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Planting design for dry gardens : beautiful, resilient groundcovers for terraces, paved areas, gravel and other alternatives to the lawn / Olivier Filippi ; translated by Caroline Harbouri.

Filippi, Olivier, (author.). Harbouri, Caroline, (author.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Mooresville PL - Mooresville 635.952 FIL (Text) 37323005271310 NONFIC Available -
Princeton PL - Princeton 635.952 Fil (Text) 30890000642403 Adult Books Upper level Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780993389207
  • ISBN: 0993389201
  • Physical Description: 240 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm
  • Edition: English language edition.
  • Publisher: [London] Filbert Press, 2016.

Content descriptions

General Note: First published in French as Alternatives au gazon in 2011.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 231) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Lawns and groundcover plants -- The history of lawns and rise of alternatives. Groundcover plants in the wild ; Less water and low maintenance : the groundcover garden -- Groundcover gardens for dry climates. Lawns with warm-season groundcovers ; Green carpets : plants you can walk on ; Flowering carpets : a mixture of groundcover plats ; Mixed grassland "lawns" : the art of cultivating weeds ; Flowering steppes ; Gravel gardens ; Terraces, paths, and steps : the greening of stone surfaces ; Perennial and shrub groundcovers for large areas ; Pioneer plants for slopes and wild gardens ; Flowering meadows in dry climates -- Planting and maintaining the groundcover garden. Soil preparation ; Planting groundcovers ; Economizing on water ; Reducing maintenance ; Garden escapees : the problem in invasive plants -- A-Z of groundcover plants for dry gardens : a directory of 200 species and varieties.
Summary, etc.: Green lawns are restful to the eye, provide an excellent backdrop to plants and trees and keep the weeds down, but in low-rainfall regions they often end up looking scrappy and brown. This book offers low-level planting designs that are ecofriendly 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 U.S., these rigorously trialed plant combinations can be used on terraces, paths, gravel beds and flower borders, as well as areas that are traditionally laid to lawn. Plant choices include the tough new macrothermal grasses, carpeting groundcovers and stunning wild flower mixes that thrive among gravel and stone. With a plant directory that lists over 200 tough but beautiful dry garden plants and Filippi's innovative maintenance techniques, this book will delight all dry garden owners.
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Subject: Drought-tolerant plants.
Gardens > Design.
Landscape gardening > Water conservation.

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