For those of you who know me, I am no literary genius of any sort. For those who know me, you will also agree that I am an insane purchaser of books – especially ones that have anything to do with my love of the green stuff. If you regularly read my blog or stalk my Facebook or Instagram pages (I know who you are and I wish you would just say hi instead), you will know that Piet Oudolf is definitely one of my Landscape heroes.
This particular book has never made it to my bookcase.
It gets used every day in my Design Studio instead.
What makes this book different to any others in my collection by Oudolf is that It is the first book to share Oudolf’s original planting plans and plant groupings and the only book to explicitly show how his gardens and landscapes are made.
I must not leave out the brilliance of Noel Kingsbury – I affectionately call this British Garden Designer a true blue plant nerd. He is also well known for his promotion of naturalistic planting and garden design.
Together they are a force to be reckoned with!
This book is a great resource for any home gardener. Looking for plant charts and extensive info on plants and what grows best together? Are you wanting to choose plants for colour, texture of for the way they grow?
Forget your sleep depriving screen time at night – stick this book on your bedside table and flick through the gorgeous pics of perennials instead!
My rating : a mighty 10/10.
Piet Oudolf if you are reading this, the fan club page is in the Draft stage already!