Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change

Category: Book
By (author): Christopher, Thomas
By (author): Weaner, Larry
Subject:  ARCHITECTURE / Landscape
  GARDENING / Garden Design
  GARDENING / General
  NATURE / Ecology
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Timber Press
Published: May 2016
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 10.00in x 8.50in
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From The Publisher* "This beautiful book shows us that guiding natural processes rather than fighting them is the key to creating healthier landscapes and happier gardeners. An essential addition to our knowledge of sustainable landscapes."-Doug Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home

This lushly-photographed reference is an important moment in horticulture that will be embraced by anyone looking for a better, smarter way to garden. Larry Weaner is an icon in the world of ecological landscape design-he has designed more than 200 meadows in his thirty years in the business and is the founder of the annual conference New Directions in the American Landscape. And now his revolutionary approach is available to all gardeners. Garden Revolution shows how an ecological approach to planting can lead to beautiful gardens that buck much of conventional gardening's counter-productive, time-consuming practices. Instead of picking the wrong plant and then constantly tilling, weeding, irrigating, and fertilizing, Weaner advocates for choosing plants that are adapted to the soil and climate of a specific site and letting them naturally evolve over time. Allowing the plants to find their own niches, to spread their seed around until they find the microclimate and spot that suits them best, creates a landscape that is vibrant, dynamic, and gorgeous year after year. 
From The Publisher*Larry Weaner is an icon in the world of ecological landscape design-he has designed more than 200 meadows in his thirty years in the business and is the founder of the annual conference New Directions in the American Landscape.  And now his revolutionary approach is available to all gardeners. Garden Revolution shows how an ecological approach to planting can lead to beautiful gardens that buck much of conventional gardening's counter-productive, time-consuming practices. Instead of picking the wrong plant and then constantly tilling, weeding, irrigating, and fertilizing, Weaner advocates for choosing plants that are adapted to the soil and climate of a specific site and letting them naturally evolve over time. Allowing the plants to find their own niches, to spread their seed around until they find the microclimate and spot that suits them best, creates a landscape that is vibrant, dynamic, and gorgeous year after year. The lushly-photographed reference, the crowning achievement of a long and successful career, is an important moment in horticulture that will be embraced by anyone looking for a better, smarter way to garden. 
Review Quote*"An essential reference for conservation-minded home gardeners and stewards of larger landscapes."
-Rick Darke, author of The Living Landscape and The American Woodland Garden