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Planting in a Post-Wild World

Planting in a Post-Wild World
Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes

by Thomas Rainer,Claudia West

  • Publisher : Timber Press
  • Release : 2016-02-04
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1604697202
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“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.

Jac. P. Thijsse Park

Jac. P. Thijsse Park
designed Dutch landscape

by Gaston Bekkers,Heilien Tonckens

  • Publisher : Architectura & Natura Press
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 84
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is an important study of the celebrated Dutch heem park. These parks specialise in preserving original native wild plants and restoring landscape to its original features. This text is reichly illustrated with specially commisioned photographs,

The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder

The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Frontier Landscapes that Inspired the Little House Books

by Marta McDowell

  • Publisher : Timber Press
  • Release : 2017-09-20
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN : 160469727X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“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
75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants

by Jennifer Jewell

  • Publisher : Timber Press
  • Release : 2020-03-03
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 1604699833
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“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
Fascinating History & Essential How-Tos: Gardening, Crafting, Decorating & Food

by Smithsonian Institution

  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
  • Release : 2020
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0358008646
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Designing with Palms

Designing with Palms
A Book

by Jason Dewees

  • Publisher : Timber Press
  • Release : 2018-03-07
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 1604695439
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
How Symbiotic Fungi Work with Roots to Support Plant Health and Build Soil Fertility

by Michael Phillips

  • Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Release : 2017
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 160358658X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
Cultivating Defiant Compassion for an Uncertain Future

by Benjamin Vogt

  • Publisher : New Society Publishers
  • Release : 2017-09-01
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1550926500
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
The Complete Homeowner's Guide

by Mark Weathington

  • Publisher : Timber Press
  • Release : 2017-05-03
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1604695919
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Community Eco-Gardens

Community Eco-Gardens
Landscaping with Native Plants

by Dennis Swiftdeer Paige

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2020-12-04
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN : 1476683018
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Part how-to, part personal narrative, this book provides a practical guide for creating native-species ecogardens. It chronicles the author's 20-year journey of environmental awakening. With the help of the greater community, a neglected five-acre condominium landscape is transformed into a stunning range of multi-seasonal prairie, woodland and wetland micro-habitats. This illustrated account describes the process of ecological reconciliation and traces his discovery of the higher self along the way.

The Humane Gardener

The Humane Gardener
Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife

by Nancy Lawson

  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release : 2017-04-18
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1616896175
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this eloquent plea for compassion and respect for all species, journalist and gardener Nancy Lawson describes why and how to welcome wildlife to our backyards. Through engaging anecdotes and inspired advice, profiles of home gardeners throughout the country, and interviews with scientists and horticulturalists, Lawson applies the broader lessons of ecology to our own outdoor spaces. Detailed chapters address planting for wildlife by choosing native species; providing habitats that shelter baby animals, as well as birds, bees, and butterflies; creating safe zones in the garden; cohabiting with creatures often regarded as pests; letting nature be your garden designer; and encouraging natural processes and evolution in the garden. The Humane Gardener fills a unique niche in describing simple principles for both attracting wildlife and peacefully resolving conflicts with all the creatures that share our world.

Climate-Wise Landscaping

Climate-Wise Landscaping
Practical Actions for a Sustainable Future

by Sue Reed,Ginny Stibolt

  • Publisher : New Society Publishers
  • Release : 2018-04-17
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1771422750
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Predictions about future effects of climate change range from mild to dire – but we're already seeing warmer winters, hotter summers, and more extreme storms. Proposed solutions often seem expensive and complex, and can leave us as individuals at a loss, wondering what, if anything, can be done. Sue Reed and Ginny Stibolt offer a rallying cry in response – instead of wringing our hands, let’s roll up our sleeves. Based on decades of experience, this book is packed with simple, practical steps anyone can take to beautify any landscape or garden, while helping protect the planet and the species that call it home. Topics include: Working actively to shrink our carbon footprint through mindful landscaping and gardening Creating cleaner air and water Increasing physical comfort during hotter seasons Supporting birds, butterflies, pollinators, and other wildlife. This book is the ideal tool for homeowners, gardeners, and landscape professionals who want to be part of the solution to climate change. Sue Reed is a registered Landscape Architect with thirty years' experience designing ecologically rich, energy efficient, and climate-responsive landscapes. She served as adjunct faculty at the Conway School of Landscape Design, and has led numerous workshops on ecological landscaping. Sue is the author of Energy-Wise Landscape Design. Ginny Stibolt has an MS degree in Botany from the University of Maryland, and moved to Florida in 2004. She is co-manager of the Florida Native Plant Society Facebook page, where she works to educate Floridians on authentic Florida landscapes.

