Enhancing Your Landscapes Sustainability with Smaller Plants
In This Chapter
- Laying the groundwork with perennials, annuals, and biennials ^ Filling in with bulbs, ground covers, grasses, and vines ^ Considering succulents and cacti ^ Fitting food into your landscape
- Growing plants for special situations and container gardening tM^elcome to the wonderful world of the smaller landscaping plants, the nonwoody things that add so much charm and function to the garden. You could create a lovely planting of just trees, shrubs, and mulch, but small-scale companion plants add a lot to the personality of a garden. Remember, too, that many kinds of nonwoody plants serve practical functions in addition to being ornamental. Perhaps most important of all, diversity increases stability and, therefore, sustainability.
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How would you like to save a ton of money and increase the value of your home by as much as thirty percent! If your homes landscape is designed properly it will be a source of enjoyment for your entire family, it will enhance your community and add to the resale value of your property. Landscape design involves much more than placing trees, shrubs and other plants on the property. It is an art which deals with conscious arrangement or organization of outdoor space for human satisfaction and enjoyment.
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