The American Meadow Garden: Creating a Natural Alternative to the Traditional Lawn by John Greenlee - PDF free download eBook

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  • Published: Dec 10, 2015
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If theres one lesson every homeowner must learn, its this The traditional lawn is a huge, time consuming, synthetic-chemical sucking mistake. The time has come to look for new ways to create friendly, livable spaces around our homes. In The...

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ISBN
9780881928716
Publisher
Timber Press, Incorporated
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Book language
English
Pages
278
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PDF, FB2, EPUB, MOBI
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2502 kB

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If theres one lesson every homeowner must learn, its this The traditional lawn is a huge, time consuming, synthetic-chemical sucking mistake. The time has come to look for new ways to create friendly, livable spaces around our homes. In The American Meadow Garden, ornamental grass expert John Greenlee creates a new model for homeowners and gardeners.

For Greenlee, a meadow isnt a random assortment of messy, anonymous grasses. Rather, it is a shimmering mini-ecosystem, in which regionally appropriate grasses combine with colorful perennials to form a rich tapestry that is friendly to all life with minimal input of water, time, and other scarce resources. Kids and pets can play in complete safety, and birds and butterflies flock there.

A prairie style planting is a place you want to be. With decades of experience as a nurseryman and designer, John Greenlee is the perfect guide. He details all the practicalities of site preparation, plant selection, and maintenance; particularly valuable are his explanations of how ornamental grasses perform in different climates and areas.

Gorgeous photography by Saxon Holt visually illustrates the message with stunning examples of meadow gardens from across the country. Weve reached a stage where we can no longer follow past practices unthinkingly, particularly when those practices are wasteful and harmful to the environment. Its time to get rid of the old-fashioned lawn and embrace a sane and healthy future the American meadow garden.

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Greenlee has been creating grass ecologies in gardens of all sizes all over the United States and Canada since 1984. He owns Greenlee Nursery, the oldest grass nursery in California. He has appeared frequently on television and was named horticulturist of the year in 2002 by the Southern California Association of Horticulturists.

His previous book is The Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses (Rodale 1992). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in ornamental horticulture from Cal Poly, Pomonly appropriate grasses combine with colorful perennials to form a rich tapestry that is friendly to all life with minimal input of water, time, and other scarce resources. Kids and pets can play in complete safety, and birds and butterflies flock there.

A prairie style planting is a place you want to be. With decades of experience as a nurseryman and designer, John Greenlee is the perfect guide. He details all the practicalities of site preparation, plant selection, and maintenance; particularly valuable are his explanations of how ornamental grasses perform in different climates and areas.

Gorgeous photography by Saxon Holt visually illustrates the message with stunning examples of meadow gardens from across the country. Weve reached a stage where we can no longer follow past practices unthinkingly, particularly when those practices are wasteful and harmful to the environment. Its time to get rid of the old-fashioned lawn and embrace a sane and healthy future the American meadow garden.

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