Annual Meeting Preview: Planting Design

Ball Horticultural garden design by Roy Diblik image: Brooke Ryan, Ball Horticultural Company
Ball Horticultural garden design by Roy Diblik
image: Brooke Ryan, Ball Horticultural Company

Planting Design Professional Practice Network (PPN) Meeting
Sunday, November 8, 5:10-5:45 PM in PPN Room 3 on the EXPO floor

At the Planting Design PPN meeting Sunday afternoon during the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO, we will discuss our PPN’s goals for the upcoming year, meet the members who have been shaping blog posts for The Field and plans for Online Learning webinars, and have an opportunity to sign up and volunteer to join the Planting Design leadership team. We will have three very special guests at our event, who will make short presentations to the group and be available to meet and answer questions:

Roy Diblik
Noted plantsman and designer Roy Diblik has spent more than 30 years studying, growing, and enjoying plants. His passion for native plants and other perennials began with his work at the Natural Garden Nursery in St. Charles, Illinois, and has been cultivated through his establishment of Northwind Perennial Farm, a nursery in Burlington, Wisconsin.

Roy’s recent work includes a planting of the new Oceanarium at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago and a garden for the modern wing of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is best known as the plantsman behind Piet Oudolf’s midwestern garden designs, including the Lurie Garden at Millennium Park in Chicago.

Jim Urban, FASLA
Jim is well known for his skills in the areas of urban arboriculture and soils, including the preservation and installation of trees in the urban environment and the specification and installation of specialized planting soils for roof gardens, urban landscape plantings, and rain water management. Jim will present to the group about the TREE Fund, a non-governmental source of funding for research and education programs in the field of arboriculture.

Nancy Buley, Hon. ASLA
Nancy, Director of Communications at J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co., will speak about the health benefits of trees and green space with an emphasis on new research, and will share a handout with links to resources and research available on this important topic.

In addition to the Planting Design PPN meeting, there will also be the PPN Networking Reception on Friday evening, 5:30-7:30 PM at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel, and many other events of interest focused on planting design:

Field and Education Sessions

FS-001 – Solid as a Rock: Residential Jewels along Lake Michigan (SOLD OUT)
FS-002 – Public Gardens – Beyond Aesthetics (SOLD OUT)
FS-004 – Garden Estates of the North Shore (SOLD OUT)
FRI-A06 – Organic Landscape Management—Perceptions vs. Reality
FRI-B06 – Pick Your Battles: Working Amidst Novel Ecosystems and Invasive Plants
FRI-C03 – Re-envisioning Diversity: Integrating Rural and Urban Pollinator Habitats
FRI-C07 – Soil or Sand for Planting: Research and Debate Continues
SAT-A06 – Amending Site Soils to Enhance Infiltration on Compacted Urban Sites
SAT-B06 – Native to Spontaneous Flora: Developing Successful Plant Communities
SUN-A06 – Plant Rescues: Using Salvaged Plants to Create Meaningful Landscapes
SUN-B06 – Native Meadows and Grasslands: From Vision to Reality
MON-B06 – Pesticides and Pollinators: Policy, Practice, Activism
MON-C05 – Planting in a Post-wild World: Designing Resilient Plant Communities

In the ASLA Bookstore

Managing Insect and Mite Pests on Woody Plants: An IPM Approach
by Michael Raupp

The High Line
by James Corner, ASLA
Book signing: Saturday, November 7, 9:30 – 11:00 AM

Basics Designing with Plants
by Regine Ellen

Garden Design: A Book of Ideas
by Heidi Howcroft

Gardens at First Light
by Stacy Bass (photographer), Judy Ostrow (writer)

Hummelo: A Journey Through a Plantsman’s Life and Planting: A New Perspective
by Piet Oudolf and Noel Kingsbury

Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes
by Thomas Rainer, ASLA, and Claudia West, International ASLA
Book signing: Sunday, November 8, 1:00-2:00 PM

Sunset Western Garden Book of Easy-Care Plantings: The Ultimate Guide to Low-Water Beds, Borders, and Containers
by Kathleen Norris Brenzel

The Gardener’s Garden
by Madison Cox

The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden
by Roy Diblik

The New Shade Garden: Creating a Lush Oasis in the Age of Climate Change
by Ken Druse

The New Wild: Why Invasive Species Will Be Nature’s Salvation
by Fred Pearce

The Plant Lover’s Guide to Sedums
by Brent Horvath

The Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World
by Emma Marris

Tree Gardens: Architecture and the Forest
by Gina Crandell

Up By Roots: Healthy Soils and Trees in the Built Environment
by James Urban, FASLA

Using Plants for Stormwater Management: A Green Infrastructure Guide for the Gulf South
by Dana Nunez Brown

Wild Urban Plants of the Northeast: A Field Guide
by Peter Del Tredici

by Brooke Ryan, Planting Design PPN Chair

2 thoughts on “Annual Meeting Preview: Planting Design

  1. Thomas Rainer November 5, 2015 / 7:13 am

    You did not include MON-C05 Planting in a Post-Wild World. It focuses on how to create designed plant communities and features a discussion with the Lurie Garden’s Director about how that garden is managed as a resilient ecosystem.

    • asla staff November 6, 2015 / 9:25 am

      Thomas, thank you for your note – this session has now been added to the post.

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