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Publisher Comments:

"Judith Lowry is among the most graceful of the new matchmakers who are arranging marriages between ourselves and the unique landscapes around us. Lowry gently guides us home by teaching us how to learn from the plants that grow wild outside our doorways. If native plant gardening is the way you'd like to spend your courtship of place, this book illuminates better than any I've seen the delights and surprises of such a path."--Freeman House, author of Totem Salmon

"Gardening with a Wild Heart has earned my highest recommendation. Judith Larner Lowry provides an insightful, inspirational, and timely account of the need to understand and foster our ecological heritage through the lens of one's own garden. Ideas and concepts important to the home restoration gardener are presented and discussed in a thought-provoking and enjoyable manner. The author's practical methods and down-to-earth observations are used to both illuminate and clarify many of the themes of this compelling book."--Bart O'Brien, Director of Horticulture, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Claremont, California

"This book is destined to become a classic for the gardener's shelf both for its inspired and enlightened language, and its acute observation and practical information. Judith Lowry introduces us to the plants of her restoration garden, with their names and descriptions of their uniqueness. She gives us a heavenly view of California wildflower fields and describes the special beauty of seeds and the delicate taste of native plants. This is a living book, aware of the dignity of the plants themselves, with a love of place and value of what it is to be 'home'."--Joanne Kyger, author of Just Space

Synopsis:

This lyrical and articulate mix of the practical and the poetic combines personal story, wildland ecology, restoration gardening practices, and native plant horticulture. Judith Lowry's voice and experiences make a rich matrix for essays that include discussions of wildflower gardening, the ecology of native grasses, wildland seed-collecting, principles of natural design, and plant/animal interactions. Though this book is based on California gardens, readers from all parts of the country will be inspired and informed by these examples of gardening to include "the larger garden beyond the fence."

Gardening with a Wild Heart promises to be a classic for lovers of nature writing, gardeners, bioregionalists, and students and professionals in horticulture, landscape design, and ecological restoration.

Synopsis:

This lyrical and articulate mix of the practical and the poetic combines personal story, wildland ecology, restoration gardening practices, and native plant horticulture. Judith Lowry's voice and experiences make a rich matrix for essays that include discussions of wildflower gardening, the ecology of native grasses, wildland seed-collecting, principles of natural design, and plant/animal interactions. Though this book is based on California gardens, readers from all parts of the country will be inspired and informed by these examples of gardening to include "the larger garden beyond the fence."

Gardening with a Wild Heart promises to be a classic for lovers of nature writing, gardeners, bioregionalists, and students and professionals in horticulture, landscape design, and ecological restoration.

About the Author

For the past twenty years Judith Larner Lowry has been the proprietor of Larner Seeds in Marin County, California. Her essays on native plant gardening have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, including American Nature Writing 1996, edited by John A. Murray. She lives with her daughter in northern California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520215177
Subtitle:
Restoring California's Native Landscapes at Home
Author:
Lowry, Judith Larner
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
Regional
Subject:
Landscape gardening
Subject:
Native plant gardening
Subject:
Natave plant gardenang
Subject:
Landscape gardening -- California.
Subject:
Regional - General
Subject:
Plants
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19990101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x .75 in 16 oz

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Product details 280 pages University of California Press - English 9780520215177 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This lyrical and articulate mix of the practical and the poetic combines personal story, wildland ecology, restoration gardening practices, and native plant horticulture. Judith Lowry's voice and experiences make a rich matrix for essays that include discussions of wildflower gardening, the ecology of native grasses, wildland seed-collecting, principles of natural design, and plant/animal interactions. Though this book is based on California gardens, readers from all parts of the country will be inspired and informed by these examples of gardening to include "the larger garden beyond the fence."

Gardening with a Wild Heart promises to be a classic for lovers of nature writing, gardeners, bioregionalists, and students and professionals in horticulture, landscape design, and ecological restoration.

"Synopsis" by ,
This lyrical and articulate mix of the practical and the poetic combines personal story, wildland ecology, restoration gardening practices, and native plant horticulture. Judith Lowry's voice and experiences make a rich matrix for essays that include discussions of wildflower gardening, the ecology of native grasses, wildland seed-collecting, principles of natural design, and plant/animal interactions. Though this book is based on California gardens, readers from all parts of the country will be inspired and informed by these examples of gardening to include "the larger garden beyond the fence."

Gardening with a Wild Heart promises to be a classic for lovers of nature writing, gardeners, bioregionalists, and students and professionals in horticulture, landscape design, and ecological restoration.

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