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Bringing Nature Home

Bringing Nature Home Author Douglas W. Tallamy
ISBN-10 1604691468
Release 2009-09-01
Pages 360
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“If you cut down the goldenrod, the wild black cherry, the milkweed and other natives, you eliminate the larvae, and starve the birds. This simple revelation about the food web—and it is an intricate web, not a chain—is the driving force in Bringing Nature Home.” —The New York Times As development and subsequent habitat destruction accelerate, there are increasing pressures on wildlife populations. But there is an important and simple step toward reversing this alarming trend: Everyone with access to a patch of earth can make a significant contribution toward sustaining biodiversity. There is an unbreakable link between native plant species and native wildlife—native insects cannot, or will not, eat alien plants. When native plants disappear, the insects disappear, impoverishing the food source for birds and other animals. In many parts of the world, habitat destruction has been so extensive that local wildlife is in crisis and may be headed toward extinction. Bringing Nature Home has sparked a national conversation about the link between healthy local ecosystems and human well-being, and the new paperback edition—with an expanded resource section and updated photos—will help broaden the movement. By acting on Douglas Tallamy's practical recommendations, everyone can make a difference.



Bringing Nature Home

Bringing Nature Home Author Douglas W. Tallamy
ISBN-10 9780881929928
Release 2009
Pages 358
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An introduction to sustainable, ecological gardening explains how to incorporate a variety of native plants into a backyard environment in order to create a healthy ecosystem that provides food and shelter for local wildlife of all kinds and includes helpful lists of garden-worthy native plants for every region of the United States.



Bringing Nature Home

Bringing Nature Home Author Douglas W. Tallamy
ISBN-10 9780881928549
Release 2007
Pages 288
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An introduction to sustainable, ecological gardening explains how to incorporate a variety of native plants into a backyard environment in order to create a healthy ecosystem that provides food and shelter for local wildlife of all kinds and includes helpful lists of garden-worthy native plants for every region of the United States.



Bringing Nature Home

Bringing Nature Home Author Ngoc Minh Ngo
ISBN-10 0847838005
Release 2012
Pages 202
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Presents an alternative to traditional flower arrangements that is in line with the "back to nature" movement, showcases how to be inspired by nature's seasonal bounty and bring that nature into the home.



The Living Landscape

The Living Landscape Author Rick Darke
ISBN-10 9781604697391
Release 2016-02-04
Pages 392
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Many gardeners today want a home landscape that nourishes and fosters wildlife. But they also want beauty, a space for the kids to play, privacy, and maybe even a vegetable patch. Sure, it’s a tall order, but The Living Landscape shows how to do it. By combining the insights of two outstanding authors, it offers a model that anyone can follow. Inspired by its examples, you’ll learn the strategies for making and maintaining a diverse, layered landscape—one that offers beauty on many levels, provides outdoor rooms and turf areas for children and pets, incorporates fragrance and edible plants, and provides cover, shelter, and sustenance for wildlife. Richly illustrated with superb photographs and informed by both a keen eye for design and an understanding of how healthy ecologies work, The Living Landscape will enable you to create a garden that is full of life and that fulfills both human needs and the needs of wildlife communities.



The Naturescaping Workbook

The Naturescaping Workbook Author Beth O'Donnell Young
ISBN-10 9781604693607
Release 2012-01-24
Pages 224
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Much of modern garden design is about controlling nature to achieve a desired effect. But for the eco-conscious homeowner, the best garden designer is Mother Nature, and following her lead can result in a beautiful low-maintenance landscape that requires fewer resources, attracts natural wildlife, and saves time and money. In The Naturescaping Workbook, author Beth O'Donnell Young sets forth an easy-to-follow, do-it-yourself plan for gardeners of all skill levels. Her step-by-step approach teaches gardeners to understand their own natural habitat and to nurture the native eco-systems that exist in their yard. And the payoff is huge. By simply becoming aware of the natural wonders in the backyard, anyone can gain a more beautiful garden and take a big step toward bringing nature home.



