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FREE · Tomorrows Garden õ With A Keen Eye For Aesthetics Matched By A Strong Concern For The Environment, Garden ExpertStephen Orr Has Developed A Sense Of What A Modern Garden Should Be Small, Visually Pleasing, Andresponsible In Tomorrow S Garden, He Presents Gardens In American Cities That Have Been Scaledback And Simplified Without Sacrificing Beauty Or Innovative DesignA Devoted Supporter Of The Organic Gardening Movement, Orr Advises Gardeners To Think About Their Gardens As Part Of An Interconnected Whole With The Surrounding Environment With An Eye To Water Usage, Local Ecology, And Preservation Of Resources However, For Those Who Are Afraid That A Sustainable Garden Means A Lack Of Flora And Fauna, Orr Believes That A Garden, First And Foremost, Should Be A Thing Of Beauty He Encourages Flower Lovers To Plant Flowers, And He Showcases Gardens Filled With Traditional And Exotic Plants That Are Designed With Both Visual Appeal And The Environment In MindWith Detailed Case Studies, Stunning Photographs, And An Appendix Of Resources And Information Tohelp Gardeners Achieve Their Ecological Best, Tomorrow S Garden Will Teach You The True Definition Of Sustainability And Show You How To Create Beauty Without Excess In The St Century And Beyond the pictures were inspirational however, the text was poorly laid out sometimes it was hard to keep track of what text corresponded to which picture other than the general messiness of the text, it was pretty fantastic. I waited for this book with baited breath and gushing enthusiasm, even though I expected to be sorely disappointed like I always am Since this book practically exceeded every expectation, I thought it was a resounding success My biggest complaint is that it should be about 2 bigger in every dimension and include about 400 pages There are so many amazing gardens from Texas California, it can incite serious envy if you live someplace where the climate is less favorable There is also some focus on Portland, OR gardens, mostly the section on edible gardens community The photos are big and glossy, which is good since these contemporary gardens are so lovely and inspirational The people who are profiled are interesting and creative Orr doesn t hesitate to call out strange things and answer questions For example, a lady has recycled computer motherboards hanging as a screen in her garden We re all wondering, don t you worry about leaching and heavy metals and stuff in your lovely garden We re not growing tomatoes or anything edible under them, she says, So I don t think it would be any better to send them to China so that they could be burnt I think they are fine being used here, since absolutely nobody wants to deal with them The gardens represent what I consider the best of tomorrow s landscaping possibilities native plants, water smart plants, edible perennials, annual food gardens, creative recycling that doesn t look like a junkyard, and beautiful outdoor spaces where people live Chickens and beehives are part of the landscape but not a single one of these gardens looks like a barn yard Food bearing crops are tucked into the majority of the gardens There is a focus on soil building, smart plant choices and organic gardening And it s beautiful For anyone who thinks that an ornamental garden can t be sustainable, or a sustainable garden can t be beautiful, this is your comeuppance For anyone who loves and believes in beautiful, productive, organic, sustainable gardens, this book will make you happier than a pig in shit This is a glossy, hardcover book the kind I never, ever buy and yet, I feel strangely that I need to own this one The book is divided to help with landscape design, material considerations, and food producing efforts.Part I Garden Where You LiveConsider spatial design, hardscaping elements, utility, weather, climate, location, plants.Part II Consider the MaterialsPros, cons examples of the use of gravel, stone, steel, faux lawns, and recycled repurposed materials.Part III Edible Gardens CommunityGrowing food at home, chickens livestock in the city, shared spaces yard sharing, community gardens , gardening the street parking strips a small sample of some of the projects people profiled in the book Emmanuel Donval Farm Store, Portland www.urbanfarmstore.comEagle St Rooftop Farm rooftopfarms.orgGrowing Power s Art on the Farm potager Community Garden Association communitygarden.org Great title However, I found the book itself falls a little short maybe because I read The Humane Gardener at around the same time, and various Xerxes Society books earlier in the year and this one fell short in comparison I found the approach scattered, and both the pix and text were too small it should have been a larger book all the way around, to make it readable.In all, some interesting vignettes and good ideas, but I expected I will have to keep looking for the book that truly captures what I expect Tomorrow s Garden to include. Gardeners, don t choose between sustainable and spectacular this season Let Martha Stewart Livinggardening guru Stephen Orr show you how to create magazine cover gorgeous gardens that naturally spotlight and support your local environment, whether you re designing an urban oasis, a suburban backyard or a beautiful and productive addition to a horse farm