Bringing Nature Home

Bringing Nature Home

With fascinating explanations and extensive lists of native plants for regional habitats, this scientifically researched book can help us all to make a difference.

Author: Douglas W. Tallamy

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604691468

Category: Science

Page: 360

View: 320

“A fascinating study of the trees, shrubs, and vines that feed the insects, birds, and other animals in the suburban garden.” —The New York Times As development and habitat destruction accelerate, there are increasing pressures on wildlife populations. In Bringing Nature Home, Douglas W. Tallamy reveals the unbreakable link between native plant species and native wildlife—native insects cannot, or will not, eat alien plants. When native plants disappear, the insects disappear, impoverishing the food source for birds and other animals. But there is an important and simple step we can all take to help reverse this alarming trend: everyone with access to a patch of earth can make a significant contribution toward sustaining biodiversity by simply choosing native plants. By acting on Douglas Tallamy's practical and achievable recommendations, we can all make a difference.
Categories: Science

Bringing Nature Home

Bringing Nature Home

As this revelatory book eloquently explains, there is an unbreakable link between native plant species and native wildlife. Indeed, most native insects cannot, or will not, eat alien plants.

Author: Douglas W. Tallamy

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9780881928549

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

View: 599

An introduction to sustainable, ecological gardening explains how to incorporate a variety of native plants into a backyard environment in order to create a healthy ecosystem that provides food and shelter for local wildlife of all kinds and includes helpful lists of garden-worthy native plants for every region of the United States.
Categories: Gardening

Bringing Nature Home

Bringing Nature Home

Presents an alternative to traditional flower arrangements that is in line with the "back to nature" movement, showcases how to be inspired by nature's seasonal bounty and bring that nature into the home.

Author: Ngoc Minh Ngo

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 0847838005

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 202

View: 782

Presents an alternative to traditional flower arrangements that is in line with the "back to nature" movement, showcases how to be inspired by nature's seasonal bounty and bring that nature into the home.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

The Living Landscape

The Living Landscape

The Living Landscape is your roadmap to a richer, more satisfying garden. Many gardeners today want a home landscape that nourishes and fosters wildlife.

Author: Rick Darke

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781604697391

Category: Gardening

Page: 392

View: 966

“This thoughtful, intelligent book is all about connectivity, addressing a natural world in which we are the primary influence.” —The New York Times Books Review Many gardeners today want a home landscape that nourishes and fosters wildlife, but they also want beauty, a space for the kids to play, privacy, and maybe even a vegetable patch. Sure, it’s a tall order, but The Living Landscape shows you how to do it. You’ll learn the strategies for making and maintaining a diverse, layered landscape—one that offers beauty on many levels, provides outdoor rooms and turf areas for children and pets, incorporates fragrance and edible plants, and provides cover, shelter, and sustenance for wildlife. Richly illustrated and informed by both a keen eye for design and an understanding of how healthy ecologies work, The Living Landscape will enable you to create a garden that fulfills both human needs and the needs of wildlife communities.
Categories: Gardening

The Naturescaping Workbook

The Naturescaping Workbook

In The Naturescaping Workbook, Beth O'Donnell Young offers an easy-to-follow, do-it-yourself plan for gardeners of all skill levels.

Author: Beth O'Donnell Young

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781604693607

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 350

“This step-by-step guide will teach you how to work in concert with nature, creating a lush landscape.” —Cabin Life If you’re an eco-conscious homeowner, the best garden designer is Mother Nature, and following her lead can result in a beautiful low-maintenance landscape that requires fewer resources, attracts natural wildlife, and saves time and money. In The Naturescaping Workbook, Beth O'Donnell Young offers an easy-to-follow, do-it-yourself plan for gardeners of all skill levels. Her step-by-step approach teaches you how to understand your garden’s natural habitat and to nurture the native eco-systems that exist in your yard. And the payoff is huge. By simply becoming aware of the natural wonders in the backyard, you can have a more beautiful garden and take a big step toward bringing nature home.
Categories: Gardening

Nature s Best Hope

Nature s Best Hope

His solution? Plant more natives. In this new book, Tallamy takes the next step and outlines his vision for a grassroots approach to conservation.

