Best Garden Design Books
Here you will get Best Garden Design Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills (Back to Basics Guides)
Author: by Abigail Gehring
Over 200,000 copies soldfully updated! Dye your own wool, raise chickens, make your own cheddar cheese, build a log cabin, and much much more. Anyone who wants to learn basic living skillsthe kind employed by our forefathersand adapt them for a better life in the twenty-first century need look no further than this eminently useful, full-color guide.
Countless readers have turned to Back to Basics for inspiration and instruction, escaping to an era before power saws and fast-food restaurants and rediscovering the pleasures and challenges of a healthier, greener, and more self-sufficient lifestyle. Now newly updated, the hundreds of projects, step-by-step sequences, photographs, charts, and illustrations in Back to Basics will help you dye your own wool with plant pigments, graft trees, raise chickens, craft a hutch table with hand tools, and make treats such as blueberry peach jam and cheddar cheese.
The truly ambitious will find instructions on how to build a log cabin or an adobe brick homestead. More than just practical advice, this is also a book for dreamerseven if you live in a city apartment, you will find your imagination sparked, and there’s no reason why you can’t, for example, make a loom and weave a rag rug.
2. Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms
Author: by Paul Stamets
Ten Speed Press
A detailed and comprehensive guide for growing and using gourmet and medicinal mushrooms commercially or at home. Absolutely the best book in the world on how to grow diverse and delicious mushrooms. David Arora, author of Mushrooms Demystified With precise growth parameters for thirty-one mushroom species, this bible of mushroom cultivation includes gardening tips, state-of-the-art production techniques, realistic advice for laboratory and growing room construction, tasty mushroom recipes, and an invaluable troubleshooting guide.
More than 500 photographs, illustrations, and charts clearly identify each stage of cultivation, and a twenty-four-page color insert spotlights the intense beauty of various mushroom species. Whether you’re an ecologist, a chef, a forager, a pharmacologist, a commercial grower, or a home gardenerthis indispensable handbook will get you started, help your garden succeed, and make your mycological landscapes the envy of the neighborhood.
3. All New Square Foot Gardening, 3rd Edition, Fully Updated: MORE Projects – NEW Solutions – GROW Vegetables Anywhere (All New Square Foot Gardening, 9)
Author: by Mel Bartholomew
Cool Springs Press
In All New Square Food Gardening, 3rd Edition, the best-selling gardening book in North America is relaunched and updated for the next generation of gardeners and beyond. Since Square Foot Gardening was first introduced in 1981, the revolutionary new way to garden developed by Mel Bartholomew has helped millions of home gardeners grow more fresh produce in less space and with less work.
Now, based largely on the input and experience of these millions, the system has been even further refined and improved to fully meet today’s changing resources, needs, and challenges. With over 150 new photos and illustrations, this new edition makes it easier than ever to achieve nearly-foolproof results in virtually any situation:100% of the produce; 20% of the water; 5% of the work.
Perfect for experienced Square-Foot-Gardeners or beginners, the original method created by Mel has not changed in any significant way with this new 3rd edition of All New Square Foot Gardening. It remains: build a box; fill it with Mel’s Mix; add a grid.
4. Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre
Author: by Brett L. Markham
Start a mini farm on a quarter acre or less, provide 85 percent of the food for a family of four and earn an income. Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family’s food on just a quarter acreand earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require.
Even if you have never been a farmer or a gardener, this book covers everything you need to know to get started: buying and saving seeds, starting seedlings, establishing raised beds, soil fertility practices, composting, dealing with pest and disease problems, crop rotation, farm planning, and much more.
Because self-sufciency is the objective, subjects such as raising backyard chickens and home canning are also covered along with numerous methods for keeping costs down and production high. Materials, tools, and techniques are detailed with photographs, tables, diagrams, and illustrations.
5. The Complete Gardener: A Practical, Imaginative Guide to Every Aspect of Gardening
Author: by Monty Don
DK (May 4, 2021)
Even great gardeners like Monty Don are always learning and always experimenting. This extensively revised new edition of his Complete Gardener, first published in 2003, brings you right up-to-date on how Monty gardens today – and his recommendations for you. The most comprehensive, practical, and highly illustrated book Monty has ever written, it covers what he believes are the most important aspects of gardening.
Organic techniques have always been at the core of his practice, but this new edition picks up on another key principle: the need to provide habitats in your garden for local wildlife. Over half of the photographs in this new edition will be new, taken over a year in his Long Meadow garden, and he is going through the text with a fine-tooth comb to ensure everything he says reflects his latest approach.
Encyclopedia of Landscape Design: Planning, Building, and Planting Your Perfect Outdoor Space
Author: by DK
Plant the garden of your dreams and transform your outdoor space with award-winning Royal Horticultural Society garden design experts. Whether you’re looking to revive a tired flowerbed or simply looking for new garden ideas, the Encyclopedia of Landscape Design will show you how to make your ideal garden a reality.
