On the Wild Side by Keith Wiley
Experiments in New Naturalism

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Inspired first by the flora and fauna of rural England, and later by the world's deserts, coastlines, mountains, and woodlands, Keith Wiley has distilled the essence of these wild landscapes into a single garden with breathtaking success. Much more than a book of new planting ideas, On the Wild Side challenges our whole understanding of what a garden is. Why strive for year-round color throughout the garden when small areas can seize the limelight at their seasonal peak? Change and evolution is at the heart of new naturalism - is your garden ready for it?
 

About Keith Wiley

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Following his graduation with an honours degree in horticulture, Keith became head gardener at The Garden House in the south-west of England. Here, over a period of 25 years between 1978 and 2003, he created one of the most innovative gardens in Britain. Now he works as a freelance garden consultant and runs his own mail-order nursery called 'Wildside Plants'
 
Published April 1, 2004 by Timber Press, Incorporated. 256 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Wiley chooses plants for their power to evoke the spirit of a natural scene, and he devotes the majority of the book to plants and plant associations grouped accordingly.

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