The Encyclopedia of Grasses for Livable Landscapes

The Encyclopedia of Grasses for Livable Landscapes

Book - 2007
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Workman Press.
In this worthy successor to The Color Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses, Rick Darke has created a new type of design reference that sets a standard for inspired, sustainable use of grasses in private gardens as well as in wild and constructed public landscapes. Includes more than 1000 stunning photographs.


Baker & Taylor
A comprehensive reference combines an alphabetical listing of hundreds of species of grasses and grass lookalikes, with detailed descriptions of each that includes information on appearance, height, spread, behavior, and hardiness, as well as more than one thousand full-color photographs and guidelines for using such plants in a variety of landscapes.

Book News
Landscape architects and city planners, as well as specialist and amateur gardeners will find a wealth of ideas and information in this authoritative reference. Darke, a horticulturist (he was curator of plants at Longwood Gardens), has traveled the world studying and photographing grasses in urban, rural, and residential settings, including the thatched roof techniques in Japan. The photos fill this oversized volume (10.25x11.25") and, together with his essays on design, provide a plethora of design ideas. Over half the book is devoted to an encyclopedia of grasses, sedges, rushes, restios, and cattails, with detailed description, tips on design use, habits, habitat, cultivars, and other information offered for each. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
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.


Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2007
Description: 487 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 29 cm
ISBN: 9780881928174
0881928178
Branch Call Number: 635.9349 Dar

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