Even if you’re new to gardening, you can grasp the fundamentals of garden design, find a style that suits you, and bring your ideas to life. This design bible is packed with advice to guide you from planning to planting.
From preparation such as choosing the correct materials for your structures and assessing your drainage, to laying patios, making ponds, and planting perennials, this book is with you every step of the way. Discover inspirational portfolios including modernist, sustainable, Japanese, urban, family, and cottage gardens.
Understand the unique features of each garden style, create your own plan, and marvel at case studies showcasing the gold standard of each garden type. With a handy visual dictionary and coverage of all the latest gardening trends, this book combines style with substance to guide you as you plant your perfect outdoor space.
7. Flower Color Guide
Author: by Darroch Putnam
The ultimate color-by-color flower reference guide – from New York’s pre-eminent floral designers, Putnam and PutnamPlanning a wedding, a dinner, a birthday party, a romantic evening, holiday entertaining, or just arranging flowers for the pleasure of having them, more often than not your creative process begins with thinking about the color of the flowers that you want.
To help you find what you are looking for, Flower Color Guide is the first reference book to organize flower types by color, with an emphasis on seasonality and creative color schemes – and the results are stunning in their sheer variety.
What Pantone is to color, Flower Color Guide is to flowers. Showcasing 400 flowers at their peak, with stunning photography taken by Putnam & Putnam in their Brooklyn studio, this guide includes an appendix featuring perforated pages, with tips on flower care, notes on how to prepare vessels and a list of suggested color schemes.
A great gift to give, or to have for oneself, the book speaks to the most seasoned flower enthusiasts as well as those just beginning to explore the possibilities of arranging flowers. Michael and Darroch Putnam have built a reputation for romantic, dramatic floral arrangements and installations using color as their guiding principle – here, they share their knowledge with readers worldwide: “This is the book we wished we had when we started doing flowers.”
8. The Art of Outdoor Living: Gardens for Entertaining Family and Friends
Author: by Scott Shrader
For anyone who wants to live well in their garden, here is a guide to creating stylish and livable outdoor spaces-for entertaining, playing, and relaxing. Pools made private by lush plantings, bedrooms open to the back yard, bar seating by the outdoor oven.
California native and exterior architect Scott Shrader is known for creating covetable outdoor rooms for clients including Ellen DeGeneres and Patrick Dempsey. In his first book, he shares the grounds of twelve beautiful properties, all designed to be lived in and enjoyed as extensions of the homes they surround, rich with creature comforts.
Shrader shows us how to connect the landscape outside with interior decor; resulting in an exterior environment that flows naturally, stylishly and serenely from this core. He also inspires us to think of the way these outdoor spaces will be used, and plan ahead for ways to keep our family and guests fed, warm, and entertained in them.
Folded in between the featured gardens-which range in style from Hollywood Regency to Modern Moroccan-are meditative essays on topics including Sustainability, Lifestyle, and Pathways, as Shrader reflects on the ways that gardens change constantly in small ways, shifting mood with the light and the weather, transforming dramatically with the cycle of the seasons and the passage of years.
9. Lawn Gone!: Low-Maintenance, Sustainable, Attractive Alternatives for Your Yard
Author: by Pam Penick
Ten Speed Press
A colorful guide covering the basics of replacing a traditional lawn with a wide variety of easy-care, no-mow, drought-tolerant, money-saving options that will appeal to today’s busy, eco-conscious homeowner. Homeowners spend billions of hoursand dollarswatering, mowing, and maintaining their lawns.
You don’t have to be one of them. Free yourself with Lawn Gone!, a colorful, accessible guide to the basics of replacing a traditional lawn with a wide variety of easy-care, no-mow, low-water, money-saving options. It includes: alternative grasses that seldom (or never) need mowing drought-tolerant, eco-friendly landscapes regional plant recommendations for all parts of the country artificial turf that looks like the real thing step-by-step lawn-removal methods strategies for dealing with neighbors and HOAs ways to minimize your lawn if you’re not ready to go all the way Whether you’re a beginner or expert gardener, green thumb or black, Lawn Gone!
Provides realistic choices, achievable plans, and simple instructions for renovating your yard from start to finish.
10. The Layered Garden: Design Lessons for Year-Round Beauty from Brandywine Cottage
Author: by David L. Culp
Gardenmaking, in its finest form, is a celebration of life and of love. David and his book epitomize this. Lauren Springer Ogden Brandywine Cottage is David Culp’s beloved two-acre Pennsylvania garden where he mastered the design technique of layeringinterplanting many different species in the same area so that as one plant passes its peak, another takes over.
The result is a nonstop parade of color that begins with a tapestry of heirloom daffodils and hellebores in spring and ends with a jewel-like blend of Asian wildflowers at the onset of winter. The Layered Garden shows you how to recreate Culp’s majestic display.
