Synopses & Reviews
Why should the joys of puttering in the garden be relegated to spring and summer when autumn has so much to offer? Enjoyable temperatures and more dependable rainfall in much of the country extend the growing season and allow the gardener to spend more time enjoying the garden and less time watering. Those final splendid months before winter's chill offer hospitable conditions for an impressive array of flowers, foliage, berries, and seedheads.
Nancy J. Ondra and Stephanie Cohen, two top garden writers and teachers, team up to show readers how to achieve three-season garden color. Join them on a detailed tour through dozens of plants that bring life and color to late-season gardens. Ondra and Cohen identify all the key fall-specific players and explain how to combine them with multiseason workhorse plants to create gardens that move gracefully from spring through the riotous days of summer and into autumn's golden weeks.
Ten complete garden plans put everything together for autumn-loving gardeners. Particularly stunning in the fall but designed to deliver multiseason appeal, they cover a range of growing conditions and color themes. The authors wrap up the season (and the book) with a garden care calendar featuring tips and techniques on how to plant, prune, and maintain gardens all season long so they remain glorious throughout the fall, as well as dozens of suggestions for how to prepare gardens for winter.
"Nancy J. Ondra and Stephanie Cohen have found an easy, breezy way to convey fun, fresh ideas."
"It's an indispensable book for anyone who wants to extend the garden's interest until spring comes around again."
"There's nothing like having splendid shades right outside your window, on your own property. But deciding which fall trees, shrubs and vines to plant can be a daunting decision, and that's where Fallscaping can help."
"...detailed how-tos on everything from saving seeds, to deadheading, to extending bloom time."
"Fallscaping will inspire gardeners to make the most of New England's most glorious season."
"Leave it to Nancy Ondra to give us another beautiful book, this time about the glorious fall garden. [H]er 240 pages are bound to make you reconsider your plant palette to include some of the rich reds, burgundies and golds we are seasonally missing."
Orange County Register
"Fallscaping: Extending Your Garden Season Into Fall" by Nancy J. Ondra and Stephanie Cohen offers lots of ideas on how to push the summer gardening season well into fall."
The Journal News
Bring late-season appeal to your yard with vines, shrubs, trees, and flowers that retain their good looks through the sweet, golden days of autumn. Nancy J. Ondra and Stephanie Cohen identify all the key fall-specific players and explain how to combine them with multiseason workhorse plants to create gardens that move gracefully from spring through the riotous days of summer and into the last hurrah of autumn.
Beautiful blooms, rich foliage, and dramatic seed heads all have their roles to play in long-lasting fallscapes. Ondra and Cohen discuss dozens of their favorites in each cateogry and offer extensive advice on how best to integrate them into landscapes that give as much pleasure in October as they do in July. Ten complete garden plans pull everything together. Particularly stunning in the fall but designed to deliver three-season appeal, they cover a range of growing conditions and color themes, and will satisfy even the most intense post-summer gardening urges.
Embrace the jewel-toned fruits, flaming foliage, and woody plants of the fall garden. Landscape designers Nancy J. Ondra and Stephanie Cohen offer practical design ideas, plant advice, and 10 complete garden plans in this autumnal gardening guide. Ondra and Cohen's expertise is complemented by stunning color photographs that illustrate the beauty and variety of this often overlooked gardening season. You'll be inspired to use vines, tree shrubs, and flowers to contribute color, texture, and beauty to your garden well past summer's peak.
Give your garden a showstopping finale. Soak up warm October afternoons outdoors in your glorious fall garden. Practical design ideas, plant advice, and ten complete garden plans from Nancy J. Ondra and Stephanie Cohen will have you puttering in the dirt later than you ever thought possible. Here are the vines, trees, shrubs, and flowers that you'll love to tend through September and even into November--plants that thrive in early autumn's mild temperatures and gentle rainfall, and contribute color, texture, and beauty well past summer's peak.
About the Author
Rob Cardillo has been photographing gardens, plants, and the people who tend them for more than 20 years. A former director of photography at Organic Gardening
Stephanie Cohen has received awards from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and Perennial Plant Association, and in 2000 she was named Garden Commentator of the Year by the American Nursery and Landscape Association. She lives in Collegeville, Pennsylvania.
Nancy J. Ondra is a garden writer and editor who owned and operated a small rare-plant nursery for six years. She is the author or co-author of a dozen gardening books, including Foliage (winner of the 2008 Book Award from the American Horticultural Society), The Perennial Gardener’s Design Primer (winner of a 2006 Silver Award from the Garden Writers Association), The Perennial Care Manual, Fallscaping, and Grasses.