Landscaping For Privacy: Innovative Ways to Turn Your Outdoor Space into a Peaceful Retreat, by Marty Wingate, is packed full of ideas for drowning out the unwanted sounds and sights that often come with living in an urban environment. The author povides many great examples of situations that were improved using his landscaping techniques. Learn how to create proper living buffers, screens, and barriers that will keep the outside world out of sight and out of mind. This full guide to landscaping for privacy offers simple strategies, plant lists, and photographs that will help you achieve your privacy goals with ease. ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-123-8Cover Type: PaperbackPublisher: Timber Press.
Heaven is a Garden: Designing Serene Outdoor Spaces for Inspiration and Reflection, by Jan Johnsen, takes a look at landscape and garden design in order to promote serenity. How do your surroundings affect your state of mind? This book is full of color images that with help you understand the way that your surroundings manipulate your senses. Learn the techniques needed to turn your landscape into a serene haven. ISBN-13: 978-0-9855622-9-8Cover Type: HardbackPage Count: 160 Pages.
Planting In The Dry Shade Garden, by Graham Rice, focuses on more than 130 plants of all types and sizes that can be used to fill in tough spaces in the garden where few plants can thrive. Learn techniques that will help optimize sunlight or increase the moisture retention of the soil. This book gives the reader many plant options to choose from including perennials, annuals, shrubs, vines, and evergreens. If you have a dry, shaded spot in your garden that you just can’t seem to fill, this book will be the answer to your problems. ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-187-0Cover Type: PaperbackPublisher: Timber Press.
Plant-Driven Design: Creating Gardens That Honor Plants, Place, and Spirit, by Scott Ogden & Lauren Springer Ogden, challanges the traditional approach to plant selection and garden design. The author creates a strategy for combining plants that work harmoniously with the garden space and conditions. This book has ideas that will work well in all climates and regions. Restore vitality and life to your garden by designing with plants that resonate with your spirit and emotions. ISBN-13: 978-0-88192-877-8Cover Type: HardcoverPublisher: Timber Press.
From Art To Landscape: Unleashing Creativity in Garden Design, by W. Gary Smith, teaches the reader how to approach garden design from an artistic mentality by drawing from personal inspiration and style. The first portion of the book focuses on techniques that will allow the reader to tap in to these muses and translate ideas into a plan. The second portion of the book focuses on the act of turning that plan into reality. If you are thinking about redesinging your landscape, this book will help you bring your dream garden to life. ISBN-13: 978-1-88192-973-7Cover Type: HardcoverPublisher: Timber Press.
The Art Of Creative Pruning, by Jake Hobson, examines pruning and shaping trees and shrubs, and how it can change a garden from beautiful to spectacular. There is an art and a science to pruning, both are equally important to the craft. This book goes far beyond the traditional topiary shapes by mixing eastern, western, and wholly new styles to create ornamental shrubs like you have never seen. This book blends wonderful images with practical guidance to bring these new ideas to life. There are also functional pruning techniques included that are used to solve issues, increase yield, or retain size parameters. This book will completely change the way you view pruning and topiary. ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-114-6Cover Type: HardcoverPublisher: Timber Press.
Beautiful No-Mow Yards, by Evelyn Hadden. Are you sick of putting so much time and resources into your boring traditional lawn? Do you want a lawn that is unique, catches everyone’s eye, and takes less maintenance? If so, this book is right up your alley. This book will force the reader to rethink the traditional idea of what a lawn should be. Wouldn’t you rather have a drought tolerant prairie, a water collecting rain garden, or at least a low-maintenance living carpet. Traditional lawns demand constant fertilizing, a lot of water, and considerable maintenance, but all that you end up with is a green space that you can’t really enjoy. This book will teach you 50 ideas that could transform your yard into the envy of your neighborhood with more free time to bask in it’s beauty. ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-238-9Cover Type: PaperbackPublisher: Timber Press.
