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A New Perspective

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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.

Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2013.
ISBN: 9781604693706
Branch Call Number: 715 OUDOL
Characteristics: 280 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) , maps ; 27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Kingsbury, Noël


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Dec 03, 2013

The photos were inspiring, but I never read more than 20 words in the enter book. I would have preferred more photos with a few words per photos.

May 15, 2013

Very sophisticated landscaping for large to medium public spaces. Lots of ornamental grasses. Almost all plantings are about two feet tall. None of the fussy little pansies I love, but in a good way. A gorgeous book.

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