Small gardens are a challenge to design and to keep looking good. This title aims to inspire and inform gardeners to make the most of their small spaces by looking at more than 50 contemporary and inspirational gardens, at how their designers have created them and how their owners use and develop them. In this serious review of the perennial subject, Noel explains the theory and practice of planting a small garden, he advocates on the use of containers, revitalises growing your own, and explains design tricks, storage solutions and vertical planting to help small garden owners maximise their small spaces. And lack of space should not limit ambition for embracing sustainability, the use of recycled materials and the scope for bio-diversity as well as providing habitats for wildlife. All the gardens featured have been photographed in the last two years. Special photography is by Dutch garden photographer and former fashion stylist Maayke de Ridder whose design rigour perfectly complements the author's gardening expertise.
Garden planners, home gardeners, and landscape designers will be turning to this exceptional book for expert advice from the world's leading garden makers including Beth Chatto, Piet Oudolf, James Van Sweden, and Julie Mois Messervy. In this beautifully illustrated collection, Noël Kingsbury gathers their ideas on the entire design process — from choosing a garden style through planning its layout to maintaining its look over time. Encouraging a fluid approach to creativity, Gardens by Design will assist designers at all levels to understand the mechanics of plant combinations, to seek out cutting-edge and exquisite plants, and to nurture their garden's development, growth, and maintenance over time.
“Gives homeowners solid ideas to help transform small gardens into a personalized, thoughtful, and unique destinations.” —Gardenista When it comes to gardens, bigger isn’t always better. A smaller space requires fewer plants and less time to design, install, and maintain. The Less Is More Garden shows you how to take advantage of every square foot of space. Designer Susan Morrison offers savvy tips to match your landscape to your lifestyle, draws on years of experience to recommend smart plants with seasonal interest, and suggests hardscape materials to personalize your space. Inspiring photographs highlight a variety of inspiring small-space designs from around the country. With The Less Is More Garden, you’ll see how limited space can mean unlimited opportunities for gorgeous garden design.
Ideal for those who dream of grand gardens but don’t know where to start A humorous and informative gardening guide Written by columnist and blogger Marianne Willburn Have you ever longed for a garden filled with roses and orchids, but you thought that would happen somewhere else? Do you long for a spectacular garden, even though you thought you would have moved by now? Creating a stunning garden, especially when dealing with those emotions, can be tricky. Fortunately, Marianne Willburn addresses those feelings and provides a practical guide in Big Dreams, Small Garden. This guide is ideal for passionate gardeners who struggle with limited resources and want to set aside their feelings of inadequacy and jealousy. Willburn guides the reader through this experience and provides tips towards making a sanctuary in less-than-ideal situations. There are techniques with shrubbery, vegetables, general planting for beginners, and more. Willburn encourages her readers to connect with the land they call home and gives them a thorough set- by-step plan for making their dream garden without their dream circumstances.
Ranging from initial inspiration to final layout, this book aims to help you create your own small garden. Whether you want a room outside for leisure and entertainment, or simply a space to call your own, it aims to help you achieve it in whatever space you have, from grassy lawn to balcony, roof terrace, window or passageway.
Author: Ian Hodgson
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Adult
Release Date: 2015-03-05
This book presents the best garden designs of the last ten years from more than 50 top garden designers. It offers design solutions for every situation, every area, all tastes and budgets, and any size of garden. It draws on the talents of celebrated designers such as Tom Stuart Smith, Luciano Giubbilei, Charlotte Rowe, Ian Kitson, John Brookes, Cleve West, Dan Pearson and Andy Sturgeon. It also showcases the work of lesser-known designers whose innovating designs deserve wider recognition. The process of garden design requires many thousands of small decisions in the pursuit of the most appealing solutions for outdoor spaces. But this book makes the complex process simpler by offering ample choices of contemporary design for you to explore what’s possible, what’s practical and what’s affordable. Comprising garden rooms, ornamental details, styles and planting ideas, this book will appeal to every garden owner, whether they manage a small or medium sized garden, a roof terrace, balcony or courtyard space. It offers cutting edge solutions for those seeking an entirely new look as well as key details that can make all the difference.
