Meadows by Design


Meadows by Design Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Timber Press
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Pages: 280 Illustrations and other contents: 281 colour photographs ISBN: 9780881929263 Category:

Is it time to get rid of the old-fashioned lawn and embrace a sane and healthy future: the meadow garden? A meadow is a mini-ecosystem, in which grasses combine with colourful perennials to form a rich tapestry that is friendly to all life-with minimal input of water, time and other scarce resources. Children and pets can play in complete safety, and birds and butterflies flock there. John Greenlee details all the practicalities of site preparation, plant selection, maintenance and plant performance. Saxon Holt’s excellent photographs illustrate the message with some fine examples of meadow gardens.

Hardback. 280 pages.


Weight1.46 kg



Author Biography

John Greenlee has been creating grass ecologies in gardens of all sizes since 1984 and is owner of Greenlee Nursery, the oldest grass nursery in California. He has appeared frequently on television and is author of The Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses (Rodale Press, 1992). Saxon Holt is a lifelong gardener whose photography focuses on the relationship between gardens and the land. His work has been featured in various publications. With the help of fellow photographer Joseph Greco, he maintains a library of more than 200,000 garden photographs.