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The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden Contributor(s): Darke, Rick (Author) , Tallamy, Douglas W (Author)

The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden Contributor(s): Darke, Rick (Author) , Tallamy, Douglas W (Author)

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The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden
Contributor(s): Darke, Rick (Author) , Tallamy, Douglas W (Author)

ISBN: 1604694084    EAN: 9781604694086
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)  
US SRP: $45.00 US  
Binding: Hardcover
Copyright Date: 2014
Pub Date: July 01, 2014

This thoughtful, intelligent book is all about connectivity, addressing a natural world in which we are the primary influence." --The New York Times Books Review

Many gardeners today want a home landscape that nourishes and fosters wildlife, but they also want beauty, a space for the kids to play, privacy, and maybe even a vegetable patch. Sure, it's a tall order, but The Living Landscape shows you how to do it. You'll learn the strategies for making and maintaining a diverse, layered landscape--one that offers beauty on many levels, provides outdoor rooms and turf areas for children and pets, incorporates fragrance and edible plants, and provides cover, shelter, and sustenance for wildlife. Richly illustrated and informed by both a keen eye for design and an understanding of how healthy ecologies work, The Living Landscape will enable you to create a garden that fulfills both human needs and the needs of wildlife communities.

Biographical Note:

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 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 is recognized as one of the world's experts on grasses and their use in public and private landscapes. For further information visit www.rickdarke.com.

Doug Tallamy is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, where he has authored 97 research publications and has taught insect-related courses for 40 years. Chief among his research goals is to better understand the many ways insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities. Among his awards are the Garden Club of America Margaret Douglas Medal for Conservation and the Tom Dodd, Jr. Award of Excellence, the 2018 AHS B. Y. Morrison Communication Award, and the 2019 Cynthia Westcott Scientific Writing Award. Doug is author of Bringing Nature Home, Nature's Best Hope, and The Nature of Oaks; and co-founder with Michelle Alfandari of HOMEGROWN NATIONAL PARK(R). Learn more at HNPARK.org.


Physical Info: 1.5" H x 10.1" L x 8.7" W (3.5 lbs) 392 pages
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