Elements and Principles of Design for a Water Wise Landscape

Planting design is unique among the design fields because plants change over time.  Not only do they change seasonally, but they grow, mature, and die like all living things.

The elements and principles used in planting design are the same whether the landscape design will be traditional or water wise.

The Basic Elements of Design

An element is a distinct unit that is a piece of a larger whole. The basic visual elements of any design include; line, plane, and …