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The Woodland Garden: Planting in Harmony with Nature

Forster, R., Downie, Alex

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ISBN 10: 1552978982 / ISBN 13: 9781552978986
Published by Firefly Books, 2004
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Title: The Woodland Garden: Planting in Harmony ...

Publisher: Firefly Books

Publication Date: 2004

Book Condition: Good

Edition: Revised.

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Updated and revised.

This book is both a valuable reference and a practical how-to guide to hundreds of plant species suited for cultivation beneath a canopy of mature trees. Here is all the information needed to get started: design, plant selection, planting and maintenance. These principles can be applied anywhere in North America in any size garden, from large estate to a cramped city lot.

This revised edition of The Woodland Garden features new, beautiful color images throughout, a larger format and more text.

An authoritative guide for gardeners and landscape designers, this edition focuses on:

  • Designing the woodland garden
  • Building the woodland garden
  • The canopy, plus a list of woodland trees
  • The understory, plus a list of woodland shrubs
  • Plants of the woodland floor
  • Climbing plants
  • Planting, pruning and maintenance

The authors list their favorite plants with detailed descriptions of the best woodland garden performers including lilies and rhododendrons. Practical information is provided for soil characteristics, adapting a property, working with a new site and converting an old garden. There are sections on fragrance, water, rocks, pathways, scale and unity, how to analyze a site and much more.

Helpful tips throughout offer useful advice gleaned from the authors' decades of collective experience: dealing with weeds and pests, preparing the land, watering, mulching and propagation.

About the Author:

Roy Forster is a master gardener who helped guide the creation of VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver, British Columbia, a world-recognized prime example of woodland gardening.

Alex Downie is curator of the Bloedel Conservatory in Vancouver's Queen Elizabeth Park, also a public garden known worldwide.

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