Landscape Design: Aesthetic Characteristics of Plants
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How to Cite

Hansen, Gail, and Erin Alvarez. 2010. “Landscape Design: Aesthetic Characteristics of Plants: ENH1172/EP433, 9/2010”. EDIS 2010 (7). Gainesville, FL.


ENH1172, an 8-page illustrated fact sheet by Gail Hansen and Erin Alvarez, discusses form, texture, size, and color of landscape plants and how to choose plant combinations based on these qualities to create a composition of plant material. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Environmental Horticulture, September 2010.

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