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The New American Landscape: Leading Voices on the Future of Sustainable Gardening Hardcover – April 20, 2011
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“A good choice for gardeners with a wide range of experience—new growers and veterans alike will be able to learn something.” —Library Journal
“It may sound strange, but after reading this book, this reviewer felt that it seemed overdue. . . . An interesting blend of academics, prominent landscape horticulturalists, nursery workers, and designers. . . . lead readers through a diverse discussion of how sustainability can enter and improve gardens. Recommended.” —Choice
“A radical revamp of how we approach yard care.” —Chicago Tribune
“Practical, clearly organized, and well-illustrated, this will be a great resource for gardeners of all levels of expertise.” —Reference and Research Book News
“Both passionate gardeners and those interested in the environment will find [this book] an invaluable resource for better understanding today’s hottest topics in sustainable landscape practices.” —Pacific Horticulture
“Some of the most balanced and thorough writing about sustainability issues in the landscape that I’ve seen.” —MattGoesGreen.com
“This how-to guide clearly demonstrates how gardeners’ sustainable practices can positively shape our shared environment.” —The Dirt
“It’s an impressive range of talent, and the subjects they write about affect gardeners everywhere.” —Kate Campbell’s Word Garden
About the Author
Thomas Christopher, a graduate of the New York Botanical Garden School of Professional Horticulture, has created gardens for clients for forty years. He is the author of many books, including Essential Perennials: The Complete Reference to 2700 Perennials for the Home Garden.
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There is a controversy regarding the use of pesticides explored in this book.
I especially liked the chapter on gardening sustainably with a changing climate.
I would give it five stars except for the water issue.