The American woodland garden
Creating a garden using native plant materials is the main concept of this book, but it can be enjoyed on a visual level as well. Just looking at the photos is uplifting. They fill this book with delightful looks at the changing light, depth, and foliage of woodlands in each season. He has patiently made a photographic diary showing how time over several years has changed one view of a nearby creek. The text offers insight into how a deciduous forest sustains itself with the interaction of trees, bushes, flowers, mosses, rocks and creeks. Regularly on speaking tours, Mr. Darke’s gardening principles remain in demand. This book introduces the reader to his world and the inspiration he has found in it.