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Naturalistic planting design : the essential guide / Nigel Dunnett.

By: Dunnett, Nigel.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Filbert Press, 2019Description: 239 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780993389269; 0993389260.Subject(s): Landscape gardening | HorticultureDDC classification: 712.6 Summary: "Rich in plants, sustainable and good from the environment, naturalistic gardens are also beautiful, upliftingin places that resonate with the energy of the natural world ... By following a simple set of rules and principles in aunique 'planting design toolkit' discover how to read the landscape and create 'designed' plant communities' that are layered to sustain interest throughout the year. Learn how to design planting that captures the spirit of nature, fosters immersive, emotionally engaging experiences and reduces the need for maintenance"-- Page [4] of cover.
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Nigel Dunnett's gardens and landscapes have lifted the spirits of city dwellers for decades. They are beautiful, uplifting places that resonate with the energy of the natural world and stop us in our tracks. But how does he achieve these plantings with their successional waves of colorful perennials, elegant grasses, and pollinators at work with so few demands on irrigation and other natural resources? In this book he shares his inspiration, philosophy and working methods. He puts his own particular style of naturalistic planting in historical context, teaches us how to read wild plant communities and understand how they behave in garden situations. Finally he shares his plant selection, which includes trees and shrubs as well as perennial and annual meadow plants, and implementation techniques in a neat planting design toolkit.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

"Rich in plants, sustainable and good from the environment,
naturalistic gardens are also beautiful, upliftingin places that resonate with the energy of the natural world ... By following a simple set of rules and principles in aunique 'planting design toolkit' discover how to read the landscape and create 'designed' plant communities' that are layered to sustain interest throughout the year. Learn how to design planting that captures the spirit of nature, fosters immersive, emotionally engaging experiences and reduces the need for maintenance"-- Page [4] of cover.