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Design for Gardens

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ISBN-10: 0881924415

ISBN-13: 9780881924411

Edition: 2000

Authors: Joseph Hudak

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Successful garden designs offer a careful arrangement of form, texture, proportion and color harmony. In Design for Gardens, Joseph Hudak provides valuable insight into major components of garden design, from grading the land to building water features.
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List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 217
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Joseph Hudak was the plant materials instructor for twenty years in the Department of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, and also taught at the Radcliffe Seminars Program. He serves as Landscape Design Advisor for the National Garden Clubs and received the Meritorious Service Award for lifetime achievements from the American Horticultural Society.

Prefacep. 9
Introductionp. 11
Gardening Innovations Through the Centuriesp. 15
Basic Agenda for Evaluating Your Sitep. 44
Outlining Your Goalsp. 44
Open Spacep. 47
Soil Compositionp. 49
Surface-Water Drainagep. 50
Factors of Sun, Shade, Wind, and Drynessp. 51
Major Components of Garden Designp. 54
Formal or Symmetric Detailsp. 54
Informal or Asymmetric Detailsp. 59
Naturalized or Rustic Detailsp. 60
Earth Gradingp. 62
Water Featuresp. 64
Wallsp. 74
Fencesp. 80
Walks and Stepsp. 87
Terraces and Decksp. 91
Outdoor Roomsp. 97
Proportionate Size in Plants and Constructionp. 100
Form in Plants and Constructionp. 102
Texture in Plants and Constructionp. 103
Placement of Plants and Constructionp. 105
Color Harmony in Plants and Constructionp. 107
Creating a Site Programp. 108
Making a Mapp. 108
Exploring a Basic Layoutp. 111
Unifying the Designp. 113
Design Principles of Orderp. 113
Design Valuesp. 119
The Stimulus of Colorp. 129
Color Fundamentalsp. 129
The Color Wheelp. 130
Dimensions of Colorp. 133
The Color of Lightp. 133
Adjusting Light Intensityp. 134
Effects of Colorp. 134
Seasonal Color in Plantsp. 135
Evergreen Plant Considerationsp. 139
Needle Evergreen Trees and Shrubsp. 141
Dwarf Conifersp. 142
Broadleaf Evergreen Trees, Shrubs, and Vinesp. 144
Palmsp. 146
Deciduous and Herbaceous Plant Considerationsp. 149
Deciduous Trees, Shrubs, and Vinesp. 149
Cactusesp. 153
Herbaceous Perennials, Bulbs, Ferns, Ornamental Grasses, and Annualsp. 155
Selecting Plants for Gardensp. 161
Types of Vegetationp. 164
Plant Outlines and Garden Meaningsp. 169
Hedgesp. 172
Espaliersp. 176
Plants in Containersp. 179
Plant Positioningp. 180
Seasonal Assetsp. 182
Effects of Shadep. 183
Soil Moisture Adaptationp. 186
Xeriscapesp. 187
Overgrowthp. 188
Foundation Plantingp. 190
Five Years to Fulfillment: A Renovation Odysseyp. 196
Metric Conversion Chartp. 211
Indexp. 213
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