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A guide to creating a healthy ecosystem in your yard

By Beet September 2020 42 Comments

Book review

By Lynn Kunstman

Master Gardener 2012

The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden

By Rick Darke

and Doug Tallamy

Timber Press, 2016

Gardening with native plants is gaining momentum around the country and the world.
Gardeners are seeking a home landscape that supports wildlife and biodiversity, but we also want beauty, a space for the kids to play, privacy, and maybe even a vegetable patch.

How to accomplish this?

The Living Landscape can be your guide. Learn strategies for making and maintaining a diverse, layered landscape – for a yard that offers beauty, provides outdoor rooms and turf areas for children and pets, provides cover, shelter, and sustenance for wildlife, and incorporates fragrant and edible plants.

The Living Landscape is beautifully illustrated and incorporates both a keen eye for design and an understanding of how healthy ecosystems work. It will help you to create a garden that satisfies both human and wildlife community needs.