Stokes Bird Gardening Book: The Complete Guide to Creating a Bird-Friendly Habitat in Your Backyard (Stokes Backyard Nature Books)
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!
- 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.
The Muses of Gwinn: Art and Nature in a Garden Designed by Warren H. Manning, Charles A. Platt and Ellen Shipman
Maria Rodale's Organic Gardening (Your Seasonal Companion to Creating a Beautiful and Delicious Organic Garden)
Each season has its own special tips, tools, and techniques, from starting seeds and making compost through pruning and companion planting. There are delicious harvest-fresh recipes for each season, with wonderful ways to get more pleasure from cooking and eating your own organic vegetables, fruits, and herbs. And there are in-depth interviews with gardening experts, revealing their special, hard-won secrets and techniques. There is even a seasonal calender so you can plan your gardening activities.
So pull up a chair and pick up "Maria Rodale's Organic Gardening." You'll discover a bold new world of beautiful and delicious gardening fun!
exceptional book for expert advice from the world's leading garden makers including Beth Chatto, Piet Oudolf, James Van Sweden, and Julie Mois Messervy. In this beautifully illustrated collection, Noel Kingsbury gathers their ideas on the entire design process -- from choosing a garden style through planning its layout to maintaining its look over time. Encouraging a fluid approach to creativity, "Gardens by Design" will assist designers at all levels to understand the mechanics of plant combinations, to seek out cutting-edge and exquisite plants, and to nurture their garden's development, growth, and maintenance over time.
Although upkeep is labor intensive and often requires an arsenal of dangerous chemicals to keep it free of weeds and pests, the appeal of a manicured lawn is almost irresistible. But more people are discovering a very attractive alternative.
Packed with practical tips and beautiful photographs, Front Yard Gardens Explores the history of the lawn and our attachment to it Contains examples of front yard gardens from more than seventy gardens across North America Provides step-by-step instructions to start and grow your own front yard garden
Liz Primeau transformed her lawn in a quiet suburb to a mixed garden with a profusion of flowering plants, shrubs, and cacti. She now enjoys an eye-catching front garden that requires no chemicals and less watering than her lawn.
This book includes overall planning and design, and outlines the steps for removing the grass, enriching the soil, and planting. The book is divided into several types of front yard gardens, including cottage, minimalist, secret, neighborhood, downtown, and natural. She discusses the key elements of each style, gives tips on how to create and maintain the garden, and provides a list of complementary plants.
With more than two hundred beautiful photographs taken expressly for this book by Andrew Leyerle, Front Yard Gardens is a sensual treasure-trove of ideas.