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The Resource The bold dry garden : lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden, Johanna Silver ; photographs by Marion Brenner

The bold dry garden : lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden, Johanna Silver ; photographs by Marion Brenner

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The bold dry garden : lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden
Title
The bold dry garden : lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden
Statement of responsibility
Johanna Silver ; photographs by Marion Brenner
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Language
eng
Summary
"Dry-gardening pioneer Ruth Bancroft grew a private landscape so remarkable, it spurred the founding of the Garden Conservancy. Today Bancroft's masterpiece has become one of America's most acclaimed public gardens. What makes this waterwise haven so noteworthy--and so relevant for today's home gardener? At its heart, the Ruth Bancroft Garden is a testament to fearless planting. A lover of succulents, Ruth Bancroft is a curious, experimental plant collector. It is this drive that shaped the garden into a wondrous model of xeriscaping. Succulents, wildflowers, roses, cactus, and trees come together in a collage of colors, textures, and shapes. As low-water realities dominate an increasing number of gardens, Bancroft's example shows us how dry can be not only bold, but breathtaking. In this lush guide, Johanna Silver offers behind-the-scenes secrets every gardener will appreciate. Revealed here are many of Ruth's techniques, tips, and plant favorites. Evocative photographs include images of the garden's evolution, glimpses of Bancroft throughout her life, and stunning plant profiles. Ruth Bancroft first planted her iconic garden in the early 1970s, but its lessons have never been more timely. Let the wisdom of The Bold Dry Garden empower your own daring adventures in beautiful, low-water plantscaping."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
DNAL/DLC
Dewey number
  • 635.9
  • 635.9525
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
SB475.83
LC item number
.S55 2016
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
SB475.83
NAL item number
.S55 2016
Nature of contents
bibliography
The bold dry garden : lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden, Johanna Silver ; photographs by Marion Brenner
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The bold dry garden : lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden, Johanna Silver ; photographs by Marion Brenner
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Illustration on lining pages
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Meet Ruth -- The beginning of the dry garden -- Gardening in the spirit of the founder -- Signature plants of the dry garden -- Epilogue: growing with the garden
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ocn935784517
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Dimensions
26 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
235 pages
Isbn
9781604696707
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2016001680
Other physical details
color illustrations

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