Natural Remodeling for the Not so green House

Natural Remodeling for the Not so green House Author Carol Venolia
ISBN-10 1579906540
Release 2006
Pages 280
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This lavishly photographed guide--the loving labor of two internationally renowned architects--will become a cornerstone work for years to come. By focusing on remodeling rather than building from scratch, it redefines the best way to "go green" and addresses a timely topic in a way designed to appeal to a growing and eager audience. Absolutely indispensable for anyone hoping to renovate the natural way. The two have produced a remarkable book--packed with information and photos, and the first ever in full color to cover the subject. It's lush and exquisite to look at, filled with motivational case studies and informative graphics, and completely user-friendly. Every page leads would-be remodelers through the process of understanding their home, its surroundings, and themselves so they'll arrive at the perfect design solution. The suggestions range from "easy fixes"--perhaps adding plants for extra shade or trimming back those that block the sun--to more advanced projects, such as building a solar water heating system.



Bringing Peace Home

Bringing Peace Home Author Karen Warren
ISBN-10 0253210151
Release 1996
Pages 235
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"This collection of works is ambitious, well documented, thoroughly—though not turgidly—referenced, and comprehensively indexed. It is deeply disturbing and deeply engaging... " —Australian Feminist Studies Contributors discuss the subtle and complex relationships between various notions of "feminism" and "peace." Feminist peace issues are explored along a wide spectrum of personal and political issues—from the personal violations of rape, incest, and domestic abuse, to the violence of racism, sexism, economic exploitation, war, and genocide.



Earth Spirit Living

Earth Spirit Living Author Ann Marie Holmes
ISBN-10 9781451643671
Release 2011-03-15
Pages 288
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Earth Spirit Living is a revolutionary approach to lifestyle design and personal space. Author Ann Marie Holmes, an expert on earth energy systems, reveals that by picking up subtle cues from the natural world, we can create healthy, enjoyable, and sustainable living spaces. She shows how we can effectively incorporate principles of sacred geometry, human intuition, and the power of space, shape, and layout to become aware of -- and collaborate with -- the earth's energies. Perfect for homeowners, renters, business owners, professional designers, and builders, Earth Spirit Living illuminates the benefits of living in cooperation with our environment, including: * a more comfortable home * increased effectiveness in your work * healthier, calmer living conditions * enhanced work and personal relationships * improved prosperity * smoother construction or remodeling process Insightful illustrations, ceremonies, cures, attunements, and visualizations will help you hone your natural instincts and strengthen your connection to your physical space. With client stories and personal anecdotes, Holmes guides you on the journey toward a balanced life and living space that harnesses the energy and wisdom of nature.



Planting in a Post Wild World

Planting in a Post Wild World Author Thomas Rainer
ISBN-10 9781604697209
Release 2016-02-04
Pages 316
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“As practical as it is poetic. . . . an optimistic call to action.” —Chicago Tribune Over time, with industrialization and urban sprawl, we have driven nature out of our neighborhoods and cities. But we can invite it back by designing landscapes that look and function more like they do in the wild: robust, diverse, and visually harmonious. Planting in a Post-Wild World by Thomas Rainer and Claudia West is an inspiring call to action dedicated to the idea of a new nature—a hybrid of both the wild and the cultivated—that can flourish in our cities and suburbs. This is both a post-wild manifesto and practical guide that describes how to incorporate and layer plants into plant communities to create an environment that is reflective of natural systems and thrives within our built world.



The Garden Room

The Garden Room Author Timothy Mawson
ISBN-10 0609802828
Release 1998
Pages 176
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Whether it's a sun-filled breakfast room, a charming potting shed, or a rose-covered gazebo, The Garden Room celebrates the happy union of indoors and outdoors, where house and garden merge. Featuring a variety of rooms full of comfortable furniture, striking combinations of colors and textures, and cherished family treasures, drawings, and photographs, The Garden Room inspires us to build our own spaces of delight, where we can while away the hours reading, relaxing, dining, and entertaining, surrounded by the sights, scents, and sounds of the garden. With more than 250 full-color photographs and evocative watercolors, a wealth of insightful decorating tips, witty gardening lore, and revealing anecdotes, The Garden Room highlights the joys of bringing nature into our homes.



