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Dream Plants for the Natural Garden

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Publisher Comments:

Timber Press has previously published two critically acclaimed and bestselling books by Piet Oudolf, the influential Dutch landscape designer: Gardening with Grasses (with Michael King) and Designing with Plants (with Noël Kingsbury). This new collaboration with fellow Dutch plantsman Henk Gerritsen deals with a selection of some 1200 plants most suitable for Oudolf's New Wave naturalism, which emphasizes the importance of plant structures in providing all-season interest. The gardener can prune back plants after flowering to create a perpetual spring — at least until the onset of winter — but the authors prefer to follow nature's example and let plants finish flowering, not only to please the birds and butterflies, but for the beauty that well-chosen plant groupings offer as they reach the end of their life cycle. Many illustrations in this book demonstrate the striking effects of Oudolf's favorite plants in fall and winter.

Book News Annotation:

The impassioned writers, famous for their stunning landscape designs in The Netherlands and beyond, argue for the use of low-maintenance, architecturally strong plants in creating and sustaining natural- looking and easily tended gardens. Some 1,200 such naturalistic plants are described, many accompanied by evocative color photographs.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A selection of some 1200 plants most suitable for Oudolf's New Wave naturalism, which emphasizes the importance of plant structure in providing all-season interest.

Synopsis:

A selection of some 1200 plants most suitable for Oudolf's New Wave naturalism, which emphasizes the importance of plant structure in providing all-season interest.

About the Author

Piet Oudolf is a native of Holland and originally studied to be an architect. Instead of designing buildings he became the founder of New Wave planting, a movement which takes inspiration from nature but employs artistic skill in creating planting schemes. As a plantsman, his aim is to emphasize the form, texture, and natural harmony of plants, and as a skilled plant breeder, he creates new varieties for these and other specific design purposes. His style is the result of the influence of various horticultural traditions such as the combination of Dutch formality and naturalistic planting styles.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780881924930
Author:
Oudolf, Piet
Author:
Gerritsen, Henk
Author:
Oudolf, Piet
Author:
Gerristen, Henk
Publisher:
Timber Press
Location:
Portland, Or.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Flowers - General
Subject:
Plants
Subject:
Plants, ornamental
Subject:
Natural gardens.
Subject:
Plants - General
Subject:
Flowers - Perennials
Edition Description:
Hardback - With dust jacket
Series Volume:
Bd. 3.1
Publication Date:
20001117
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
10.625 x 9 in

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"Synopsis" by , A selection of some 1200 plants most suitable for Oudolf's New Wave naturalism, which emphasizes the importance of plant structure in providing all-season interest.
"Synopsis" by , A selection of some 1200 plants most suitable for Oudolf's New Wave naturalism, which emphasizes the importance of plant structure in providing all-season interest.
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