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The Thoughtful Gardener

Author : Jinny Blom
Publisher : Quarto Publishing Group USA
Page : 394 pages
File Size : 44,8 Mb
Release : 2017-03-16
Category : Gardening
ISBN : 9781911127543

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“A detailed and richly illustrated account of how one of the UK’s leading practitioners approaches the art of garden design.” —Gardens Illustrated Prolific designer Jinny Blom embraces a wide variety of styles, from large garden spaces to formal walled gardens and contemporary installations. What defines her work is her skill with plants and her ability to create a garden that responds to the history of the site and the wider landscape. The gardens Jinny creates are as different as their owners and their locations. In this book, Jinny shares her insight into the creative process she has developed while designing more than 250 gardens around the world. The Thoughtful Gardener contains modern takes on traditional forms, and is split into six sections: seeing, understanding, structuring, harmonizing, rooting, and liberating. All of Jinny’s gardens share a commitment to beautiful craftsmanship and considered planting. Structure and detail are important, and receive close attention. The styles vary considerably—logical, calm, beautiful, romantic, naturalistic, formal, sometimes spare—but the principles remain firm. Jinny designs for the long term, with consideration for the environment; these gardens are built to last. Reflecting Jinny’s highly individual character, there is plenty of wit and quirkiness alongside the expert knowledge, and it will appeal to the widest audience of garden lovers. Thoughtful and beautiful, yet practical and informative, this book marries artistry with functionality. Praise for The Thoughtful Gardener “The most romantic, creative person in garden design I know.” —Piet Oudolf “Jinny’s genius is to marry a beautiful vision to an extraordinary empathy with the landscape into which that vision will fit, resulting in a pastoral harmony second to none.” —Victoria, Lady Getty “The Thoughtful Gardener, at once a lavishly illustrated coffee-table tome and a friendly hands-on primer, offers a glimpse into some of the most magical gardens in the world.” —Architectural Digest “Landscaper Jinny Blom’s long-awaited book is so beautiful that you will not want to rush it. As the title suggests, there is more to this than lovely photography: the pages of The Thoughtful Gardener will stop you in your tracks and make you think about the potential of gardens, in a way that has never struck you before.” —Gardenista

The Thoughtful Gardener

Author : Jinny Blom
Publisher : Jacqui Small
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 2017-03-16
Category : Gardening
ISBN : 1910254592

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‘The most romantic, creative person in garden design I know.’Piet Oudolf ‘Jinny's genius is to marry a beautiful vision to an extraordinary empathy with the landscape into which that vision will fit, resulting in a pastoral harmony second to none’ – Victoria, Lady Getty Prolific designer Jinny Blom embraces a wide variety of styles, from large garden spaces to formal walled gardensand contemporary installations. What defines her work is her skill with plants and her ability to create a garden that responds to the history of the site and the wider landscape. The gardens Jinny creates are as different as their owners and their locations. In this book, Jinny shares her insight into the creative process she has developed while designing more than 250 gardens around the world. The Thoughtful Gardener contains modern takes on traditional forms, and is split into six sections: seeing, understanding, structuring, harmonising, rooting, and liberating. All of Jinny's gardens share a commitment to beautiful craftsmanship and considered planting. Structure and detail are important, and receive close attention. The styles vary considerably – logical, calm, beautiful, romantic, naturalistic, formal, sometimes spare – but the principles remain firm. Jinny designs for the long term, with consideration for the environment; these gardens are built to last. Reflecting Jinny‘s highly individual character, there is plenty of wit and quirkiness alongside the expert knowledge, and it will appeal to the widest audience of garden lovers. Thoughtful and beautiful, yet practical and informative, this book marries artistry with functionality.

The Humane Gardener

Author : Nancy Lawson
Publisher : Chronicle Books
Page : 226 pages
File Size : 46,5 Mb
Release : 2017-04-18
Category : Gardening
ISBN : 9781616896171

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In this eloquent plea for compassion and respect for all species, journalist and gardener Nancy Lawson describes why and how to welcome wildlife to our backyards. Through engaging anecdotes and inspired advice, profiles of home gardeners throughout the country, and interviews with scientists and horticulturalists, Lawson applies the broader lessons of ecology to our own outdoor spaces. Detailed chapters address planting for wildlife by choosing native species; providing habitats that shelter baby animals, as well as birds, bees, and butterflies; creating safe zones in the garden; cohabiting with creatures often regarded as pests; letting nature be your garden designer; and encouraging natural processes and evolution in the garden. The Humane Gardener fills a unique niche in describing simple principles for both attracting wildlife and peacefully resolving conflicts with all the creatures that share our world.

Thoughtful Gardening

Author : Robin Lane Fox
Publisher : Basic Books (AZ)
Page : 386 pages
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Release : 2010-11-09
Category : Gardening
ISBN : 9780465021963

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With wit and wisdom, an Oxford historian and Financial Times gardening columnist recounts his deep passion and appreciation for gardening.

