Tag: Noel Kingsbury

Books for the Global Pandemic

Not books about the global pandemic, mind you. God forbid. Rather, books to get you through the unexpectedly substantial amounts of free time that some of us are experiencing lately. Here’s what I’ve been reading recently.

Book Review: Hummelo, by Piet Oudolf and Noel Kingsbury

Chicago’s Lurie Garden and New York City’s High Line are two of the most popular gardens in North America, yet they would be barely recognizable as “gardens” just three decades ago. Piet Oudolf, a designer for both those gardens, is one of the pivotal figures in this shift. He is not a landscape architect but …

Book Review: Planting, a New Perspective; by Piet Oudolf and Noel Kingsbury

Planting is one of the most provocative and useful books about garden design that I have ever come across. While it is full of ideas that home gardeners may want to borrow, it is not a how-to book about a specific approach to garden design. Rather, it is a discussion of a general trend, a …

Book Review: Designing with Plants, by Piet Oudolf with Noel Kingsbury

This is a book that should be read slowly. The writing is certainly clear and accessible, but the text is dense with thought-provoking insights on garden design. The insights are illustrated with ¬†gorgeous photographs that merit close study. Designing with Plants is more of a meditation on garden design, rather than a how-to book. But …