Ecosystem Crises Interactions

Ecosystem Crises Interactions
Human Health and the Changing Environment

by Merrill Singer

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2021-03-11
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1119570018
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Explores the human impacts on environment that lead to serious ecological crises, an innovative resource for students, professionals, and researchers alike Ecosystem Crises Interaction: Human Health and the Changing Environment provides a timely and innovative framework for understanding how negative human activity impacts the environment, and how seemingly disparate factors connect to, and magnify, hazardous consequences under a changing climate. Presenting a coherent, holistic perspective to the subject, this compelling textbook and reference examines the diverse, often unexpected links that connect our complex world in context of global climate change. The text illustrates how eco-crisis interaction—the synergistic interface of two or more environmental events or pollutants—can multiply to produce harmful health effects that are greater than their additive impact. This concept is highlighted through numerous real and relatable examples, from the use of sediment rock in hydraulic and drinking water filtration systems, to the connections between human development and crises such as deforestation, emergent infectious diseases, and global food insecurity. Throughout the text, specific examples present opportunities to consider broader questions about the extinction of species, populations, and ways of life. Presenting a balanced investigation of the interaction of contemporary ecological dangers, human behavior, and health, this unique resource: Explores how complex interactions between global warming and anthropogenic impairments magnify the diverse ecological perils and threats facing humans and other species Discusses roadblocks to addressing environmental risk, such as global elite polluters, the organized denial of climate change, and deliberate environmental disruption for financial gain Describes how the production and use of fossil fuels are driving a significant rise in carbon dioxide and other pollutants in the atmosphere and in the oceans Illustrates how industrial production is contributing to an array of environmental crises, including fuel spills, waste leakages, and loss of biodiversity Examines the critical ecosystems that are at risk from interacting stressors of human origin Ecosystem Crises Interaction: Human Health and the Changing Environment is an ideal textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in courses including public and allied health, environmental studies, medical ecology, medical anthropology, and geo-health, and a valuable reference for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers in fields such as environmental health, global and planetary health, public health, climate change, and medical social science.

Thinking the Sculpture Garden

Thinking the Sculpture Garden
Art, Plant, Landscape

by Penny Florence

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-03-09
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 0429576226
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This innovative book poses two, deceptively simple, questions: what is a sculpture garden, and what happens when you give equal weight to the main elements of landscape, planting and artwork? Its wide-ranging frame of reference, including the USA, Europe and Japan, is brought into focus through Tremenheere Sculpture Garden, Cornwall, with which the book begins and ends. Effectively less than 15 years old, and largely the work of one man, Tremenheere affords an opportunity to examine as work-in-progress the creation of a new kind of sculpture garden. Including a historical overview, the book traverses multiple ways of seeing and experiencing sculpture gardens, culminating in an exploration of their relevance as 'cultural ecology' in the context of globalisation, urbanisation and climate change. The thinking here is non-dualist and broadly aligned with New Materialisms and Material Feminisms to explore our place as humans in the non-human world on which we depend. Eminent contributors, including John Dixon Hunt, George Descombes, Bernard Lassus and David Leatherbarrow, approach these issues through practices and theories of landscape architecture; garden and art making; history and writing; and philosophy. Richly illustrated with over 100 images, including a colour plate section, the book will primarily appeal to those engaged in professional or academic research, along with sculpture garden visitors, who will find new and surprising ways of experiencing plants and art in natural and urban settings.

