Trees have a big, hopefully long-lasting presence in a landscape. Choosing just the right tree means asking a lot of questions beyond - but definitely including - appearance.
Soon after settling in beside the wood stove with Summer Rayne Oakes' How To Make a Plant Love You and a comforting cup of tea one recent cold Saturday, I had to lay that book right down again - and turn to plants.
Three books reveal the hidden life of moss, mushrooms and trees, considering them from ecological, culinary and spiritual perspectives.
Joann Gardner and Karen Bussolini, authors Karen Bussolini, photographer Timber Press The beauty and drought-tolerance of familiar downy silvers such as lamb’s ears and artemisias have long made them favorites in the herb garden and perennial border. Elegant Silvers explores of the entire range of these distinctive fragrant, useful and deer-resistant plants. Digging for Silver [...]
The Unsung Season Gardens & Gardeners in Winter Sydney Eddison, author Karen Bussolini, photographer Houghton Mifflin Company Nature in winter has always enchanted me with its unexpected poetic sights. No matter how gloomy the day, it always seemed that, if I had the gumption to bundle up and go for a walk, I’d come upon [...]
Beth O’Donnell Young, author Karen Bussolini, photographer Timber Press There is a growing awareness that many land care practices waste resources and are detrimental to the health of people, animals and the larger environment. We can all make a difference in our own yards. The Naturescaping Workbook tells you how. Find it at Timber Press, [...]
The Homeowner’s Complete Tree & Shrub Handbook: The Essential Guide to Choosing, Planting and Maintaining Perfect Landscape Plants
Penelope O’Sullivan, author Karen Bussolini, photographer Storey Publishing Not every tree and shrub you could buy, just the best, most problem-solving and beautiful ones. Practical advice from a landscape pro and photos that reveal each plant’s charm, accurately portray what they look like and show how real-life gardeners across the country have used them in [...]