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Explore what you need to design your landscape

Explore what you need to design your landscape

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