Designing with Grasses

Author: Neil Lucas

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604692987

Category: Gardening

Page: 276

View: 2920


Designing with Grasses shows gardeners not just what grasses are available, but how to design with grasses in different settings, including meadows, lawns, green roofs, and more. Design ideas are supported by carefully devised maintenance techniques, design checklists that make designing achievable by gardeners of all ability levels, and lists of grasses best for a variety of situations, including low-maintenance, drought-tolerant alternatives to the traditional lawn grasses and grasses suitable for green roofs and erosion control. An encyclopedic A to Z of grasses includes profiles with information on growth and care.

Passionate Gardening

Good Advice for Challenging Climates

Author: Lauren Springer,Lauren Springer Ogden,Rob Proctor

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN: 9781555913489

Category: Gardening

Page: 336

View: 9280


Lauren Springer and Rob Proctor have long been good friends and garden writing colleagues. Here, readers will be entertained, informed, and inspired by the pair's practical wisdom, wit, and tales of perseverance. Garden success depends on the most appropriate plant selections, the best gardening techniques, and maximizing the seasons. Every subject the authors tackle--from early snows to slugs, from bulbs to botanical Latin--urges readers to make the most of the gardens they tend. Passionate Gardener takes the gardener through the seasons in a comprehensive, yet pleasurable and accessible way, as the authors celebrate a diversity of plants for every site and every season. They champion sound, ecologically friendly gardening techniques, from soil and water issues to pest management. They also offer up stories of their horticultural adventures as their personal gardens have evolved, making this lively, information-packed reading with a personal, real touch.--From publisher description.

Design trifft Natur

Die modernen Gärten des Piet Oudolf

Author: Piet Oudolf,Noël Kingsbury

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783800179602

Category: Nature

Page: 280

View: 6369


Garden Favorites

Designing with Herbs, Climbers, Roses, and Grasses

Author: Warren Schultz,Rebecca W. Atwater,Rebecca W. Atwater Briccetti,Rick Darke

Publisher: Metro Books

ISBN: 9781567997781

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

View: 4935


A comprehensive, beautifully illustrated guide to garden design explains how to create a stunning landscape using such classic plants as herbs, roses, climbers, and grasses, in a handbook featuring three hundred full-color photographs, cultivation tips, advice on selecting the right plants, and more.

Bamboos and Grasses

Simple steps to success

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405359072

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

View: 3121


Simple steps to gardening success, from the experts at the RHS Follow RHS show-how and know-how for a garden that looks great all year round (whatever size it is). Inspirational tips and techniques on choosing the right plants, creating grass and bamboo features from meadows to an oriental style, watering, feeding, beating pests and more guarantee success. Get perfect results: whether you’re a green-fingered guru or a gardening novice. For more step-by-step gardening advice, pick up other titles from this series.

Gardening with Grasses

Author: Michael King,Piet Oudolf

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Limited

ISBN: 9780711212022

Category: Landscape gardening

Page: 152

View: 9002


Ornamental grasses are among the most important plants used by garden designers. This book shows how to use them to transform a garden. Grasses lend an architectural quality to a garden; they provide texture, background interest and a year-round range of subtle colours. They are also highly versatile, hardy and reliable. Many are evergreen and some perform better in shade, particularly useful in awkward corners where other plants struggle. The distinctive appearance of grasses makes them invaluable in combinations with flowering annuals or textured perennials. A catalogue of over 150 varieties and cultivars gives details of the best ornamental grasses, sedges and bamboos for a wide range of garden situations.

Dream Plants for the Natural Garden

Author: Henk Gerritsen,Piet Oudolf

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)


Category: Gardening

Page: 144

View: 4237


This new collaboration between Dutch landscapers guides the reader in the selection of over 1,200 plants most suitable for Oudolf's New Wave naturalism, emphasizing the importance of plant structures in providing all-season interest, and more. 262 photos & illustrations.

Ornamental Grasses

The Amber Wave

Author: Carole Ottesen

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies


Category: Ornamental grasses

Page: 230

View: 684


Virtually carefree and characterized by a serendipitous combination of lush summer growth and lovely winter palate, ornamental grasses are quickly becoming the hottest topic in gardening. Here is how to select, plant and care for grasses in all climates. 100 full-color photos.

