Landscaping With Native Plants of Minnesota
Paperback ISBN: 0760341184
This new and updated edition of Landscaping with Native Plants of Minnesota 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 approximately 150 flowers, trees, shrubs, vines, evergreens, grasses, and ferns that grew in Minnesota before European settlement, as well as complete information on planting, maintenance, and landscape uses for each plant. The book also includes complete information on how to garden successfully in Minnesota’s harsh climate and how to install and maintain an attractive, low-maintenance home landscape suitable for any lifestyle.
The Revolutionary Yardscape
Ideas for Repurposing Local Materials to Create Containers, Pathways, Lighting, and More
Paperback ISBN: 0881929972
Transforming such materials as discarded stove elements, copper pipe, copper sheet, tumbled ceramic dish shards, and used timbers into uniform and attractive building materials, Levesque incorporates the unlikely into creative solutions for the garden and patio. Filled with specific guidelines on how various tools and materials are best used, and where to acquire used materials, the book includes sections on containers, fences, seating, decking, pathways, and outdoor candleholders that give directions on their materials and creation. Filled with photos, this practical guide also includes a glossary and list of resources. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Lifelong Landscape Design
Hardcover ISBN: 1423620720
Lifelong landscape design means thinking about more than your garden. It involves encouraging your community to be a well-rooted environment consisting of friends who share home-grown produce, walk in the neighborhood, recycle, water harvest, compost and are watchful of each other’s well-being. Lifelong landscape designs create environments that connect with nature, encompass a home, and promote healthy living by providing mobility, social interaction, and places to sustain the body and soul. Learn easy steps to design your own lifelong landscape through more than 200 landscape patterns and activities that illustrate components of healthy living. Enhance the quality of your life at any stage with practical advice from this inspirational landscape architect with more than 30 years experience.
Power of Gardens
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 1584797576
Nancy Power is to landscape what Frank Gehry is to architecture, or Bunny Williams to interiors—a master, a visionary, a seasoned professional at the very pinnacle of her craft. The designs Power creates—whether for parklands, playgrounds, or private sanctuaries—reflect the meticulous attention she pays to each place’s particularity and to the desires and living patterns of those who will use and enjoy her gardens. From residential gardens in Beverly Hills and Malibu to street planning for downtown Los Angeles and play zones for the Pasadena Children’s Museum, the selection of Power’s work in this beautiful book reveals her multidimensional aesthetic. Her approach can range from the lavishly leafy to the meditatively restrained, from the comfortably homey to the superlatively (though always quirkily) formal. But no matter what the look, no matter who the client, each of her projects reminds us of the power that gardens have to refresh the body, center the mind, and liberate the spirit.
KCAP Architects and Planners
Paperback ISBN: 3764374926
Unlike other large architectural firms, KCAP specializes in the conception and realization of unusual projects at the shared frontiers of architecture, town planning, and landscape architecture. That interplay is the focus of this book, which illustrates it in striking detail with the help of 35 thematically organized projects.