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Author Silver, Johanna, author.

Title The bold dry garden : lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden / Johanna Silver ; photographs by Marion Brenner.

Publication Info. Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  635.95 SILVER    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  GARDENING 635.9 SILVER    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  635.95 SILVER    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  635.9525 SILVER    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 235 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Note Illustration on lining pages.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 227) and index.
Summary "Dry-gardening pioneer Ruth Bancroft grew a private landscape so remarkable, it spurred the founding of the Garden Conservancy. Today Bancroft's masterpiece has become one of America's most acclaimed public gardens. What makes this waterwise haven so noteworthy--and so relevant for today's home gardener? At its heart, the Ruth Bancroft Garden is a testament to fearless planting. A lover of succulents, Ruth Bancroft is a curious, experimental plant collector. It is this drive that shaped the garden into a wondrous model of xeriscaping. Succulents, wildflowers, roses, cactus, and trees come together in a collage of colors, textures, and shapes. As low-water realities dominate an increasing number of gardens, Bancroft's example shows us how dry can be not only bold, but breathtaking. In this lush guide, Johanna Silver offers behind-the-scenes secrets every gardener will appreciate. Revealed here are many of Ruth's techniques, tips, and plant favorites. Evocative photographs include images of the garden's evolution, glimpses of Bancroft throughout her life, and stunning plant profiles. Ruth Bancroft first planted her iconic garden in the early 1970s, but its lessons have never been more timely. Let the wisdom of The Bold Dry Garden empower your own daring adventures in beautiful, low-water plantscaping."--Dust jacket.
Contents Meet Ruth -- The beginning of the dry garden -- Gardening in the spirit of the founder -- Signature plants of the dry garden -- Epilogue: growing with the garden.
Subject Landscape gardening -- Water conservation.
Ruth Bancroft Garden (Walnut Creek, Calif.)
Landscape gardening -- Water conservation. (OCoLC)fst00991934
Xeriscaping. (OCoLC)fst01182029
California -- Walnut Creek -- Ruth Bancroft Garden. (OCoLC)fst01329500
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Artists, Architects, Photographers.
GARDENING / Climatic / Desert.
GARDENING / Garden Design.
GARDENING / Regional / West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)
Landscape gardening -- Water conservation.
ISBN 9781604696707 (hardcover)
1604696702 (hardcover)
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