Author: Douglas W. Tallamy

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781604699791

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 436

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Douglas W. Tallamy’s first book, Bringing Nature Home, awakened thousands of readers to an urgent situation: wildlife populations are in decline because the native plants they depend on are fast disappearing. His solution? Plant more natives. In this new book, Tallamy takes the next step and outlines his vision for a grassroots approach to conservation. Nature’s Best Hope shows how homeowners everywhere can turn their yards into conservation corridors that provide wildlife habitats. Because this approach relies on the initiatives of private individuals, it is immune from the whims of government policy. Even more important, it’s practical, effective, and easy—you will walk away with specific suggestions you can incorporate into your own yard. If you’re concerned about doing something good for the environment, Nature’s Best Hope is the blueprint you need. By acting now, you can help preserve our precious wildlife—and the planet—for future generations.
Categories: Nature

Biophilia

Biophilia

In this beautifully illustrated guide, best-selling author Sally Coulthard demonstrates how to transform your living and working spaces into places that put you in touch with nature.

Author: Sally Coulthard

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780857838698

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

View: 128

In this beautifully illustrated guide, best-selling author Sally Coulthard demonstrates how to transform your living and working spaces into places that put you in touch with nature. Eight inspiring chapters cover key elements for the 'biophilic home', including materials, views, colour and natural light. Each section explores the links between home, health and happiness, drawing on environmental research and neuroscience while making practical suggestions for bringing the natural world into your home. Bring nature indoors with flowers and plants, rediscover the innate pleasure of real fires and fresh air, and learn how to improve your mood and sleep patterns with dynamic light. Create a space filled with natural elements, patterns, nature's colours, fabrics and textures that lift your mood; find out why natural sounds and water are soothing; and learn how to make small changes that will inspire, invigorate and enrich your relationship with the natural world. 'As best-selling author and designer, Sally Coulthard, reveals in this guide, creating a 'biophilic home' can have a huge impact on your wellbeing; improving your mood and encouraging healthier sleep patterns...Be it plants, materials, colour or light, it's enlightening to see how small changes can make a big difference, while deepening your respect and correlation to the natural world.' FORBES Magazine 'How to embrace the natural world by transforming your interior spaces with specific materials, colours, views and sounds.' Gardens Illustrated 'Humans are mammals, programmed over millennia to respond to the natural world. We may be able to live and work in man-made environments most of the time. But according to a new movement of "biophilic" designers and enthusiasts, we are not thriving...writer Sally Coulthard likens it to the practice of keeping animals in captivity, in surroundings ill-suited to their needs. "We live in a world that is fundamentally mismatched to our evolutionary adaptation - we don't see, hear and feel the things that we are programmed to respond to," she writes.' Financial Times
Categories: Gardening

Native Plants of the Northeast

Native Plants of the Northeast

Written from the unique perspective of an author who has professional credentials in horticulture, botany, forestry, and ecology as well as hands-on practical experience, this book is the most trustworthy single source for all who wish to ...

Author: Donald Joseph Leopold

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 0881926736

Category: Gardening

Page: 308

View: 796

Includes nearly 700 species of native trees, shrubs, vines, ferns, grasses, and wildflowers from the northeastern quarter of the U. S. and all of eastern Canada. Discusses restoration of native plant habitats and offers practical advice on cultivation and propagation in addition to descriptions, ranges, and hardiness information. An appendix recommends particular plants for difficult situations and for attracting butterflies, hummingbirds, and other wildlife. Original.
Categories: Gardening

Terrariums

Terrariums

Incredible photography elevates the book beyond how-to guide and makes it a covetable object for plant lovers of all kinds, whether they wish simply to look, or want to roll up their sleeves and create something beautiful.

Author: Mathilde Lelievre

Publisher: Gingko Press

ISBN: 1584237139

Category: Glass gardens

Page: 96

View: 823

As human beings have transitioned to indoor living, the need to keep the natural world close at hand has persisted. While traditional houseplants bring nature to the interior landscape, terrariums offer something different: A three dimensional window into a microcosm of the outside world. Mathilde Lelievre's Terrariums offers plant lovers step-by-step instructions for the creation of more than twenty stunning terrarium projects. Overviews of the tools, containers, plants and materials will ensure that aspiring indoor gardeners are well prepared. Separate sections cover open, closed, and advanced terrariums, each with its own palette of recommended plants and set of care instructions. Incredible photography elevates the book beyond how-to guide and makes it a covetable object for plant lovers of all kinds, whether they wish simply to look, or want to roll up their sleeves and create something beautiful.
Categories: Glass gardens

RHS A Nation in Bloom

RHS A Nation in Bloom

The Graduate Gardeners won their fifth Gold medal and Best in Show for the third
year running in 2014 for their design 'Bringing Nature Home'. This was a
contemporary formal garden leading out to a wildflower meadow. The garden
was split ...

