Title: The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty ...
Publisher: Timber Press
Book Condition: New
The long-awaited follow-up to Doug Tallamy's 'Bringing Nature Home', this book provides homeowners with inspiration and strategies for creating beautiful, wildlife-sustaining landscapes Num Pages: 352 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: WMD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 225 x 257 x 31. Weight in Grams: 1594. . 2014. First Edition. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781604694086
A home garden is often seen as separate from the natural world surrounding it. In truth, it is actually just one part of a larger landscape that is made up of many living layers. And the replacement of the rich layers of native flora with turf grass greatly diminishes a garden?s biological diversity and ecological function.
The Living Landscape seeks to reverse this trend by showing gardeners how to create a landscape that is full of life. Written by Rick Darke and Douglas W. Tallamy, two of the most important voices in sustainability and horticulture, it is the definitive guide to designing a beautiful, biodiverse home garden. The authors first explain the layers of the landscape and what role the plants within them plays in the larger environment, from providing berries for birds, food for bugs, or a place for bees to pollinate. The authors then put this information into context and offer design strategies to implement in a home garden. Helpful charts suggest plants, including natives and nonnatives, for each region.
Douglas W. Tallamy?s award-winning Bringing Nature Home revealed the pressing need for a biodiverse home landscape. In a gorgeously illustrated, inspirational, and practical way, The Living Landscape supports the important message by showing gardeners how to make it happen.
Many gardeners today want a home landscape that nourishes and fosters wildlife. But they also want beauty, a space for the kids to play, privacy, and maybe even a vegetable patch. Sure, it?s a tall order, but The Living Landscape shows how to do it. By combining the insights of two outstanding authors, it offers a model that anyone can follow. Inspired by its examples, you?ll learn the strategies for making and maintaining a diverse, layered landscape?one that offers beauty on many levels, provides outdoor rooms and turf areas for children and pets, incorporates fragrance and edible plants, and provides cover, shelter, and sustenance for wildlife. Richly illustrated with superb photographs and informed by both a keen eye for design and an understanding of how healthy ecologies work, The Living Landscape will enable you to create a garden that is full of life and that fulfills both human needs and the needs of wildlife communities.
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