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The Landscaping Ideas of Jays: A Natural History of the Backyard Restoration Garden By Judith Larner Lowry,

  • Title: The Landscaping Ideas of Jays: A Natural History of the Backyard Restoration Garden
  • Author: Judith Larner Lowry
  • ISBN: 9780520249561
  • Page: 200
  • Format: Paperback
  • Elegantly organized by season, this lyrical yet practical guide to backyard restoration gardening celebrates the beauty, the challenges, and the rewards of growing native plants at home Judith Larner Lowry, winner of the prestigious John Burroughs award, here builds on themes from her best selling Gardening with a Wild Heart, which introduced restoration gardening as a neElegantly organized by season, this lyrical yet practical guide to backyard restoration gardening celebrates the beauty, the challenges, and the rewards of growing native plants at home Judith Larner Lowry, winner of the prestigious John Burroughs award, here builds on themes from her best selling Gardening with a Wild Heart, which introduced restoration gardening as a new way of thinking about land and people Drawing on her experiences in her own garden, Lowry offers guidance on how to plan a garden with birds, plants, and insects in mind how to shape it with trees and shrubs, paths and trails, ponds, and other features and how to cultivate, maintain, and harvest seeds and food from a diverse array of native annuals and perennials Working in passionate collaboration with the scrub jays, quail, ants, and deer who visit her garden, and inspired by other gardeners, including some of the women pioneers of native plant horticulture, Lowry shares the delights of creating site specific, ever changing gardens that can help us better understand our place in the natural world.
    The Landscaping Ideas of Jays A Natural History of the Backyard Restoration Garden Elegantly organized by season this lyrical yet practical guide to backyard restoration gardening celebrates the beauty the challenges and the rewards of growing native plants at home Judith Larner

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    1. Elegantly organized by season, this lyrical yet practical guide to backyard restoration gardening celebrates the beauty, the challenges and the rewards of growing native plants at home Judith Larner Lowry,winner or the prestigious John Burroughs award, here builds on themes from her best selling Gardening With a Wild Heart, which introduced restoration gardening as a new way of thinking about land and people Drawing on experiences from her own garden, Lowry offers guidance on how to plan a lands [...]

    2. The Landscaping Ideas of Jays is the first book I would recommend to someone who might be interested in native plant gardening in California Although it contains a good amount of practical information, it s written in a conversational style that invites you to read it straight through rather than flip through it as you would a dryly written reference.The overarching theme of the book is the interaction of the garden with the natural world Sections are organized according to seasons making this [...]

    3. I m glad I waited to read this book until I after I visited the demonstration garden and shop of Ms Lowry, located in Bolinas, CA The joy of being in a place where someone has magnified the voice of that place is a dream come true That Ms Lowry sees Wind, Bird and Forb as an ally and is willing to discuss the question about talking to plants brings out that we are kindred spirits I learned so much about California from reading this book and about things that really matter and am invited to let [...]

    4. This is the best book I have read about Cal native gardening Loved it Underlined much of it Am learning so much and I have new heroes Lester Rowntree, Edith Van Allen Murphy, and Gerda Isenberg I look forward to hunting for and propagating willows for my garden.

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