Tomorrow's Garden

Tomorrow's Garden

Design and Inspiration for A New Age of Sustainable Gardening

Book - 2011
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Orr traveled from coast to coast to find gardens both large and small that show how responsible gardeners are reimaging the definition of a modern garden and addressing design, plant choice, water usage, materials, and more, in exciting, innovative, and often surprising ways.
Publisher: New York : Rodale, c2011
ISBN: 9781605294681
Branch Call Number: 712.6 ORR
Characteristics: xxi, 234 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm


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New sustainable gardening ideas to dream about or try in your own yard, presented with light touch.

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Rebecca_Kohn Apr 30, 2018

What does it really mean to plant a sustainable garden? Stephen Orr explains that the answer will vary depending on where your garden is located and then provides examples of gardens across the country that have answered that question in context sensitive ways. This book provides excellent food for thought as well as interesting examples for new or experienced gardeners looking to design and plant outdoor spaces in ways that recognize the climate and water considerations of their specific environment. Orr provides examples ranging from Los Angeles backyards to Brooklyn rooftops. With elegant photographs and a well written argument for local garden design, this book will provide information and inspiration for gardeners seeking to customize garden spaces iwith environmentally friendly methods.

debwalker Jun 05, 2011

In TOMORROW’S GARDEN: Design and Inspiration for a New Age of Sustainable Gardening, Stephen Orr writes gracefully about the mellowing of his own design sensibilities. Orr has traveled the country in search of gardens that yoke environmental sensitivity to aesthetic pleasures. Gardeners, he argues, must start considering “sustainability in water usage, plant choices, local ecology and preservation of resources.” But, wisely, he resists a didactic tone, concentrating instead on describing small plots whose modest beauties speak volumes. There are intriguing designs here for any gardener."


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