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Foreword by James A. van Sweden. Foreword by Fergus Garrett. Introduction. Planting Design: A Unique Design Profession. Chapter 1. Mixed Planting Basics. Chapter 2. The Power of Succession. Chapter 3. Applying Design Fundamentals to Planting Design. Chapter 4. Structuring and Adorning the Mixed Planting Composition. Chapter 5. Form-Based Approach to Mixed Planting Design. Chapter 6. Designing in Plan View: Creating the Beds. Chapter 7. Composing and Structuring a Mixed Bed. Chapter 8. Specifying Plants by Their Characteristics. Chapter 9. Understanding the Planting Environment. Chapter 10. Completing the Process: Selecting the Plants. Bibliography. Index.

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Scott C. Scarfone, ASLA, is a principal at Oasis Design Group, a landscape architecture, planning, and design firm he founded in historic Fells Point in Baltimore, Maryland. He is an instructor in the continuing education programs at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, The School of the Chicago Botanic Garden in Chicago, and Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland. He frequently lectures around the country on various topics including garden design, planting design, and garden travel. Scott is a registered landscape architect and a certified professional horticulturist with a specialization in herbaceous perennials.


" sure to become a classic for landscape designers and architects, and for avid amateur gardeners as well." (GardenDesignOnline, April 2007)

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