Gardening with a Wild Heart: Restoring California's Native Landscapes at Home
This lyrical and articulate mix of the practical and the poetic combines personal story, wildland ecology, restoration gardening practices, and native plant horticulture. Judith Lowry's voice and experiences make a rich matrix for essays that include discussions of wildflower gardening, the ecology of native grasses, wildland seed-collecting, principles of natural design, and plant/animal interactions. Though this book is based on California gardens, readers from all parts of the country will be inspired and informed by these examples of gardening to include "the larger garden beyond the fence."
Gardening with a Wild Heart promises to be a classic for lovers of nature writing, gardeners, bioregionalists, and students and professionals in horticulture, landscape design, and ecological restoration.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Paulagraph - LibraryThing
Elegantly written & packed with useful information to help gardeners rethink how & what they plant & nurture. Seed-saving, food cropping with CA native plants, restoration gardening are just some of topics Lowry covers here. Read full review
TIPPING THE BALANCE
Design Thoughts Principles and Guidelines
In the Changeful Garden
Examples of BackYard Restoration Gardens
DOING THE REAL WORK
Wildland Seed Harvest
Seed Propagation and Planting Techniques
RESOURCES FOR THE BACKYARD
Tools and Tricks of the Trade
In My Town