This book has been written to encourage and inspire homeowners with stories and photographs of mature landscapes that have withstood the test of time and taste-testing of deer. It showcases 13 gardens across the United States that successfully co-exist with wildlife without resorting to fences or pouring concrete in despair. Each chapter features one tenacious gardener and tells the story of their garden, describing their personal design criteria, the challenges they face, and the strategies they employ as they refuse to be thwarted or compromise on their vision. Each homeowner also includes their favorite "Top 10 deer-resistant plants"; that's 130 inspirational starting points for you to consider.
Featured gardens are from : WA, OR, MI, TX, NC, NJ, NY,
Bonus chapter: 20 deer-resistant container gardens
Published by Timber Press, 2019
Listen to this short interview on King 5 New Day Northwest to discover why designing a deer-resistant garden doesn't begin with the plants:
GARDENING WITH FOLIAGE FIRST
Our much anticipated second book Gardening with Foliage First (Timber Press, 2017) is finally here.
Create a foliage-driven garden that dazzles!
The beauty of flowers is seductive, but flowers, by their fleeting nature, are a fickle base to provide long-lasting gardens with year-round interest. Tackle this problem with the advice in Gardening with Foliage First. Learn how to first build a framework of foliage and then layer in flowers and other artistic elements to add the finishing touches. This simple, recipe-style approach to garden design features 127 combinations for all seasons and both sunny and shady gardens that will work for a variety of climates and garden challenges, including deer, dry shade, and more.
Award Winning Book
The prestigious Garden Writers Association has recognized Fine Foliage with a GOLD Medal for best gardening product published in 2013
Also Celebrated on Amazon as one of their Best Gardening Books of 2013!
Fine Foliage was published by St. Lynn's Press, 2013
Foliage comes in a mind-boggling variety of color, shape and growth habit. But which ones complement each other and work best for the many garden situations people have? Fine Foliage gives the home gardener 60+ examples of plant combinations that work for every purpose, whether in sun or shade, path or meadow, porch or poolside. Each plant combination is introduced with an on-site photograph and "Why This Works" text, accompanied by individual close-up photos and quick-tip info about care, site, soil, zone and season – a complete "recipe" that even a beginner gardener can follow. Fine Foliage brings elegant, expert design and style to the garden and patio.
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