If You Do Nothing Something Will Grow: Spontaneous Plant Recruitment and the Designed GardenĀ 

While plants have spent millennia evolving traits that increase their reproductive efficiency, planted landscapes rarely promote natural reproduction, or even allow for it. In this session Larry will discuss how to design, plant, and manage landscapes that assist planted species to self-proliferate, and foster the spontaneous recruitment of desirable non-planted species. Finally, he will discuss how design decisions, before and after planting, can make these less-restrained gardens legible, cohesive, and experientially rich for the people who live and work in them.