Planting: A New Perspective

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Publisher: Timber Press,  ISBN:  9781604693706, Authors: Piet Oudolf and Rick Darke, Format: Hardpack, 255 x 229 mm, 280pp

Planting: A New Perspective, by famed landscape architects Piet Oudolf and Noel Kingsbury, characterises a groundbreaking moment in modern horticulture; the first book to share Oudolf's original planting plans and the only book to explicitly guide gardeners through how Oudolf's iconic landscapes are made.

Piet Oudolf's gardens - unique combinations of long-lived perennials and woody plants that are rich in texture and sophisticated in colour - are breathtaking and have deep emotional resonance. With Planting, designers and home gardeners can recreate these plant-rich, beautiful gardens that support biodiversity and nourish the human spirit.

An intimate knowledge of plants is essential to the success of modern landscape design, and Planting shares Oudolf's considerable understanding of plant ecology, explaining how plants behave in different situations, what goes on underground, and which species make good neighbours. Extensive plant charts and planting plans will help you choose plants for their structure, colour, and texture. A detailed directory shares details like each plant's life expectancy, the persistence of its seedheads, and its propensity to self-seed.