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Author Rainer, Thomas (Landscape architect), author

Title Planting in a post-wild world : designing plant communities for resilient landscapes / Thomas Rainer and Claudia West
Published Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (271 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color
Contents Principles of designed plant communities -- The inspiration of the wild -- The design process -- Creating and managing a plant community
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 ; Essential principles -- The inspiration of the wild. Our wild hearts ; Landscape 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 -- Conclusion. A meditation on three gardens ; Why designed plant communities? Why now?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 258) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Gardens -- Design.
Plant communities.
Form Electronic book
Author West, Claudia, author
ISBN 9781604697209 (electronic bk.)
1604697202 (electronic bk.)