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Garden revolution : how our landscapes can be a source of environmental change

Author: Larry Weaner; Thomas Christopher
Publisher: Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Garden Revolution shows how an ecological approach to planting can lead to beautiful gardens that buck much of conventional gardening's counter-productive, time-consuming practices. Instead of picking the wrong plant and then constantly tilling, weeding, irrigating, and fertilizing, Larry Weaner advocates for choosing plants that are adapted to the soil and climate of a specific site and letting them naturally  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Weaner; Thomas Christopher
ISBN: 9781604696165 1604696168
OCLC Number: 922836289
Description: 328 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface / Thomas Christopher --
Ecological gardening: an introduction --
The learning process : The rise and fall (and rise) of a cardinalflower patch --
Influences and innovators --
The making of a garden star --
The garden ecologist's primer --
Design : The plant that wants to be here --
Site analysis : Where are you, ecologically speaking? --
Reversing succession --
Creating an ecologically connected master plan --
Inspiration from Uncle Max --
Developing a synergistic plant list --
In the field : Weeds and the ecological garden --
Setting the ecological process in motion --
A do-nothing attitude --
Creating meadows and prairies --
Growing pains --
Creating shrublands --
Sedges in the landscape --
Creating woodlands --
Postscript : Living in it --
My house.
Responsibility: Larry Weaner, Thomas Christopher.

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A fresh approach to horticulture and landscape design using ecological principles and native plants to create gardens that evolve dynamically over time.  Read more...

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