Direction in Landscape Gardening
A species motive represents a large class of plants, a tree motive would include all types of trees, and if you make a garden full of different types of roses, then you have a rose motive. The motive is dependent on what is being planted in your garden, whether it is peonies, irises, or even water lilies. Creating a species motive for your setting is always a good idea, as it creates something that is pleasing and artistic.
Motives do not need to be strictly plants or flowers, but can also include fountain and statuary. Choose features that match the style of the plants to create a pleasing effect. If the garden plants a calming and peaceful, the accents should compliment this style.
If the motive is dependent on a particular aspect of the garden setting, like a stream for example, it is then classified as a topographic motive. This is a typical motive for landscape gardening. Designers can take a lake shore and turn it into a desirable park if done correctly.
Even a steep and rocky slope has some good possibilities going for it. You can plant this with trees, vines and shrubs, with paths leading to the top. These simple fixes can make it a beautiful area! A pine tree is a great motive to use; it can be used in many different ways. You can plant a single specimen in one area, and in another area you could plant a variety of types. These different parts of the motive are similar to that of a paragraph.
A motive should be developed into paragraphs, so to speak, just as an good essay clearly presents it argument in well developed paragraphs. Each paragraph has a different treatment and so should the sections of your motive. The paragraphs are arranged in a logical progression, and so should the motive. The introduction should draw you in, making you want to see more. The last section should include a summary or the climax. The climax of the essay is always reserved for the end, and should be the best part. The other parts of the essay should be present in a different means, building up in force.
Determining what motive to use, and how to apply them requires knowledge and research. It takes skill and experience to create a good motive. By taking time to study and learn about how to create a good motive will help the motive in your garden setting become evident.
Landscaping design is a complex and serious form of art, and in order to do it well, this needs to be understood. When you are using living things to create art, they will never by totally within your control!