Versatile Partners for Uncommon Garden Design
Paperback ISBN: 158017423x
From spring green to winter gold, the drama of grasses is nonstop. There are the striking yellow-and-green ostrich plumes of Zebra Grass. The fine-textured leaves of Blue Oat Grass. Flame Grass's dazzling red-orange leaves, Fountain Grass's coppery brushes, the rich brown nuggets of Northern Sea Oats, the feathery purple haze of Switch Grass. Whether on their own or as backdrops for colorful garden flowers, ornamental grasses are admired for their color, form, movement, and texture. They also aid in erosion control, soil stabilization, and water retention, making them great conservation tools for gardeners in all hardiness zones. Although grasses are widely available at garden centers all over North America, few books advise the gardener on how to use them in the garden - and especially how to combine them with perennials and other plants. GRASSES features plans and practical advice for more than 24 unique gardens. It's complete with an identification and growing guide to the plants, and it features more than 150 full-color photographs, illustrations, and landscape plans.
The Private Oasis
The Landscape Architecture and Gardens of Hollander: Built Elements in the Landscape
Hardcover ISBN: 0982439253
In The Private Oasis, two of New York s leading landscape architects, Edmund Hollander and Maryanne Connelly, guide readers through a series of remarkable landscapes and gardens, explaining how to apply their techniques.
Hardcover ISBN: 0262025078
The great photographers of industrial landscapes offer a stunning retrospective of their most compelling work, featuring coal mines, iron ore mines, steel mills, power stations with cooling towers, lime kilns, and grain elevators, among other subjects.
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A Life Spent Changing Places
Hardcover ISBN: 0812242637
The title does not make clear that this is an autobiography. Halprin (1916-2009) completed the manuscript in the last years of his life. It is a charming and vigorous narrative of life and work illustrated with family photos, drawings made during all phases of his life, and photos of projects. Laurie Olin (landscape architecture, U. of Pennsylvania) provides a foreword summarizing highlights of the great landscape architect's career, contributions, and legacy--particularly his strong interest in a process of creation that reaches into the minds of many people. The book's format is horizontal (11x8.5)--elegantly designed in a manner that allows readers to walk through text and photos as if in the company of a highly creative and articulate friend. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Grow More With Less
Sustainable Garden Methods: Less Water - Less Work - Less Money
Paperback ISBN: 1591865514
Horticultural expert Vincent Simeone helps you plan your green garden in this practical, holistic guide. With detailed, strategic timelines for both short-term and long-term gardening techniques, Grow More with Less lets you put your best foot forward in creating an efficient, sustainable home landscape. From composting and mulching to planting trees, author Vincent Simeone covers all the eco-friendly essentials in one straightforward handbook. Simeone makes the what, how, and why of sustainable gardening unmistakably clear: why we should plant for the long-term, how to make the best plant selections possible, how to manage invasive species, how to make the most of your lawn (regardless of its size), the importance of IPM (integrated pest management) in fighting insects and pests, how to conserve water with proper irrigation, installing rain barrels and cisterns, and more. Even when the solution is to do nothing—for instance, leaving some parts of a lawn un-mowed in order to save time and money while attracting local wildlife—Grow More with Less enables you to confidently make the call. With effective, time-proven recommendations like these, field-tested in a large botanical garden and adapted for home use by Vincent Simeone, Grow More with Less is your complete step-by-step personal roadmap for green gardening.