Dream Plants For The Natural Garden

byPiet Oudolf, Henk Gerritsen

Paperback | December 1, 2013

Dream Plants For The Natural Garden by Piet Oudolf
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Join two of the world’s most influential garden designers, Piet Oudolf and Henk Gerritsen, as they describe their ideal perennials, bulbs, grasses, ferns and small shrubs for your natural garden. This comprehensive compendium classifies these 1200 plants according to their behaviour, strengths and uses.

An ideal plant is one that is both beautiful and robust, performing reliably with very little input from the gardener – and without artificial fertilizers and pesticides. Rather than striving for big, bold masses of colourful blooms that are vigorously pruned back as soon as they have finished flowering, their innovative approach to gardening involves choosing plants chiefly for their form – leaves, flower heads and stems included – which means they retain their natural beauty through all the seasons. Find within:
  • 1200 beautiful and reliable plants used by top garden designers
  • Full descriptions and growing instructions
  • Unique easy-to-follow classification according to growing behaviour and use in the garden
  • Natural gardening, without artificial fertilizers or pesticides
  • More than 250 full-colour photographs
With these plants and expert advice, create a garden that will thrive with the life of the insects and birds it welcomes.
Piet Oudolf, founder of the New Wave planting movement, is an internationally acclaimed landscape designer who has radically redefined what a garden can be by combining ecology, emotion, and design. 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 v...
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Title:Dream Plants For The Natural GardenFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:144 pages, 10.75 X 9.25 X 0.5 inShipping dimensions:144 pages, 10.75 X 9.25 X 0.5 inPublished:December 1, 2013Publisher:Frances Lincoln AdultLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0711234620

ISBN - 13:9780711234628

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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