Now that the air has more of a chill in it as the days progress, we find ourselves wanting to stay inside the house and snuggle up under a warm blanket next to a crackling fire with a good book. Why not take this time to get great inspiration for your landscape by reading a few good landscape architecture books? Well just in case you are looking for a few good books that have wonderful photos of exquisite landscapes, here are 2 of The Dirt’s top ten landscaping books of 2011 .
Landscapes in Landscapes by Piet Oudolf (Monacelli Press, 2011)
Piet’s complex and interesting landscapes show form and texture as much as color. “He almost exclusively uses perennials, which he values for their “beauty throughout their natural life cycle.” -The Dirt
The New American Landscape: Leading Voices on the Future of Sustainable Gardening by Thomas Christopher (Editor) (Timber Press, 2011)
“This how-to guide clearly demonstrates how gardeners’ sustainable practices can positively shape our shared environment.” – The Dirt
For the entire list, visit dirt.asla.org.