Cultivating Chaos: How to Enrich Landscapes with Self-Seeding Plants
A rousing call to arms on behalf of a naturalistic style of gardening.
Self-seeding plants can create naturalistic gardens of great charm, but left to their own devices quickly spiral out of control. Maintaining the balance of plants so that a small number of robust species do not evict the others and developing the structure of the garden are important techniques to acquire.
Taking inspiration from the gardens of Christopher Lloyd, Derek Jarman and Henk Gerritsen. Cultivating Chaos teaches how to prepare your soil for improved germination, guide your planting as it evolves, and create different ecological niches from which will emerge beautiful, species-rich gardens.
- Format: Hardcover
- Pages: 192 pp.
- Book dimensions: 9½ x 9½ in. (240 x 240 mm.)
- Images: 200 color photos
- ISBN-10: 1604696524
- ISBN-13: 9781604696523
- Product code: 689652
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"A lively and encouraging guide to creating self-seeding landscape."
"An unusual, thought-provoking approach to horticulture."
"This thought-provoking and lavishly illustrated book shows you how you can use prolific self-seeding plants to create an attractive, naturalistic and free-flowing style of gardening."
"Finely illustrated and inspirational, it encourages gardeners to embrace the anarchic ways of self-sowing plants ... A rousing call to arms on behalf of a naturalistic style of gardening."
"A great resource for gardeners willing to think outside the plot."
"Informative and inspirational ... this book deserves a place by the bed and in the potting shed."
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