Ann Lovejoy's Organic Garden Design School

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This new paperback edition of Ann Lovejoy's spectacular organic gardening book brings a lifetime's worth of experience and knowledge from one of this country's leading gardening experts. In it she shows readers how to apply her organic design principles to any site, large or small, to create healthy, self-sufficient gardens that are easy to care for, ecologically sound, and enduringly beautiful.

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Overview

This new paperback edition of Ann Lovejoy's spectacular organic gardening book brings a lifetime's worth of experience and knowledge from one of this country's leading gardening experts. In it she shows readers how to apply her organic design principles to any site, large or small, to create healthy, self-sufficient gardens that are easy to care for, ecologically sound, and enduringly beautiful.

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"This book is a masterpiece! Her fabulous writing style makes it a true joy to read for creative ideas, and its use as a reference should continue for many years." —Holly H. Shimizu, former host of The Victory Garden

"As gifted a writer as she is a gardener, Lovejoy is always a pleasure to read, and her lyric prose is at the heart of this inspired and inspiring volume...Readers may find themselves as charmed by her singular turns of phrase as they are by her horticultural wisdom."-Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

"In this powerhouse of a book, Ann Lovejoy, the prolific queen of American garden writing, tackles the toughest subject-designing one's garden. She puts the effortless flow of her beautiful prose along with her characteristic humor and intelligence to work on intense concepts, such as organic gardening and layering. The result is a superb clarification of the mysteries of garden design."—Lauren Springer, author of The Undaunted Garden

Holly H. Shimizu
This book is a masterpiece! Her fabulous writing style makes it a true joy to read for creative ideas, and its use as a reference should continue for many years.
Lauren Springer
In this powerhouse of a book, Ann Lovejoy, the prolific queen of American garden writing, tackles the toughest subject-designing one's garden. She puts the effortless flow of her beautiful prose along with her characteristic humor and intelligence to work on intense concepts, such as organic gardening and layering. The result is a superb clarification of the mysteries of garden design.
Publishers Weekly
As gifted a writer as she is a gardener, Lovejoy is always a pleasure to read, and her lyric prose is at the heart of this inspired and inspiring volume. Readers may find themselves as charmed by her singular turns of phrase as they are by her horticultural wisdom.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579549879
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/7/2004
  • Series: A Rodale Organic Gardening Book Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 10.88 (w) x 8.41 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

Ann Lovejoy has written more than 18 gardening books, including The American Mixed Border, Further Along the Garden Path, Fragrance in Bloom, and Gardening from Scratch. A regular garden and food columnist for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, she lives on Bainbridge Island, a ferry ride away from Seattle, Washington.

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Table of Contents

A Destiny and a Dream viii
1 Creating a Natural Garden 2
2 Organic Design Principles 18
3 Gardening Where You Are 40
4 Green Architecture 58
5 Seeing the Possibilities 86
6 Creating a Natural Backdrop 98
7 Sandwich Gardening 112
8 Combinations and Vignettes 130
9 Seasonal Flow 154
10 Care and Feeding of Your Garden 174
11 Making Beautiful Dirt 190
12 The Art of Mulching 202
13 Troubleshooting in the Healthy Garden 216
Organic Garden Design School Workbook 232
Sources 270
Photo Credits 273
Index 274
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map 280
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