The Education of a Gardener

Author : Russell Page
Publisher : Random House
Page : 450 pages
File Size : 43,5 Mb
Release : 2010-09-30
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781407092041

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A fabulous book about designing gardens great and small, packed with wisdom on the abiding principles of gorgeous garden design. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ALAN TITCHMARSH Russell Page was one of the most legendary gardeners and landscapers of the last century. He designed gardens great and small for clients around the world. A rare combination of born plantsman and garden architect, he was a master of colour, form and structure. Page also understood that most tricky dimension of garden design: the passage of time. From Longleat to the Frick Collection, his gardens can be enjoyed to this day. Packed with wisdom and beautiful writing, this book offers a unique perspective on great garden design and is essential reading for every gardener. 'One of the most thoughtful and civilized gardening books ever written, by a master designer' Daily Telegraph

A New Garden Ethic

Author : Benjamin Vogt
Publisher : New Society Publishers
Page : 217 pages
File Size : 50,6 Mb
Release : 2017-09-01
Category : Gardening
ISBN : 9781771422451

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In a time of climate change and mass extinction, how we garden matters more than ever: “An outstanding and deeply passionate book.” —Marc Bekoff, author of The Emotional Lives of Animals Plenty of books tell home gardeners and professional landscape designers how to garden sustainably, what plants to use, and what resources to explore. Yet few examine why our urban wildlife gardens matter so much—not just for ourselves, but for the larger human and animal communities. Our landscapes push aside wildlife and in turn diminish our genetically programmed love for wildness. How can we get ourselves back into balance through gardens, to speak life's language and learn from other species? Benjamin Vogt addresses why we need a new garden ethic, and why we urgently need wildness in our daily lives—lives sequestered in buildings surrounded by monocultures of lawn and concrete that significantly harm our physical and mental health. He examines the psychological issues around climate change and mass extinction as a way to understand how we are short-circuiting our response to global crises, especially by not growing native plants in our gardens. Simply put, environmentalism is not political; it's social justice for all species marginalized today and for those facing extinction tomorrow. By thinking deeply and honestly about our built landscapes, we can create a compassionate activism that connects us more profoundly to nature and to one another.

Thoughtful Gardening

Author : Ed Ikin
Publisher : National Trust
Page : 281 pages
File Size : 55,7 Mb
Release : 2014-05-27
Category : Gardening
ISBN : 9781909881273

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An essential book for all gardeners who want to give a bit more thought into the way they garden Advice on gardening in harmony with nature From gardening during drought conditions to the best friendly fungi Plus how to make the perfect compost A thoughtful and practical book on how to garden in harmony with nature. A leading National Trust gardener reveals the techniques that work at in grand gardens are just as applicable for all gardeners, whether you have a small yard, a veg patch or several acres. His advice covers: How to make a plant healthy from organic spraying with milk, introducing friendly fungi to good nutrition for your plants. Making perfect compost, including hot composting techniques, the ultimate leaf mould, bracken compost and potash, and composting food waste. Surviving droughts and downpours with low-watering regimes, increasing drought resistance in plants, choosing the right plant for your conditions, and keeping plants healthy in water-logged soil. Making your glasshouse green with water-collection systems, using beneficial insects to control pests, alternatives to pesticides and fungicides, sterilising without bleach, peat-free composts and alternatives to plastic. Gardening by the moon with simple and scientific experiments in biodynamic gardening.

The Little Gardener

Author : Julie Cerny
Publisher : Chronicle Books
Page : 224 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2020-03-10
Category : Gardening
ISBN : 9781616899257

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The Little Gardener is an engaging illustrated guide for parents, grandparents, caregivers, and educators who want to help children explore the natural world through gardening. Part how–to, part teaching tool, and part inspiration, The Little Gardener is a thoughtful combination of detailed instructions, tips, anecdotes, and seasonal activities designed to connect gardeners to natural systems. With fun projects, useful charts, and creative journal prompts, The Little Gardener shows gardeners of all ages how to envision and build their garden together by making the process an adventure to be treasured, with much to learn along the way.

Gardening for a Lifetime

Author : Sydney Eddison
Publisher : Timber Press
Page : 205 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 2013-10-31
Category : Gardening
ISBN : 9781604692525

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From the winner of the National Garden Club's Award of Excellence Although the garden may beckon as strongly as ever, the tasks involved—pulling weeds, pushing wheelbarrows, digging holes, moving heavy pots—become increasingly difficult, or even impossible, with advancing age. But the idea of giving it up is unthinkable for most gardeners. So what’s the alternative? In Gardening for a Lifetime, Sydney Eddison draws on her own forty years of gardening to provide a practical and encouraging roadmap for scaling back while keeping up with the gardening activities that each gardener loves most. Like replacing demanding plants like delphiniums with sturdy, relatively carefree perennials like sedums, rudbeckias, and daylilies. Or taking the leap and hiring help—another pair of hands, even for a few hours a week, goes a long way toward getting a big job done. This new edition features an additional chapter describing how Sydney’s struggles with hip and back problems forced her to walk the walk. As a friend of hers says, “Last summer you wrote the book. Now, I’m happy to see that you’ve read it.” Gentle, personable, and practical, Gardening for a Lifetime will be welcomed by all gardeners looking to transform gardening from a list of daunting chores into the gratifying, joyful activity it was meant to be.

