Managing Your Plant Community: Creative Approaches to Site Preparation, Installation, and Maintenance

  • Date

    January 8, 2019

  • Time

    9:30 am – 10:30 am

  • Location

    Berton Room

  • Building

    Toronto Congress Centre

Congress Registration
#LOCongress '19
2020 details coming soon!


A new way of thinking is emerging, looking at site characteristics such as heavy clay, deep shade, high pH, or dry soil, not as stresses, but as assets on which long-term planting is built. Join landscape architect Thomas Rainer to learn new strategies on working with a site, rather than fighting it. This talk explores how to create and manage designed plantings with the resilience, beauty, and functionality of naturally occurring plant communities.


  • Thomas Rainer

    Thomas Rainer RLA ASLA

    Phyto Studio

    Arlington, Virginia

    Thomas Rainer is a landscape architect, teacher, and author living in Arlington, Virginia.

    Full Bio