beautiful and diverse. The splendor of what once was now exists in isolated fragments, a pale reflection of its former glory. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Planting in a Post-Wild World by Thomas Rainer and Claudia West is an inspiring call to action dedicated to the idea of a new nature—a hybrid of both the wild and the cultivated—that can flourish in our cities and suburbs. If we want to keep gardening, we ... “A complete guide to designing, making and planting hypertufa troughs.”—North American Rock Garden Society Hypertufa ... “A complete guide to designing, making and planting hypertufa troughs.”—North American Rock Garden Society Hypertufa While I might disagree on some points, every gardener, home or pro, needs to read this to understand the practical reasons and methods to garden with nature in private and public spaces. Javascript is not enabled in your browser. And now we have tamed that landscape. Go find a patch of weeds in your neighborhood. As practical as it is poetic, theirs is an optimistic call to action.” —Chicago Tribune “Sometimes one comes across a landscape design book that simply demands to be read from cover to cover without pause. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Reviewed in the United States on March 20, 2018. We invited the two to ASLA’s offices to … To get to that future requires serious work, serious engineering, and serious science. But we can invite it back by designing landscapes that look and function more like they do in the wild: robust, diverse, and visually harmonious. Reviewed in the United States on August 24, 2016. ", “A real-world guide for creating beautiful, ecologically connected landscapes. Underneath the chestnuts, rivers of ferns, pools of ladies’ slippers and orchids, and sparkling stands of trout lily and false rue anemone—now rare collector’s specimens—covered the forest floor. I'm noticing more of the natural landscapes around me now and appreciating their denseness more. The uncertainty of the future will provide an incredible gift: it will liberate planting from all those forces that try to tame it—the real estate industry, “good taste,” designers’ egos, eco-evangelism, and the horticultural industry. Introduction: Nature as It Was, Nature as It Could Be  Imagine for a moment what it must have been like for the first European colonists arriving on the shores of America. In nature, there are plants that thrive in inhospitable environments; in our gardens, plants often lack the vigor of their wild counterparts, even when we lavish them with rich soils and frequent water. These giants showered the ground with their mast, sustaining black bears, deer, turkey, and other creatures. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days. Hide Map. Reviewed in the United States on June 23, 2017. Once invasives are removed, sites must be covered with new native plants to keep the invasives at bay. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. I picked up Rainer and West's book at the library recently, having read some favorable reviews here and on Garden Rant and elsewhere. The authors speak with conviction and authority, and offer a practical blueprint for the future.” —The English Garden “In this award-winning book, landscape architect Thomas Rainer and landscape consultant Claudia West present a groundbreaking new philosophy of planting design inspired by the way plants work together in the wild.” —American Gardener “The book outlines how to design and maintain an ecological landscape, and does so in beautifully clear, fluid language that is easy to read and absorb. Even then, they rarely stay away. I enjoyed learning about the authors ideas about "covering the ground" and other ideas about gardening that are different from the usual mulch, mulch, mulch school of gardening. Nature's Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation that Starts in Your Yard, Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, Updated and Expanded, The Ecological Landscape Professional : Core Concepts for Integrating the Best Practices of Permaculture, Landscape Design, and Environmental Restoration into Professional Practice. After all, no designed planting ever lasts. But even these successes must be understood in context. Faced with a landscape of increasing instability, planting no longer has to be so solemn. Ruddick’s book is Wild by Design: Strategies for Creating Life-Enhancing Landscapes (Island Press, $45), and Rainer’s is Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes (Timber Press, $39.95). More whimsical. Compared with the rich diversity of the past, the modern tableau is a tragedy. You are invited to join Nell Howard and the Native Plant Initiative of Greater New Orleans for a lecture on Saturday, January 25, 2020, titled Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Understanding this difference is the key to transforming your planting. Planting in a Post-Wild World by Thomas Rainer and Claudia West is an inspiring call to action dedicated to the idea of a new nature?a hybrid of both the wild and the cultivated?that can ?ourish in our cities and suburbs. Or better yet, take a hike in a nearby natural area. The high-maintenance lawns and clipped shrubbery of office parks and suburban yards will seem increasingly odd with every large-scale natural disaster or water shortage. An "alternative to traditional horticulture: designed plantings that function like naturally occurring plant communities. Reviewed in the United States on August 26, 2018. Interested. . containers—also known as troughs—are rustic, striking, versatile, and perfect for small, Alpine plants. In the top 5 for sustainable, wildlife-firendly design books, Reviewed in the United States on December 21, 2016. Gardeners are often frustrated when some plants spread beyond their predetermined location and surprised when others struggle to get established. Our ancestors experienced these events as a regular part of their days, but now our children often learn these moments only through YouTube. Will I see a changed aesthetic in my lifetime? "In Planting in a Post-Wild World, Rainer and West describe how to translate natural plant relationships and ecological patterns into aesthetically pleasing yet functional landscapes. