Creating sustainable, waterwise and dry gardens, with projects, planting plans
Our climate is in a state of flux.Weather patterns are changing and therefore the way we manage our gardens is changing too. Here is an exciting challenge. This new book looks at the garden styles of nine regions which have always dealt superbly with heat, drought and water shortage the Italianate Garden, the Islamic Garden, the Patio Garden, the Mediterranean Garden, the Gravel Garden, the Desert Garden, the Bush Garden, Cape Colour and the Jungle Garden. Each chapter explains the style and includes a tutorial, typical plant forms, a planting plan and a project. This is a critical read for gardeners, a practical and inspirational insight into classic gardens defined by sunshine, humidity and lack of water. - A unique guide to the opportunities and challenges that come with gardening in a changing climate Analyses classic garden styles suitable for today's new gardening conditions, from the riotous colours of the Mediterranean garden and its naturally drought-proof plants to the allure of the sun-baked Islamic garden with its use of light and shade Includes 18 step-by-step tutorials and projects, such as how to plant thyme into paving and make a dry riverbed Offers planting plans and plant focus features, and a directory of plants suitable for different types of gardens Over 400 photographs include beautiful locations from the patio gardens of Cordoba, Spain, to Beth Chatto's famous dry garden in the UK CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM
About the Author Ambra Edwards worked as campaigns editor for Gardening Which? magazine from 1998-2003. She has written widely on topical and social horticulture and as a freelancer contributes articles to publications including The Guardian, The Observer, Gardens Illustrated and has regular columns in Gardenlife and Hortus. She was engaged by the Department for Education and Skills to prepare literature on outdoor learning, school gardens and healthy eating in schools. Ambra won the prestigious Garden Writers Guild Journalist of the Year, 2006 and again in 2009. GARDENING IN A CHANGING CLIMATE Inspiration and practical ideas for creating sustainable, waterwise and dry gardens, with projects, planting plans and more than 400 photographs Ambra Edwards
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