Urban Services to Ecosystems

Urban Services to Ecosystems
Green Infrastructure Benefits from the Landscape to the Urban Scale

by Chiara Catalano

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 3030759296
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Garden Allies

Garden Allies
The Insects, Birds, and Other Animals That Keep Your Garden Beautiful and Thriving

by Frederique Lavoipierre

  • Publisher : Timber Press
  • Release : 2021-09-28
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 164326088X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Explains how your garden can be a thriving, balanced community that gives more to your landscape than it takes." —Douglas W. Tallamy, author of The Nature of Oaks and Nature’s Best Hope The birds, mammals, reptiles, and insects that inhabit our yards and gardens are overwhelmingly on our side—they are not our enemies, but instead our allies. They pollinate our flowers and vegetable crops, and they keep pests in check. In Garden Allies, Frédérique Lavoipierre shares fascinating portraits of these creatures, describing their life cycles and showing how they keep the garden’s ecology in balance. Also included is helpful information on how to nurture and welcome these valuable creatures into your garden. With beautiful pen-and-ink drawings by Craig Latker, Garden Allies invites you to make friends with the creatures that fill your garden—the reward is a renewed sense of nature’s beauty and a garden humming with life.

The Southeast Native Plant Primer

The Southeast Native Plant Primer
225 Plants for an Earth-Friendly Garden

by Larry Mellichamp,Paula Gross

  • Publisher : Timber Press
  • Release : 2020-07-21
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1643260332
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bring Your Garden to Life—and Life to Your Garden Do you want a garden that makes a real difference? Choose plants native to our Southeast region. The rewards will benefit you, your yard, and the environment—from reducing maintenance tasks to attracting earth-friendly pollinators such as native birds, butterflies, and bees. Native plant experts Larry Mellichamp and Paula Gross make adding these superstar plants easier than ever before, with proven advice that every home gardener can follow. This incomparable sourcebook includes 225 recommended native ferns, grasses, wildflowers, perennials, vines, shrubs, and trees. It’s everything you need to know to create a beautiful and beneficial garden. This must-have handbook is for gardeners in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Planting

Planting
A New Perspective

by Piet Oudolf,Noel Kingsbury

  • Publisher : Timber Press
  • Release : 2016-02-16
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 1604697318
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“Indispensable.” —The New York Times Book Review Piet Oudolf’s gardens—unique combinations of long-lived perennials and woody plants that are rich in texture and sophisticated in color—are breathtaking and have deep emotional resonance. With Planting, designers and home gardeners can recreate these plant-rich, beautiful gardens that support biodiversity and nourish the human spirit. An intimate knowledge of plants is essential to the success of modern landscape design, and Planting shares Oudolf’s considerable understanding of plant ecology, explaining how plants behave in different situations, what goes on underground, and which species make good neighbors. Extensive plant charts and planting plans will help you choose plants for their structure, color, and texture. A detailed directory shares details like each plant’s life expectancy, the persistence of its seedheads, and its propensity to self-seed.

Urban Ecology

Urban Ecology
Its Nature and Challenges

by Pedro Barbose

  • Publisher : CABI
  • Release : 2020-11-04
  • Pages : 247
  • ISBN : 1789242606
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Today, 55% of the world's human population lives in urban areas. By 2030, up to 90% of the global human population will live in cities and the global population is expected to increase by 68% by 2050. Although land cover categorized as "urban" is a relatively small fraction of the total surface of the Earth, urban areas are major driving forces in global environmental change, habitat loss, threats to biodiversity, and the loss of terrestrial carbon stored in vegetation biomass. These and many other factors highlight the need to understand the broad-scale impacts of urban expansion as it effects the ecological interactions between humans, wildlife and plant communities. The book stresses the importance of understanding ecological forces and ecosystem services in urban areas and the integration of ecological concepts in urban planning and design. The creation of urban green spaces is critical to the future of urban areas, enhancing human social organization, human health and quality of life.

Wild Earth

Wild Earth
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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