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Plants and Planting on Landscape Sites

Plants and Planting on Landscape Sites

Selection and Supervision

By P R Thoday, Thoday Associates, UK

September 2016 / Hardback / 170 Pages / 9781780646183 £85.00 / €110.00 / $140.00
With 10% online discount: £76.50 / €99.00 / $126.00
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September 2016 / Paperback / 170 Pages / 9781780646190 £29.99 / €40.00 / $50.00
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Main Description

Landscape architects, design professionals and contractors alike require a good working knowledge of how to achieve plant establishment under a variety of conditions and situations. Overlooking the physiological needs of plants can lead to potential problems that can have negative financial and design impacts. Plants and Planting on Landscape Sites is a practical book giving practitioners in landscape design the essential horticultural knowledge and concepts needed to understand the limits of the material they are working with and make informed decisions.

From specification to supervision, this book provides concrete advice along with practical examples for each stage of a typical project. It contains sections on: the landscape site; selecting, assessing and purchasing plants; understanding nursery practice; forms and types of transplant traded; seeds and direct seeding; pre-planting site work; transplanting; and care in the establishment phase. Specially commissioned high quality line diagrams and full colour photographs are used throughout to demonstrate meaning and give examples.

Peter Thoday is an experienced consultant, international lecturer in landscape management, and past president of The Institute of Horticulture, who has had numerous roles in high-profile projects, such as Horticultural Director of the Eden Project. Written by an expert, this book is as an essential tool for landscape architects, project managers, contractors and nursery managers.

  • -: Preface
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Landscape Sites
  • 3: The Plants
  • 4: Background to the Plants we Use
  • 5: Selecting, Assessing and Purchasing Landscape Plants
  • 6: Understanding Nursery Practice
  • 7: Forms and Types of Transplant Traded
  • 8: Seeds and Direct Seeding
  • 9: Site Work before Planting
  • 10: Transplanting and Seeding
  • 11: Care in the Establishment Phase
'This book is an excellent compendium of applicable information regarding the design of planted landscapes and landscape architecture, with detailed advice on landscape-scale design and choice of plants based on a site's characteristics and functions. Technical information is also provided for the propagation and care of plants, whether they are directly seeded on-site, raised in nurseries and transplanted, or spend their life in pots. Beginning horticulturalists and landscaping professionals will find this is a handy and informative starter guide, while experienced practitioners should find some interesting new ideas and strategies for minimizing planting failures through good planting. In addition, serious home gardeners should have enough familiarity with plant physiology to benefit from the book. The test is well organized, appropriate for undergraduate or graduate students in botany, horticulture, and landscape ecology. Landscape professionals and serious gardeners will also find it valuable.