Design and Inspiration for A New Age of Sustainable GardeningBook - 2011
A guide to artful, modern gardening that maximises the beauty of one's garden while minimizing its impact on the planet.With a keen eye for aesthetics matched by a strong concern for the environment, garden expert Stephen Orr has developed a sense of what a modern garden should be: small, visually pleasing and responsible. In Tomorrow's Garden, he presents gardens in 14 American cities that have been scaled back and simplified without sacrificing beauty or innovative design.A devoted supporter of the organic gardening movement, Orr advises gardeners to think about their gardens as part of an interconnected whole with the surrounding environment - with an eye to water usuage, local ecology and preservation of resources. He encourages flower lovers to plant flowers, and he showcases gardens filled with traditional and exotic plants that are designed with both visual appeal and the environment in mind.With detailed case studies, stuning photographs and an appendix of resources and information to help gardeners achieve their ecological best. Tomorrow's Garden will teach readers the true definition of sustainability and show them how to create beauty without excess in the 21st century and beyond.
Publisher: Emmaus, Pa. : Rodale, 2011
Branch Call Number: 712.6 ORR 2011 22
Characteristics: xxi, 227 p. : col. ill