The Ann Lovejoy Handbook Of Northwest Gardening

Author: Ann Lovejoy
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 157061878X
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The organic gardening movement has been long established among vegetable growers. With the mainstreaming of ideas about environmental and ecological preservation, the organic movement has come to ornamental gardening. And one of the primary spokespeople for that movement is Sasquatch’s longtime author Ann Lovejoy. This new book is a complete handbook for ornamental gardening follows the principles and techniques of organic and sustainable gardening. Gardening naturally does mean going without products like Roundup, Weed and Feed, and chemical fertilizers. It also means that gardeners may opt for a selection of native plants that are compatible with local climate and soils. Some of the paradigm shift has to do with getting over the notion that one’s garden needs to be as spotless and tidy as something on a magazine cover. Gardening is all about process, and the methods that Ann Lovejoy explains in this book emphasize good soil preparation, composting, drainage, mulching, and right plant selection. This comprehensive book covers the steps from landscaping and designs to soil preparation to planting beds. She covers all of the elements of the garden: ground covers, lawns, shrubs, bulbs, trees – all with an eye to building a sustainable garden that grows without chemical fertilizers and pest control. You can try to make an Arizona backyard look like a Connecticut estate, but it’s going to take a lot of work, constant maintenance, more water than all the other gardens on your block, and a fat checkbook. There’s a simpler, more gratifying way to garden that is also good for people, pets, and wildlife. This practical book tells gardeners how to achieve that.

Ann Lovejoy S Organic Garden Design School

Author: Ann Lovejoy
Publisher: Rodale Books
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An organic gardener all her life and a garden writer for more than 15 years, Ann Lovejoy began her foray into gardening by growing vegetables and herbs but soon branched out into making ornamental gardens as well. Today, her gardens combine plants of all kinds, edible and beautiful, in carefully arranged communities. Her garden designs and plantings echo the layers found in nature. Ann groups plants with similar needs, according to their roles in their native habitats, and encourages cooperative relationships between people and plants. In these pages, you'll celebrate the beauty of Ann's gardens and discover how to apply her organic design principles to your garden. You'll learn how to create healthy, self-sufficient gardens that are easy to care for, ecologically sound, and enduringly beautiful. Ann's own gardens contain thousands of plants, yet they require only a few hours a week to maintain. She started her garden school to help gardeners learn how to make satisfying, sustainable gardens like hers. Ann shares a lifetime's worth of gardening experience and teaches you how to transform your site, large or small, into a naturalistic garden filled with healthy plants. Along with the fundamental design principles that apply to every garden, you'll discover techniques and ideas for moving beyond the basics. You'll learn how to use space wisely, design interior flow patterns, choose regionally appropriate plants, and create an ambiance and mood in your garden that reflects your personal style. Ann also addresses practical questions that emerge as gardeners move past the beginner stage. The hands-on workbook section contains exercises to guide you through the process of designing a garden to suit your needs, helps you evaluate your site to maximize its potential, and offers valuable advice on creating plant combinations. Ann Lovejoy creates gardens with solid organic principles in mind: Make great soil and your plants will grow well. Create healthy, ecologically sound plant communities, and they will take care of themselves. She is frequently asked how she gardens so successfully. This book is her answer.

The Year In Bloom

Author: Ann Lovejoy
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 9780912365114
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Gardening for all seasons in the Pacific Northwest.

Gardening From Scratch

Author: Ann Lovejoy
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780028615899
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Gardening from Scratch "This book attempts to demystify the garden design process by explaining the principles that inform every stage, from fact-gathering to the variety of practical applications which result in a satisfying garden… In writing Gardening from Scratch, I offer you the practical and philosophical tools with which to make your own garden of personal delight. I hope you have as much fun in the process as I do. Indeed, I find garden-making becomes more joyful every time, as each new garden more closely approximates that inner garden hidden in the garden-maker's heart." —Ann Lovejoy, from the Introduction Should you enhance your new backyard with a simple vegetable garden or a trellised arbor, or both? Ann Lovejoy invites you to ruminate over what your garden will be used for, what your aesthetic tastes are, and how to implement them. Whether you're designing a tiny urban garden, a suburban space, or a rural retreat, Gardening from Scratch can show you how. Illustrated with stunning photographs by renowned garden photographer Allan Mandell, and exquisite illustrations of gardens in development by Jean Emmons. Visit us online at www.mgr.com

Naturalistic Gardening

Author: Ann Lovejoy
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 9781570611209
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Details ways to organize beds, borders, walkways, and edges that borrow themes, colors, and structures from nature

Perennials For The Pacific Northwest

Author: Marty Wingate
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 1570618941
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This is the A-List of flowering plants recommended for Pacific Northwest gardens--updated to include the current crop of available perennials--in a lavishly photographed and definitive guide, which will aide in selecting the best perennials to build a successful garden. These are the plants that can winter over and return with showy brilliance the following year, and in the gentle climate of the northwest, there are so many to choose from. But which is the best white flower to plant next to a pink rhodie in a partial-shade setting? And can a garden have pretty perennials without a lot of watering? Figuring out what works well together is such a puzzle! Perennials for the Pacific Northwest explains all of that, plus how best to take care of your plants. It features full descriptions of 500 plants, each of the fully described plants includes a color photograph; selected plants from the lists are pictured.

The Garden In Bloom

Author: Ann Lovejoy
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 9781570611391
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In her first new collection of essays since The Border in Bloom, Arm Lovejoy offers informed and entertaining ideas about the art, philosophy, work, and pleasure of gardening. The Garden in Bloom is a rerum to what makes Lovejoy the most popular gardening writer in the Pacific Northwest her wonderful words. Her signature style is evident in pikes such as "Delightful Dogwoods for Dark Days" and "Gardening with Bambi and the Bobcat", as Lovejoy addresses current trends in garden design, naturalistic plantings, and, of course, plants and flowers.

Guide To Pruning

Author: Cass Turnbull
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781570617515
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An updated edition of the illustrated guide to pruning is organized around common types of plants, including evergreen and deciduous shrubs, bamboos and tea roses, rhododendrons, camellia wisteria and other vines, and tree species from dogwoods to weeping cherries.

Fresh From The Garden Cookbook

Author: Ann Lovejoy
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 9781570614279
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The author and leader of the organic gardening movement in the American Northwest shares the best recipes from her weekly column in the Seattle-Post Intelligencer--all incorporating fresh produce--as well as copious gardening tips. Original.

Gaia S Garden

Author: Toby Hemenway
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603580298
Size: 60.82 MB
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This extensively revised and expanded edition broadens the reach and depth of the permaculture approach for urban and suburban gardeners. The text's message is that working with nature, not against it, results in more beautiful, abundant, and forgiving gardens.