The Encyclopedia of Grasses for Livable Landscapes PDF ePub eBook

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The Encyclopedia of Grasses for Livable Landscapes free pdf In this new book, noted grass expert and advocate Rick Darke addresses both the aesthetic qualities of grasses in private gardens and the opportunities and challenges of using them in wild and constructed public landscapes. All the true grasses, sedges, rushes, restios, and cattails that possess ornamental merit or that can contribute to ecological plantings are described, and practical matters of propagation, growth, and maintenance are also covered. More than 1000 stunning photographs show details of individual plants and hundreds of gardens and landscapes in which grasses play a prominent part. This worthy successor to "The Color Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses" is a new type of design reference that sets a standard for inspired, sustainable use of grasses.

About Rick Darke

Rick Darke is a landscape design consultant, author, lecturer, and photographer based in Pennsylvania who blends art, ecology, and cultural geography in the creation and conservation of livable landscapes. His projects include scenic byways, public gardens, corporate and collegiate campuses, mixed-use conservation developments, and residential gardens. Darke served on the staff of Longwood Gardens for twenty years, and in 1998 he received the Scientific Award of the American Horticultural Society. His work has been featured in the New York Times and on National Public Radio. Darke has studied North American plants in their habitats for over three decades, and his research and lectures have taken him to Africa, Australia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Chile, Japan, New Zealand, and northern Europe. His books include The Encyclopedia of Grasses for Livable Landscapes (2007), The American Woodland Garden (2002), and In Harmony with Nature: Lessons from the Arts

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Author : Rick Darke
Publisher : Timber Press
Data Published : 15 April 2007
ISBN : 0881928178
EAN : 9780881928174
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 487 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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