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. There is not a designer or property owner that would not benefit from this approach.” —Larry Weaner, APLD, founder of New Directions in the American Landscape “A groundbreaking guide that lays out an alternative to traditional horticulture: designed plantings that function like naturally occurring plant communities. Garden Dry weather defines the southwest, and it's getting dryer. reference encyclopedias. The truth is, we simply cannot replicate the complexity of prairies or forests in our small urban landscapes. Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes: Rainer, Thomas, West, Claudia: 9781604695533: Books - Amazon.ca While some of us have the benefit of working in engineered soils and ideal garden conditions, many designers and horticulturists have the unique and challenging task of greening our cities where growing conditions can be less favorable. Please try again. I really think I might. A masterful accomplishment!” —Doug Tallamy, award-winning author of The Living Landscape and Bringing Nature Home “A real-world guide for creating beautiful, ecologically connected landscapes. He is a principal for the landscape architectural firm Rhodeside and Harwell, teaches planting design for the George Washington University, and writer at the award-winning site Grounded Design. It will become indispensable for all garden designers and landscape architects, as well as enthusiastic and knowledgeable gardeners and horticulturalists who wish to extend the creative potential of planting design.” —The Garden  “Most garden books simply confirm or amplify what we already know and like about horticulture, but this intelligent and thought-provoking book by Thomas Rainer and Claudia West is the rare exception. Does this book contain quality or formatting issues? It frees us to take risks, act foolishly, and embrace failure. Enabling JavaScript in your browser will allow you to experience all the features of our site. This primal wilderness of our ancestors is utterly gone. Our mourning creates a craving for an encounter with the natural world. Find event and ticket information. I thought it's evangelism for an ecologically-focused gardening was, in general, a welcome antidote to the horticultural industry's single-minded focus (responding, in all fairness, to client desires) to promote "Flower Power" by marketing the most highly ornamental, often new and unproven hybrids, without consideration of their adaptability locally, and frequently requiring extensive use of need to pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 29, 2020, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 16, 2020, Needed for any professional in the industry. All the while, a hurricane gathers on the horizon. Just a fantastic book that will be long lived. Removing invasive species can take years of heavy labor or herbicides. The belated rediscovery of the virtues of native plants comes at the moment of their definitive decline in the wild. Hosted by New Orleans Botanical Garden. New Orleans, Louisiana. In fact, the very activities that define gardening—weeding, watering, fertilizing, and mulching—all imply a dependency of plants on the gardener for survival. My yard is a tiny plot in a small town but I'm eager to bring some of the ideas from this book into my gardens. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. The inspiration and instructions are great. “In this beautiful book, artist Zenaida Sengo has provided inspiration for designing and living with ... “In this beautiful book, artist Zenaida Sengo has provided inspiration for designing and living with It would be a 5 star if I happened to be in the landscaping business, as this seems to be their target audience. Look closely at how plants grow in a meadow or a forest’s edge. There was a problem loading your book clubs. This book will help the gardener appreciate and discover the beauty of native plants as well as learn how to create a native plant garden that benefits our pollinators. Unfortunately, all too often the urban jungle present… In an era of climate change and species invasions, the only certainty is a whole lot more uncertainty. But we can invite it back by designing landscapes that look and function more like they do in the wild: robust, diverse, and visually harmonious. Members save with free shipping everyday! ©1997-2020 Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Inc. 122 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011. This is a watershed moment in garden design publication, and Rainer & West's book leads the way. Many come to believe that successful gardening is only for those with a magical touch, a green thumb, or some other mystical insight bestowed upon the chosen few. --Page 4 of cover. Some Day, Ecological Gardening for "The Rest of Us"? What is worse, it makes an ideology out of localism, elevating a plant’s geographic origin over its performance. tillandsias.” —Flora GrubbAir Plants shows how simple and rewarding it is to grow, craft, and design with these modern, easy-to grow houseplants. Not surprisingly, this individualistic approach is also high maintenance. To assist designers and gardeners with this difficult task, there are endless books on plant combinations, perennial borders, and color harmonies. May 24th, 2020 - how do we create nature and resilient emotionally resonant landscapes in planned environments thomas rainer phyto studio landscape architect explores concepts from his book planting in a post wild world designing plant munities for resilient landscapes in dripping springs home [Thomas Rainer, (Landscape architect); Claudia West] -- An "alternative to traditional horticulture: designed plantings that function like naturally occurring plant communities. It helps us to look at our cities with fresh eyes, giving us a sort of x-ray vision that cuts through the layers of concrete and asphalt to see new hybrids—of natural and man-made, of horticulture and ecology, of plant roots and computer chips. Timber Press, Oct 7, 2015 - Gardening - 272 pages. Landmark & Historical Place (504) 488-2896. Home » Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes (Hardcover) Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes (Hardcover) By Thomas Rainer, Claudia West. