"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.
If you figure out that for your design you need a 4 foot tall, narrow plant along your path, find out what plant with that shape grows well where you live!
Overall, this book provides a whole new philosophy for gardening that will guide you in designing (or re-designing) your outdoor spaces.
Have long been interested in low maintenance natural gardens. I was looking for a book like this ---glad I found it on Amazon.com.Published 3 months ago by annonymous
I was the gardener who would wander with a new plant purchase in hand, trying to figure out where to put it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by jgintx
"The New Low-Maintenance Garden" was written by Valerie Easton, a longtime gardener who downsized from her large garden to "a very small house with a very small... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Beth in Iowa
I've read the entire book already, but keep coming back to it to absorb more info from it. Thanks for sending such a nice book for a great price.Published 5 months ago by Donna Robinson
Nice ideas for low maintenance yards. Makes it OK to down size. Helped with how to decide what to keep and what is OK to get rid of.Published 9 months ago by Zon Rae
This was a book that I purchased for a friend who is a very avid gardener and enjoys yard decor. From what I know she liked it very muchPublished 14 months ago by Deb
Valerie Easton resides in our local area. She is well known as a good authority on gardening.
She is very knowledgable. Her writing is informative and enjoyable.