Planting the natural garden

Piet Oudolf

Book - 2019

"When it was first published, Planting the Natural Garden--the first book by Piet Oufolf--was the start of the now immensely popular New Perennial Movement. Since then, Piet Oudolf has become one of the most iconic and groundbreaking designers of our time, responsible for some of the world's most important gardens, including the High Line, the Lourie Garden, the Battery, and Pottersfield. Fans of Piet Oudolf will delight in this revised edition of Planting the Natural Garden. Packed with plant information, new photography, and an introduction from Noel Kingsbury. It includes hundreds of eye-catching plant combinations, with an emphasis on the use of themed plantings that create mood and evoke emotion. Also included are plant lists... and instructions for placing specific plants in particular habitats, as well as complete growing requirements." --

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Portland, Oregon : Timber Press 2019.
Main Author
Piet Oudolf (author)
Other Authors
Henk Gerritsen (author)
Physical Description
287 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references (page 287) and index.
  • Perennials
  • Ornamental grasses
  • Part II: USES
  • Introduction
  • Blazing
  • Lush
  • Airy
  • Tranquility
  • Exuberant
  • Silvery
  • Grassy
  • Gloomy?
  • Autumn
  • Structure plants
  • Scatter plants
  • Exceptional properties of plants
  • Planting plans
  • Good neighbors
  • Plants per square meter
  • Index of plant names
  • Nurseries
  • Metric conversions.
Review by Booklist Review

A guiding light in the international community of garden designers, Oudolf teams up with Gerritsen, a leading garden writer in the Netherlands, to present their stylistic approach to natural gardening. Gardeners wishing to ride the so-called Dutch Wave will find here a key to essential components, and Oudolf defines his aesthetic in an exuberant intermingling of tough yet showy plants. Perennial standbys like achilleas and artemisias feature, along with such common herbs as borage and bee balm. Named cultivars and specific species are highlighted to indicate the very best specimens for the ultimate in visual interest, and mixing it up is what it's all about, along with year-round beauty and benefit. Grasses appear prominently, bringing to the fore highly textural forms and gorgeous inflorescences. Various habitats are addressed, including arid and moist alpine, with a further range of situations covering ornamental gardening trends, and helpful listings of plant properties. All in all, Oudolf and Gerritsen offer a savory sourcebook. --Alice Joyce Copyright 2003 Booklist

From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.