good books on landscape design

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by JRS Landscaping, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. JRS Landscaping

    JRS Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    anyone know of good books on landscape design and construction? or even plants? im goin to college this fall for landscape architecture but i would like to get a head start and winter is boring me. so if you know of any good books let me know. thanks
  2. SwihartServices

    SwihartServices LawnSite Member
    Messages: 154

    amazon has some really cheep ones
  3. JRS Landscaping

    JRS Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 817

    i am looking for specific titles. if anyone knows any good books give me a shout
  4. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
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  5. Tom B.

    Tom B. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90

    Lets see.

    Residential Landscape Architecture by Norman K. Booth and James E. Hiss
    Landscape Architecture by John Ormsbee Simonds
    Architectural Graphics by Frank Ching
    Manual of Woody Landscape Plants by Michael A. Dirr
    Manual of Herbaceous Ornamental Plants by Steven M. Still
    Flowering Shrubs and Small Trees by Isabel Zucker
    The Natural Shade Garden by Ken Druse

    The above titles should be a good place to start.
  6. Markf

    Markf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 406

    Do a member specific search for Dreamscapes. I belive his name is Kurt/Kirk. He seems very knowledgable and I think he answered this question sometime ago. Good Luck.

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