Some of My Favorites
There are a couple of blogs that give great ideas, tips about design and favorite plant lists. Winterthur has a garden blog that posts beautiful images that show the change of seasons. And, of course, there's my blog ....Annotations. See below for links.
New Plants, Favorite Plants, Best Plants, Plants that I love .....
of course this list could go on for pages! But there is one plant website whose name sums it up best: Plant Lust.
Rick Darke & Doug Tallamy "The Living Garden: Designing for beauty and biodiversity in the home garden" - a new book that provides both information and inspiration at the same time.
Doug Tallamy is, for me, the "father" of sustainable landscape design. His talks have inspired me and his book "Bringing Nature Home" has been read and bought for friends many times over. I am definitely a complete fan! Rick Darke is a horticulturalist and photographer who is another important voice in understanding what sustainability means in practical terms for landscape designers. Both of these authors have a strong sense of beauty as well as a deep grounding in scientific information.
Now their new book looks at all the different layers in a healthy, diverse landscape and gives a roadmap of how to engineer your own garden to incorporate as many layers as possible. Best of all, it shows pictures and tells about their own gardens!