Tomorrow's garden : design and inspiration for a new age of sustainable gardening / text and photographs by Stephen Orr.
By: Orr, Stephen.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Rodale, c2011Description: xxi, 227 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 1605294683 (acidfree paper); 9781605294681 (acid-free paper).Subject(s): Ecological landscape design | Gardens -- Design | Sustainable agriculture | Sustainable horticulture | Urban gardens -- United States
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
With a keen eye for aesthetics matched by a strong concern for the environment, garden expert
Stephen Orr has developed a sense of what a modern garden should be: small, visually pleasing, and
responsible. In Tomorrow's Garden, he presents gardens in 14 American cities that have been scaled
back and simplified without sacrificing beauty or innovative design.
A devoted supporter of the organic gardening movement, Orr advises gardeners to think about their gardens as part of an interconnected whole with the surrounding environment--with an eye to water usage, local ecology, and preservation of resources. However, for those who are afraid that a sustainable garden means a lack of flora and fauna, Orr believes that a garden, first and foremost, should be a thing of beauty. He encourages flower lovers to plant flowers, and he showcases gardens filledwith traditional and exotic plants that are designed with both visual appeal and the environment in mind.
With detailed case studies, stunning photographs, and an appendix of resources and information to
help gardeners achieve their ecological best, Tomorrow's Garden will teach you the true definition of sustainability and show you how to create beauty without excess in the 21st century and beyond.
What's the program? -- What's the weather? -- Which plant where? -- What's the location? -- Gravel takes center stage -- Stone and steel -- The intentional lawn -- Recycling and repurposing -- Growing food at home -- Raising chickens and livestock in the city -- Shared spaces -- Gardening the street.
Orr traveled from coast to coast to find gardens both large and small that show how responsible gardeners are reimagining the definition of a modern garden and addressing design, plant choice, water usage, materials, and more, in exciting, innovative, and often surprising ways.