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The Illinois Landscape Contractors Association (ILCA) brought Piet Oudolf to the United States for an educational seminar, book signing, and garden tour. This event was kindly hosted by Midwest Groundcovers, where display gardens were developed by Piet Oudolf. Although Piet’s design theory is different than what we usually see in this area, there were many great tips we walked away with. Piet loves a natural landscape that is based on a pattern of 20 or more cultivars or perennials. He focuses on plants that provide a wild look, but behave themselves. He also showed us how plants that are out of flower or physically do not flower can still offer texture and contrast to the landscape. It was truly and afternoon of inspiration and we thank ILCA and Midwest Groundcovers for hosting this event!