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Landscape Design Discuss this eTheme.

These sites offer basic principles, tips, and ideas on how to design an attractive backyard landscape. Find out how to plan the yard layout, choose the right plants and vegetables, select colors, and decorative ornaments. Includes quizzes, audio, and video. There are links to eThemes Resources on gardening and propagation.

Grades

  • 5,
  • 6,
  • 7,
  • 8

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Prepare for do-it-yourself landscape design. Resources includes links to design aids, landscape planning, plants/planting, lawn/yard, small gardens, xeriscaping, project and other plans. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This interactive site is all about gardening and landscaping. Start with the "Basics" circle to learn about the importance of landscape design and planning. Use navigational arrows for step-by-step design instruction and do not forget to watch movies in the "Video Clip" section. NOTE: The "Talk" link leads to message boards.
This interactive site is all about gardening and landscaping. Start with the "Basics" circle to learn about the importance of landscape design and planning. Use navigational arrows for step-by-step design instruction and do not forget to watch movies in the "Video Clip" section. NOTE: The "Talk" link leads to message boards.
While planning a garden learn how to care and when to plant certain vegetables and flowers.
Create your own virtual garden online and view the final project in a three-dimensional presentation. NOTE: The "Talk" link leads to message boards. NOTE: Site requires Shockwave.
Here is an idea how to create a little desert in a pot.
Here are several planting ideas for designing a landscape in a pot.
Find out how simplicity, line, focal point, form, texture, color, balance, and repetition create the best landscape designs.
This site has free landscape design plans and other resources available to beginning landscape designers.
View several blueprints of landscape designs.
These sites offer gardening tips and planting activities for kids. Includes hands-on experiments, lesson plans, quizzes, and photographs of plants and flowers. There are links to two eThemes Resources on plants.
Learn about plant or vegetative propagation. Find out about propagation methods, type of plants that they are applied to, propagation seasons, and gardeners' tools used for propagation. Find out how to propagate houseplants, flowers, and woody plants. Includes images, video, propagation charts, and a lesson plan. There are resources on gardening and plant science: teaching with comedy.

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