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Planting Design for Dry Gardens By Olivier Filippi

Planting Design for Dry Gardens by Olivier Filippi

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First published in French as Alternatives au gazon in 2011.

Planting Design for Dry Gardens Summary

Planting Design for Dry Gardens: Beautiful, Resilient Groundcovers for Terraces, Paved Areas, Gravel and Other Alternatives to the Lawn by Olivier Filippi

In this book, pioneering nurseryman Olivier Filippi offers low-level planting designs that are eco-friendly and so beautiful they redefine the conventional distinction between lawn and plant borders.

Inspired by the wild plant communities of Europe, the Middle East, and the USA, these rigorously trialled plant combinations can be used on terraces, paths, gravel beds and flower borders, as well as on areas that are traditionally laid to lawn.

With a plant directory that lists over 200 tough but beautiful dry garden plants and Filippi's innovative maintenance techniques, this is the perfect companion to his first book The Dry Gardening Handbook and will delight all dry garden owners.

Planting Design for Dry Gardens Reviews

"This tour de force, published in its original 2011 French edition as Alternatives au Gazon, is an expert and inspiring manual on different ways of carpeting a garden with rewarding and distinctive waterwise groundcover.

-- Alasdair Aird * The Mediterranean Gardener No 84 *

"Well-researched and scholarly, this book is also packed with practical horticultural advice that is rooted on Filippi's extensive experience of making gardens and studying landscapes. It would be an invaluable resource for anyone struggling to create green spaces in hot, dry climates."

-- John Hoyland * Gardens Illustrated *

"An inspiring work on designing with appropriate and stylish plants to create water-conserving landscapes."

-- Jeff Rosendale * Pacific Horticulture *

"This is a generously illustrated, thought-provoking and practical book. It is a must-have for anybody interested in creating dry and low-maintenance gardens."

-- Jackie Herald * Garden Design Journal *

"What I love about this book is that it will sit on the shelf quite comfortably with Beth Chatto's The Dry Garden, and a select few books on Mediterranean-style gardening, to be referred to time and time again for inspiration. "

-- Robert Brett * RHS The Plantsman *

About Olivier Filippi

Olivier Filippi is a French nurseryman who specializes in dry region plants. His pioneering research in Europe, California, South Africa, Chile, and Australia led him to a palette of plants that thrive for months without rain. For the last 25 years he has trialled plants and refined cultivation techniques at his nursery in Languedoc, France. His first book The Dry Gardening Handbook was published by Thames & Hudson.

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NPB9780993389207
9780993389207
0993389201
Planting Design for Dry Gardens: Beautiful, Resilient Groundcovers for Terraces, Paved Areas, Gravel and Other Alternatives to the Lawn by Olivier Filippi
New
Hardback
Filbert Press
2016-01-21
240
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