New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1989. First edition; fourth printing. Cloth over Boards. Quarto, pp. 296, indexed, illustrated with over 400 color photographs. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket. Item #20284
Natural gardens are planned and designed to work with nature. Gone are the meticulously manicured lawns and heavily pruned shrubs that require hours of tedious labor. Natural gardeners take their inspiration from the environment, using native plants, hardy perennials, wildflowers, and ornamental grasses. They turn potential problems, such as rock outcrops or steep slopes, into assets, incorporating them into the landscape or even highlighting them with showy treatment. These refreshing, colorful gardens practically take care of themselves, so you spend your time enjoying them rather than slaving over them. This book shows how to design, plan, and plant a garden; how to improve an existing garden; and how to maintain a garden year after year. From the Old House Journal Reference Library.