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Planting in a Post-Wild World : Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes (Hardcover) (Thomas
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This guide offers advice and ideas for designing plantings in homes, buildings, and cities that have characteristics of natural plant communities. There is special emphasis on the place of native species in designing plant communities. The book provides guidelines for the design process and for creating and managing a plant community, tips on site preparation, and guidance on installation and management based on a plant’s natural growth cycle. Examples of three gardens are given. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
This groundbreaking guide presents a powerful alternative to traditional horticulture?designed plantings that function like naturally occurring plant communities. Thomas Rainer and Claudia West, two leading voices in ecological landscape design, reveal how plants fit together in nature and how to use this knowledge to create landscapes that are resilient, beautiful, and diverse. As practical as it is inspiring,Planting in a Post-Wild World is an optimistic manifesto pointing the way to the future of planting design.
Number of Pages: 271
Genre: Architecture, Gardening
Sub-Genre: Garden Design, Landscape, Ornamental Plants
Publisher: Workman Pub Co
Author: Thomas Rainer
Street Date: October 7, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 247-49-8779
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