This design workbook will help both novice and seasoned gardeners in the Pacific Northwest — before they even begin — plan or renovate their landscape. It provides gardeners of average means with useful information and valuable tips on how to plan landscapes properly, including: Assessing the garden site How to use the landscape to best advantage Creating a realistic design that reflects personal taste. A Place in the Rain illustrates and explains design aesthetics, installation techniques, long-term maintenance considerations and organic options. Topics include: Bulletproof plants for the ‘Gardening Impaired’ Trees in the urban landscape Designing with spring bulbs and bedding Designing with winter garden plants Irrigation made simple and installing a healthy lawn Using structures and lighting Container gardening and gardening in large spaces Water gardening and gardening with native plants Pesticide-free gardening and edible landscaping. A Place in the Rain is a unique window on Pacific Northwest garden design and showcases the talented horticulturists of the region.

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