By Kingsbury, Noël; Oudolf, Piet

ISBN-10: 1604697318

ISBN-13: 9781604697315

Planting, by means of famed panorama architects Piet Oudolf and Noel Kingsbury, is a groundbreaking second in horticulture. it's the first ebook to percentage Oudolf's unique planting plans and plant groupings and the one publication to explicitly express how his gardens and landscapes are made. An intimate wisdom of vegetation is key to the good fortune of this technique and Planting makes Oudolf's huge knowing of plant  Read more...

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So often ‘redevelopment’ means the destruction of these unique plant communities. Recent years have seen a more positive interpretation of these places; led by Germany, areas of post-industrial wasteland are being managed more respectfully and creatively to preserve something of their special character. One of the most famous examples of such plant conquest of abandoned land is the New York City High Line, an elevated freight railway line last used in the 1960s. The last part of the line was closed in 1980.

The tall yellow is Verbascum speciosum, a self-seeding biennial. In the foreground is grass Festuca mairei from the Atlas Mountains in north-west Africa, where the climate is similar to regions with steppe or short-grass prairie habitats. Amalia Robredo in Uruguay is one of the pioneering plant-oriented designers using locally native species for the first time in their regions. The wild flora of the Uruguayan coast has many attractive plant species. Here the grass Andropogon lindmanii grows alongside silver Achyroline satureoides.

Private gardens offer the opportunity for personal choices to be made about what plants to grow and how to manage them, while designers of civic landscapes have always had the responsibility of serving the wider public interest. There is, however, a new and additional agenda for gardeners, both private and public: sustainability and the support of biodiversity. Sustainability demands that we minimize irreplaceable inputs in gardening and reduce harmful outputs, while the support of biodiversity brings a demand for wildlife-friendly planting and practices.

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