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. We long to feel small in the midst of an expansive meadow, to witness the miracle of a moth emerging from a cocoon, or to be filled with the glow of morning light on beech leaves. Just beyond the coastal plain, chestnut trees—some nine stories tall—accounted for fully half of the canopy of the Piedmont. A masterful accomplishment!” —Doug Tallamy, award-winning author of. We need a way to translate native communities into ornamental forms more appealing to people. 4.5 out of 5 stars 97 ratings. Do you believe that this item violates a copyright? Rainer's lyrical, passionate, and persuasive writing could convince even the most skeptical that It’s the right thing to.” —Gardens Illustrated best book of the year, "A useful and thorough guide to ecologically oriented designers. Invite. Using detailed examples and simple graphics, Rainer and West make a convincing case for rethinking our relationship to plant design.” —Architectural Digest Online “Two of the leading voices in ecological landscape design set out to celebrate and explain how planting design that recreates and reworks natural plant communities can create landscapes that are resilient. Bridging the Gap between Nature and Our Gardens The way plants grow in the wild and the way they grow in our gardens is starkly different. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. French landscape architect Gilles Clément calls these fragments the Third Landscape, the sum of all the human-disturbed land through which natural processes still occur. New Orleans Botanical Garden. . Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes. This book fits the bill…this is an important book capturing the spirit of the time, and injects new energy into the field of nature-inspired design with plants. But even these places diminish, as invasive species and climate change alter ecosystems in the most remote corners of the world. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Ornamental Plant Gardening (Kindle Store), © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. A New Optimism: The Future of Planting Design A new way of thinking is emerging. Current price is $35.95, Original price is $39.95. Conservationists cling to the last slivers of wilderness in nature preserves and parklands. His work has been featured in the the New York Times, Landscape Architecture Magazine, and Home + Design. Through great engineering and skill, we have drained the Everglades, turned the great American prairie into grids of corn and soybean, and erected Manhattan out of the swamps of the Lenape. Please try again. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Reviewed in the United States on October 25, 2016, This is the only helpful text I have read as I'm trying to design a native no mow lawn/plant community. . Submit your email address to receive Barnes & Noble offers & updates. Please try your request again later. It's a reminder for professionals to use plants as they would be found naturally fulfilling their niche role and for the every day gardener a thought provoking book which helps illustrate how and why plants grow together and what type of plants to use where. Planting design needs to respond to a range of urban environmental challenges. Each plant has different needs: some need staking, others need more water, yet others need soil additives. . $ Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes by Thomas Rainer, Claudia West * The heaving bookshelf of garden books leaves us with endless tips and information, but very little real understanding of the dynamic way plants grow together. Instead, it begins with the conviction that all naturalism is really humanism. For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now. Aside from a few Michael Pollan books, I don't know the first thing about gardening and landscaping, so you may want to take this enthusiastic response to Thomas Rainer and Claudia West's Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes with a grain of salt. I think the book should be read with great caution, however, because its prescriptions for planting and maintenance require a wealth of experience and a detailed knowledge of plant husbandry very rare among self-taught gardeners and even uncommon among professional garden designers. Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 12:45 PM – 5:00 PM CST. Then when you get back to your neighborhood, compare those wild communities to the plantings in landscape or garden beds. The story can be followed in the beautiful pictures - but the writing is equally engaging and I find myself lingering on each page. Unrelated plants are arranged in ways that are intended to appear coherent and beautiful. Use up arrow (for mozilla firefox browser alt+up arrow) and down arrow (for mozilla firefox browser alt+down arrow) to review and enter to select. Plant selection is often overwhelming, providing infinite choice but little real sense of how to create stable and harmonious planting. There is not a designer or property owner that would not benefit from their approach.”