Beginning with an understanding of human needs, preferences and responses to landscape, the author interprets the ways in which an understanding of the human-environment interaction can inform planting design.
The authors advocate for the application of ecological principles to reduce inputs for maintained landscapes. Illustrations and case studies provide support that is useful to a wide range of people including landscape architects, contractors, and homeowners.
A comprehensive guide to the "high art" of designing mixed bed plantings. Professional Planting Design initiates you into the principles of planting design and helps you develop the ability to think about the planting design process, so that you can develop your own effective compositions that sustain multi-seasonal interest.
The Professional Design Guide to Green Roofs is a comprehensive exploration of rooftop garden design and the process behind it. It covers everything landscape architects and garden designers need to know to create a beautiful garden in the sky. With lush photography, international examples, and solid how-to information, this is an essential resource for all design professionals.