Beth Chatto's Woodland Garden

Shade-loving Plants for Year-round Interest

Author: Beth Chatto,Erica Hunningher,Steven Wooster

Publisher: Cassell

ISBN: 9781844033720

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 1755

Now in paperback, Beth Chatto takes us on a tour of her woodland garden, revealing a triumph of planting in dry shade. For gardeners who yearn for beauty in north-facing borders and in beds beneath shrubs and trees, this book offers a wealth of practical inspiration and a palette of over 500 plants adapted by nature to flourish in shade. Beth Chatto has an unrivalled knowledge of plants, combined with an artist's eye for colour, form and shape, and for over 40 years has led the way in showing gardeners that so-called problem areas should be seen as advantages. In this book she describes the transformation of a derelict site into a woodland garden full of life and vigour in every season where plants carpet the floor beneath green-lichened tree trunks and groups of shrubs create backgrounds for herbaceous plants and bulbs. Written in her engagingly personal style, and illustrated throughout with Steven Wooster's superb photographs, Beth Chatto's Woodland Garden shows how the 'trial' of planting in shade can be an opportunity that every gardener will want to emulate.

The Shade Garden

Shade-Loving Plants for Year-Round Interest

Author: Beth Chatto

Publisher: Cassell

ISBN: 9781844036233

Category: Gardening

Page: 168

View: 3125

Legendary gardener Beth Chatto takes us on an intimate tour of her verdant English woodland garden, explaining how she transformed what was once a barren, derelict site into a lush maze of paths where attention-grabbing plants thrive all year long. Along the way, she offers a wealth of practical information and shows off more than 200 species designed by nature to flourish in dry shade. With an unrivalled knowledge of how to make things grow even in adverse conditions, plus an artist''s eye for color, form, and shape, Chatto helps anyone meet the challenge of turning inhospitable spaces into truly magnificent gardens.

A Year in the Life of Beth Chatto's Gardens

Author: N.A

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711232143

Category: Gardening

Page: 128

View: 4926

Beth Chatto was possibly the most influential British gardener of the second half of the twentieth century. When she started to make her garden on an overgrown area of wasteland in Essex in 1960 she was faced with a range of widely differing conditions, from drought-stricken gravel through woodland to dense, silty bog. Applying the principles of ecological gardening, she set about finding plants that would suit these very different, awkward situations. The gardens she made - the Mediterranean garden on the sunny slopes, the shady woodland garden, the damp garden for water-loving plants, the drier than dry gravel garden - have become legendary. In this book photographer Rachel Warne has traced all these different gardens through the course of a year. She is the author of many books including her classics The Dry Garden (1978) and The Damp Garden (revised 2004) as well as Beth Chatto's Gravel Garden (2000) and Beth Chatto's Woodland Garden (2002). An engaging exchange of letters with Christopher Lloyd, Dear Friend and Gardener, was published in 1998. In 2002 she was awarded the OBE for her services to horticulture. A keen advocate of organic gardening, she has lectured worldwide.

The Damp Garden

Author: Beth Chatto

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 9781474610971


Page: 496

View: 8316

In revealing what worked in her own garden, Beth Chatto passes on a wealth of advice gleaned from her personal experience. She provides detailed - and accessible - ideas on garden management, plans for every type of soil and situation, nearly twenty specially tailored lists to help with planting in various conditions, and descriptions of over a thousand suitable plants for making the most of damp ground.

Planting the Dry Shade Garden

The Best Plants for the Toughest Spot in Your Garden

Author: Graham Rice

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604693282

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 3491

In this book you'll learn how to prune selectively to admit more light and how to amend soil to increase its moisture retention. You'll also learn about more than 130 plants that accept reduced light and moisture levels-long-blooming woodland gems like epimediums and hellebores, and even lush foliage plants like evergreen ferns and hardy gingers, shrubs, climbers, perennials, ground covers, bulbs, annuals, and perennials- there is an entire palette to help you transform challenging spaces into rich, rewarding gardens.

Beth Chatto's Garden Notebook

Author: Beth Chatto

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 9781474610957


Page: 400

View: 2736

Sharing the hopes and successes - and sometimes failures - of her work, Beth Chatto reveals what is really involved in maintaining a unique and flourishing garden. Written from notes that she kept regularly, this engaging book offers help on a whole range of topics. There is guidance on designing, planting and grouping. She describes methods of propagation, shows how plants can be helped to maturity, and gives advice on managing a garden and its plants and on performing all the day-to-day tasks involved.

