|aBotany for designers :|ba practical guide for landscape architects and other professionals /|cKimberly Duffy Turner ; edited by Ronda M. Brands.
|aNew York :|bW.W. Norton & Company,|cc2011.
|a208 p. :|bill. (chiefly col.) ;|c25 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 195-197) and index.
|aWhat's in a name? -- The science of cells : keys to plants cultural requirements -- Morphology : spatial and visual characteristics of plants as design features -- Color in planting design -- Plants as functional elements of design -- Cues from nature : plants as design inspiration -- On the job : from specifications to installations -- Manipulating plant forms : pruning and beyond -- Choosing wood for hardscape -- Nature's solutions : green design strategies.
While many designers are familiar with basic landscape principles, rarely do they understand how plants grow and function, the most appropriate environments for their survival, and how to utilize their distinct design features. This book offers a practical overview, explaining how to successfully and effectively incorporate plants into design.