"A well-informed and useful guide that … will appeal to gardeners all over the country. Recommended."
"If you're looking for photographic inspiration, key tips for garden victory, additional books and resources, or success stories from other gardeners, you'll find it all in this well-written, easy-to-navigate guide."
"If you’d like a beautiful garden but find yourself on the treadmill called life, this book just might help you understand it’s doable…this book provides inspiration while steering readers away from traditional elaborate perennial borders, water-hogging and disease prone plants, high-maintenance lawns, and time consuming plants that require deadheading, pruning, and constant care."
Valerie Easton is a weekly garden columnist for Pacific Northwest Magazine of The Seattle Times. Her own low-maintenance garden, the muse for this book, has been published in The New York Times, This Old House, and Horticulture. She has contributed articles on gardens, homes, and the people who make them to a variety of magazines, including Metropolitan Home, Fine Gardening, and Gardens Illustrated. Valerie trained as a Master Gardener and was for eighteen years the horticultural librarian at the University of Washington in Seattle. She gardens, teaches yoga, and blogs (www.valeaston.com) in the village of Langley, on Whidbey Island, Washington. Her previous book is A Pattern Garden (www.apatterngarden.com).
Photographer and journalist Jacqueline M. Koch’s assignments have taken her from the Pacific Northwest to the South Pacific, Africa, and Europe. Her portfolio includes gardens and landscape design as well as coverage of world events, and her work has appeared in Pacific Northwest Magazine of The Seattle Times as well as in Garden Design, Time, Newsweek, and The Washington Post. She is also creating a low-maintenance garden of her own for her new home. Her Web site is www.jmkoch.com.
This book has lots of good ideas, photos, plant lists and tips to help.
Overall, this book provides a whole new philosophy for gardening that will guide you in designing (or re-designing) your outdoor spaces.
Design is emphasized as vital with little advice on how to modify an existing garden, system and infrastrure to be lower maintenance.
This book was interesting, but I wish it had bigger photos, I was looking for inspiration.Published 4 months ago by Gwennifer
This book is great! It has a lot of photos. The information seems to be of good quality. Both my husband and I found this book inspiring. I could not be happier with this purchase.Published 6 months ago by art chick