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by Judith Larner Lowry

  • ISBN: 0520241649
  • Category: History
  • Author: Judith Larner Lowry
  • Subcategory: Americas
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of California Press; 1 edition (April 16, 2007)
  • Pages: 292 pages
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  • Rating: 4.9
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Judith Larner Lowry, winner of the prestigious John Burroughs award, here builds on themes from her best-selling Gardening with a Wild Heart, which introduced restoration gardening as a Elegantly organized by season, this lyrical yet practical guide to backyard restoration gardening.

Judith Larner Lowry, winner of the prestigious John Burroughs award, here builds on themes from her best-selling Gardening with a Wild Heart, which introduced restoration gardening as a Elegantly organized by season, this lyrical yet practical guide to backyard restoration gardening celebrates the beauty, the challenges, and the rewards of growing native plants at home.

Judith Larner Lowry, winner of the prestigious John Burroughs award, here builds on themes from her . of Jays 8. In Praise of the Unleaving: Deciduous Trees and Shrubs for the California Gardener WINTER 9. Eating the Rain 10.

Judith Larner Lowry, winner of the prestigious John Burroughs award, here builds on themes from her best-selling Gardening with a Wild Heart, which introduced restoration gardening as a new way of thinking about land and people. Drawing on her experiences in her own garden, Lowry offers guidance on how to plan a garden with birds, plants, and insects in mind; how to shape it with trees and shrubs, paths and trails, ponds, and other features; and how to cultivate, maintain, and harvest seeds and food from a diverse array of native annuals and perennials. For the past twenty-eight years Judith Larner Lowry has been the proprietor of Larner Seeds in Marin County, California. She lives in northern California.

Judith Larner Lowry, winner of the prestigious John Burroughs award, here builds on themes . I recommend this book to anyone. contemplating a restoration project.

Judith Larner Lowry, winner of the prestigious John Burroughs award, here builds on themes from her g with a Wild Heart,which introduced restoration gardening as a new way of thinking about land and people. as Mrs. Lowry's knowledge of native plants will inspire yo., "There Is Much Wisdom Here. "There Is Much Wisdom Here.

Gardening with a Wild Heart has earned my highest recommendation

Gardening with a Wild Heart has earned my highest recommendation. Ideas and concepts important to the home restoration gardener are presented and discussed in a thought-provoking and enjoyable manner.

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But Judith Larner Lowry, landscape designer and purveyor of California native seeds through her company Larner Seeds, has the vision and experience to encourage us to reestablish our own local ecosystems. In this, her second book on the subject of backyard restoration gardening, she provides information and plenty of inspiration for all of us, whether we have acres to restore or just a pot on the fire escape.

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Sold & Shipped by thebookpros. 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. Product - California Foraging - Paperback.

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Elegantly organized by season, this lyrical yet practical guide to backyard restoration gardening celebrates the beauty, the challenges, and the rewards of growing native plants at home. Judith Larner Lowry, winner of the prestigious John Burroughs award, here builds on themes from her best-selling Gardening with a Wild Heart, which introduced restoration gardening as a new way of thinking about land and people. Drawing on her experiences in her own garden, Lowry offers guidance on how to plan a garden with birds, plants, and insects in mind; how to shape it with trees and shrubs, paths and trails, ponds, and other features; and how to cultivate, maintain, and harvest seeds and food from a diverse array of native annuals and perennials. Working in passionate collaboration with the scrub jays, quail, ants, and deer who visit her garden, and inspired by other gardeners, including some of the women pioneers of native plant horticulture, Lowry shares the delights of creating site-specific, ever-changing gardens that can help us better understand our place in the natural world.
Reviews about The Landscaping Ideas of Jays: A Natural History of the Backyard Restoration Garden (2):
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This is an exquisite book. Each chapter is an essay on some aspect of native gardening -- the role of woody debris in forests, backyard quail havens, dedications to the pioneers of native preservation gardening, and many more, each essay is so beautifully and eloquently written. I am inspired and sometimes laughing out loud at the clever, fascinating pieces. I even stole out of bed at 1 am with a flashlight to see exactly what kind of clarkia I had planted in the yard! (incidentally these were seeds I'd ordered previously from Larner's). I am very appreciative of this movement to preserve the native species of California. Having lived here for over 20 years, I had done many miles of hiking and biking, but never gave native flora a thought until I became the steward of a plot of dried up grass with the usual mismash of exotic plantings. I am in the process of converting the whole thing to permeable hardscape and native plants (all diy). One of these days, I am going to play hooky and drive from the south bay up to Larner's! Thank you for a lovely and inspiring book.

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