Dream Plants For The Natural Garden

Paperback | December 1, 2013

byPiet Oudolf, Henk Gerritsen

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In this book, pioneering garden designers Henk Gerritsen and Piet Oudolf describe their special choice of ideal plants, perennials, bulbs, grasses, ferns and small shrubs. An ideal plant is one that is both beautiful and robust, performing reliably with very little input from the gardener. Complete growing information is provided for each plant along with advice on how to use it to best effect. Gerritsen and Oudolf have a genuinely innovative approach to gardening. Rather than striving for big, bold masses of colorful blooms that are vigorously pruned back as soon as they have finished flowering, the authors choose plants chiefly for their form - leaves, flower heads and stems included - which means they retain their natural beauty through all the seasons.

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In this book, pioneering garden designers Henk Gerritsen and Piet Oudolf describe their special choice of ideal plants, perennials, bulbs, grasses, ferns and small shrubs. An ideal plant is one that is both beautiful and robust, performing reliably with very little input from the gardener. Complete growing information is provided f...

Distinguished garden designer Henk Gerritsen was born in Utrecht in the Netherlands. He trained as an artist and made his living as a painter before turning to garden design. He now writes regularly for gardening magazines in Holland, Germany and the US, and has had several books published. His best-known garden design project in the U...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 10.75 × 9 × 0.5 inPublished:December 1, 2013Publisher:Frances LincolnLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0711234620

ISBN - 13:9780711234628

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"for both beginner and experienced gardeners who are looking for a fantastic resource!" - A BOOKISH AFFAIR"Two advocates of the naturalistic planting movement, Dutch garden designers Piet Oudolf and Henk Gerritsen (now deceased) have carefully selected reliable plants for schemes that imitate the beauty and bounty of nature. Having created some of the most imaginative gardens in the world, the authors are recognized authorities in this style." - CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN, Current Books on Gardening and Botany"Lovely photos...to help with identification. Another wonderful reference book..." - GARDEN DESIGN ONLINE