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Dry meadow, lush lookThis stylish dry meadow, designed by Adam Woodruff, contains plants from all over the world but creates harmony because the plants come from related habitats, write the authors of "Planting in a Post-Wild World."

A New Book Calls for a Revolution in Garden Design ~ Planting in a Post-Wild World make the case for breaking with horticultural tradition to create sustainable landscapes that are no less beautiful

Reclaimed York Stone - Stone UK Garden Design - Acres Wild  Photo - Ian Smith

Reclaimed York Stone - Stone UK Garden Design - Acres Wild Photo - Ian Smith

The benefit of a plant community is that it requires less work over time. Watering, mulching, and leaf removal are avoided, as in this garden by James Golden, replaced by large-scale management - mowing, burning, and selective removal and addition. The authors’ credo is “when plants are allowed to follow their own destiny—to self-design their own community—more robust plantings will follow.”   (My garden, meanders with abandon; it gives little thought to self-actualization.)

A New Book Calls for a Revolution in Garden Design

Tiarella cordifolia and carex pensylvanica

Tiarella cordifolia or foamflower likes partly shadey to sunny Carex pensylvanica or Pennsylvania Sedge prefers lots of shade.

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Grasses are loved for their natural beauty, versatility and elegance and rightly earn their place as indispensable plants in a garden.

El Blog de La Tabla: New Wave Planting

El Blog de La Tabla: New Wave Planting

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transition from lawn to native grasses

artful interpretation by Oehme, van Sweden of a densely covered forest floor. Traditional, aggressive ground covers such as periwinkle or ivy step aside for floriferous, drift-filled swaths of biodiverse groupings.

A New Book Calls for a Revolution in Garden Design

A plant community in the shade garden of the New York Botanical Garden designed by Oehme, van Sweden Landscape Architects artfully interprets a forest floor composition.

Piet Oudolf's New Garden Book, "Plantings" : Architectural Digest

Piet Oudolf's New Garden Book, "Plantings"

Herb Garden | Lopez Island Kitchen Gardens

Herb Garden

(Design : Edmund Hollander).

In the book& Walled Gardens section, this example features dry-laid walls made with rectangular stone and linked to one another by square pavers set into .

acres wild landscape and garden design / millwater hampshire garden, surrey

Contemporary Country Garden Design for a converted barn on the Sussex and Hampshire border by Sussex Garden Designers Acres Wild

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