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  • Design Elements In Linda Engstrom's Garden Aesthetics

    create art. Landscape designers use the same design principles that other artists and graphic designers use, combined with plants and other elements, to create certain atmospheres and feelings that people will enjoy being around. Linda Engstrom, APLD states on her website Garden Aesthetics that “the design elements are…employed to determine the way space will be perceived.” While there is a list of design principles, the ones discussed in this paper that landscape design uses are scale, rhythm, and balance. First, scale is the relationship of the sizes of plants and other elements within a landscape. It can also be said that “scale is concerned with the relationship between the size of an object to the size of the other objects within the same composition” (Linda Engstrom). The size of plants and the area they occupy must be considered as well as how different sized people (adults as well as children) will view the landscape. The size of the plants need to relate well to other plants and elements within the area, and also fit well into the size of the landscape. For example, a very tall tree should not be placed in a small…

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  • Crack Gardens: A Case Study

    Allowing Renegade (Gardens) Saint Louis is home to “about 10,000 parcels of vacant land that have come to public ownership involuntarily through tax foreclosure”(Land). A majority of these vacant properties are in low-income neighborhoods, the residents of which, live at least a half mile (often more) away from a grocery store with fresh produce. Saint Louis as a result, is barren, as outlined by the graph provided by the USDA Economic Research Service (pictured right). This type of barrenness…

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  • Who Is Gardening In Martha M. Tyson's The Healing Landscape

    Although gardening may be a hobby for some people, it can be therapy for others as well. According to the article, “Horticultural Therapy,” horticultural therapy is therapy that uses plants to promote individual mental, physical, and emotional health. While horticultural therapy can be used for a wide range of people, horticultural therapy can specifically help with people who are suffering with dementia. In the article, “Gardens That Care: Planning Outdoor Environments for People with…

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  • Plant Bed Essay

    can interrupt the ability of plant growth in a raised garden bed: materials, bugs, and even the products that are being used. To some extent, we can control how strong we want our plants to grow. The most modern stage in the development of plant bed design today for raised beds filled with fast draining planting mix, which are ideal growing environments for vegetables. Therefore, using a deeper plant bed will have a greater percentage of growth than a shallow plant bed. According to Deep…

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  • Oddly Shaped Yard Essay

    your yard has an irregular or uninteresting design, embrace its imperfections with a striking landscaping idea, forming a pleasing and inviting area. The key to landscaping an oddly-shaped yard that’s tiny, narrow or not symmetrical is to embrace its quirks to accentuate the unusual shape of it. If you’re puzzled for finding solutions on how to landscape your oddly-shaped yard, take landscape solutions from the below mentioned points, each of which is a perfect example of enhancing an irregular…

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  • Topiary Gardens

    I also wondered why people decided that geometrically shaped plants had artistic appeal. Through this article Hopley intended to explain the history while proving the purpose and value of topiary gardens in Great Britain. This review will summarize and critique Hopley’s argument that topiary gardens have great value and will never die off as an art form. This analysis will also examine Beckett’s writing and language. Topiary gardens have been popular in Britain for a long time, and might…

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  • Benefits Of A Campus Garden

    proposal for a campus garden aimed at college students in Bradford County. The students and their college life will be improved with this garden. Students will only need to participate a few times each week from their busy schedules to tend to the garden. A school garden will provide students a gain in insight on how to grow a garden, will promote students to eat healthier, will manage stress, and also will cause changes to help others in the local community. A garden in Bradford County should…

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  • Kew Gardens By Virginia Woolf

    English/4th Period 26th January 2017 Kew Gardens by Virginia Woolf Summary The beginning of Kew Gardens starts off as a description of the garden. It puts a strong emphasis on the colors of the flower petals, leaves and the soil in the garden. The colors red, blue and yellow are repeated a great amount along with the shape of the flower?s leaves. Then introduces a snail, who is a recurring character throughout the story, as he moves slowly across the ground. The story moves on to tell about men…

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  • Brisbane City Council Case Study

    your backyard. For this assignment I am proving the argument that the city council should only give native plants to the selected suburbs of Brisbane and not plants from other parts of Australia or the world. Using local native plants in your garden have a lot of benefits top offer, for example wildlife and better growth due to the local soil. Using local plants like a wildflower shrubs and trees for example are very much suited to our sandy alkaline soil because over time the plan t has…

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  • Sabre Garden Research Paper

    There are many different ways and things that everyone can to do help and serve the community. I had the privilege of helping in the Sabre Garden which had various different jobs for everyone to do and help participate in. The Sabre Garden is just one of the many things that helps the community in a great way. It also ties in with civic engagement and I felt like I made some progress with getting together with many other people and working together. The Sabre Garden is a community garden for…

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