Sowing Beauty is a fresh approach to creating meadow gardens from James Hitchmough, one of the world's most important and groundbreaking landscape designers. Both practical and inspirational, its combination of accessible instruction and lush photography will appeal to style-driven home gardeners and professional landscape and garden designers alike.
James Hitchmough is an expert in the design, ecology, and management of herbaceous vegetation. His techniques have been used to make meadows and meadow-like communities at prestigious sites worldwide. Hitchmough is head of the Department of Landscape Architecture at Sheffield University in the UK.
"This is a hopeful and expansive book for the gardener who can see
a field as a canvas." --Publishers Weekly
"It's impossible not to be seduced by the drama and scale of meadow and prairie planting and James Hitchmough, professor at Sheffield University in the UK, has worked on some of the most magical projects. . . . a must-read for anyone contemplating creating a similar landscape." --Gardenista
"An attractive and interesting book. . . . Sowing Beauty offers readers a hybrid of academic and popular writing related to meadow garden creation featuring plants from around the world." --NYBG's Plant Talk
"Sowing Beauty has all the hallmarks of a lifetime's work; so in depth and extensive is the research, (and the photographs are especially good). . . . I would heartily recommend this book to any gardener and would expect it be on the shelf of every landscape architect." --Gardens Illustrated
"This is serious stuff for serious meadow-makers. Well done Timber Press." --The Times
"A technical guide for landscape architects and 'ambitious home gardeners.' Flow charts and detailed tables appear throughout, helping readers in calculating necessary seed weights and navigating irrigation questions." --The Dirt