The Living Landscape

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The Living Landscape

Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden

By Rick Darke; Douglas W. Tallamy

Timber Press (OR), Hardcover, 9781604694086, 392pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2014

Description

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 how to do it. By combining the insights of two outstanding authors, it offers a model that anyone can follow. Inspired by its examples, 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 with superb photographs 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 is full of life and that fulfills both human needs and the needs of wildlife communities.