Planting in a Post-Wild World

Planting in a Post Wild World

Planting in a Post Wild World
Author : Thomas Rainer
Publisher : Timber Press
Total Pages : 272
Release : 2016-02-04
ISBN 10 : 9781604697209
ISBN 13 : 1604697202
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planting in a Post Wild World Book Description:

“As practical as it is poetic. . . . an optimistic call to action.” —Chicago Tribune Over time, with industrialization and urban sprawl, we have driven nature out of our neighborhoods and cities. But we can invite it back by designing landscapes that look and function more like they do in the wild: robust, diverse, and visually harmonious. Planting in a Post-Wild World by Thomas Rainer and Claudia West is an inspiring call to action dedicated to the idea of a new nature—a hybrid of both the wild and the cultivated—that can flourish in our cities and suburbs. This is both a post-wild manifesto and practical guide that describes how to incorporate and layer plants into plant communities to create an environment that is reflective of natural systems and thrives within our built world.

The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder

The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder
Author : Marta McDowell
Publisher : Timber Press
Total Pages : 390
Release : 2017-09-20
ISBN 10 : 9781604697278
ISBN 13 : 160469727X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder Book Description:

“For gardeners, botanists, and fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder, this book looks at the beloved Little House on the Prairie author’s relationship to nature.” —Publishers Weekly The universal appeal of Laura Ingalls Wilder springs from a life lived in partnership with the land, on farms she and her family settled across the Northeast and Midwest. In this revealing exploration of Wilder’s deep connection with the natural world, Marta McDowell follows the wagon trail of the beloved Little House series. You’ll learn details about Wilder’s life and inspirations, pinpoint the Ingalls and Wilder homestead claims on authentic archival maps, and learn to grow the plants and vegetables featured in the series. Excerpts from Wilder’s books, letters, and diaries bring to light her profound appreciation for the landscapes at the heart of her world. Featuring the beloved illustrations by Helen Sewell and Garth Williams, plus hundreds of historic and contemporary photographs, The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder is a treasure that honors Laura’s wild and beautiful life.

The Earth in Her Hands

The Earth in Her Hands
Author : Jennifer Jewell
Publisher : Timber Press
Total Pages : 324
Release : 2020-03-03
ISBN 10 : 9781604699838
ISBN 13 : 1604699833
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Earth in Her Hands Book Description:

“An informative and celebratory resource.” —Booklist In this beautiful and empowering book, Jennifer Jewell—host of public radio’s award-winning program and podcast Cultivating Place—introduces 75 inspiring women. Working in wide-reaching fields that include botany, floral design, landscape architecture, farming, herbalism, and food justice, these influencers are creating change from the ground up. Profiled women include flower farmer Erin Benzakein; codirector of Soul Fire Farm Leah Penniman; plantswoman Flora Grubb; edible and cultural landscape designer Leslie Bennett; Caribbean-American writer and gardener Jamaica Kincaid; soil scientist Elaine Ingham; landscape designer Ariella Chezar; floral designer Amy Merrick, and many more. Rich with personal stories and insights, Jewell’s portraits reveal a devotion that transcends age, locale, and background, reminding us of the profound role of green growing things in our world—and our lives.

Smithsonian Makers Workshop

Smithsonian Makers Workshop
Author : Smithsonian Institution
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
Total Pages : 304
Release : 2020
ISBN 10 : 9780358008644
ISBN 13 : 0358008646
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smithsonian Makers Workshop Book Description:

50 DIY crafts, cooking, decorating, and gardening projects from the experts at the Smithsonian Institution The Smithsonian Institution presents a uniquely curated collection of lively how-to projects and historical narratives of four realms of American domestic arts: cooking, crafts, decorating, and gardening. Perfect for hobbyists interested in the historical context of what they create for their homes, this beautifully illustrated book contains fifty DIY projects--from a uniquely American quilt pattern to on-trend crafts like terrarium making and pickling--that all offer satisfying ways to bring history and culture to life. For those craving more, features provide rare insights from Smithsonian experts on prominent figures, events, and trends. Readers can learn about influential Americans who've had an impact on each realm; look at visual timelines of significant events that pushed development forward; or stay in the present and see how American arts in contemporary life is being redefined, all while enjoying satisfying and unique projects.

Gardening in Summer Dry Climates

Gardening in Summer Dry Climates
Author : Nora Harlow
Publisher : Timber Press
Total Pages : 308
Release : 2021-01-05
ISBN 10 : 9781643260297
ISBN 13 : 1643260294
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gardening in Summer Dry Climates Book Description:

Dry summers? Wet winters? This is your must-have guide. Gardening in an area defined by arid summers and soggy winters can be challenging. But gardens can thrive in such conditions, and this definitive handbook shares the plants and practices that will help you succeed. Landscape architect Nora Harlow and award-winning photographer Saxon Holt explain how plants adapt to the climate and how topography and climate relate. A comprehensive plant directory provides details on each plant’s needs, and stunning photography shows how smart design can help address seasonal issues. It’s everything you need to create a flourishing summer-dry garden.

