The Layered Garden Design Lessons for Year-round Beauty From Brandywine Cottage

The Layered Garden Design Lessons for Year-round Beauty From Brandywine Cottage

Book - 2012
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"Gardenmaking, in its finest form, is a celebration of life and of love. David and his book epitomize this." --Lauren Springer Ogden

Brandywine Cottage is David Culp's beloved two-acre Pennsylvania garden where he mastered the design technique of layering--interplanting many different species in the same area so that as one plant passes its peak, another takes over. The result is a nonstop parade of color that begins with a tapestry of heirloom daffodils and hellebores in spring and ends with a jewel-like blend of Asian wildflowers at the onset of winter.

The Layered Garden shows you how to recreate Culp's majestic display. It starts with a basic lesson in layering--how to choose the correct plants by understanding how they grow and change throughout the seasons, how to design a layered garden, and how to maintain it. To illustrate how layering works, Culp takes you on a personal tour through each part of his celebrated garden: the woodland garden, the perennial border, the kitchen garden, the shrubbery, and the walled garden. The book culminates with a chapter dedicated to signature plants for all four seasons.
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781604692365
Branch Call Number: 712.6 C899L
Characteristics: 312p. : ill
Additional Contributors: Cardillo, Rob
Levine, Adam


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PimaLib_SeedLibrary Mar 10, 2017

If you are missing the green of the mid west and east coast gardens, you will enjoy the photographs and narrative of The Layered Garden. Author David Culp defines layered as "a garden that offers four seasons of plants from a single patch of ground."


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