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The American Woodland Garden: Capturing the Spirit of the Deciduous Forest

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North America's eastern half, roughly from the Midwest to the Atlantic, was once a great deciduous forest. Although centuries of human intervention have cleared much of the land, the timeless forest remains in the spirit of the place. Today, even the shortest period of human neglect allows for the resurgence of the process of forest creation. The greatest gardens — and happiest gardeners — in this area will be those that take into account the nature of the land.

In his unique, and often thought-provoking new book, award-winning author Darke promotes and stunningly illustrates a garden aesthetic based on the strengths and opportunities of the woodland, including play of light, sound, and scent; seasonal drama; and the architectural interest of woody plants.

While written from a compelling and fresh perspective, The American Woodland Garden never strays from the realistic concerns of the everyday gardener. Information on planting, soils, and maintenance provides a firm foundation for horticultural accomplishment. An alphabetical list of woodland plants offers useful advice for every garden, emphasizing native trees, shrubs, vines, ferns, grasses, sedges, and flowering perennials that fit the forest aesthetic. More than 700 of the author's stunning photographs show both the natural palette of plants in the wild and the effects that can be achieved with them in garden settings. Many of the most striking photos in the book were taken at classic gardens that are paragons of an ecological style.

The American Woodland Garden is a clarion call to a new awareness of our relationship to the natural world. This book will take its rightful place among the classic works that have influenced our concept of the American landscape.

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In this volume, lushly illustrated with color photographs, Darke, a landscape designer retired from the Longwood Garden (PA) staff, advocates what may be for some a new aesthetic of gardening: "tending a modest piece of ground that is a part of the larger forest." Though focusing on the Eastern deciduous forest, his philosophical and horticultural observations from longtime study of a native woodland stream habitat should appeal to all ecologically- responsible gardeners. Includes plant sources, the USDA plant hardiness zone map, and a glossary. Approx. 10x11<">.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

In this volume, lushly illustrated with color photographs, Darke, a landscape designer retired from the Longwood Garden (PA) staff, advocates what may be for some a new aesthetic of gardening: "tending a modest piece of ground that is a part of the larger forest." Though focusing on the Eastern deci

Synopsis:

This award-winning book promotes a garden aesthetic based on the strengths and opportunities of the woodland, including play of light, sound, scent, seasonal drama, and the architectural interest of woody plants. Accompanied by an alphabetical list of suitable plants.

Synopsis:

In his unique and often thought-provoking new book, award-winning author Rick Darke promotes and stunningly illustrates a garden aesthetic based on the strengths and opportunities of the woodland, including play of light, sound, and scent; seasonal drama; and the architectural interest of woody plants. An alphabetical listing of woodland plants offers useful advice for every garden, emphasizing native trees, shrubs, vines, ferns, grasses, sedges, and flowering perennials that fit the forest aesthetic. More than 700 stunning photographs, taken by the author, show both the natural palette of plants in the wild and the effects that can be achieved with them in garden settings.

About the Author

Rick Darke is a landscape design consultant and widely published author and photographer focused on regional landscape design. He has received the Scientific Award of the American Horticulture Society, and two of his books, The Color Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses and The American Woodland Garden, have earned book awards. He lives in Landenberg, Pennsylvania.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780881925456
Author:
Darke, Rick
Publisher:
Timber Press (OR)
Location:
Portland, Or.
Subject:
Trees
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Woodland gardening
Subject:
Woodland garden plants.
Subject:
Garden Design
Subject:
Woodland gardening -- United States.
Subject:
Woodland garden plants -- United States.
Subject:
Gardening-Trees Shrubs and Vines
Edition Description:
Hardback - With dust jacket
Series Volume:
107-293
Publication Date:
20020831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
378
Dimensions:
285.75 x 263.652 x 26.924 mm

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"Synopsis" by , In this volume, lushly illustrated with color photographs, Darke, a landscape designer retired from the Longwood Garden (PA) staff, advocates what may be for some a new aesthetic of gardening: "tending a modest piece of ground that is a part of the larger forest." Though focusing on the Eastern deci
"Synopsis" by , This award-winning book promotes a garden aesthetic based on the strengths and opportunities of the woodland, including play of light, sound, scent, seasonal drama, and the architectural interest of woody plants. Accompanied by an alphabetical list of suitable plants.
"Synopsis" by , In his unique and often thought-provoking new book, award-winning author Rick Darke promotes and stunningly illustrates a garden aesthetic based on the strengths and opportunities of the woodland, including play of light, sound, and scent; seasonal drama; and the architectural interest of woody plants. An alphabetical listing of woodland plants offers useful advice for every garden, emphasizing native trees, shrubs, vines, ferns, grasses, sedges, and flowering perennials that fit the forest aesthetic. More than 700 stunning photographs, taken by the author, show both the natural palette of plants in the wild and the effects that can be achieved with them in garden settings.
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