Designing with perennials

Author: Pamela Harper

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780025481800

Category: Architecture

Page: 326

View: 1817


Covers principles of garden design and plant combinations, discusses color, depth, texture, and height, offers advice on planning beds, borders, foundation plantings, and landscaping

Designing with Plants

Author: Piet Oudolf

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)


Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 6925


A Dutch garden designer and nurseryman presents the concepts behind his distinctive landscapes which emphasize form, texture, light, movement, and elements of surprise as well as color

The Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses

How to Grow and Use Over 250 Beautiful and Versatile Plants

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Gardening

Page: 186

View: 8970


Describes and illustrates different types of ornamental grasses and provides practical advice on selecting and buying plants, using them in the landscape, and maintaining them

Step-by-step ornamental grasses

Author: H. Peter Loewer

Publisher: B. T. Batsford Limited

ISBN: 9780696206597

Category: Gardening

Page: 132

View: 8753


Provides up-to-date information on a range of ornamental grasses, addressing planting and maintenance considerations as well as advice on regional needs, garden plans and planting diagrams, resource listings, and more. Original.

Designing with the Mind in Mind

Simple Guide to Understanding User Interface Design Rules

Author: Jeff Johnson

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 9780080963020

Category: Computers

Page: 200

View: 7285


Early user interface (UI) practitioners were trained in cognitive psychology, from which UI design rules were based. But as the field evolves, designers enter the field from many disciplines. Practitioners today have enough experience in UI design that they have been exposed to design rules, but it is essential that they understand the psychology behind the rules in order to effectively apply them. In Designing with the Mind in Mind, Jeff Johnson, author of the best selling GUI Bloopers, provides designers with just enough background in perceptual and cognitive psychology that UI design guidelines make intuitive sense rather than being just a list of rules to follow. * The first practical, all-in-one source for practitioners on user interface design rules and why, when and how to apply them. * Provides just enough background into the reasoning behind interface design rules that practitioners can make informed decisions in every project. * Gives practitioners the insight they need to make educated design decisions when confronted with tradeoffs, including competing design rules, time constrictions, or limited resources.

Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses

Gardening with California Monocots

Author: Nora Harlow,Kristin Jakob,Roger Raiche

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520238497

Category: Gardening

Page: 274

View: 8494


"It would be hard to imagine a more knowledgeable group of writers, illustrators, and photographers than the dream team assembled to create this book. It is truly a celebration of the beauty of our native flora and encourages us to incorporate elements of it in our gardens to establish a firm sense of place. . .. I've waited twenty-five years for this book! It was worth the wait."--Richard G. Turner, Jr., editor, "Pacific Horticulture " "With clarity and a deep knowing that could only come from firsthand experiences, the authors share their horticultural wisdom and obvious affection for California's garden-worthy monocots. From "Agave "to "Zigadenus, "over 250 species of native grasses, irises, geophytes, and their botanical brethren are described in this long-awaited, beautifully illustrated book."--Carol Bornstein, Director of Horticulture, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Sustainable Agriculture in Print

Current Books

Author: Barry Leonard

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788174957


Page: 126

View: 701


An annotated bibliography of current books on sustainable and alternative agriculture. Entries include title, author, editor, publisher, and annotation. Indexed by author and editor. Includes update of current books for 1998.

Grasses, Pods, Vines, Weeds

Decorating with Texas Naturals

Author: Quentin Steitz

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 1477306625

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 132

View: 7851


Purple three-awn. Tree of heaven. Alamo vine. Narrowleaf cattail. These exotic and fanciful names conjure up visions of lush foliage, colorful grasses, and dense plant life. They are, in fact, names of native and naturalized Texas plants—grasses, pods, vines, and weeds. Lovely and all-too-often overlooked in nature, they become ornamental delights when used imaginatively and decoratively. Grasses, Pods, Vines, Weeds introduces 44 of Texas' most common and important naturals. Quentin Steitz shows how to recognize them and discover their aesthetic wealth. By taking the reader through all of the steps involved in utilizing naturals—from harvest to design—her book becomes an important tool for floral and landscape designers, decorators, horticulturalists, home gardeners, botanists: all those people who enjoy hands-on experience with Texas' vast array of native and naturalized plants. The book presents clear and concise descriptions of many Texas naturals, accompanied by approximately 150 full-color photographs showing each in one or more stages of growth and also in a design. The reader can see the plant as it looks not only in the wild but also in an arrangement. The author offers techniques on how the species can be prepared for display, discussing drying and arranging. And a chapter on cultivation and conservation suggests to outdoor enthusiasts species they can grow for decorative natural materials as well as conserve and appreciate in the wild. Grasses, Pods, Vines,Weeds is enhanced by flora selected, collected, prepared, and dried by the author. These hand-culled materials have been used in designs contributed by some nineteen notable floral designers as well as the author. The text and designs combine to reveal the fresh, creative applications of Texas' decorative naturals and to increase our pleasure in the wonders of natural Texas.