» » Gardening with a Wild Heart: Restoring California's Native Landscapes at Home

Download Gardening with a Wild Heart: Restoring California's Native Landscapes at Home fb2

by Judith Larner Lowry

  • ISBN: 0520215168
  • Category: Crafts & Home
  • Author: Judith Larner Lowry
  • Subcategory: Gardening & Landscape Design
  • Other formats: mobi doc txt lrf
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of California Press (January 1, 1999)
  • Pages: 280 pages
  • FB2 size: 1155 kb
  • EPUB size: 1881 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 977
Download Gardening with a Wild Heart: Restoring California's Native Landscapes at Home fb2

Lowry gently guides us home by teaching us how to learn from the plants that grow wild outside our doorways. Gardening with a Wild Heart has earned my highest recommendation.

Lowry gently guides us home by teaching us how to learn from the plants that grow wild outside our doorways. If native plant gardening is the way you'd like to spend your courtship of place, this book illuminates better than any I've seen the delights and surprises of such a path. -Freeman House, author of Totem Salmon.

Gardening with a Wild Heart book. I think anyone interested in growing native plants at home or restoring the land surrounding their home would enjoy reading the book and learn something from i. .

Gardening with a Wild Heart: Restoring California's Native Landscapes at Home. by Judith Larner Lowry. Judith Lowry's voice and experiences make a rich matrix for essays that include discussions of wildflower gardening, the ecology of native grasses, wildland seed-collecting, principles of natural design, and plant/animal interactions. This lyrical and articulate mix of the practical and the poetic combines personal story, wildland ecology, restoration gardening practices, and native plant horticulture.

Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Gardening with a Wild Heart: Restoring California's Native Landscapes at Home.

Judith Lowry's voice and experiences make a rich matrix for essays that include discussions of wildflower gardening, the ecology of native grasses, wildland seed-collecting, principles of natural design, and plant/animal interactions

Judith Lowry's voice and experiences make a rich matrix for essays that include discussions of wildflower gardening, the ecology of native grasses, wildland seed-collecting, principles of natural design, and plant/animal interactions. eISBN: 978-0-523387-3. Subjects: Botany & Plant Sciences.

Near Wild Heaven - Single by .

The Great Path of Awakening: The Classic Guide to Lojong, a Tibetan Buddhist Practice for Cultivating the Heart of Compassion (Shambhala Classics). A great book that gives you much to think about and do. com: The Great Path of Awakening: The Classic Guide to Lojong, a Tibetan Buddhist Practice for Cultivating the Heart of Compassion (Shambhala Classics) (9781590302149): Jamgon Kongtrul, Ken McLeod: Books. Nature Secret Four Letter Words Keep It Simple Great Love Listening To Music Great Books Finding Yourself The Secret Ways To Lose Weight.

com User, January 10, 2004

book by Judith Larner Lowry. A book every California gardener should read. com User, January 10, 2004. A Californian living overseas, I happened to find this book while looking for ideas for a piece of property I own in California.

Gardening with a Wild Heart promises to be a classic for lovers of nature writing, gardeners, bioregionalists . For the past twenty years Judith Larner Lowry has been the proprietor of Larner Seeds in Marin County, California

Gardening with a Wild Heart promises to be a classic for lovers of nature writing, gardeners, bioregionalists, and students and professionals in horticulture, landscape design, and ecological restoration. For the past twenty years Judith Larner Lowry has been the proprietor of Larner Seeds in Marin County, California. She lives with her daughter in northern California. Gardening with a Wild Heart: Restoring California's Native Landscapes at Home.

Read "Gardening with a Wild Heart Restoring California's Native Landscapes at Home" by Judith . Judith Lowry's voice and experiences make a rich matrix for essays that include discussions of wildflower gardenin.

Judith Lowry's voice and experiences make a rich matrix for essays that include discussions of wildflower gardenin.

This lyrical and articulate mix of the practical and the poetic combines personal story, wildland ecology, restoration gardening practices, and native plant horticulture. Judith Lowry's voice and experiences make a rich matrix for essays that include discussions of wildflower gardening, the ecology of native grasses, wildland seed-collecting, principles of natural design, and plant/animal interactions. Though this book is based on California gardens, readers from all parts of the country will be inspired and informed by these examples of gardening to include "the larger garden beyond the fence."Gardening with a Wild Heart promises to be a classic for lovers of nature writing, gardeners, bioregionalists, and students and professionals in horticulture, landscape design, and ecological restoration.
Reviews about Gardening with a Wild Heart: Restoring California's Native Landscapes at Home (7):
Vaua
I read this book about 5 years ago and have since given it to friends as a gift. I strongly encourage anyone interested in gardening, or in the natural world, to read her book!! Lowry has a real gift for nature writing, and for conveying her passion for restoration gardening. What is restoration gardening? We know what harm human development is doing to the natural world, but imagine if all the suburban homeowners, and corporations with campuses, were to garden with plants typical of their regions. That is Lowry's dream, poetically conveyed to us in this wonderful book. All the little yards with their little bits of natural environment would create a patchwork of native habitat and food for birds and other wild creatures, and if the patchwork got more and more connected as more people began gardening with regional plants, we would all be helping to restore at least a little bit of the natural world that we took away. Her book inspired me to re-landscape our yard in Southern California with all native California plants, and we've gone from having 1 or 2 species of birds to having more than 22 different species. And there are all kinds of little butterflies and other winged pollinators that I never saw before, and lizards galore. I noticed her book at just the right time -- when I was feeling like I was buried in the heart of sterile suburbs -- and it brought me joy to read, and continuing joy as I followed her example and now have a garden that feels right for California. Thank you, Judith Lowry!
Peles
The founder and owner of Larner seeds in Northern California has a wonderful ode here to what's called "Restoration ecology," the idea that creating native habitat happens one backyard at a time. It's part meditation, journal, and practical implementation of her experience gathering and propagating native plants. It's more like sitting down with someone to hear about their experience with native gardening, not a reference book in the technical sense.
Zainn
I was dissapointed when I recieved this book in the mail. I was expecting a native gardening guide book, with perhaps some photos of native plants, descriptions of how natives can be used in the garden and such. Instead I recieved a book warning of the enormous dangers of planting exotic, non native species in one's back yard. The book is heart felt and well written. If you are not convinced that planting natives is the way to go, you will be after reading this book. Unfortunatly, you probably won't be much further along in knowing how or which or where.
Pedar
Well written and thought provoking. This book is great for those interested in gardening for wildlife and gardening in general
Tujar
I have learned so much from this book and it will be my reference as I work with a large garden to be more earth friendly. Thank you!
Aurizar
Great for understanding why it is important to go native with your yard, no matter if you are from California or New York. The restoration gardener does their small part in returning the land to a piece of what it was before we arrived.
Cezel
What a beautifully written account from a sweet soul with a true passion and incredibly vast understanding of natives. Embracing change, uncertainty and beauty she takes you on a beautiful adventure....
This was a very good book referencing California Natives. I was a little disappointed in the fact that it focusses on California Coastal wild flowers.

Related to Gardening with a Wild Heart: Restoring California's Native Landscapes at Home fb2 books: