Planting in a post-wild world : designing plant communities for resilient landscapes / Thomas Rainer and Claudia West
Book | 2015 | First edition.
Available at Gateway-Kenosha Campus General Collection (SB 472.45 R3.5 2015)
271 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: Nature as it was, Nature as it could be
A New Optimism: The Future of Planting Design -- Bridging the Gap between Nature and Our Gardens -- The Inspiration of Naturally Occurring Plant Communities -- Connecting with Our Memory of Nature
Principles of Designed Plant Communities
Developing an Understanding -- What Makes a Designed Plant Community Different? -- The Role of Native Species -- Essentials Principles
The Inspiration of the Wild
Our Wild Hearts -- Landscapes Archetypes -- Grasslands -- Woodlands and Shrublands -- Forests -- Edges
The Design Process
Honoring the Three Essential Relationships -- Relating Plants to Place -- Relating Plants to People -- Relating Plants to Other Plants
Creating and Managing a Plant Community
Site Preparation: The Design Process Continues -- Installation: Using a Plant's Natural Growth Cycle to Your Advantage -- Efficient and Successful Planting -- Creative Management: Keeping Designs Legible and Functional
A meditation on Three Gardens -- Why Designed Plant Communities? Why Now?
An "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."--Page 4 of cover.
Text in English.
27.00 HORT (10-001-1)
West, Claudia, author.