Elements of Planting Design
Buy Rights Online Buy Rights

Rights Contact Login For More Details

More About This Title Elements of Planting Design


Complete coverage of the art and science of planting design

This comprehensive guide provides clear, step-by-stepinstructions for creating a planting composition, from preplanningand developing a preliminary design to implementing the final plan.It enables designers to strike a balance between technicalissues-such as regional vegetation requirements, soil grade,and climate, noise, and erosion control-and aestheticconsiderations, including color, form, and seasonal variation.

Generously illustrated with more than 300 line drawings andphotographs that reinforce and clarify the material in eachchapter, Elements of Planting Design:
* Offers a full overview of the ecology of planting design
* Provides in-depth information on plants as design elements
* Covers planting design for large- and small-scale residentialand commercial sites
* Includes challenging study questions and sample projects


RICHARD L. AUSTIN, MS, ASLA, is Associate Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He is a licensed landscape architect in Kansas and Nebraska and a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects.


Foreword vii

Acknowledgments xi

Chapter 1 The Ecology of Planting Design 1

Chapter 2 The Process of Planting Design 19

Chapter 3 Designing With Plants 35

Chapter 4 Planting Design Graphics 97

Chapter 5 Resources 145

Bibliography 171

Index 173