"Plant Driven Design" Book Review
Plant Driven Design
By Lauren Springer Ogden and Scott Ogden
Timber Press, $34.95
Plants as the focus of a garden? What a novel concept!
Lauren and Scott’s Ogden’s new book is about bringing plants to the forefront of garden design. This renowned horticultural team of two makes the case for honoring living, growing plants more than the static hardscape. The book is about reveling in the form, texture, beauty, and sensory delight plants can and do bring to the garden setting.
You may recall Springer Ogden’s first book, Undaunted Garden: a book I still recommend be in everyone’s garden library. Plant Driven Design is a brilliant companion to Undaunted, and no gardener in the American West should be without it. One of the most valuable parts of the book is the many wonderful plant lists:
Cottage Garden Plants
Plants for Between Stepping Stones
Long Term Standouts
Tough Old Fashioned Roses
Plants for Simple Indoor Outdoor Containers
Select Conifers Deserving More Garden Use
Give a copy of Plant Driven Design to the avid gardener on your Christmas list. You will be thanked again and again.
- Mary Ann Newcomer