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No garden is
an island

And no plant
exists on its
own

Everything
is part of
the living
landscape

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The choices
we make in
our gardens
affect the
diversity of
life we see
at home

And they
affect the
ecosystem
around us,
as well

It’s all about the connections between the many layers in our ecosystems

The vertical layers

Canopy

Understory trees

Shrubs

Herbaceous plants

Ground layer

And the horizontal layers

Meadows

Wetlands

Wet edge

Dynamic edge

And it's about the connections between plants and animals—including insects, birds, and us

We can build landscapes that are not only beautiful and comfortable, but durable

We can discover a beauty beyond blooms that includes—and supports—life in all its diversity

“Two giants of the natural gardening world, Rick Darke and Doug Tallamy, have collaborated on their best work yet, The Living Landscape.”

The New York Times

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Doug Tallamy is a professor, entomologist, and the author of the bestselling book Bringing Nature Home.

Rick Darke is a widely published author, photographer, lecturer, and consultant focused on regional landscape design, planning, and conservation.

Contest details

No purchase necessary. One winner will be chosen at random. Open to residents of the U.S. and Canada, 18 years or older, as of 8/20/2014. Entries must be received by 5 p.m. Pacific Time on 9/28/2014. Void where prohibited. By entering the contest, you also sign up for Timber Press emails, which are sent out about once a week. You can unsubscribe at any time using links provided in the emails. The information provided will be used by Timber Press only to contact the winner and will not be given to a third party

One winner will receive a signed copy of each of the following books by Rick Darke and Doug Tallamy:

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