Deer Resistant Native Plants for the Northeast

Deer Resistant Native Plants for the Northeast
Author : Ruth Rogers Clausen
Publisher : Timber Press
Total Pages : 220
Release : 2021-02-16
ISBN 10 : 9781643260549
ISBN 13 : 1643260545
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deer Resistant Native Plants for the Northeast Book Description:

Fill Your Garden with Native Plants, Not Deer The benefits of growing natives are plentiful—less upkeep, more pollinators, and a better environment. In Deer-Resistant Native Plants for the Northeast, Ruth Rogers Clausen and Gregory D. Tepper provide a list of natives that have one more benefit—they are proven to help prevent your garden from becoming a deer buffet. From annuals and perennials to grasses and shrubs, every suggested plant includes a deer-resistance rating, growing advice, companion species, and the beneficial wildlife the plant does attract. Let these beautiful natives help your landscape flourish! For gardeners in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, DC.

Designing with Palms

Designing with Palms
Author : Jason Dewees
Publisher : Timber Press
Total Pages : 368
Release : 2018-03-07
ISBN 10 : 9781604695434
ISBN 13 : 1604695439
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designing with Palms Book Description:

ÒIf you want to successfully add more bold fronds and a tropical style to your landscape,ÊDesigning With PalmsÊis the comprehensive book for you.Ó ÑGardenistaÊ Palms are a landscape staple in warm, temperate climates worldwide. But these stunning and statement-making plants are large, expensive, and difficult to install, resulting in unique design challenges.ÊIn Designing with Palms, palm expert Jason Dewees details every major aspect of designing and caring for palms. This definitive guide shares essential information on planting, irrigation, nutrition, pruning, and transplanting. A gallery of the most important species showcases the range of options available, and stunning photographs by Caitlin Atkinson spotlight examples of home and public landscapes that make excellent use of palms.

Mycorrhizal Planet

Mycorrhizal Planet
Author : Michael Phillips
Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
Total Pages : 244
Release : 2017
ISBN 10 : 9781603586580
ISBN 13 : 160358658X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mycorrhizal Planet Book Description:

In Mycorrhizal Planet, Michael Phillips offers new insights into the invisible world beneath our feet, explaining the crucial, symbiotic role that fungi play in everything from healthy plants to healthy soils to a healthy planet.--COVER.

A New Garden Ethic

A New Garden Ethic
Author : Benjamin Vogt
Publisher : New Society Publishers
Total Pages : 192
Release : 2017-09-01
ISBN 10 : 9781550926507
ISBN 13 : 1550926500
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A New Garden Ethic Book Description:

In a time of climate change and mass extinction, who we garden for matters more than ever Our landscapes push aside wildlife and in turn diminish our genetically-programmed love for wildness. How can we get ourselves back into balance through gardens, to speak life's language and learn from other species? Plenty of books tell home gardeners and professional landscape designers how to garden sustainably, what plants to use, and what resources to explore. Yet few examine why our urban wildlife gardens matter, and not just for ourselves, but for the larger human and animal communities. Author Benjamin Vogt addresses why we need a new garden ethic, and why we urgently need wildness in our daily lives — lives sequestered in buildings surrounded by monocultures of lawn and concrete that significantly harm our physical and mental health. He examines the psychological issues around climate change and mass extinction as a way to understand how we are short circuiting our response to global crises, especially by not growing native plants in our gardens. Simply put, environmentalism is not political, it's social justice for all species marginalized today and for those facing extinction tomorrow. By thinking deeply and honestly about our built landscapes, we can create a compassionate activism that connects us more profoundly to nature and to one another.

Gardening in the South

Gardening in the South
Author : Mark Weathington
Publisher : Timber Press
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2017-05-03
ISBN 10 : 9781604695915
ISBN 13 : 1604695919
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gardening in the South Book Description:

Expert advice for Southern gardeners A gardener’s plant choice and garden style are inextricably linked to the place they call home. In order to grow a flourishing garden, every gardener must know the specifics of their region’s climate, soil, and geography. Gardening in the South is comprehensive, enthusiastic, and accessible to gardeners of all levels. It features information on site and plant selection, soil preparation and maintenance, and basic design principles. Plant profiles highlight the region’s best perennials, annuals, trees, shrubs, and bulbs. Color photographs throughout show wonderful examples of southern garden style. Gardening in the South is for home gardeners in Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana.