Plants as architectural framework and of aesthetic value in Jordan landscape home gardens
To explore on the role of plants in Jordan home gardens, existing garden designs were examined, and two questionnaires were prepared. The results showed that in designing home gardens, point, line, plane, volume, texture, and color should be well designed. Accordingly, the designs will assess unity, variety, focalization, balance, and scale. Both, living and non-living elements are capable of having their architectural functions. The questionnaires indicated that most home garden owners have a positive feeling towards presence of plants. Examining the design indicators revealed positive answers toward coherence, disturbance, complexity, and naturalness while the positive one was assessed against imageability. Ephemera took a positive value especially during the spring time, and the plants have higher functional value; and the need is for maintenance.
Alkhatib, L. and Qrunfleh, M. (2016). Plants as architectural framework and of aesthetic value in Jordan landscape home gardens. Acta Hortic. 1108, 97-106
landscape design, living and none living elements