Professional Planting Design

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ISBN-13: 9780471761396
ISBN-10: 0471761397
Author: Scott C Scarfone
Pages: 304

Professional Planting Design: An Architectural and Horticultural Approach for Creating Mixed Bed Plantings initiates readers into the principles of planting design and readers develop the ability to think about the planting design process, so they can develop their own effective compositions that sustain multi-seasonal interest. Richly illustrated with photographs and drawings, the book covers the basics as well as the advanced concepts of planting design including:

  • Selecting plant characteristics
  • Types of mixed bed plantings
  • Structuring and composing mixed beds
  • Creating mixed palettes for seasonal variation
  • Designing in elevation and plan view
  • Choosing plants.

Coverage of design, landscape architecture and horticulture are interwoven throughout the guide, along with detailed steps for developing mixed bed planting compositions at a variety of scales for projects on both residential and commercial sites.