Planting A new perspective

Piet Oudolf

Book - 2013

Planting, by famed landscape architects Piet Oudolf and Noel Kingsbury, is a groundbreaking moment in horticulture. It is the first book to share Oudolf's original planting plans and plant groupings and the only book to explicitly show how his gardens and landscapes are made. An intimate knowledge of plants is essential to the success of this approach and Planting makes Oudolf's considerable understanding of plant ecology and performance accessible, explaining how plants behave in diff...erent situations, what goes on underground, and which species make good neighbors. Extensive plant charts and planting plans will help you choose plants for their structure, color, and texture as well as the way they perform in the landscape. A detailed directory, with details each plant's life expectancy, the persistence of its seedheads, its tendency to spread, and propensity to self-seed, is an invaluable resource. Planting is an essential resource for designers and gardeners looking to create plant-rich, beautiful gardens that support biodiversity and nourish the human spirit.

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Published
London ; Portland : Timber Press 2013.
Language
English
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
280 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-272) and index.
ISBN
9781604693706
Main Author
Piet Oudolf (-)
Other Authors
Noël Kingsbury (-)
  • Introduction: the agenda for planting design in the twenty-first century
  • Planting: the big picture
  • Grouping plants
  • Combining plants
  • Long-term plant performance
  • Common ground: mingling currents in contemporary planting design.