Gardening with a Wild Heart: Restoring California's Native Landscapes at Home

Gardening with a Wild Heart Restoring California s Native Landscapes at Home This lyrical and articulate mix of the practical and the poetic combines personal story wildland ecology restoration gardening practices and native plant horticulture Judith Lowry s voice and exper

  • Title: Gardening with a Wild Heart: Restoring California's Native Landscapes at Home
  • Author: Judith Larner Lowry
  • ISBN: 9780520215177
  • Page: 458
  • Format: Paperback
  • This lyrical and articulate mix of the practical and the poetic combines personal story, wildland ecology, restoration gardening practices, and native plant horticulture Judith Lowry s voice and experiences make a rich matrix for essays that include discussions of wildflower gardening, the ecology of native grasses, wildland seed collecting, principles of natural design,This lyrical and articulate mix of the practical and the poetic combines personal story, wildland ecology, restoration gardening practices, and native plant horticulture Judith Lowry s voice and experiences make a rich matrix for essays that include discussions of wildflower gardening, the ecology of native grasses, wildland seed collecting, principles of natural design, and plant animal interactions Though this book is based on California gardens, readers from all parts of the country will be inspired and informed by these examples of gardening to include the larger garden beyond the fence Gardening with a Wild Heart promises to be a classic for lovers of nature writing, gardeners, bioregionalists, and students and professionals in horticulture, landscape design, and ecological restoration.

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    1. Done with school for a couple of weeks, weeee! It's neat to have some time to decide. Whatever. Like I went outside yesterday and finished my book that I've been working on for days. Gardening with a Wild Heart is the kind of book I like, the natural contemplated at leisure, in many directions, unexpectedly, through personal stories and connections. Reminds me a bit of a book I want to re-read, Chet Raymo's The Soul of the Night. But back to Lowry's text, it was something to digest slowly, divid [...]

    2. Woops! I haven't finished it yet, but I am getting a lot out of it. I am relatively newto gardening with natives (maybe 2 years) and I have so much to learn.Judith has a lovely writing style, the book is well organized but I docked it a star because I think the photos could be improved or the book could have included some more hand-drawn illustrations. The ones that front each chapter are lovely but not labeled or explained. The same illustrator could have been asked to contribute drawings of pa [...]

    3. I knew I was going to love reading this book by page four where Judith Larner Lowry was waxing poetic about the Coyote Bush, which is one of the first native plants I learned to identify in our mostly wild yard.The title of the book Gardening with a Wild Heart: Restoring California’s Native Landscapes at Home could not have described my personal mission more succinctly as I am attempting to restore a tiny patch of land on the California Central Coast.While reading the book, I felt more as if I [...]

    4. I appreciate the change in thinking about a xeriscape landscape that this book broughtNow I'm interested in finding remnants of the local chaparal. Now I'm curious about the makeup of the native soil. These are new questions that weren't in my thinking before.I appreciate Ms Lowry trying to help us accept that some otherwise agreeable neighbors might want to protect eucalyptus trees. She also gave me permission to have a mix of solutions to my native/low water/HOA acceptable remaining of my fron [...]

    5. I find this resonates with me, perhaps because I try to pay attention to my beautiful surroundings. I have had the book for quite a while and read parts of it in the past. I just finished reading the whole thing. For many years (42) we have lived beyond the end of the road in the Santa Cruz Mountains. I have been fascinated with the native plants and learned to know the intrusive invaders. In the middle ground I have flirted with planting Mediterranean plants that have survived and become part o [...]

    6. "For the past twenty-eight years Judith Larner Lowry has been the proprietor of Larner Seeds in Marine County, California. Her essay on native plant gardening and other topics have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, including American Nature Writing 1996."~~back coverA charming little book, with more emphasis on the web of life than on just planting a native plant or two here and there. It certainly has inspired me to work more towards turning my yard back to its native habitat.

    7. Elegantly written & packed with useful information to help gardeners rethink how & what they plant & nurture. Seed-saving, food cropping with CA native plants, restoration gardening are just some of topics Lowry covers here.

    8. This was a nice book, it seemed to paint native Americans in a God like way, but it has made me wince at all the ice plant the state seems to think is best for freeway landscaping. Why not throw in some sage or deer grass? Less water, less erosion, and less fire danger.

    9. New-agey-cringe-title, but an excellent resource for planning a drought-friendly garden. Lots of good advice on DIY weed control.

    10. I loved this book. Motivated me on many levels to convert to California natives. Lots of good resources for learning opportunities in the bay area community.

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