Naturalistic Gardening: Reflecting the Planting Patterns of Nature

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Sasquatch Books, 1998 - Gardening - 159 pages
In her new book, popular garden writer Ann Lovejoy offers a refreshing approach to garden making. This revolutionary way to organize beds, borders, walkways, and edges borrows themes, color palettes, structures, and logic from nature. The naturalistic approach incorporates flowing lines found in the wild, rather than the hard edges derived from geometry. Lavishly illustrated with over 100 color photographs, Naturalistic Gardening articulates a new gardening philosophy as Lovejoy describes plants, design ideas, and techniques.

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Sasquatch. 1998. 159p. photogs. index. LC 98-6130. ISBN 1-57061-120-3. pap. $21.95. Read full review

About the author (1998)

Ann Lovejoy ranks among the country's leading garden experts and has been featured on HGTV, National Public Radio, and national public television. She has written more than 18 gardening books, including "The American Mixed Border, Further Along the Garden Path, Fragrance in Bloom, "and "Gardening from Scratch," and is a regular garden and food columnist for the "Seattle Post-Intelligencer."
Ann Lovejoy's garden school classes are offered throughout the Northwest. Some of her more unusual classes introduce gardeners to beneficial bugs and compost teas, and her workshops on Bulldozer Gardening teach students-often including professionals-how to use heavy machinery efficiently and without harming existing trees. Her classes accommodate both small and large groups and garden clubs and sometimes include continuing education programs for regional Master Gardeners. Garden school travel programs take gardeners as far afield as Europe and Costa Rica, where Ann has developed a gardeners' eco-tour program for EcoTeach, a nonprofit foundation that supports environmental protection projects in Costa Rica.
Ann is the founder and director or the Sequoi Center for the Healing Arts, which offers daily classes in tai chi, yoga, and meditation, and is host of a women's community circle. The Sequoia Center, also the site of Ann's home and garden, is visited by as many as 100 people a day. Her public volunteer gardening project (The Town in Bloom) turns neglected public spaces into thriving gardens entirely maintained by volunteers. This program recently won a national award and is the model for projects being developed in other communities.
Ann lives with her two teenage sons on BainbridgeIsland, a ferry ride away from Seattle, Washington.

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