Planting Design for Dry Gardens, Olivier Filippi
£35 | ISBN 978-0-9933892-0-7 | February 2016
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Olivier Filippi’s waterwise planting designs offer a beacon of hope to gardeners in dry regions. His low-level plant combinations are low-maintenance, eco-friendly and redefine the conventional distinction between lawn and borders. Discover flowering carpets, green terraces and gravel gardens to die for and an A-Z that includes over 200 plants that thrive in dry conditions.
Olivier Filippi is a French nurseryman who specializes in dry region plants. For the last 25 years he has trialled plants and refined cultivation techniques at his nursery in Languedoc, France.
Check out these nice reviews:
“What I love about this book is that it will sit on the shelf quite comfortably with Beth Chatto’s The Dry Garden, and a select few books on Mediterranean-style gardening, to be referred to time and time again for inspiration.” Robert Brett, The Plantsman
“This tour de force, published in its original 2011 French edition as Alternatives au Gazon, is an expert and inspiring manual on different ways of carpeting a garden with rewarding and distinctive waterwise groundcover. Alisdair Aird, The Mediterranean Garden
“I loved this book: its large format, robustly bound with good paper, beautiful pictures, and intelligent text. Throughout, Filippi makes clear the interplay of nature and gardening, and the result is a book that I can wholeheartedly recommend. Malcolm McGregor, Rock Garden Quarterly
“This is a generously illustrated, thought-provoking and practical book. It is a must-have for anybody interested in creating dry and low-maintenance gardens.” Jackie Herald MSGD in Garden Design Journal