Penelope Hobhouses Natural Planting

Penelope Hobhouses Natural Planting

by Penelope Hobhouse
     
 

The 20th century has seen a significant move to "natural" approach to gardening —choosing plants appropriate to the environment, thus saving water and eliminating the need for fertilizers and pesticides. Penelope Hobhouse explores the origins of the natural gardening movement, then shows how a keen understanding of a plant's requirements—habitats, soil,… See more details below

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The 20th century has seen a significant move to "natural" approach to gardening —choosing plants appropriate to the environment, thus saving water and eliminating the need for fertilizers and pesticides. Penelope Hobhouse explores the origins of the natural gardening movement, then shows how a keen understanding of a plant's requirements—habitats, soil, climate, and site—is the key to planting well. Drawing on the gardens of today's leading practitioners, such as Beth Chatto and Christopher Lloyd, she looks at borders, shrubs, meadows and woodland, lawns, and rock, gravel, and water gardens. A highly readable, richly informative guide, with 175 color images by award-winning photographer Jerry Harpur. Penelope Hobhouse is an eminent garden historian, designer, and author; among her many successful books are Plants in History, Penelope Hobhouse's Garden Designs, and Garden Style.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781862052680
Publisher:
Pavilion Books, Limited
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
10.03(w) x 10.04(h) x 0.66(d)

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