A wide variety of native plants occurin North Carolina and they can be used to incorporate local natural system elements. See Chapter 12, Native Plants for more information. There is also a variety of non-native ornamental species that thrive in North Carolina. When selecting non-natives, make sure that they are well adapted to the growing conditions of the site, but that they are not designated as invasive or invasive or considered s as a threat to natural habitats. Avoid invasive plants such as English ivy (Hedera helix), Japanese and Chinese (Japanese Ligustrum), Japanese and Chinese wisteria, and Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica), which are harmful to the landscape and forest.
Carefully consider height and spread before including a plant in the landscape (Figure 19-2). If the adult size is too large, a plant can overwhelm the design. If the plants stay small at maturity, they may seem inappropriate as a bottom border. Balance equals the creation of equal visual weight on each side of a focal point, creating a pleasant integration of the planet. ments. There are two types of equilibrium: symmetrical and asymmetrical. The symmetrical balance describes a formal balance with everything on one axis, duplicated or reflected on the other side. The symmetry is commonly observed in formal gardens (Figure 19 - 3).
A level two route has only three lanes in each direction. A level three highway has two lanes in each direction, and a level four highway may have a single lane in one direction. By developing a hierarchy of land uses within a landscape, different landscape elements can be adapted to different activities and create different landscapes. different experiences. For example, a level one path at the front of the house should be scaled to accommodate at least two people (4½ to 5 feet wide). As paths connect, their size should gradually decrease. Therefore, all paths that connect to the main entrance must be level two (2½ to 3 feet wide).