The Planting Design Handbook
Whenever human beings consciously modify the vegetation in their immediate environment they create possibilities for design with plants. This guide to design with plants is a manual on design with nature. It is highly illustrated and will prove invaluable to architects and landscape designers.
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Plants as a Medium for Design
The Landscape Designers View of Plants
Functional and Aesthetic Considerations in Design
Knee to Eye Level Planting Medium Height Planting
Creating Spaces with Plants
Unity and Diversity in Planting Design
Evergreen Temperate Communities New Zealand
Mode of Spread
Hierarchy of Spaces
Visual Properties of Plants
Line and Pattern
Acer Acer campestre aesthetic allow avenue beech beneﬁt Betula boundary canopy structure character climbers clipped colour common composition contrast Coprosma Corylus avellana Cotoneaster Crataegus monogyna create cultivars deﬁned deﬁnition dense difﬁcult drawing edge effective enclosed enclosure establishment example Fagus sylvatica fastigiate ﬁeld layer ﬁnd ﬁne ﬁrst ﬂower focus foliage forest function garden give grass groundcover growing growth habit habitat hedge height herbaceous plants Hidcote Manor horticultural inﬂuence Landscape Architects landscape design linear mature metres natural Nick Robinson ornamental planting park plantation planting design Plate Podocarpus totara Prunus qualities reﬂect role Sambucus nigra scale scrub shade shape shelter shrub layer shrub thicket shrubs soil space spatial species speciﬁcally specimen spread stems structure planting sufﬁcient tall shrubs Taxus baccata texture Thames Barrier Park transition tree canopy tree ferns tree planting trees and shrubs urban vegetation visual woodland Zealand