"Luscious photographs and meticulous explanations of techniques and methods make this an essential reference guide and constant source of inspiration."
"Oudolf is eager to teach the rest of us how to recreate the effect in our home gardens…of particular interest are the book's detailed planting plans, which show how Oudolf, who designed a reclaimed landscape atop the abandoned railroad tracks of Manhattan's elevated High Line, deliberately creates a "layered look" that looks unstudied and provides year-round interest."
"The release of this book marks a watershed moment. We are offered substantially greater insight into Piet Oudolf’s design process. Using original planting plans, e.g., Trentham Estate, Potter’s Fields Park, High Line, the authors explain in detail how Oudolf creates his gardens and landscapes… It is destined to be required reading for aspiring landscape designers, landscape architects and those interested in naturalistic planting design."
"In Planting: A New Perspective (Timber Press), written with fellow landscape architect Noel Kingsbury, Oudolf details for the first time the specific ingredients that go into his horticultural alchemy, and even includes original plans and plant charts."
"It treads a well-pitched line in providing gritty information to the professional and the amateur alike… It is fascinating to see this pinnacle of public naturalistic planting explained and contextualized."
“Planting establishes the ‘new style’ as a potent artistic and intellectual movement. This book has real meat. The liberal use of Oudolf’s planting plans are reason alone to buy this book.”
“This is a thoughtful, insightful guide that deserves serious consideration.”
“No one does ecology-based plant harmonies better than these two, and it's just so sweepingly, stunningly beautiful.”
“A fascinating and technical exposition of how Piet has changed the way plants are used.”
“Packed with detailed and enticingly adaptable plans, the 280-page volume is a one-stop seminar of the Oudolfian system of gardening, which is as much about advance planning as it is about total chance.”
"Indispensable… an impassioned plea for packing beds tightly, interlacing species lightly, choosing plants that survive multiple stresses, [and] letting seed heads stand through winter."
"In Planting: A New Perspective, Oudolf and Kingsbury detail what it takes to design, plant, and maintain the new nature-like landscapes. This is a how-to book that will leave you with the information, courage, and enthusiasm to approach your own landscape in a new way… The authors leave no doubt about the importance of natural beauty to human life, and they show how to reproduce aspects of it successfully"
“The book includes an extensive plant directory, which covers detailed information about each plant mentioned in the book; from the plant measurements, flowering season and spreading ability to the foliage architecture (plus lots more). It is a great guide for anyone wishing to try out the style Piet Oudolf uses in his magnificent gardens.”
“A fascinating insight into Piet Oudolf’s approach to design.”
“You could get lost in the landscapes featured in this book. Oudolf and Kingsbury explain how to combine long-lived perennials and woody landscape plants to create gardens that mimic nature and provide interest year-round. Study it and you'll be one step closer to designing your own tumbling, flopping, blooming-meadow-inspired border of flowers, shrubs and grasses.”
“Top garden designers Oudolf and Kingsbury consider twenty-first-century gardening trends and challenges in this essential, informative, and inspiring guide.”
i LOVE THE APPROACH TO CREATING A MORE ORGANIZED MEADOW-TYPE GARDEN ...Published 5 months ago by Judy