfire. In between, Harbour: Designs entire gardens without a preconceived plan. Discovers metal bands cutting into one of California's rarest plants. Frightens mountain lions. Discovers an endangered plant species sprouting in his garden. Tours a hippie garden. Deliberates the fate of a beautiful garden after its creator dies. Digs moats to drown gophers. Creates an eclectic landscape bordering a wilderness area. Advises a lost family in the mountains. They don't follow his advice. Ruminates on the Secret Life of Plants. Avoids police barricades to learn the fate of his fire-ravaged home. Struggles to outwit homeowners' associations. Watches a hawk swoop out of the sky to devour a favorite blue jay. And basks in the perfect days of each season. Through it all, Harbour discusses Mediterranean gardens, desert landscape design, native plants, garden exhibits, good plants, problem plants, roses, shopping nurseries for bargains, gaining inspiration from nature, gardening in each season, creating wildlife habitats, choosing landscape professionals, and landscaping in fire country. Plantsman reads like a good travel narrative while offering pages of expert gardening advice. The adventure begins just outside the back door.
As with any type of gardening , your landscape should reflect your own
preferences for color , style , and plants . If you have a ... If you're a plant lover
who can't resist the hodgepodge of a collector's garden , that's fine too . No matter
how many ...
Author: Lynn M. Steiner
Landscaping with Native Plants of Michigan is designed for beginning and experienced gardeners who want to learn more about Michigan’s unique native-plant communities and how to successfully incorporate them into their home landscapes. It combines the practicality of a field guide with all the basic information homeowners need to create an effective landscape design. The plant profiles section includes comprehensive descriptions of more than 600 native plant species, subspecies, and varieties of flowers, trees, shrubs, vines, evergreens, grasses, and ferns that have grown in Michigan since the time before European settlement. Information on planting, maintenance, and landscape uses for each plant is also included. Readers will also gain many creative ideas from the section featuring Michigan gardeners who have successfully incorporated native plants into their home landscapes.
Mauro Ambrosoli, DUMBARTON OAKS COLLOQUIUM ON THE HISTORY
Former Director of Garden and Landscape ... Georgina Masson , “ Italian Flower Collectors ' Gardens in the Seventeenth Century Italy , ” The Italian Garden (
1972 ) ...
Author: Mauro Ambrosoli
Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks
This book highlights religious, artistic, political, and economic consequences of horticultural pursuits, exploring the roles of peasants, botanists, horticulturists, nurserymen, and gentlemen collectors in these developments, and offering a reflection on horticulture's future in the context of environmental devastation and ecological uncertainty.
Introduction n this book I describe my attempt at the impossible to reconcile the collector's instinct with the desire to make a garden that is pleasant to be in , even
if you don't know the name of a single plant . This is a challenging task because ...
Author: Helen Dillon
Publisher: Hungry Minds Incorporated
Discusses habitat and color, profiles specific plants, and provides advice on pruning, weeding, and related matters, based on the author's Dublin townhouse garden