Rick Darke is a landscape design consultant, author, lecturer, and photographer based in Pennsylvania who blends art, ecology, and cultural geography in the creation and conservation of livable landscapes. His projects include scenic byways, public gardens, corporate and collegiate campuses, mixed-use conservation developments, and residential gardens.

Books in order of publication:

Ornamental Grasses – 1996

The Color Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses: Sedges, Rushes, Restios, Cat-Tails, and Selected Bamboos – 1999

In Harmony With Nature: Lessons from the Arts and Crafts Garden – 2000

The American Woodland Garden: Capturing the Spirit of the Deciduous Forest – 2002

Manual of Grasses – 2003

Timber Press Pocket Guide to Ornamental Grasses – 2004

The Encyclopedia of Grasses for Livable Landscapes – 2007

The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden – 2014