Julie Weisenhorn Extension Educator Director, Master Gardener Program University of Minnesota Winter Interest in the Lands...
 
Plant Elements of Design Selecting plants for sustainable design <ul><li>Type </li></ul><ul><li>Size – mature plant </li><...
Elements specific to winter interest <ul><li>Plant type </li></ul><ul><li>Cold tolerance – snow removal, salt, winter burn...
Plant type <ul><li>Woody plant </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tree, shrub, evergreen, deciduous, vine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lo...
Woody plants
Herbaceous plants
Snow removal
Salt damage Photo credit:  http://www.ppdl.purdue.edu/PPDL/images/saltdamage.jpg
Winter burn
Size
Plant texture Coarse Medium Fine
 
 
 
 
 
Plant Form <ul><li>Structure </li></ul><ul><li>Branching habit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Weeping </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Up...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Winter specimens <ul><li>Flower head, bud </li></ul><ul><li>Leaves </li></ul><ul><li>Bark </li></ul><ul><li>Fruit, seed </...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Small Space Landscaping 2009

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The application of some key aspects of sustainable design in a small urban landscape.

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Small Space Landscaping 2009

  1. 1. Julie Weisenhorn Extension Educator Director, Master Gardener Program University of Minnesota Winter Interest in the Landscape
  2. 3. Plant Elements of Design Selecting plants for sustainable design <ul><li>Type </li></ul><ul><li>Size – mature plant </li></ul><ul><li>Texture </li></ul><ul><li>Form </li></ul><ul><li>Seasonal interest </li></ul><ul><li>Cold hardiness </li></ul><ul><li>Light requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Moisture requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Soil requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Disease / insect resistance </li></ul>
  3. 4. Elements specific to winter interest <ul><li>Plant type </li></ul><ul><li>Cold tolerance – snow removal, salt, winter burn </li></ul><ul><li>Size </li></ul><ul><li>Texture </li></ul><ul><li>Form / structure </li></ul><ul><li>Seasonal interest specifics </li></ul>
  4. 5. Plant type <ul><li>Woody plant </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tree, shrub, evergreen, deciduous, vine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Location: snow removal, salt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Winter burn </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Herbaceous plant </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dies back to the ground </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can survive under snow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Salt / sand tolerance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some interest from persistent flower heads </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Woody plants
  6. 7. Herbaceous plants
  7. 8. Snow removal
  8. 9. Salt damage Photo credit: http://www.ppdl.purdue.edu/PPDL/images/saltdamage.jpg
  9. 10. Winter burn
  10. 11. Size
  11. 12. Plant texture Coarse Medium Fine
  12. 18. Plant Form <ul><li>Structure </li></ul><ul><li>Branching habit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Weeping </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upright </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prostrate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spreading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rounded </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mound </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contorted </li></ul></ul>
  13. 34. Winter specimens <ul><li>Flower head, bud </li></ul><ul><li>Leaves </li></ul><ul><li>Bark </li></ul><ul><li>Fruit, seed </li></ul>

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