- Gebundene Ausgabe: 144 Seiten
- Verlag: Timber Press (OR) (17. November 2000)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0881924938
- ISBN-13: 978-0881924930
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 27 x 1,7 x 22,9 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 194.285 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Dream Plants for the Natural Garden (Gardener's Guide Series) (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 17. November 2000
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Gardeners are moving away from tidy borders and neat velvet lawns to more expressive areas of plants grown within a natural movement of design. Who better to explain how to do this than the Dutch international garden designers, Henk Gerritsen and Piet Oudolf. Dream Plants for the Natural Garden suggests 1,200 plant species which they consider practical for the average garden. Each is give its Latin and common name with a brief description and notes of favourable conditions and flowering period.
The book covers perennials, bulbs, grasses, ferns and small shrubs, all of which the authors believe will continue growing, flowering and seeding for many years There are three main sections covering tough (perennials, grasses, ferns, bulbs and shrubs), playful (self-seeding perennials, biennials and annuals) and troublesome plants (invasive, capricious and demanding), explaining how to deal with them. Piet Oudolf has nurseries near Arnheim where he is practised in choosing plants that are easy to maintain and mainly disease resistant. Both he and Henk Gerritsen took many of the photographs that illustrate the text.
Dream Plants for the Natural Garden is an ideal reference book. Use some of the ideas to enliven your own garden or create an imaginative new one. --Judy Wyles -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.
* 'A Bible for those interested in turning their garden into a naturalistic haven.' English Garden -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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The brief introduction and preface set the stage for a potpourri of plants from “tough perennials” to “playful” to Troublesome.” There comes a list of 1200 plants that these two world famous garden designers have selected as useful, reliable, sturdy, and mostly low maintenance in the many gardens they have designed. The few words are a good read. The 250 plus pictures of flowers are marvelously beautiful and details. The descriptions give zone, sun/shade preference, height and width, comments and some useful growing hints. The index appears complete. With the organization of this book, you can start with your problem area find plants to fit in most cases. They do not cover wetlands, or trees or large shrubs.
Recognizing that this book is intended for world wide audiences, the selections are at times a little strange, but their choices are well explained. Many of the plants are simple basic common. Many of the plants are unusual. In many cases the exact cultivar the authors used is listed with alternatives. Many of the plants we can only dream of as they are not in our zone or range. But the selections for even Zone 3 are plentiful and well done.
Is this the end all book on plant selection? No! However, this is a very useful, beautiful reference book with which to research plants you find in you local nurseries and stores and with to dream of gardens far away.. A local guide is still very necessary, whether a guide book, or a local plant expert.
A good book to have in any gardener's library.
I hope this book will help prepare me for my own garden.