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1 Plant List

2 Design Considerations Ecology Ecology Function Function Aesthetics Aesthetics

3 Ecology- Right Plant-Right Place Light Light Moisture Moisture Soil Ph Soil Ph Salt tolerance Salt tolerance Light Light Moisture Moisture Soil Ph Soil Ph Salt tolerance Salt tolerance

4 Functional Characteristics Structural Structural Focal Focal Massing Massing Structural Structural Focal Focal Massing Massing

5 Structural Plants Trees Trees Large Shrubs Large ShrubsFunction: Enclose/create space Create microclimates Size Size Shape Shape Trees Trees Large Shrubs Large ShrubsFunction: Enclose/create space Create microclimates Size Size Shape Shape Garden Design April 2008

6 Focal Plants Unusual plants Unusual plantsFunction: Capture attention Direct a view Size Size Shape Shape Texture Texture Color Color Unusual plants Unusual plantsFunction: Capture attention Direct a view Size Size Shape Shape Texture Texture Color Color Garden Design Aug Sept 2007 Small Garden 2006

7 Massing Plants Medium/Small Shrubs Medium/Small Shrubs Grasses Grasses Groundcover Groundcover Function: unify and create spaces Size Size Shape Shape Texture Texture Color Color Small Garden 2006

8 Aesthetic Characteristics Texture Texture Form Form Color Color Texture Texture Form Form Color Color

9 TEXTURE Tactile and visual Arrangement and size of the leaves, twigs and branches Tactile and visual Arrangement and size of the leaves, twigs and branches Coarse Medium Fine Coarse Medium Fine

10 Tree Forms Most obvious and enduring feature Use form that best fits the function and space Tree Forms Most obvious and enduring feature Use form that best fits the function and space

11 Forms as a mass Forms as individual specimen plants Forms as a mass Forms as individual specimen plants Shrub and Groundcover Forms

12 Plant Size Mature size fits the space

13 Monochromatic One hue Analogous Three hues next to each other Complementary Two hues opposite each other Triadic Three hues equally spaced Monochromatic One hue Analogous Three hues next to each other Complementary Two hues opposite each other Triadic Three hues equally spaced 12 stage color wheel Color Theory

14 Front yard South side of house Full sun No trees Front entry Dry sandy soil Irrigation in all yards Soil Ph-

15 Side yard East side of house Morning sun Side yard West side of house Evening sun

16 Backyard North side of house Full sun Pool Patio

17 Size Type of plant Texture Form Color Focal Plant

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19 Trees (no trees) Small turf (large turf) Diversity (monoculture) Pervious surface (non-pervious) Natural shape (over-trimmed) Mulch (hardscape) Flowering wildlife plants (no flowers) Drainage (standing water) Plants fit space (plants trimmed to fit space) Water edge buffer (turf to water edge) Features in Florida-Friendly Yard

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21 Style Theme Relate to views Relate to house Sense of Place Small Garden 2006 pg 11 Small Garden June 2004 pg 53

22 Style Informal Formal Pay attention to: Architectural style Tradition, Culture Personal expression Informal Formal Pay attention to: Architectural style Tradition, Culture Personal expression Garden Ideas and Outdoor Living Spring 2005 pg 114


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