. Title: Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes Format: Paper over Board Product dimensions: 272 pages, 10 X 8.5 X 0.75 in Shipping dimensions: 272 pages, 10 X 8.5 X 0.75 in Published: October 7, 2015 Publisher: Timber Press Language: English Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. There's a problem loading this menu right now. There is a difference between the way plants grow in the wild and the way they grow in our gardens. A mix of cement, perlite, peat, and water, they are simple and ... For too long, garden design has given pride of place to architecture, artifice, and arbitrary ... For too long, garden design has given pride of place to architecture, artifice, and arbitrary Even though most of it is way above my head I have benefited tremendously from this book, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 11, 2015. I'm just a gardener, looking to plant beautiful gardens that also feed wildlife & the pollinators. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. With their advice we can change gardening from an adversarial relationship with nature to a collaborative one. A masterful accomplishment!” —Doug Tallamy, award-winning author of The Living Landscape … Since we will not have absolute control, planting in the future will become more playful. Botanical records and early diaries give us mere glimpses of the richness that once was. But to the early colonists, it was a moral and physical wilderness which required great ingenuity and perseverance to tame. . --Page 4 of cover. planting in a postwild world designing plant communities for resilient landscapes Sep 01, 2020 Posted By Richard Scarry Public Library TEXT ID 68155e8d Online PDF Ebook Epub Library ecological manifesto part how to planting guide and part artistic statement post wild is a wonderful and refreshing addition to the world of landscape and planting design Thomas Rainer, Claudia West. The solution lies in understanding plantings as communities of compatible species that cover the ground in interlocking layers. Only when we clear our heads of the rose-tinted idealism of the past can we really embrace the full potential of the future. A new optimism : the future of planting design ; Bridging the gap between nature and our gardens ; The inspiration of naturally occurring plant communities ; Connecting with our memory of nature -- Principles of designed plant communities. Free shipping for many products! These promotions will be applied to this item: Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. We pass them every day; their ordinariness is what makes them special. Observe the lack of bare soil and the variety of ways plants adapt to their site. 2 Reviews “As practical as it is poetic. PAGE #1 : Planting In A Post Wild World Designing Plant Communities For Resilient Landscapes By Dan Brown - this item planting in a post wild world designing plant communities for resilient landscapes by thomas rainer hardcover 2849 in stock ships from and sold by amazoncom planting in a Planting in a post-wild world : designing plant communities for resilient landscapes There is no going back. Thomas Rainer and Claudia West, two leading voices in ecological landscape design, reveal how plants fit together in nature and how to use this knowledge to create landscapes at home that are resilient, appealing, and diverse. I'd recommend this to anyone looking to know more about going nearly native in their plantings. Gardening with Shape, Line and Texture bridges the gap between garden design books and plant There is not a designer or property owner that would not benefit from this approach.” —Larry Weaner, APLD, founder of New Directions in the American Landscape “A groundbreaking guide that lays out an alternative to traditional horticulture: designed plantings that function like naturally occurring plant communities. Planting in a Post-Wild World is one such book. clock. Be more frivolous. This book is full of great information. Hundreds of species of birds flew over the coastline; tens of thousands of different plants covered the forests, and billions of oysters and clams filled the estuaries. It was a paradise of native species. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. But it does not require our plantings to be so serious. This is an excellent book, aimed at the American market but appropriate anywhere. 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So a site must be continually weeded and replanted, a process that research scientist Peter Del Tredici says “looks an awful lot like gardening.” Against the backdrop of species invasion and climate change, these restorations feel quite small—like making little sand castles. She holds a master’s degree of landscape architecture and regional planning from the Technical University of Munich, Germany. Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes. Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes - Kindle edition by Rainer, Thomas, West, Claudia. Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes Kindle Edition by Thomas Rainer (Author), Claudia West (Author) Format: Kindle Edition. GGN was founded in 1999 by Jennifer Guthrie, Shannon Nichol, and Kathryn Gustafson, and it is world-renowned for designing high-use landscapes ... “Eye-popping proof that water-wise gardens are bold, beautiful and brilliantly hued.” —San Diego Home and ... “Eye-popping proof that water-wise gardens are bold, beautiful and brilliantly hued.” —San Diego Home and Thomas Rainer and Claudia West, two leading voices in ecological landscape design, present an optimistic call-to-action dedicated to the idea of a new nature—a hybrid of the wild and the cultivated that can flourish in cities and suburbs. We must assert that a more ecological style of planting does not mean one has to sacrifice beauty, formality, or order. Look no farther than just outside your front door. The good news is that it is entirely possible to design plantings that look and function more like they do in the wild: more robust, more diverse, and more visually harmonious, with less maintenance. 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