Larry Weaner is an icon in the world of ecological landscape design-he has designed more than 200 meadows in his thirty years in the business and is the founder of the annual conference New Directions in the American Landscape. And now his revolutionary approach is available to all gardeners. The Evolving Landscape shows how an ecological approach to planting can lead to beautiful gardens that buck much of conventional gardening's E counter-productive, time-consuming practices. Instead of picking the wrong plant and then constantly tilling, weeding, irrigating, and fertilizing, Weaner advocates for choosing plants that are adapted to the soil and climate of a specific site and letting them naturally evolve over time. Allowing the plants to find their own niches, to spread their seed around until they find the microclimate and spot that suits them best, creates a landscape that is vibrant, dynamic, and gorgeous year after year. The lushly-photographed reference, the crowning achievement of a long and successful career, is an important moment in horticulture that will be embraced by anyone looking for a better, smarter way to garden.
Larry Weaner is a leading figure in North American landscape design and founder of the educational program series New Directions in the American Landscape. His firm, Larry Weaner Landscape Associates, is known for combining ecological restoration with traditions of fine garden design and has recieved the top three design awards from the Association of Professional Landscape Designers and the Regional Impact Award by the New England Wild Flower Society. Weaner was awarded the Lady Bird Johnson Award by the Native Plant Center at Westchester Community College. Thomas Christopher is the author of more than a dozen gardening books. He has written for The New York Times, The Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society, and Horticulture Magazine, as well as serving as a columnist for House & Garden and a contributing editor at Martha Stewart Living.