Perennial Garden Plants or the Modern Florilegium

Graham Stuart Thomas

English horticulturist Graham Stuart Thomas surveys more than 2,000 species of perennial plants giving practical information on planting, seasonal flowering, cultivation, propagation, and origins.

The Art of Outdoor Living: Gardens for Entertaining Family and Friends

Scott Shrader

Landscape designer Scott Shrader gives insights into his creation of 12 breathtaking gardens, showing how to seamlessly connect the outdoors to a home’s interiors. He also gives design advice on turning outdoor spaces into home entertaining spots.

Encyclopedia of Landscape Design: Planning, Building, and Planting Your Perfect Outdoor Space

Editor-in-chief: Chris Young

This book is packed with advice on gardening and landscaping from planning to planting. From preparation such as choosing the correct materials for structures and assessing drainage, to laying patios, making ponds, and planting perennials.

The Art of Outdoor Living: Gardens for Entertaining Family and Friends

Scott Shrader

California native and exterior architect, Scott Shrader advises on creating modern, chic gardens and outdoor entertainment spaces specifically designed for cooking, entertaining, playing, and relaxing.

The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden

Rick Darke and Doug Tallamy

Darke and Tallamy cover the various botanical, cultural, and temporal layers in wild landscapes. They also examine the relationships among living organisms, ecological advantages of landscapes, the cultivation of plants for appreciation of the wonders of nature’s processes, as well as diverse home garden applications.

Landscaping with Stone, 2nd Edition

Pat Sagui

With over 300 photographs and illustrations, this book teaches the basics of designing and working with different types of stone in walkways, patios, retaining walls, rock gardens, steps, and more.

Building Natural Ponds

Robert Pavlis

This book gives a step-by-step guide on designing and building natural ponds that use no pumps, filters, chemicals, or electricity and mimic native ponds both in aesthetics and functionality.

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