Cultivating Chaos: How to Enrich Landscapes with Self-Seeding Plants

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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. 

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How do you garden with self-seeding plants? Managing a garden that relies on self-seeding plants for effect differs greatly from the traditional approach to gardening. It considers planning and maintenance as interlinked and works with nature rather than against it. Dynamic change and chance play important roles in the process, as so the plants and the willingness to work with forces that are outside our control. 

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Jonas Reif is the editor-in-chief of the German gardening magazine Gartenpraxis and lives in Zeuthen near Berlin. An adventurous landscape architect and passionate hobby gardener, Reif is constantly creating new approaches to lively, diverse plantings in municipal parks as well as in his own garden.

Christian Kress is the proprietor of the plant nursery Sarastro-Stauden, located in Ort im Innkreis, Austria, one of today’s most important nurseries for gardening aficionados in central Europe. Kress trained as an ornamental gardener, studied to be a horticultural technician and has completed internships in several different countries. In addition to his plant-breeding work, where he has developed many of his own varieties, Kress is well known for the numerous articles he has authored and his highly respected newsletter.

Jürgen Becker lives in Hilden, Germany and is one of the most successful garden photographers in the world. His photographs have been published in a multitude of calendars, books and renowned magazines. Becker began his career as a freelance photographer after studying at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf. He has received several international awards for his work, including “Photographer of the Year” (2010 and 2012) from the Garden Media Guild in London.
 

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Verlag: Timber Press Mai 2015 (2015)
ISBN 10: 1604696524 ISBN 13: 9781604696523
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Buchbeschreibung Timber Press Mai 2015, 2015. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - Reveals how gardeners can make their own natural landscape gardens using self-seeding plants. Features iconic gardens that owe their charm to self-seeding, as well as information on how to improve soil to maximise germination. With a foreword by Noel Kingsbury. MOVED TO OCTOBER 2015 (SS - 14.1.15) 192 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781604696523

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