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

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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

About Olivier Filippi

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Olivier Filippi has spent 25 year studying native plant communities in the world’s driest places and trialed plants and techniques in his experimental garden in the south of France. He is the author of The Dry Gardening Handbook.
Published May 1, 2016 by Filbert Press. 240 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home.

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In southern France, Filippi (The Dry Gardening Handbook) owns a nursery specializing in dry-region plants. After studying drought-resistant plants in their natural habitats, the author tests the plants and various cultivation techniques at his nursery. In this authoritative, visually attractive b...

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