Planting in a Post-Wild World by Thomas Rainer and Claudia West

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Today's book recommendation: Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes Hardcover by Thomas Rainer and Claudia West 

Rainer and West offer strong voices in ecological landscape design.

The book is about how plants fit together in the wild and how we can use that understanding in garden design and plantings. The benefits of this kind of planting method are much more management and less maintenance in addition to more diversity and density in our plantings. 

Rainer and West have grown increasingly frustrated by the fact that traditional horticultural plantings really didn’t provide the set of tools to give clients ecosystems that also offer year-round beauty.

By keying in on the way plants behave in the wild; grasping concepts like density and diversity, the authors believe they have extracted some design principles and real-world solutions for gardeners
 

 

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