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Old 08-29-2005, 11:05 AM
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Tip Of The Day - 8/29/05 - Plant Grouping Strategy

Many people are tempted to use color as the primary organizing principle when planning any sort of landscape that is dominated by perenials. It definitely should be a consideration, but plant material should be grouped by other criteria first:

texture, mass, lines of the landscape, sun/shade, maturity possibilities, etc.
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Old 09-17-2005, 06:09 PM
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I would group as the following order,
environmental conditions
water requirements
sun-shade
size
color
texture
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Old 09-17-2005, 08:05 PM
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planting strategies

I always make sure I know which colors the clients love or hate - first thing. The rest follows.
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