A Garden for Life: The Natural Approach to Designing, Planting, and Maintaining a North Temperate Garden (Paperback)Diana Beresford-Kroeger (author)
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The avid gardener will need no other resource than this book to plan and maintain a natural garden on the country farm or in the suburban backyard, a habitat congenial to the scarlet tanager, the monarch butterfly, and the toad.
Unique to this book is author Beresford-Kroeger's concept of bioplanning, in which the gardener views the site as a biological system and the activity of gardening as an ecological task. To assist in bioplanning a garden, the author provides both plans that are adaptable to different garden sizes and shapes, as well as planting instructions emphasizing organic care, ecofunction, and environmentally friendly means of pest control.
A Garden for Life challenges everyone to create an ecologically valuable garden for the joy of doing so, and for the salvation of our natural world.
Diana Beresford-Kroeger is the author of Arboretum America. She is a botanist, medical and agricultural researcher, lecturer, and self-defined "renegade scientist" in the fields of classical botany, medical biochemistry, organic chemistry, and nuclear chemistry. She lives in Ontario, Canada.
Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 898 g
Dimensions: 260 x 207 x 16 mm
""A Garden for Life" provides one answer to "Silent Spring" as it brings happiness onto the doorstep. . . ."
"A Garden for Life provides one answer to Silent Spring as it brings happiness onto the doorstep. . . ."
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