Planting Design: Gardens in Time and Space
Home gardeners with a keen interest in design, as well as professional landscape designers, will find invaluable advice in this new approach. The book focuses on the general principles behind creating successful and beautiful plant combinations in both time and space — working with perennials in the context of trees, shrubs, and the surrounding landscape. The authors suggest looking across, into, and through the landscape. They ask the reader to consider the rhythms and connections in their designs, through such elements as echoes, linkages, and repetitions. More than just theory, Planting Design includes practical discussion of topics such as soil preparation, plant selection, and garden maintenance. Exceptional photographs show growth of a designed landscape over time, opening the gardener to new ways of seeing and thinking about their landscapes.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
aesthetic annuals areas Aster attractive autumn biennials biodiversity blocks borders bulbs climates clumps colour competition complexity contemporary planting design create cultivars Deschampsia cespitosa develop Digitalis ferruginea dominate Echinacea purpurea ecological effective elements environments Eupatorium purpureum evergreen example fertile filler plants flowering perennials foliage garden and landscape garden design geophytes Geranium grasses and perennials growth habitats herbaceous plants Hermannshof horticultural Hosta hybrids impact interest intermingled landscape design larger lawn less long season long-lived look maintenance meadow moisture Molinia caerulea mulch native plants natural naturalistic nutrients ornamental parks particularly perennial plantings Piet Oudolf plant combinations possible public spaces relatively role Salvia nemorosa Scampston Hall seed seedheads seedlings seen self-sowing shade short-lived perennials shrubs soil species spread strategies stress-tolerant structural plants style tall-herb tend traditional trees Trifolium rubens umbellifers urban variety vegetation Veronicastrum virginicum visual weeds wild wildflowers wildlife winter Wisley woodland woody plants