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.

Cascadia

Author: Ann Lovejoy
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 9781570610998
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America's premier garden writer Ann Lovejoy articulates the possibilities of shaping, planting, and tending a garden in the Pacific Northwest. A gloriously visual book, Gardening in Cascadia introduces Northwest newcomers to the pleasures and practices of gardening in the region, while giving long-time residents the inspiration to broaden their horticultural horizons. From natural planting patterns and colour trends to a discourse on compost and the unexpected joys of gardening in the winter months, this lovely book is full of ideas, information, and perspectives that will put gardeners in a fresh, creative mindset.

Gardening From Scratch

Author: Ann Lovejoy
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780028615899
Size: 25.89 MB
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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
Size: 55.47 MB
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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.

Gardening In The Pacific Northwest

Author: Paul Bonine
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604693339
Size: 64.34 MB
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The climate of the Pacific Northwest presents its gardeners with a unique set of opportunities—ample rain, great soil, and moderate temperatures—and challenges—brief summer heat, wet winters, and ever-present slugs and snails.Growing the Northwest Garden tackles these problems in a fresh and comprehensive way. This practical handbook includes everything a home gardener needs to successfully garden in the region. It explores popular gardening styles like Japanese gardens, herbaceous and mixed borders, tropical gardens, rock gardens, and woodland gardens. Plant profiles for hundreds of ornamental plants highlight the best annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, and bulbs for the region. And a comprehensive review of the region's climates, microclimates, and zones help gardeners with site selection, soil preparation, maintenance, and plant selections.

Cass Turnbull S Guide To Pruning

Author: Cass Turnbull
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 9781570613166
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"The Northwest Pruning Guide provides step-by-step instructions for pruning trees, shrubs, and other plants to help them flourish in any garden or lawn. It profiles the most common types of plants found in Northwest gardens, including evergreen and deciduous shrubs, bamboos and tea roses, camellia, hedge plants, wisteria, and trees. Each entry also covers common gardening mistakes, traditional methods, proper positions, tips on the best times to prune, and more.

Fresh From The Garden Cookbook

Author: Ann Lovejoy
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 1570618054
Size: 56.87 MB
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Featuring the very best recipes from her weekly Seattle-Post Intelligencer column "Fresh from the Garden," Ann Lovejoy's newest book consolidates her passion for gardening and cooking into a year-round celebration of fresh, organic ingredients. Organized by season, her simple, uncluttered recipes emphasize bright flavors, aromatic herbs, and an abundance of fresh produce — from familiar favorites like raspberries and zucchini to more exotic items such as garlic tips and dandelion greens. Recipes include Lavender Lemonade, Grilled Prawns with Pumpkin Seed Salsa, Garlic Turkey with Green Peppercorn Gravy, Cress and Fennel Soup, Ginger-Berry Shortcake, and many more. Lovejoy offers a wealth of advice on selecting and growing specific varieties of produce, and her time-tested organic gardening tips are designed to help readers make the most of their growing year.