Sustainable Garden Design

Learn the fundamental principles of design in this studio-oriented course, including site analysis, schematic and finished planting plans, and various garden styles. Study the effective use of color when selecting specific garden plants and learn various color schemes such as analogous or sequential, complementary, and monochrome. Visual presentations, discussions, and design projects combine practical information with the more theoretical aspects of garden design. Review flowering trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, and bulbs. A list of required materials will be provided. Prerequisite: Graphics I, Landscape Plants: Annuals, Landscape Plants: Spring Perennials, and Landscape Plants: Late Season Perennials and Grasses

Required Text
Scott C. Scarfone
Professional Planting Design
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

An Architectural and Horticultural Approach for Creating Mixed Bed Plantings, by Scott C. Scarfone. 2007.

Graphics I
Landscape Plants: Annuals
Landscape Plants: Spring Perennials
Landscape Plants: Late Season Perennials & Grasses

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