The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodeversity in the Home Garden

Category: Book
By (author): Darke, Rick
By (author): Tallamy, Douglas W.
Subject:  GARDENING / Garden Design
  GARDENING / General
  GARDENING / Reference
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Timber Press
Published: July 2014
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 392
Size: 10.31in x 8.81in x 1.19in
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$ 61.25
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From The Publisher*

 Many gardeners today want a home landscape that nourishes and fosters wildlife. But they also want beauty, a space for the kids to play, privacy, and maybe even a vegetable patch. Sure, it's a tall order, but The Living Landscape shows how to do it. By combining the insights of two outstanding authors, it offers a model that anyone can follow. Inspired by its examples, you'll learn the strategies for making and maintaining a diverse, layered landscape-one that offers beauty on many levels, provides outdoor rooms and turf areas for children and pets, incorporates fragrance and edible plants, and provides cover, shelter, and sustenance for wildlife. Richly illustrated with superb photographs and informed by both a keen eye for design and an understanding of how healthy ecologies work, The Living Landscape will enable you to create a garden that is full of life and that fulfills both human needs and the needs of wildlife communities.

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"Will give meaningful definition to the idea of biodiversity... the book offers guidance for creating beautiful landscapes that will be durable and ‘support life without sacrificing aesthetics.'"

Review Quote*"Two giants of the natural gardening world, Rick Darke and Doug Tallamy, have collaborated on their best work yet."
Review Quote*"A fascinating and beautiful book on creating gardens for wildlife."
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"A fascinating and beautiful book on creating gardens for wildlife."

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"Will become the most popular book of the decade."

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"The authors walk us through and help us understand the layered landscape, something that so many gardeners don't address, consider, or even know to think about. It's a gem!"

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"Shares insights on beauty and biodiversity, plants and pollinators, and new design strategies for personal gardens both large and small."

Review Quote*"An inspirational book."
Review Quote*"Presents, in clear words and beautiful images-an entire pragmatic philosophy for how to live our lives and build our living environments."