Glorious Shade

Dazzling Plants, Design Ideas, and Proven Techniques for Your Shady Garden

Author: Jenny Rose Carey

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604698063

Category: Gardening

Page: 324

View: 1960

Turn a shady yard into a sumptuous garden Shade is one of the most common garden situations homeowner’s have, but with the right plant knowledge, you can triumph over challenging areas and learn to embrace shade as an opportunity instead of an obstacle. Glorious Shade celebrates the benefits of shade and shows you how to make the most of it. This information-rich, hardworking guide is packed with everything you need to successfully garden in the shadiest corners of a yard. You'll learn how to determine what type of shade you have and how to choose the right plants for the space. The book also shares the techniques, design and maintenance tips that are key to growing a successful shade garden. Stunning color photographs offer design inspiration and reveal the beauty of shade-loving plants.

Designing and Planting a Woodland Garden

Plants and Combinations that Thrive in the Shade

Author: Keith Wiley

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604696672

Category: Gardening

Page: 228

View: 3526

From the creator of "one of the most exciting and innovative gardens in Britain today" With their moss-covered stones, towering trees, and pockets of quiet shade, woodlands have a romantic power unlike anything else. Whether your garden is currently open and sunny, or on the small side, you can capture that sylvan atmosphere with carefully chosen trees and shade-loving plants. In Designing and Planting the Woodland Garden, Keith Wiley explains how to combine plants in natural, self-supporting colonies. His hand-picked selection of unexpected collectables—shrubs, perennials, bulbs, ferns, and grasses—mingle with garden favorites to create fabulous effects in all seasons.

Drought-Resistant Planting

Lessons From Beth Chatto's Gravel Garden

Author: Beth Chatto

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711238114

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 6849

The story of how Beth Chatto created her gravel garden on 'possibly the driest, and the most windswept, piece of soil in England' has a message of hope for gardeners everywhere. At the outset she promised herself: 'This garden was not to be irrigated in times of drought. Once established the plants must fend for themselves or die.' The results, eloquently described by the author and beautifully portrayed in Steven Wooster's specially commissioned photographs taken through the seasons, testify to the triumphant outcome of the adventure. Showing how her principles can be applied on any scale, this book is an essential read for any gardener facing water shortages and poor soil. Rich with hard-won tips and expressed in Beth Chatto's matchless style, this is a gardening classic.

Beth Chatto's Green Tapestry

Author: Beth Chatto

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780004140643

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 1105

Beth Chatto is one of the great 'names' of gardening. Her knowledge is rooted in over 35 year's practical experience, and she is celebrated for her use of unusual perennials, as well as her mastery of difficult growing conditions. Beth's beautiful Essex garden, created from wasteland in the mid-1960s, is a world-renowned site where an extraordinary range of plants is cultivated. In this book she explains how she has used different natural variations of the site to create widely differing habitats. Her rules of planting are not difficult to follow: select the plants that will thrive naturally in the conditions you have in your garden, and successful cultivation should follow!

One Hundred and One Shade-loving Plants

Author: James Wickham

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1846074509

Category: Gardening

Page: 216

View: 6816

Few gardens have constant sun, but this doesn't mean they have to be gloomy. Even the most shaded gardens can be full of color and variety. Packed with expert instruction on planting and aftercare, and full-color photography displaying each flower idea, 101 Shade-Loving Plants is full of diverse ideas to suit all gardens. Banish the dark from shady places once and for all.

The Dry Garden

Author: Beth Chatto

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 9781474610964


Page: 272

View: 2838

Beth Chatto's Gravel Garden

Drought-resistant Planting Through the Year

Author: Beth Chatto

Publisher: Viking Press


Category: Gardening

Page: 185

View: 2569

Describes seasonal drought-resistant plants, and provides advice on planting, pruning, and maintaining gardens despite poor soil conditions and water shortages.

