Tomorrow's Garden: Design and Inspiration for a New Age of Sustainable Gardening

Tomorrow s Garden Design and Inspiration for a New Age of Sustainable Gardening With a keen eye for aesthetics matched by a strong concern for the environment garden expertStephen Orr has developed a sense of what a modern garden should be small visually pleasing andresponsibl

  • Title: Tomorrow's Garden: Design and Inspiration for a New Age of Sustainable Gardening
  • Author: StephenOrr
  • ISBN: 9781605294681
  • Page: 413
  • Format: Hardcover
  • With a keen eye for aesthetics matched by a strong concern for the environment, garden expertStephen Orr has developed a sense of what a modern garden should be small, visually pleasing, andresponsible In Tomorrow s Garden, he presents gardens in 14 American cities that have been scaledback and simplified without sacrificing beauty or innovative design.A devoted supporteWith a keen eye for aesthetics matched by a strong concern for the environment, garden expertStephen Orr has developed a sense of what a modern garden should be small, visually pleasing, andresponsible In Tomorrow s Garden, he presents gardens in 14 American cities that have been scaledback and simplified without sacrificing beauty or innovative design.A devoted supporter of the organic gardening movement, Orr advises gardeners to think about their gardens as part of an interconnected whole with the surrounding environment with an eye to water usage, local ecology, and preservation of resources However, for those who are afraid that a sustainable garden means a lack of flora and fauna, Orr believes that a garden, first and foremost, should be a thing of beauty He encourages flower lovers to plant flowers, and he showcases gardens filled with traditional and exotic plants that are designed with both visual appeal and the environment in mind.With detailed case studies, stunning photographs, and an appendix of resources and information tohelp gardeners achieve their ecological best, Tomorrow s Garden will teach you the true definition of sustainability and show you how to create beauty without excess in the 21st century and beyond.

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    1. I waited for this book with baited breath and gushing enthusiasm, even though I expected to be sorely disappointed like I always am. Since this book practically exceeded every expectation, I thought it was a resounding success. My biggest complaint is that it should be about 2" bigger in every dimension and include about 400 more pages. There are so many amazing gardens from Texas & California, it can incite serious envy if you live someplace where the climate is less favorable. There is als [...]


    2. Great title!However, I found the book itself falls a little short maybe because I read The Humane Gardener at around the same time, and various Xerxes Society books earlier in the year and this one fell short in comparison. I found the approach scattered, and both the pix and text were too small - it should have been a larger book all the way around, to make it more readable.In all, some interesting vignettes and good ideas, but I expected more - I will have to keep looking for the book that tru [...]


    3. The book itself is handsome, but the information is applicable to a fairly focused audience: city-dwellers, or wealthier urbanites. The majority of the book consists of case-studies of gardens in California (LA, Venice), New York, Austin, Portland, and Nantucket -- not exactly a representative sample of likely locations for a wide audience. However, for those who fall within this book's focus, it has some very helpful resources (websites, contact information for the landscape designers whose wor [...]


    4. This book is beautiful - the font, the pictures, even the cover - beautiful. However, it's filled with gardens mainly from California, Texas and New York. There's a few others, but not enough to help gardeners from those or any other area. In the author's defense, he does mention (numerous times) that you should consult local advice. Yes, you should. And your garden, most likely, will then look nothing like these gardens. So, why would a gardener read this? It's a coffee table book - beautiful, [...]


    5. Okay, I really, really enjoyed this book. The author is honest, and it's fun to see how real families respond to gravel gardens and the like. So much was covered, though I felt the Austin, Brooklyn, Portland, and Southern California regions were a bit overdone (though now as I write that, I can see how those areas might be the larger population booms over the next fifty years). A good read, great pictures and some wonderful ideas.


    6. Title is very appropriate: these are great design ideas and inspiration for thinking about ways to create sustainable gardens. Much of the design is on the higher end, but not exclusively, and there is much that could be taken and used by those of us without much of a design budget. Loved the chapter on raising livestock in the city, including the discussion on the trend's backlash, and I learned a lot about the sustainability of gravel, too, which I did not expect.


    7. Lots of good ideas and examples from lots of different parts of the country. It felt like reading a long string of articles from House and Garden or Sunset or some other interesting gardening magazine. I appreciated his approach of finding semi-normal gardeners, not people who do everything perfectly. Good balance between aesthetics and functionality, edible and ornamental gardening.


    8. Had to take it back to the library before I was finished. Will check out and read completely at a later date. Excellent info for central Texas, and an innovative approach to garden design and landscaping.


    9. the pictures were inspirational. however, the text was poorly laid out. sometimes it was hard to keep track of what text corresponded to which picture. other than the general messiness of the text, it was pretty fantastic.


    10. I can't say anything nearly as thorough or good as my GR friend Jess did so just go see her review : /review/show/I will say that it was a lovely book, and very inspirational and anyone planning a garden should see this book. :)


    11. Lots of pictures of high-end garden designs, mostly on the coasts. Not quite enough about sustainability. Pretty to look at, though, and I liked his memories of the gardens he grew up with in Texas in the 1960s and 70s.





    12. "Beautiful book, lovely pictureseverything you might need to know for sustainable gardening (even raising chickens, if you wanted to!)"-Susan/Circulation


    13. Great photos and interesting stories of other people's gardens. I appreciated the emphasis on multiple use and sustainability and intentional living.


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