Planting design Gardens in time and space

Piet Oudolf

Book - 2005

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Portland, Or. : Timber Press 2005.
Main Author
Piet Oudolf (-)
Other Authors
Noel Kingsbury (-)
Physical Description
175 p. : ill. (chiefly col.)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 170), computer network resources and index.
Contents unavailable.
Review by Booklist Review

Oudolf's reputation as an innovative plantsman and designer looms large in the world of horticulture, just as Kingsbury stands out for his unambiguous call to integrate vibrant, naturalistic plantings in contemporary spaces. Artistry and down-to-earth practicality come together in their latest effort as they once again focus on perennial plants. Covering small personal gardens as well as parkland in urban centers--Chicago's Millennium Park appears to exemplify Oudolf's way of putting plants on display--the authors discuss ecological issues and how plants, whether native species or cultivars, should fit the specific environment. Swaths of flowering specimens and grasses come to the fore in entrancing photographs, illustrating the expressive nature--and notion--of a strong framework that relies on hardscape\b elements in tandem with the plants themselves. Their vision challenges certain aspects of conventional landscape architecture and garden design, yet gardeners interested in creating distinct spaces that encompass the beauty of the shifting seasons will welcome the book's intriguing concepts and expert advice. --Alice Joyce Copyright 2005 Booklist

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