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The Landscaping Revolution: Garden with Mother Nature, Not Against Her

3.61  ·  Rating Details ·  23 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
""A wealth of good ideas and trenchant observations about landscape design."--New York Times Book ReviewIn "The Landscaping Revolution, award-winning gardening experts deliver a call to arms for gardeners searching for a better way to plant and maintain their gardens. The Wasowskis' landscaping approach for gardeners of any climate is environmentally friendly and promotes ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published December 30th 2002 by McGraw-Hill/Contemporary (first published February 1st 2000)
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May 16, 2014 Jill rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was hoping for more specifics from this book, but instead I was taught the logic behind the movement. Not a bad surprise at all.

The author describes reasons and evidences to landscape naturally with plants that are native to your area. I have always shied away from this idea. I have seen plenty of rocky front yards that scream "low water usage!" But nothing beautiful that tells about native plants that suit the people or the birds, animals, etc who live in the climate or that reflects the natu
Feb 29, 2008 Sharon rated it really liked it
There are many books that discuss "native" plants and plantings but many fail to mention for which location the plants are native. Non-hybridized plants are all native somewhere (but won't necessarily survive in your yard!). This book discusses few specific species but is a great overview of the whole native planting concept. With wit, the author discusses the need to excape from our typical manicured, pruned, watered, and toxic landscapes. He highlights success stories, issues with neighbors an ...more
Jun 06, 2014 Nancy rated it it was ok
Feels dated, and clearly done with the whole country, especially drought-prone areas, in mind. Still, a good primer on why most conventional landscaping does not take natural features of the land in mind.
Feb 13, 2015 Jane rated it really liked it
A fun book by a total enthusiast. Highly recommend it with the "enjoy!" command. But as all things cannot be for all people, I just needed more northern information.
Sep 10, 2008 Kate rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: misc-non-fict
There is nothing all that revolutionary about this book - it realy just champions the idea of using native plants in natural arrangements for home landscaping. Rather than plant a lawn, why not plant a yard full of cactus? That's pretty much the gist of it. But the authors' enthusiasm for non-traditional landscaping is infectious and charming and worth the read.
Older book, but still has some good tips for where and how to start your own natural landscape. Also has some resources to check out, although they may be outdated at this point.
Carol Drufke-Zeller
Dec 22, 2008 Carol Drufke-Zeller rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone interested in the environment
Recommended to Carol by: Terry
This book is very eye-opening...
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