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Wind Gardens: How to Create Beautiful Gardens in Exposed Gardens
by Jacob De Ruiter

Gardens are places of serenity created within the constraints of nature for enjoyment and relaxation. But often those natural constraints include the effect of wind - which restricts plant growth, erodes soil, and shapes and dries out plants - as well as other aspects of climate, micro-climate, and soil type. This book is a practical guide to creating gardens in wind-ravaged places by studying and using nature's models. It shows how gardens can be beautiful, yet require little maintenance.

Jacob De Ruiter lays out the basic principles of designing a garden, including site planning, preparation, planting and maintenance. He gives examples of successful wind gardens in difficult sites, including exposed coastal gardens and inland and shaded sites, with inspiring before-and-after photographs to show what can be achieved. And he provides lists of suitable plants for a range of different climates and environments, descriptions of their habitat, propagation, and special requirements.

Wind Gardens is an updated and enlarged edition of the best-selling Gardens in the Wind, first published in 1991, which has shown thousands of gardeners how to combat inhospitable landscapes throughout New Zealand. All gardeners seeking a practical handbook, whether they are working with a new site or trying to improve an existing garden, should read this book


Paperback, 2001, 145pages, good condition
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