Plant-Driven Design: Creating Gardens That Honor Plants, Place, and Spirit

Plant-Driven Design: Creating Gardens That Honor Plants, Place, and Spirit

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ISBN-13: 9780881928778
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/07/2008
Pages: 284
Sales rank: 843,195
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Scott Ogden, along with his wife Lauren, has been featured on several television shows and in numerous publications, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Nature, Martha Stewart Living, Sunset, and Horticulture. Awards include two American Horticultural Society book awards and a landscape design award from the Association of Professional Landscape Designers. Before making horticulture and garden design his life's work, Scott studied geology and paleontology at Yale.


Lauren Springer Ogden and Scott Ogden’s horticultural experience in the United States and Europe spans zones 4 through 10. They design public and private gardens, speak widely, and have written three books each, including their new award-winning joint book Plant-Driven Design. They seek plants and design inspiration in the wilds of the United States as well as Mexico, South Africa, and Argentina; several of their plant introductions are in the nursery trade. At home in the challenging climates of Fort Collins, Colorado, and Austin, Texas, they tend two intensive gardens together.

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Plant-Driven Design: Creating Gardens That Honor Plants, Place, and Spirit 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book for my birthday - to help build my understanding of the high desert gardening challenges and opportunities that are still new to me. The authors have brought together sophisticated results that emerge after several years of plant growth. This is my interest right now: How to look long term at a purchase rather than finding a 'neat plant' at the nursery and figuring out how to use it. This book is definitely a worthwhile investment that is helping me mature as a gardener.
augustau on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This is one of my favorite garden books. It celebrates the Western garden that we see so little of in the garden magazines.She says let's return plants to the place of honor in our garden and drop out the emphasis on furniture and waterworks. Her compositions of shrubs, grasses and perennials are magical and natural. I only want to garden like this. I tore out a lot of my garden after I got this book! I would have less South African plants and more natives, but generally this is the feel of a garden that works in Colorado and the high plains.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this e-book (quite expensive) and immediately reported the black and white picture issue to B&N. 2 weeks on they couldn't get color pictures resolved so I returned it. What good is a garden book without colored pictures? The previews showed color so something got lost in translation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have followed this author since she first received fame for her "HELL STRIPS." Those awful plots of land between the sidewalk and road. She and her husband are true "PLANT MANAGERS." Serious photography showing stages and seasons of landscape plantings. This book is not for the casual gardener. It is written like a college textbook. Information overload!