Author: Paul R. Krausman
Publisher: JHU Press
Release Date: 2013-10-16
Wildlife Management and Conservation presents a clear overview of the management and conservation of animals, their habitats, and how people influence both. The relationship among these three components of wildlife management is explained in chapters written by leading experts and is designed to prepare wildlife students for careers in which they will be charged with maintaining healthy animal populations; finding ways to restore depleted populations while reducing overabundant, introduced, or pest species; and managing relationships among various human stakeholders. Topics covered in this book include • The definitions of wildlife and management• Human dimensions of wildlife management• Animal behavior• Predator–prey relationships • Structured decision making• Issues of scale in wildlife management• Wildlife health• Historical context of wildlife management and conservation• Hunting and trapping• Nongame species• Nutrition ecology• Water management• Climate change• Conservation planning
Paperback release of successful hardback edition.Both inspirational and informative, Courtyard Gardens gives practical suggestions on such topics as designing, constructing, planting and decorating a small garden space.
Author: Roy Strong
Publisher: Dragon's World
Release Date: 1995
This inspiring book of widely differing garden styles reveals the immense scope for creating your ideal garden even in a small plot. The author considers vital garden structures such as boundaries and contains as well as how to use colour and form.
Author: Donald Rakow
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-06-02
The complete-and-ready reference for establishing, managing, and running a successful and sustainable, profitable public garden As unique museums with living collections of plants, public gardens offer visitors aesthetically beautiful landscapes combined with educational programming and scientific research that promote the value and understanding of plants. In the twenty-first century, public gardens are in the forefront of organizations and institutions committed to promoting the conservation of plants and their habitats, developing sustainable practices that support the environment, and providing green spaces where our increasingly stressed and urbanized citizens can reconnect with the natural world. It is critically important that such institutions have trained, knowledgeable staff members. Because of its comprehensive examination of public gardens, Public Garden Management is the ideal guide for staff members at public gardens, anyone considering a career in public gardens, groups starting a botanical garden or arboretum, and students discovering how these complex institutions work. Public Garden Management is an all-in-one professional reference and textbook that clearly shows how to develop, establish, manage, and maintain a sustainable—both economically and environmentally—public garden. Offering practical coverage of relevant topics, along with useful tools for reinforcing study, this insightful and forward-thinking guide is: Copublished by the American Public Gardens Association Written by a panel of leading experts in the field Filled with dozens of case studies that are real-world illustrations of the principles explored in the text Illustrated throughout with line drawings, figures, and photographs that assist in conveying critical information Students and professionals will benefit greatly from the management principles outlined in this book, helping them establish and maintain new and existing public gardens that engage, inspire, and connect with their communities.
Author: J. D. Payne
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Release Date: 2012-03-09
In Discovering Church Planting, J. D. Payne explores the biblical, historical and missiological principles of global church planting as well as unfolding practical strategies for confronting contemporary challenges to our vital task in reaching a lost world. This comprehensive introduction to church planting shows the reader how to apply effective, international church planting practices to specific contexts. J. D. speaks from personal experience, research and training and focuses on crucial issues every planter should consider. His well researched and easy to understand concepts are crucial for anyone who takes seriously the call of Scripture to Declare His glory among the nations and His marvelous deeds to all peoples.
Author: Nancy Goslee Power
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
Release Date: 2009-11-01
A master landscape designer reveals--through text, 200 photos and 25 garden plans--some of her best designs, from residential sites in Santa Monica and Malibu to street planning for downtown Beverly Hills and play zones for the Pasadena Children's Museum.
Author: Martyn Cox
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2009
So your garden is more like a landing than a landscape, but that doesn't mean you can't make a beautiful, stylish garden from the space and get everything (or almost everything) you need and want from it. If you're lacking inspiration, don't know where to start or are simply stuck on some aspect of your garden, here are the answers you are looking for. In this book, the team at Gardeners' World Magazine will help you create the perfect small garden for your needs - whether your priority is practical or aesthetic, or a bit of both. Let the experts guide you to getting the most from your garden: with top tips on making your boundaries seem bigger, breaking up the plot, choosing the right plants for the space, creating storage for all your bits and bobs and a space for enjoying it all after the hard work is done. So don't lose the plot when faced with your small garden; allow yourself to be inspired, and you can make it the garden of your dreams.
Author: Editors of Sunset Magazine
Publisher: Oxmoor House
Release Date: 2007-01-01
When it comes to slippery slopes, one thing you dont need is a steep learning curve. Thats why Sunset is releasing a new edition of its popular Hillside Landscaping book. Hundreds of photographs illustrate just how beautiful hillside gardens can be, accented with elements such as streams, terraces, and boulders. Step-by-step instructions guide you through basic construction techniques for walls, paths, steps, waterfalls, and more. The garden chapter includes top plants and how-tos for rock gardens and water gardens. Whether your slope is slight or imposing, youll find both inspiration and specifics here.