101 Organic Gardening Hacks

Eco-friendly Solutions to Improve Any Garden

Author: Shawna Coronado

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1591866626

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

View: 3176

Create simple solutions for growing organic gardens! The word "hack" has a multitude of meanings these days, but if you ask garden author Shawna Coronado what a hack is, she might just wave her hand toward her own back yard. She could be pointing at the garden bench she created from leftover wood posts and a few cinder blocks, or the rows of wine bottles buried soldier-style along a winding pathway, or even the garden soil itself, which is blended by hand from an organic soil recipe she devised. A hack is really just a great idea that's come to life. In 101 Organic Garden Hacks you'll find the top tips, tricks, and solutions Shawna has dreamed up in her career as one of America's most creative gardeners. Some are practical timesavers; others offer clever ways to "upcycle" everyday items in your garden. One characteristic every hack shares is that they are completely organic and unfailingly environmentally friendly. Divided into a dozen different categories for easy reference, each hack is accompanied by a clear photo that shows you exactly how to complete it. If you are looking for resourceful ways to improve your garden and promote green living values right at home, you'll love paging through this fascinating, eye-catching book.

New Shade Garden

Creating a Lush Oasis in the Age of Climate Change

Author: Ken Druse

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613126042

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 1815

There is a new generation of gardeners who are planting gardens not only for their visual beauty but also for their ability to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. In The New Shade Garden, Ken Druse provides this generation with a comprehensive guide to creating a shade garden with an emphasis on the adjustments necessary for our changing climate. Druse offers advice for common problems facing today's gardeners, from addressing the deer situation to watering plants without stressing limited resources. Detailing all aspects of the gardening process, the book covers basic topics such as designing your own garden, pruning trees, preparing soil for planting, and the vast array of flowers and greenery that grow best in the shade. Perfect for new and seasoned gardeners alike, this wide-ranging encyclopedic manual provides all the information you need to start or improve upon your own shade garden.

Dear Friend and Gardener

Letters on Life and Gardening

Author: Beth Chatto,Christopher Lloyd

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 1781011419

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 320

View: 2445

DIV In this exchange of personal letters two of Britain's leading gardeners - Christopher Lloyd and Beth Chatto - share their successes and failures, and learn from each other's experiences in their two very different gardens. /div

Natural Selection

a year in the garden

Author: Dan Pearson

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 1783351195

Category: Gardening

Page: 448

View: 5527

"When it sings, a garden will have the power to transport and to lead you to a place that is magical. It is an oasis for creation, available to anyone with a little space and the compunction to get their hands dirty." In Natural Selection, Dan Pearson draws on ten years of his Observer columns to explore the rhythms and pleasures of a year in the garden. Travelling between his city-bound plot in Peckham and twenty acres of rolling hillside in Somerset, he celebrates the beautiful skeletons of the winter garden, the joyous passage into spring, the heady smell of summer's bud break and the flaring of colour in autumn. Pearson's irresistible enthusiasm and wealth of knowledge overflow in a book teeming with tips to inspire your own space, be it a city window box or country field. Bringing you a newfound appreciation of nature, both wild and tamed, reading Natural Selection is a deeply restorative experience.

The Well-Tended Perennial Garden

The Essential Guide to Planting and Pruning Techniques, Third Edition

Author: Tracy DiSabato-Aust

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604697075

Category: Perennials

Page: 416

View: 8503

"This practical guide is lush with clear, step-by-step advice." --Real Simple Since its original publication nearly thirty years ago, The Well-Tended Perennial Garden has helped home gardeners successfully plan, plant, and tend their gardens. Now Tracy Di-Sabato-Aust's trusty advice and reassuring tone are back and better than ever in this completely revised new edition. Novice and experienced gardeners alike will benefit from Tracy's thorough details on the essential practices of perennial care--included deadheading, pinching, and thinning--along with growing information for new species and cultivars, on-trend garden design advice, a monthly planting and maintenance schedule, and details on native plants and gardening for wildlife. The Well-Tended Perennial Garden is a must-have ally in the quest for a beautiful, well-maintained garden.

100 Perfect Plants

A Simple Plan for Your Dream Garden

Author: Simon Akeroyd

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1911358316

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 5505

Bring the beauty of National Trust gardens to your own little patch. Some 80% of people who visit NT properties do so 'to look at the garden'. And one of the glories of NT gardens are their incredible beds and borders – plants that bring colour, drama and surprises year round. In this book, senior NT gardener Simon Akeroyd gives you a foolproof plan to get similar effects in your own garden with 100 key plants. How to plan, how to plant, how to prune. All of the plants will be easily available, and he will give alternatives if you want to mix things up. The book is organised seasonally, with features on important skills and tasks for each season - such as testing your soil, planting bulbs, pruning for winter and so on.