Planting is a groundbreaking new work from celebrated landscape architects Piet Oudolf and Noel Kingsbury. It provides Oudolf’s original planting plans and explicitly shows how his gardens and landscapes are made. It details how to select the right plants, how to group them, and how to combine them with other elements to make beautiful gardens that require minimal use of resources. All of Oudolf’s design methods are detailed, from his early block planting schemes to his current, more complex designs inspired and informed by nature.
About the Author
Noël Kingsbury is a leading expert in contemporary naturalistic planting design. He contributes regularly to Hortus, Homes and Gardens, The English Garden, and the royal horticultural society's magazine, The Garden. Noël lectures regularly in the United States, and has always been firmly in the vanguard of new developments, playing a major role in popularizing a more naturalistic and sustainable planting style.
Piet Oudolf is a native of Holland and originally studied to be an architect. Instead of designing buildings he became the founder of New Wave planting, a movement which takes inspiration from nature but employs artistic skill in creating planting schemes. As a plantsman, his aim is to emphasize the form, texture, and natural harmony of plants, and as a skilled plant breeder, he creates new varieties for these and other specific design purposes. His style is the result of the influence of various horticultural traditions such as the combination of Dutch formality and naturalistic planting styles.
'The pictures are superb ( - ) I recommend this book to every thoughtful gardener' (The Financial Times)
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 9th April 2013
Dimensions (cm): 26.3 x 22.8 x 3.2
Weight (kg): 1.34