Della Bauer Garden Design, 2018-04-20 17:22:14. That means that if the riser is 5 inches, the tread (what you walk on) should be 16 inches. All I can say is that the rule is true, and I have used it from steep canyon faces to gentle changes of patio levels. A useful corollary states that 5 feet is the minimum width for two people climbing steps side by side.
Rosemonde Winter Garden Design, 2018-04-21 15:09:44. It is with plants, probably more than any other element of gardens, that the infinite variation and fickleness of nature is most evident, and so perhaps, they are the trickiest to prescribe rules for. And yet, successful planting is the crowning touch of a garden. Three rules have always served me well.
Gisella Aleshire Garden Design, 2018-04-20 23:17:41. Maybe my favorite rule of all time, all the more charming for its need to be adjusted for inflation: It is better to plant a 50 cent plant in a $5 hole, than a $5 plant in a 50 cent hole.
Rosemonde Winter Garden Design, 2018-04-21 15:09:44. The raised beds in my vegetable garden are 5 by 8 feet. It is a rectangular proportion that always looks good, they do not call it golden for nothing.
Karline Wagner Garden Design, 2018-04-24 17:21:51. Imagine the Parthenon with each column a different kind of marble.
Geraldina Krantz Garden Design, 2018-04-21 03:46:33. Sit near a tree in the park, or a wall, and gradually edge away, and you will see how it works. Of course, there are times when the point of a landscape design is a monumental sense of scale or view, but the best gardens, whatever their size, modulate a feeling of enclosure and openness, and this rule will help.
Gisella Aleshire Garden Design, 2018-04-21 03:46:38. A rule related to scale and the sculpting of space is this: Go big. Faced with a decision to make a staircase wider or narrower, a pool longer or shorter, a pergola higher or lower, the answer is almost always the former.
Rudella Geiger Garden Design, 2018-04-22 17:20:52. Another ratio may even be platinum, That is what I have always called the rule for step design advocated by landscape architect Thomas D. Church, often credited with creating the California style. Laid out in his seminal work Gardens Are for People, it says simply that twice the height of the riser plus the tread should equal 26 inches.
Geraldina Krantz Garden Design, 2018-04-25 17:22:01. First, is to plant big to small, start with trees, then shrubs, then perennials, then ground cover. This is important not only in a compositional way (seeing the bigger forms first gives a better sense of the overall structure), but in a completely practical sense.
Della Bauer Garden Design, 2018-04-29 01:22:07. Second, that regulating lines, at least as I employ them, are subjective, it's the designer who identifies and manipulates them to create the garden. And I had to say that the use of the regulating line, more than any other concept, separates professional from amateur design.
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