Author: Matthew Biggs

Publisher: White Lion Publishing

ISBN: 9780711239357

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 916

'Never has the work of the Royal Horticultural Society been more important or more far reaching.' Foreword by Alan Titchmarsh The RHS is the world's largest gardening charity but what it does and why is little understood and rarely celebrated. From defining new gardening trends at the Chelsea Flower Show, to ranking the best dahlias to grow at the Wisley trial grounds, to inspiring communities with Britain in Bloom, educating children to grow and eat their veg through the Campaign for School Gardening, the RHS works tirelessly to improve the gardener's lot. With the use of evocative archive images and contemporary photos by award-winning Jason Ingram, this beautiful book explores the past, present and future of this most influential organisation by listening to the voices of those working today. From the thousands of volunteers in the society's five unique gardens (Wisley in Surrey, Rosemoor in Devon, Hyde Hall in Essex, Harlow Carr in Yorkshire and new addition Bridgewater in Salford), to the one million visitors to its inspirational flower shows (including Chelsea, Hampton Court, Tatton Park, Cardiff, Wisley and Chatsworth); the society gives meaning to more than 475,000 members, millions of television viewers and visitors from around the world. The RHS is the best of gardening, and this book presents the best of the RHS. Behind the scenes, access all areas, this book will give lasting pleasure to anyone who enjoys their garden.
Categories: Gardening

The Hearthstone Or Life at Home

The Hearthstone  Or  Life at Home

A Household Manual ; Containing Hints and Helps for Home Making, Home
Furnishing, Decorations, Amusements, ... out into a world of light of beauty by
bringing nature home to them , and impressing its wonders and beauties on the
mind .

Author: Laura Carter Holloway

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112045799332

Category: Cooking

Page: 558

View: 772

Categories: Cooking

Interest in Its Relation to Pedagogy

Interest  in Its Relation to Pedagogy

which attaches to the acquirement of a knowledge of nature , of her phenomena ,
of her coherence , of her moving forces ... in dead classifications and descriptions
of external form , and lay too little minology . stress upon bringing nature home ...

Author: Wilhelm Ostermann

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105033344545

Category: Interest (Psychology)

Page: 144

View: 682

Categories: Interest (Psychology)

The Nature of Oaks

The Nature of Oaks

He also shares practical advice about how to plant and care for an oak, along with information about the best oak species for your area. The Nature of Oaks will inspire you to treasure these trees and to act to nurture and protect them.

Author: Douglas W. Tallamy

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1643260448

Category: Nature

Page: 200

View: 621

With Bringing Nature Home, Doug Tallamy changed the conversation about gardening in America. His second book, the New York Times bestseller Nature’s Best Hope, urged homeowners to take conservation into their own hands. Now, he is turning his advocacy to one of the most important species of the plant kingdom—the mighty oak tree. Oaks sustain a complex and fascinating web of wildlife. The Nature of Oaks reveals what is going on in oak trees month by month, highlighting the seasonal cycles of life, death, and renewal. From woodpeckers who collect and store hundreds of acorns for sustenance to the beauty of jewel caterpillars, Tallamy illuminates and celebrates the wonders that occur right in our own backyards. He also shares practical advice about how to plant and care for an oak, along with information about the best oak species for your area. The Nature of Oaks will inspire you to treasure these trees and to act to nurture and protect them.
Categories: Nature

The Garden Room

The Garden Room

Whether it's a sun-filled breakfast room, a charming potting shed, or a rose-covered gazebo, The Garden Room celebrates the happy union of indoors and outdoors, where house and garden merge.

Author: Timothy Mawson

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0609802828

Category: Gardening

Page: 176

View: 753

Whether it's a sun-filled breakfast room, a charming potting shed, or a rose-covered gazebo, The Garden Room celebrates the happy union of indoors and outdoors, where house and garden merge. Featuring a variety of rooms full of comfortable furniture, striking combinations of colors and textures, and cherished family treasures, drawings, and photographs, The Garden Room inspires us to build our own spaces of delight, where we can while away the hours reading, relaxing, dining, and entertaining, surrounded by the sights, scents, and sounds of the garden. With more than 250 full-color photographs and evocative watercolors, a wealth of insightful decorating tips, witty gardening lore, and revealing anecdotes, The Garden Room highlights the joys of bringing nature into our homes.
Categories: Gardening

Birds of Maryland Delaware and the District of Columbia

Birds of Maryland  Delaware  and the District of Columbia

Delaware's Outstanding Natural Areas and Their Preservation. Delaware Nature
Education Society, Hockessin, DE. 422 pages. Meanley ... Bringing Nature Home
: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants. Timber Press, Portland, OR.

