Twilight garden A guide to enjoying your garden in the evening hours

Lia Leendertz

Book - 2011

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2nd Floor 635.953/Leendertz Due Jun 6, 2022
Chicago, Ill. : Ball Pub 2011.
Physical Description
207 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Main Author
Lia Leendertz (-)
Review by Library Journal Reviews

To show how easily we can have inviting nighttime gardens, Leendertz (gardening columnist, Guardian, UK; Family Garden) highlights night-flowering plants, foliage that sparkles in soft lighting, and exotic scents and sounds that lure mysterious creatures. She explains the heightened importance of creating coziness and using intriguing silhouettes, whether in a front garden or a more private, contemplative one. Several party ideas are included, some with kid-friendly themes. The majority of the book is a plant directory, including color photos and USDA zone information for over 60 plants. As with other books originally published in Britain, U.S. gardeners should be careful here because, for example, building pergolas often requires permission and winter may not be your optimal planting time in northern states. Leendertz addresses things like moths, fireflies, and bats, but Peter Loewer (The Evening Garden) discusses attracting nocturnal wildlife and highlighting the night sky in greater detail. VERDICT Few books devoted to night gardening exist. This one is beautifully designed right down to the endpapers. Highly recommended to gardeners with any size garden.—Bonnie Poquette, Milwaukee [Page 92]. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Suggests ways to create a garden that blooms and releases aromatic scents at night while still looking wonderful in the day and includes information on water features, plants to attract wildlife, and entertaining ideas.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Helps ambitious gardeners create a masterpiece that blooms and releases aromatic scents at night while still looking wonderful in the day, in a book that includes information on water features, plants to attract wildlife and more, as well as 200 full-color photos.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Covering basic planting and design principles that make the most of outdoor surroundings, this guide helps gardeners establish a unique nocturnal garden. Including chapters on night-scented and night-blooming plants, gentle mood lighting, water features, enclosures, and the use of color and sound to attract wildlife, this is the perfect starting place for gardeners attracted to the ethereal nature of a moonlit landscape, whether they are working with a backyard terrace or a large plot of land. Case studies of formal gardens and detailed horticultural descriptions of night-friendly plant species and varieties'divided into Star Plants, Supporting Cast, and Backstage Beauties'round out the tools needed to transform a private space into a moonlit paradise.