Hellstrip Gardening, by Evelyn J. Hadden, hellstrip is the name given to the space between the street and the sidewalk that is notorious for killing plants. Learn how to reclaim this area in your yard and increase your curb appeal today. This is the first book of it’s kind. Discover plants that can survive this tough area, and designs that wont block pathways. This book is full of colorful images that will inspire and guide you in taming the infamous hellstrip. ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-332-4Cover Type: PaperbackPublisher: Timber Press.
Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change, by Larry Weaner, takes a new approach to the common techniques and theories in gardening by pointing out counter productive practices. Take some of the hassle and time consuming labor out of the gardening process. Learn how to choose plants that work harmoniously with the garden conditions that you have instead of spending most of your time weeding, pruning, and amending soil. This natural approach is not only good for you and your plants, but it will ultimately make your garden more beautiful and vibrant. ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-616-5Cover Type: HardcoverPublisher: Timber Press.
Niwaki: Pruning, Training, And Shaping Trees The Japanese Way, by Jake Hobson. Niwaki is the Japanese word for garden trees. This book focuses on the japanese techniques used to prune trees into living works of art with the hopes that the reader will draw from these influences. These techniques can be used for most any type of tree, and the author addresses many of these trees in individual detail. This easy to follow guide is brought to life with illustation and photographs. ISBN-13: 978-0-88192-835-8Cover Type: HardcoverPublisher: Timber Press.
The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity In the Home Garden, by Rick Darke & Doug Tallamy, examines the idea that a home landscape should be a place that meets all of your needs. Whether that includes privacy, a space to play and relax, growing food, a wildlife habitat, or all of the above, The Living Landscape is the answer for you. These authors explain their techniques for creating a diverse landscape that meets all of your expectations. ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-408-6Cover Type: HardcoverPublisher: Timber Press.
American Home Landscapes, by Denise Wiles Adams and Laura L. S. Burchfield. This book examines the techniques used to restore and maintain historical style gardens surrounding period style homes. If you love the look of your Victorian style home, then why would you change that appeal by surrounding it with a modern landscape style? This book characterizes 6 destinct historical design periods, and matches them with the appropriate lanscape styles. This book goes far beyond just listing plant selections and arrangements for each period. Instead, the author addresses paths, fences, driveways, hedges, chairs, and hardscapes as well. Pick this book up today and take the first step in restoring your house back to its historically accurate glory. ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-040-8Cover Type: HardcoverPublisher: Timber Press.
The New American Landscape, edited by Thomas Christopher. This book reconsiders the way gardeners approach sustainable landscapes by compiling the ideas of many of the most respected voices in horticulture and permaculture. This offers the reader a diverse perspective on the topic by delivering the most up to date information straight from the industry experts. Find out how the average gardener can combat the issues of climate change, increasing drought, loss of habitat, and other problems that face the planet. The reader will learn the best practices for creating a beautiful garden space, while also improving the environment. This book is a must have for the modern gardener, and it will open the readers eyes to just how much change and benefit they can provide. ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-186-3Cover Type: HardcoverPublisher: Timber Press.
The Creative Shrub Garden, by Andy McIndoe. This book examines creative and innovative ways to use shrubs in the garden. The author believes that a garden should not only be beautiful and functional, but it should also reflect personal style and affect mood. There are idaes that will work in any type of garden. This book will provide you with many solid plant combination ideas that are sure to turn heads. ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-434-5Cover Type: HardcoverPublisher: Timber Press.
(Twenty-One leading landscape architects explore the creative process) Susan Cohen’s book involves the creative side of gardening. With the help of twenty-one leading landscape architects, she has created a valuable resource that shows the process of understanding plants and creating a garden that becomes “a work of art”. Susan’s book is very helpful with detailed designs and photographs. Following her lead, seasonal gardeners discover that they have the innate ability to create a beautiful and sustainable garden. But most importantly, Susan has an exceptional way of encouraging gardeners to be more secure in the creative process and, thus, experience success! ISBN-13: 978-3-60469-439-0Cover Type: HardcoverPublisher: Timber Press.