Author: Bruce M. Beehler

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 9781421427331

Category: Nature

Page: 480

View: 899

Marvel at the majesty of Ospreys, navigate the ocean with storm-petrels, and nest with Mourning Doves, all while learning about the richness of the birds' lives, the complexities of their habits, and how we can help keep their populations vibrant and aloft for generations to come.
Categories: Nature

Fitzgerald and Hopkins

Fitzgerald and Hopkins

... bringing nature home to its homeliest , and wringing the pathetic therefrom as
copiously ' as she of the tub ( washerwoman hight ) expresses the soapy lixivium
from the saturated article which she passes through a process of purification .

Author: Horatio Newton Moore

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HXB323

Category:

Page: 166

View: 908

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Noah s Garden

Noah s Garden

Describes the impact of carefully tended lawns and gardens on the natural ecology, and discusses how to restore the ecological balance with native plants and a change in gardening techniques

Author: Sara Bonnett Stein

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0395709407

Category: Gardening

Page: 294

View: 723

Describes the impact of carefully tended lawns and gardens on the natural ecology, and discusses how to restore the ecological balance with native plants and a change in gardening techniques
Categories: Gardening

Professional and Practical Considerations for Landscape Design

Professional and Practical Considerations for Landscape Design

Environmental Ethics: Duties to and Values in the Natural World. Philadelphia:
Temple University Press, ... Tallamy, Douglas W. Bringing Nature Home: How
Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2007.

Author: Steven L. Cantor

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190623333

Category: Architecture

Page: 512

View: 832

Drawing on decades of professional practice and teaching experience, Steven L. Cantor's Professional and Practical Considerations for Landscape Design explains the field of landscape architecture, outlining with authority how to turn drawings of designs into creative, purposeful, and striking landscapes and landforms in today's world. This comprehensive guide consists of everything a young professional might encounter from conception through final project archiving, ensuring readers have both the tools necessary to keep up with advancements in the field and the practical business knowledge to build life-long partnerships. Each of the book's concise chapters emphasize a specific aspect of landscape architecture practice, from the administration of designs for contracts, areas of practice, human resources, marketing, construction materials, sustainability and ethics. Each chapter is written in a style that best suits the material. Alongside detailed definitions and practical "do's and don'ts" are 30 complex sample problems ranging in difficulty for both individuals and groups. An array of original photographs and clear examples in both black and white and color articulate standards and inspire future possibilities, featuring the work of Vicky Chan, founder of Avoid Obvious Architects, and Richard Alomar, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at Rutgers and co-founder of New York Urban Sketchers. By combining the author's unique depth of knowledge with real-world case studies from America, Asia, and Europe, Professional and Practical Considerations for Landscape Design is an up-to-date resource for every level of reader, from students in landscape architecture programs to professionals working in public or private practice, engineering, consulting, or contracting.
Categories: Architecture

Planting Native to Attract Birds to Your Yard

Planting Native to Attract Birds to Your Yard

Includes 66 bird species, all shown in dramatic color photos. Birders, gardeners, and landscapers—all who love birds and beautiful gardens—will find this book a must.

Author: Sharon Sorenson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780811767439

Category: Nature

Page: 232

View: 315

Welcoming birds to your yard isn’t about choosing the right feeders and bird food. If you want to attract the widest range of birds to your home, you need to plant a diversity of native plants. Why go green? Native plants live longer; they are drought resistant, take less water and fertilizer, they cost less, are less work and easier to maintain. And a big plus—they are good for the environment. In 2007, Douglas Tallamy published the groundbreaking book, Bringing Nature Home, on going native to protect wildlife. Since then Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, the National Wildlife Federation, and National Audubon have all endorsed and encouraged gardening with native plants. Planting Native to Attract Birds to Your Yard is the first book to cover planting native to specifically attract birds. The book recommends plants for all types of backyards, no matter how large or small—from large plots to container gardens. Sorenson gives state-specific recommendations for 31 Eastern U.S. states for native plants that support birds during the four seasons. The book covers the full gamut of native plants—76 species of trees, shrubs, bushes, vines, grasses, perennials, and annuals—and gives details on why specific plants are bird friendly and how to choose plants that work successfully in attractive home landscapes. Includes 66 bird species, all shown in dramatic color photos. Birders, gardeners, and landscapers—all who love birds and beautiful gardens—will find this book a must.
Categories: Nature

Native Trees for North American Landscapes

Native Trees for North American Landscapes

Presents profiles of 650 species and varieties and over five hundred cultivars, with text and photographs of flowers and fruit, native and adaptive range, culture, problems, and best seasonal features.

Author: Guy Sternberg

Publisher: Portland : Timber Press

ISBN: 0881926078

Category: Gardening

Page: 552

View: 741

Presents profiles of 650 species and varieties and over five hundred cultivars, with text and photographs of flowers and fruit, native and adaptive range, culture, problems, and best seasonal features.
Categories: Gardening