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Dream Plants for the Natural Garden - Piet Oudolf

Dream Plants for the Natural Garden

Paperback Published: 3rd October 2013
ISBN: 9780711234628
Number Of Pages: 144

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In this book, pioneering garden designers Henk Gerritsen and Piet Oudolf describe their special choice of ideal plants, perennials, bulbs, grasses, ferns and small shrubs. An ideal plant is one that is both beautiful and robust, performing reliably with very little input from the gardener. Complete growing information is provided for each plant along with advice on how to use it to best effect.

Gerritsen and Oudolf have a genuinely innovative approach to gardening. Rather than striving for big, bold masses of colorful blooms that are vigorously pruned back as soon as they have finished flowering, the authors choose plants chiefly for their form - leaves, flower heads and stems included - which means they retain their natural beauty through all the seasons.

About the Authors

Distinguished garden designer Henk Gerritsen (1948-2008) was born in Utrecht in the Netherlands. He trained as an artist and made his living as a painter before turning to garden design. He was the author of several books, and his best-known garden design project in the UK was the reconstruction of the Waltham Place gardens in Berkshire. He also started the Priona Gardens in Schuinesloot in the Netherlands with his friend Anton Schlepers.

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 design purposes. He has designed gardens in Holland and Germany, and a public park in Sweden. The garden he designed with Arne Maynard for the Chelsea 2000 Flower Show won the Best Garden Award. His own garden and nursery near Arnhem, Holland, has become world-famous.

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Dream Plants for the Natural Garden is a beautiful book

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Excellent reference book for the avid gardener.

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  • `A Bible for those interested in turning their garden into a naturalistic haven.'


  • `A Bible for those interested in turning their garden into a naturalistic haven.'

ISBN: 9780711234628
ISBN-10: 0711234620
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 3rd October 2013
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.0 x 23.0  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.78