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A practical volume for the home or business owner on landscaping with native, drought-tolerant plants in the Rocky Mountain West. Filled with color illustrations, photos, and design sketches, over 100 native species are described, while practical tips on landscape design, water-wise irrigation, and keeping down the weeds are provided.

In this book you will learn how to use natural landscapes to inspire your own designed landscape around your business or home and yard. Included are design principles, practical ideas, and strong examples of what some homeowners have already done to convert traditional "bluegrass" landscapes into ones that are more expressive of theWest. Landscaping on the new Frontier also offers an approach to irrigation that minimizes the use of supplemental water yet ensures the survival of plants during unusually dry periods. You will learn how to combine ecological principles with design principles to create beautiful home landscapes that require only minimal resources to maintain.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-ix
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. Chapter One - Native Landscapes of the Intermountain West
  2. pp. 5-23
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  1. Chapter Two - How to Design Native Landscapes
  2. pp. 24-70
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  1. Chapter Three - How to Water Native Landscapes
  2. pp. 71-95
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  1. Chapter Four - How to Install Native Landscapes
  2. pp. 96-118
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  1. Chapter Five - How to Care for Native Landscapes
  2. pp. 119-130
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  1. Chapter Six - Native Landscape Pioneers Tell Their Stories
  2. pp. 131-158
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  1. Chapter Seven - The Plant Palette
  2. pp. 159-226
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  1. Appendix: Resources for Further Information
  2. pp. 227-237
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  1. About the Authors
  2. pp. 238-239
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  1. Supporters
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780874217100
Print ISBN
9780874217094
MARC Record
OCLC
699513564
Pages
239
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
Y
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