Alone in the Wilderness by Joseph Knowles

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The diversion of such massive amounts of water also negatively affects water quality in many areas, and when farm irrigation water is appropriated for urban landscape use, major areas of farming are permanently lost. In some areas, such as Santa Fe, New Mexico, pumping large amounts of water results in another major economic and environmental cost of the water supply. In a time of increasing awareness of limited resources, the rationality of investing so much in planting, fertilizing, mowing, and harvesting a "crop" (lawn grass) that we usually throw away is questionable at best, especially with so many good alternatives.

The process begins with a scale drawing of the area being planned. Tracing paper overlays are then used to try out different options, in order to avoid unnecessary redrawing of the original site plan. This process is explained and illustrated with drawings and photos of some of the same property that is used in other parts of this book in order to illustrate the value of following a systematic approach to design. 1. Site inventory and analysis. This step involves noting important existing conditions in the area.

Wildflower: A wildflower is simply a flowering plant that grows in a natural, uncultivated situation. It is not necessarily native, and a wildflower may or may not reproduce indefinitely on a specific site. The word wildflower is used for so many different concepts that it is important to consider, consciously, what is intended each time it is used. Weed: Several definitions illustrate the wide range of possible meanings of this word. " Designer weed: This is a light-hearted reference to common "weeds" worth a second look, because they are very durable and have significant ornamental value.

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