The Layered Garden

Author: David L. Culp
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604692367
Size: 28.78 MB
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A book based on the garden at Brandywine Cottage offers inspiration and expert tips on how to create a beautiful, layered garden in every season, describing how to combine heirloom daffodils and hellebores in spring that give way to Asian wildflowers in winter.

Perennial Combinations

Author: C. Colston Burrell
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9780875968063
Size: 67.78 MB
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Offers planting plans and plant descriptions to maximize the effects of color in a perennial garden

The Art Of Gardening

Author: R. William Thomas
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604697210
Size: 47.37 MB
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“Delightful!” —The New York Times Book Review Discover a world of beauty and creativity! Chanticleer has been called the most romantic, imaginative, and exciting public garden in America. It is a place of pleasure and learning, relaxing yet filled with ideas to take home. And now those lessons are available for everyone in this stunning book! You’ll learn techniques specific to different conditions and plant palettes; how to use hardscape materials in a fresh way; and how to achieve the perfect union between plant and site. And Rob Cardillo’s exquisite photographs of exciting combinations will be sure to stimulate your own creativity. Whether you’re already under Chanticleer’s spell or have yet to visit, The Art of Gardening will enable you to bring the special magic that pervades this most artful of gardens into your own home landscape.


Author: Adrian Higgins
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812206975
Size: 69.47 MB
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Chanticleer, a forty-eight-acre garden on Philadelphia's historic Main Line, is many things simultaneously: a lush display of verdant intensity and variety, an irreverent and informal setting for inventive plant combinations, a homage to the native trees and horticultural heritage of the mid-Atlantic, a testament to one man's devotion to his family's estate and legacy, and a good spot for a stroll and picnic amid the blooms. In Chanticleer: A Pleasure Garden, Adrian Higgins and photographer Rob Cardillo chronicle the garden's many charms over the course of two growing cycles. Built on the grounds of the Rosengarten estate in Wayne, Pennsylvania, Chanticleer retains a domestic scale, resulting in an intimate, welcoming atmosphere. The structure of the estate has been thoughtfully incorporated into the garden's overall design, such that small gardens created in the footprint of the old tennis court and on the foundation of one of the family homes share space with more traditional landscapes woven around streams and an orchard. Through conversations and rambles with Chanticleer's team of gardeners and artisans, Higgins follows the garden's development and reinvention as it changes from season to season, rejoicing in the hundred thousand daffodils blooming on the Orchard Lawn in spring and marveling at the Serpentine's late summer crop of cotton, planted as a reminder of Pennsylvania's agrarian past. Cardillo's photographs reveal further nuances in Chanticleer's landscape: a rare and venerable black walnut tree near the entrance, pairs of gaily painted chairs along the paths, a backlit arbor draped in mounds of fragrant wisteria. Chanticleer fuses a strenuous devotion to the beauty and health of its plantings with a constant dedication to the mutability and natural energy of a living space. And within the garden, Higgins notes, there is a thread of perfection entwined with whimsy and continuous renewal.

Designing And Creating A Cottage Garden

Author: Gail Harland
Publisher: Aquamarine
ISBN: 9781903141717
Size: 12.27 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Presents a guide for creating a cottage garden, covering such basic topics as flowers, trees, scrubs, the seasons, and garden design for small spaces, along with a discussion of suitable cottage garden plants.

Pleasures Of The Cottage Garden

Author: Rand B. Lee
Publisher: Friedman/Fairfax Pub
Size: 27.37 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Filled with sumptuous color photographs and exquisite botanical illustrations, here is a rich visual presentation of a well-loved gardening style. But, it is also a practical guide for those who wish to create a cottage garden tailored to their specific climates and horticultural passions.

New Shade Garden

Author: Ken Druse
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613126042
Size: 32.29 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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There is a new generation of gardeners who are planting gardens not only for their visual beauty but also for their ability to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. In The New Shade Garden, Ken Druse provides this generation with a comprehensive guide to creating a shade garden with an emphasis on the adjustments necessary for our changing climate. Druse offers advice for common problems facing today's gardeners, from addressing the deer situation to watering plants without stressing limited resources. Detailing all aspects of the gardening process, the book covers basic topics such as designing your own garden, pruning trees, preparing soil for planting, and the vast array of flowers and greenery that grow best in the shade. Perfect for new and seasoned gardeners alike, this wide-ranging encyclopedic manual provides all the information you need to start or improve upon your own shade garden.

The Book Of Garden Design

Author: John Brookes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Size: 74.31 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Takes the reader step-by-step through the stages of designing a garden, from the initial drawings, to problem-solving techniques for difficult situations, to the best uses of color and texture

The Cottage Garden

Author: Charlie Ryrie
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9781843402169
Size: 64.35 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The best cottage gardens are unfussy, happy to look after themselves as much as possible as long as certain basic principles are followed. This text gives gardeners all the information and inspiration they need to create such a garden.

The Creative Shrub Garden

Author: Andy McIndoe
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604694343
Size: 76.17 MB
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A professional garden designer describes the benefits of planting low-maintenance, hardy shrubs to beautify a home and garden and offers tips for choosing the best types based on climate, soil type and pruning requirements.