Although the prospect of creating a design and choosing plants is exciting, this should be the last step in a design process. It’s worth it to spend time learning as much as possible about the site – working with its natural elements is the only way to guarantee plant success and a design that is complimentary to its surroundings. There’s not much you can do about changing the site you have, but there are plenty of ways to work with it. This slide/lecture will take you through the steps of doing a site analysis, choosing tough plants, amending the soil, camouflaging ugly views, removing trees, and adding screening for privacy and windbreak.
Handouts with plant lists and guide included.
“Christine presented a one hour lecture to 35 attendees at a Landscape Design School Course. Her topic was ‘Design for the Environment’. Her handout was clear, concise, well constructed, educational including pertinent data. The powerpoint presentation complimented her lecture and was professional. The students rated her lecture very highly and requested we have her present at another course.”
Roberta Saraceno DuBeshter, Rochester Garden Club, Rochester, NY