The Living Landscape


Topping our list of the best and most accessible gardening books is The Living Landscape. Conscious of the often competing needs in a backyard garden, this inspiring book offers solutions for creating a space that satisfies delicate and sensitive flowerbeds amidst the desired livability of wildlife growth, hearty vegetable patches, and relaxation space.


Rick Darke’s experience stems from running a landscape ethics consulting firm in Pennsylvania, to his deep and extensive knowledge and practice in ecology and horticulture. Fellow author Doug Tallamy was awarded a silver medal by the Garden Writer’s Association for his book, Bringing Nature Home, and is currently a professor and chair of the entomology and wildlife ecology department at the University of Delaware.

  • Hardcover
  • 392 pages
  • 8.8" x 1.2" x 10.3"
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