Planting

Author : Piet Oudolf,Noel Kingsbury
Publisher : Timber Press
Page : 280 pages
File Size : 49,5 Mb
Release : 2016-02-16
Category : Gardening
ISBN : 9781604697315

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“Indispensable.” —The New York Times Book Review Piet Oudolf’s gardens—unique combinations of long-lived perennials and woody plants that are rich in texture and sophisticated in color—are breathtaking and have deep emotional resonance. With Planting, designers and home gardeners can recreate these plant-rich, beautiful gardens that support biodiversity and nourish the human spirit. An intimate knowledge of plants is essential to the success of modern landscape design, and Planting shares Oudolf’s considerable understanding of plant ecology, explaining how plants behave in different situations, what goes on underground, and which species make good neighbors. Extensive plant charts and planting plans will help you choose plants for their structure, color, and texture. A detailed directory shares details like each plant’s life expectancy, the persistence of its seedheads, and its propensity to self-seed.

Art and the Gardener

Author : Gordon Hayward
Publisher : Gibbs Smith
Page : 177 pages
File Size : 43,5 Mb
Release : 2009
Category : Gardening
ISBN : 9781423602453

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In Art and the Gardener, Gordon Hayward's tenth book on garden design, he makes a radical departure from his earlier approaches in order to explore elements of visual language across two artistic disciplines-fine painting and garden design-in hopes that the remarkable crosscurrents will help reveal how to design or simply appreciate your garden with greater acuity.

The Less Is More Garden

Author : Susan Morrison
Publisher : Timber Press
Page : 225 pages
File Size : 44,8 Mb
Release : 2018-02-07
Category : Gardening
ISBN : 9781604698398

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“Big ideas for your small garden.” —Garden Design When it comes to gardens, bigger isn’t always better, and The Less Is More Garden shows you how to take advantage of every square foot of space. Designer Susan Morrison offers savvy tips to match your landscape to your lifestyle, draws on years of experience to recommend smart plants with seasonal interest, and suggests hardscape materials to personalize your space. Inspiring photographs highlight a variety of inspiring small-space designs from around the country. With The Less Is More Garden, you’ll see how limited space can mean unlimited opportunities for gorgeous garden design.

The Gardener

Author : S. A. Bodeen
Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
Page : 240 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 2010-05-25
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 142994773X

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Mason has never known his father, but longs to. All he has of him is a DVD of a man whose face is never seen, reading a children's book. One day, on a whim, he plays the DVD for a group of comatose teens at the nursing home where his mother works. One of them, a beautiful girl, responds. Mason learns she is part of a horrible experiment intended to render teenagers into autotrophs—genetically engineered, self-sustaining life-forms who don't need food or water to survive. And before he knows it, Mason is on the run with the girl, and wanted, dead or alive, by the mysterious mastermind of this gruesome plan, who is simply called the Gardener. Will Mason be forced to destroy the thing he's longed for most? The Gardener is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

The Night Gardener

Author : George P. Pelecanos
Publisher : Little, Brown
Page : 384 pages
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Release : 2006-08-08
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0759567875

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Gus Ramone is "good police," a former Internal Affairs investigator now working homicide for the city's Violent Crime branch. His new case involves the death of a local teenager named Asa whose body has been found in a local community garden.The murder unearths intense memories of a case Ramone worked as a patrol cop twenty years earlier, when he and his partner, Dan "Doc" Holiday, assisted a legendary detective named T. C. Cook. The series of murders, all involving local teenage victims, was never solved. In the years since, Holiday has left the force under a cloud of morals charges, and now finds work as a bodyguard and driver. Cook has retired, but he has never stopped agonizing about the "Night Gardener" killings.The new case draws the three men together on a grim mission to finish the work that has haunted them for years. All the love, regret, and anger that once burned between them comes rushing back, and old ghosts walk once more as the men try to lay to rest the monster who has stalked their dreams. Bigger and even more unstoppable than his previous thrillers, George Pelecanos achieves in THE NIGHT GARDENER what his brilliant career has been building toward: a novel that is a perfect union of suspense, character, and unstoppable fate.

Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening

Author : Carol Wall
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 2014-03-04
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780698150980

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"In this profoundly moving memoir, Owita teaches Wall how to find grace amid heartbreak and to accept that beauty exists because it is fleeting—as in her garden, as in life." —People, 4 stars "A perfect spring awakening." —Good Housekeeping A true story of a unique friendship between two people who had nothing—and ultimately everything—in common. Carol Wall, a white woman living in a lily-white neighborhood in Middle America, was at a crossroads in her life. Her children were grown; she had successfully overcome illness; her beloved parents were getting older. One day she notices a dark-skinned African man tending her neighbor’s yard. His name is Giles Owita. He bags groceries at the supermarket. He comes from Kenya. And he’s very good at gardening. Before long Giles is transforming not only Carol’s yard, but her life. Though they are seemingly quite different, a caring bond grows between them. But they both hold long-buried secrets that, when revealed, will cement their friendship forever.