Grow Native

Grow Native Author Lynn M. Steiner
ISBN-10 9780760350843
Release 2016-03-20
Pages 208
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You don't have to compromise beauty for natural landscapes with ecological responsibility and sustainability. In master gardener Lynn Steiner's book Grow Native, you'll find guidance for planting stunning gardens using native species that support your local ecosystem. Organized in an easily accessible way, the book offers instructions for planting, maintenance instructions, helpful tips about soil, watering and fertilizing as well as gorgeous photography. With guidance about how to weave native plants into your landscape and replacing common ornamentals with natural plants, this book should have a place on every gardener's bookshelf. Grow Native combines inspirational garden shots of native landscapes with plant specific chapters and photos. Additionally, sidebars throughout Naturescape offer pointers for attracting specific butterflies, birds, bees and other beneficials to your yard--all through plant selections.



Urban Suburban Meadows

Urban   Suburban Meadows Author Catherine B. Zimmerman
ISBN-10 0984456007
Release 2010
Pages 271
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Urban and Suburban Meadows addresses the problems caused by the extensive planting of non-native grass lawns across America. In ignoring the environmental consequences of such landscape planning, ecosystems are being destroyed and replaced with chemically maintained monocultures. Author and photographer Catherine Zimmerman combines her expertise in photography, storytelling, environmental issues, horticulture and organic practices to offer meadowscaping as a lawn alternative. Zimmerman weaves her personal journey of changing her own landscaping choices into a guide that demonstrates both the need to change current detrimental landscaping practices and the practical knowhow and resources to accomplish that change.Four experts in meadow establishment lend their knowledge for site preparation, design, native plants, planting and maintenance. Plant lists and resource sections for nine regions across the United States provide local sources to assist the meadow creator in bringing diversity back to urban and suburban landscapes.



Noah s Garden

Noah s Garden Author Sara Bonnett Stein
ISBN-10 0395709407
Release 1995-04-24
Pages 294
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Describes the impact of carefully tended lawns and gardens on the natural ecology, and discusses how to restore the ecological balance with native plants and a change in gardening techniques



Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East

Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East Author Carolyn Summers
ISBN-10 9780813547060
Release 2010
Pages 221
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Gardeners, with all good fortune and flora, are endowed with love for a hobby that has profound potential for positive change. The beautifully illustrated Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East approaches landscape design from an ecological perspective, encouraging professional horticulturalists and backyard enthusiasts alike to intensify their use of indigenous or native plants. These plants, ones that grow naturally in the same place in which they evolved, form the basis of the food web. Wildlife simply cannot continue to survive without them-nor can we. Why indigenous plants, you may ask? What makes them so special to butterflies and bees and boys and girls? For Carolyn Summers, the answer is as natural as an ephemeral spring wildflower or berries of the gray dogwood, "As I studied indigenous plants, a strange thing happened. The plants grew on me. I began to love the plants themselves for their own unique qualities, quite apart from their usefulness in providing food and shelter for wildlife." Emphasizing the importance of indigenous plant gardening and landscape design, Summers provides guidelines for skilled sowers and budding bloomers. She highlights . . . "The best ways to use exotic and nonindigenous plants responsibly "Easy-to-follow strategies for hosting wildlife in fields, forests, and gardens "Designs for traditional gardens using native trees, shrubs, groundcovers as substitutes for exotic plants "Examples of flourishing plant communities from freshwater streams to open meadows "How to control plant reproduction, choose cultivars, open-pollinated indigenous plants, and different types of hybrids, and practice "safe sex in the garden" From Maine to Kentucky and up and down the East Coast, Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East lays the "gardenwork" for protecting natural areas through the thoughtful planting of indigenous plants. Finally we can bask in the knowledge that it is possible to have loads of fun at the same time we are growing a better world.



Bring the Outdoors In

Bring the Outdoors In Author Shane Powers
ISBN-10 9781452107547
Release 2013-02-05
Pages 176
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Provides twenty-two ideas for incorporating elements of the garden into home decor, featuring step-by-step instructions for projects--including planters, sculptures, and wreaths--that use both live and dried plant materials.



Wild America

Wild America Author Roger Tory Peterson
ISBN-10 0395864976
Release 1955
Pages 434
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Recounts a hundred-day field trip around North America