Planting in A Post-wild World

Planting in A Post-wild World

Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes

Book - 2015
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Two leaders in ecological landscape design offer tips, instructions, and practical advice for creating beautiful and diverse gardens and landscapes that function in the same way as naturally occurring plant communities.
Publisher: Portland, Oregon :, Timber Press,, 2015
ISBN: 9781604695533
Branch Call Number: 712 R134p 2015
Characteristics: 271 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: West, Claudia - Author


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Rebecca_Kohn Mar 13, 2018

This is an important book that should be read widely not only by gardeners but also by city planners. Rainer and West set out their principles of designed plant communities and provide a significant discussion about the role of native species in the context of plants that can survive together in a self-sustaining community. As an ardent supporter of native plants, I was intrigued and ultimately convinced by their discussions about when it is acceptable to use non-native species in order to create successful designed plant communities. In particular, their discussions about how commercial available soil and the types of soils that cultivated plants are packaged in made me think about the whole process of gardening and plant placement. While much of the language about gardening and public spaces is about beauty, the argument that Rainer and West set out for appreciate the function over ornament would ultimately bring more successful landscapes to more locations. While the authors make some in-depth arguments, the writing is clear and not burdened by jargon. The book is well illustrated with color photos. I encourage everyone from the beginning gardener to the expert to read this book.


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