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Home Ground By Dan Pearson

Home Ground by Dan Pearson

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Home Ground records a year in the life of Dan Pearson's city garden plot, revealing his personal thoughts and observations as his garden matures and develops over the changing seasons.

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Home Ground: Sanctuary in the City by Dan Pearson

Ten years ago Dan Pearson found an extremely rare, large, neglected city plot and set out to design and create a garden space all of his own. Arranged by seasons, Dan shares the challenges of gardening his city plot in a romantic and beautifully written series of diary-like essays, documenting the horticultural tasks required and sharing his successes and failures on the way. Written and photographed in 'real time' this book documents an urban garden and gardener at work, bringing the experience of gardening to life and offering a unique insight into the work and thoughts of the one of the world's most respected garden designers.

Home Ground Reviews

"Dan has a way of making me look at plants, and the garden in which they live, with a fresh eye. His approach to my small, urban garden gently challenged my ideas of both design and planting. The result has enriched my life more than I ever thought a garden could. Dan had worked his quiet magic." Nigel Slater

About Dan Pearson

Dan Pearson is an influencial landscape and garden designer with an international reputation for design and planting excellence. Dan trained at the RHS Garden, Wisley, and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, before starting his professional career as a designer in 1987. His London-based practice Dan Pearson Studio now handles a wide range of projects internationally for private and public clients. Dan is the weekly gardening columnist for The Observer Magazine, and has presented and appeared in TV series on BBC2, Channel 4 and Channel 5, and has designed five award winning Chelsea Flower Show Gardens.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION The Beginning; History & Archive Images; Oasis; THE PLAN Assessing the Site; Constraints; Privacy / Boundaries; The Borrowed View; Orientation / Light; Design Concepts; Materials; Incarnations; Plans; WINTER Beauty in the Wreckage - What To Leave & What To Save; Seedpods / Winter Skeletons; Informality / Formality; Bare Root; Change / Time / Trial & Error; Experimentation Vs Continuity; Potting Shed; Ordering Seeds; Black & Brown; Soil; Microclimate; Trees; Evergreen; Shrubs; Winter Flower & Scent; Pruning; Preparation; The Cut Back / Clear Up; Mulch; SPRING; Right Plant, Right Place; Groundcover; Bulbs; Sowing Seeds; Yellow; Texture / Foliage; Climbers; Sowing vegetables / Organic; Frame / Cloches / Fleece; Annuals; Waves of Interest; Green; Ferns; SUMMER Continuity / The Cut Back; Herbs & Vegetables; The Pots; Control / Staking; Woodlanders; Pink; Combinations / Posies; Balance & Equilibrium; Weeding / Opportunists; Silver; Ecosystem; How the Garden is Used; Transparency; Red; Watering; Cuttings; Movement; Scent; Harvest; Grasses; Blue; AUTUMN; Saving Seeds; Compost / Green Manure; Planting Bulbs; Editing; Lighting; Autumn Colour; Perennials; Dividing / Planting & Propagation; Preparing For Winter; PROLOGUE; Garden Essentials; Tools & Equipment; Seed Suppliers; Nurseries; Furniture

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Home Ground: Sanctuary in the City by Dan Pearson
Used - Very Good
Octopus Publishing Group
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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