It starts with a basic lesson in layeringhow to choose the correct plants by understanding how they grow and change throughout the seasons, how to design a layered garden, and how to maintain it. To illustrate how layering works, Culp takes you on a personal tour through each part of his celebrated garden: the woodland garden, the perennial border, the kitchen garden, the shrubbery, and the walled garden.
11. National Wildlife Federation(R): Attracting Birds, Butterflies, and Other Backyard Wildlife, Expanded Second Edition (Creative Homeowner) 17 Projects & Step-by-Step Instructions to Give Back to Nature
Author: by David Mizejewski
Make your backyard more nature-friendly by providing habitats for the local wildlife! From the National Wildlife Federation, the largest U.S. Nonprofit conservation organization, with 6 million members and 51 state and territorial affiliated organizations 17 step-by-step projects that everyone can do together make getting your family back to nature easy, educational, and fun Over 200 color photos of backyard wildlife habitats and the wide variety of creatures they attract, plus step-by-step photos and illustrations for family projects Learn wildlife-friendly practices for gardening, landscape design, supplemental feeders, birdbaths, nesting places, and more Learn how to attract backyard pollinators, from bees and butterflies to beetles, bats, and hummingbirds Get your garden certified by the National Wildlife Federation’s Garden for Wildlife(TM) program by following the included certification application checklist Your backyard can come alive by creating an environment with plants and spaces that attract nature’s most interesting and friendly creatures!
12. The Well-Tended Perennial Garden: The Essential Guide to Planting and Pruning Techniques, Third Edition
Author: by Tracy DiSabato-Aust
This practical guide is lush with clear, step-by-step advice. Real Simple Whether you are a new gardener or a green thumb, The Well-Tended Perennial Garden is here to help you successfully plan, plant, and tend your garden. This hardworking guide includes thorough details on the essential practices of perennial careincluded deadheading, pinching, and thinningalong with growing information for specific species and cultivars, on-trend garden design advice, a monthly planting and maintenance schedule, and details on native plants and gardening for wildlife.
The Well-Tended Perennial Garden will be your ally in the quest for a beautiful, well-maintained garden.
13. The Kinfolk Garden: How to Live with Nature
Author: by John Burns
Artisan (October 27, 2020)
In this gorgeous, aspirational work, Burns, editor-in-chief of Kinfolk magazine, collects stories about nature as nourishment’ along with photographs from homes across the globe to inspire people to bring more nature into their own abodes…. Expertly evoking a mood of understated luxury, this stunning spread will have design junkies drooling.
Publishers Weekly A gardener with a secret oasis on a Parisian rooftop. An artist making faux flowers to brighten Manhattan apartments. A family of ranchers rewilding the American outback. Anchored around the idea of nature as nourishment, The Kinfolk Garden explores lush gardens and plantfilled homes around the world and introduces the inspiring people who coax them into bloom.
Through visits to friends old and new, the Kinfolk team learns the secrets to a good garden, and what good a garden can do for our self-care, creativity and communities. Though many of the people we meet along the way champion the idea of following natural instincts rather than a set of prescriptive garden rules, there are practical tips throughout the book that offer advice on everything from growing your own produce to foraging for artful arrangements to simply keeping your houseplants alive a little longer than usual.
14. Perennial Combinations: Stunning Combinations That Make Your Garden Look Fantastic Right from the Start (Rodale Garden Book)
Author: by C. Colston Burrell
Perennial Combinations by C. Colston Burrell features plant medleys that bring color, texture, and excitement to the garden in every season. The book features 130 of the best perennial combinations with photographs of each grouping, along with a numbered photo key and plant list.
Each grouping features just two to six plants; gardeners can plant the combinations as they appear for small garden spaces or they can repeat or mix the combinations for large beds and landscapes. Available for the first time in paperback, with a new chapter of plant combinations featuring today’s big, dramatic perennials, backyard gardeners will find the best choices to accent wide open spaces, marry slopes and high foundations, and make an impact on the landscape with impressive and showy plants.
From tall plumes to bold foliage, many of these plant combinations create a living privacy screen and offer a bounty of bloom for those looking to make an “architectural” statement in their perennial beds. Plant cultivar names have been updated throughout the book so gardeners can choose perennials that are readily available at local nurseries.
15. Under Western Skies: Visionary Gardens from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast
Author: by Jennifer Jewell
Both poetic and practical and celebrates the diversity of garden design throughout the West. Sunset From windswept deserts to misty seaside hills and verdant valleys, the natural landscapes of the American West offer an astounding variety of climates for gardens.
Under Western Skies reveals thirty-six of the most innovative designsall embracing and celebrating the very soul of the land on which they grow. For the gardeners featured here, nature is the ultimate inspiration rather than something to be dominated, and Under Western Skies shows the strong connection each garden has with its place.
Packed with Atkinson’s stunning photographs and illuminated by Jewell’s deep interest in the relationships between people and the spaces they inhabit, Under Western Skies offers page after page of encouraging ingenuity and inventive design for passionate gardeners who call the West home.