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Practical Landscape Design Class

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Practical Landscape Design Class

  1. 1. Practical Landscape Design Presented by Sheryl Williams DMTC [email_address]
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>What is landscape design? </li></ul><ul><li>3 Dimensional space </li></ul><ul><li>Your site </li></ul><ul><li>Functions </li></ul><ul><li>Themes </li></ul><ul><li>Bubble Diagrams </li></ul><ul><li>Inspirations </li></ul>
  3. 3. Designing is an Art <ul><li>One stroke at a time </li></ul><ul><li>Each is unique </li></ul><ul><li>Different </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Views </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Home structure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Surrounding landscape </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Growing plants is a Craft </li></ul>
  4. 4. Outside as and Extension of the Home <ul><li>Socializing </li></ul><ul><li>Eating </li></ul><ul><li>Cooking </li></ul><ul><li>Leisure activities </li></ul><ul><li>Gardening </li></ul><ul><li>Sports </li></ul><ul><li>Relaxing </li></ul>
  5. 5. Affected by Climate <ul><li>Weather </li></ul><ul><li>Wind </li></ul><ul><li>Sun </li></ul><ul><li>Rain </li></ul>
  6. 6. Landscaping <ul><li>A plan to make the best use of space </li></ul><ul><li>The most practical and pleasing manner </li></ul><ul><li>Using the site’s natural benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Planting and growing vegetation suited to the design </li></ul>
  7. 7. Achieve the site’s greatest potential <ul><li>Add monetary value to the home </li></ul><ul><li>Year round interest </li></ul><ul><li>Continual source of pleasure </li></ul><ul><li>One step at a time </li></ul>
  8. 8. Exercise 1 <ul><li>Write down key words that describe what garden design involves – elements of design </li></ul>
  9. 9. Think of the landscape as a cube Many people only think of the floor
  10. 10. What do you put on the floor? <ul><li>Soil </li></ul><ul><li>Ground covers </li></ul><ul><li>Flagstone </li></ul><ul><li>Mulch </li></ul><ul><li>Flowers </li></ul><ul><li>Turf </li></ul><ul><li>Paths </li></ul><ul><li>Berms </li></ul><ul><li>Concrete </li></ul>
  11. 11. Let’s look at Floors
  12. 15. Decks, floor and implied walls
  13. 16. Walls & Floor
  14. 17. Before & After
  15. 18. Raised Beds
  16. 19. Path
  17. 20. Path Focal Point
  18. 21. Path Horizontal stone, crushed gravel
  19. 22. Walls
  20. 23. Retaining Walls
  21. 24. Fences, walls
  22. 25. Entrance, walls
  23. 26. Walls
  24. 27. Walls
  25. 28. Path
  26. 30. Walls
  27. 31. Wall Espalier
  28. 32. Flower borders
  29. 33. Ceiling
  30. 35. Walkway
  31. 36. Pergolas
  32. 39. View from hammock under the arbor
  33. 40. Focal Point
  34. 41. Exercise 2 <ul><li>List 10 elements of your site </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wind </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neighbors to hide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Views </li></ul></ul>
  35. 42. Exercise 3 <ul><li>List 10 activities that you & your family would like to be able to do on your property </li></ul>
  36. 43. Exercise 4 <ul><li>You will be shown 3 pictures </li></ul><ul><li>For each picture, write a theme and then list 4 things that would go in the landscape to establish the theme </li></ul>
  37. 47. Bubble Diagram <ul><li>Bubble diagrams are used to define spaces within the landscape. </li></ul><ul><li>A series of circles or rounded shapes drawn on paper to show what the areas in the landscape will be used for. </li></ul><ul><li>May represent a turf area, a shrub border, a perennial garden, a dog kennel, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>The bubbles must fill in ALL of the space </li></ul>
  38. 48. Fill in all the space GOOD
  39. 49. A Professional Example
  40. 50. Exercise 5 – Bubble Diagrams <ul><li>We are going to have 3 bubbles:- they can be divided </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vegetable garden </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patio/eating/entertaining space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flowers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Develop 4 distinctly different bubble drawings for the property </li></ul><ul><li>Step ‘outside the box’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid repeating the bubbles in similar places and sizes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Brainstorming – there is no right or wrong </li></ul>
  41. 51. Exercise 6 <ul><li>For each color, list 3 words that describe your feelings/emotions related to the color </li></ul>
  42. 52. Color Meanings Warm Colors <ul><li>Yellow </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inspiration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sunshine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fidelity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Red </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Passion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Power </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Courage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wealth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fame </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>motivation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Orange </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enthusiasm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Joy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exuberance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fun </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>sexy </li></ul></ul>
  43. 53. Cool Colors <ul><li>Blue </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Imagination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Serenity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relaxation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compassion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oceans </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Green </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Harmony </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beginning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prosperity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Growth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>healing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Purple </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intuition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Devotion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Respect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spirituality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Awareness </li></ul></ul>
  44. 54. <ul><li>White </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Light </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Goodness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Innocence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>purity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>cleanliness </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pink </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Love </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sweetness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uplifting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Happiness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tenderness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enticement </li></ul></ul>
  45. 55. Did you have a private place when you were a child that you might like to recapture in adulthood? <ul><li>Cave </li></ul><ul><li>Ocean View </li></ul><ul><li>Mountain Top </li></ul><ul><li>Island </li></ul><ul><li>Meadow </li></ul><ul><li>Prairie </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise 7 </li></ul><ul><li>Pick one of the following pictures and list four ways to recreate this in your yard </li></ul>
  46. 56. Cave
  47. 57. Ocean View
  48. 58. Mountain View
  49. 59. Island
  50. 60. Meadow
  51. 61. Prairie
  52. 62. High Desert
  53. 63. Inspiration and Realization Nature and Western Slope Gardens
  54. 77. Garden Inspirations Local Gardens
  55. 87. View from the Window
  56. 90. Bad Views too
  57. 92. In Conclusion <ul><li>Landscape Design is a chance to let your creativity loose </li></ul><ul><li>Function is the basis of good design </li></ul><ul><li>Create your private oasis </li></ul><ul><li>Make the ‘feeling’ that you enjoy </li></ul>