BY RICK DARKE
be published in June 2014
This collaboration between Rick Darke and Doug Tallamy greatly expands on Darke's American Woodland Garden and The Wild Garden: Expanded Edition, and Tallamy's Bringing Nature Home to present an inclusive vision of the vital roles native plants can play in beautiful, ecologically sound and broadly functional residential landscape design. Drawing from first-hand experience and research in wild habitats and diverse gardens, the authors employ five hundred photos and over sixty thousand words to detail their approach and strategies for creating richly layered landscapes that sustain both humans and wildlife. The Living Landscape is organized by chapters on Layers in Wild Landscapes, The Community of Living Organisms, The Ecological Functions of Gardens, The Art of Observation, and Applying Layers to the Home Garden.
Approx 390 pp,
8.5 x 10.0",
hardcover, 500 color photos. List price
that Robinson's groundbreaking vision of the
wild garden is a model for
truly sustainable landscapes."
- Cole Burrell, Garden designer and author
new edition is
two books in one, and a handsome volume at
that. Henry Mitchell
said it all when he claimed gardeners owe all to
Robinson. We do, and this book is the perfect
way to appreciate
- Mary Keen, in BBC's Gardens Illustrated,
GARDEN: Expanded Edition
360 pp, 8.5 x
hardcover, 112 color photos, 4 b/w photos, 3 color
lithographic illustrations. November
2009 List price
Read the American Library Association review in Booklist
378 pp, 10 x 11",
hardcover, 738 color photos, 4 color charts, 2 line
2002 List price $49.95.00 ISBN:
0-88192-545-4 Timber Press,
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF
FOR LIVABLE LANDSCAPES
Publisher's description: "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."
484 pp, 10 x 11" (280 x 255mm), hardcover, 1046 color photos, 10 line drawings, 2 color maps. March 2007 List price $59.95.00 ISBN-13: 9780881928174 ISBN-10: 0881928178 Timber Press, Portland, Oregon
multi-city lectures in the USA, Rick Darke launched
this new book at
the Royal Horticultural Society's Chelsea
Flower Show in London, May 2007 from the Gold
Medal Award-winning Knoll Gardens
PRESS POCKET GUIDE TO ORNAMENTAL GRASSES
|IN HARMONY WITH NATURE: LESSONS FROM
THE ARTS & CRAFTS GARDEN
Publisher's description: With text and photography by Rick Darke, this full-color book highlights magnificently preserved or restored Arts and Crafts gardens in both England and North America, discussing the philosophy that informed their design and the place they hold within the movement. The Arts and Crafts landscape aesthetic is interpreted for today's gardeners, allowing them to incorporate the simplicity and harmony that distinguishes the style into their own outdoor spaces. The book details specific ways readers can bring Arts and Crafts elements to their homes and gardens, such as including pergolas that effectively link house and garden or by planting native species that add a compelling sense of place. Part Three: Arts and Crafts Gardens Across America provides unique and thorough coverage of Arts & Crafts people and places in North America, including Gustav Stickley, Henry Chapman Mercer, Rose Valley, Greene & Greene, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Bok Tower Gardens. 10" x 11 1/4", 160 pages, full color throughout. Softcover (currently unavailable new) list price $19.95. ISBN: 1586632183 ©2001 Michael Friedman Publishing Group Inc. Hardcover (currently unavailable new) list price $35.00 ISBN: 1567999042 ©2000 Michael Friedman Publishing Group Inc.
Readers interested in the Arts & Crafts Movement will find a wealth of new inspiration in The Wild Garden: Expanded Edition from Timber Press.
"This book is a model when it comes to the encyclopedic portraiture of plants"
New York Times June 6, 1999
|THE RHS MANUAL OF GRASSES
Consultant Editor: Rick Darke Series Editor: Mark Griffiths
Based on the Royal Horticultural Society Dictionary of Gardening, this volume describes grasses, sedges, and bamboos in authoritative detail, documenting their natural history and providing complete descriptions and cultural information. It contains all the information from the R.H.S. Dictionary plus more, with superb line drawings. 220pp., 30 line drawings, 6 X 9 1/2", hardcover, ISBN 0-88192-300-1 ©1995 Timber Press Inc. $39.95
GARDEN: ORNAMENTAL GRASSES
A design-oriented introduction to ornamental grasses. Full color photographs explain the unique beauty and merits of grasses and portray their inspired use in gardens. ISBN: 1-56799-323-0 ©1994, 1997 Michael Friedman Publishing Group Inc. 72pp. (no longer available)
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