Plants are an integral part of modern interior design and INTERIOR PLANTSCAPING PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES, 1st Edition shows you how to use them to enhance any commercial or residential space. Organized into four sections, the book addresses plant species, design fundamentals, plant science, and business considerations, while demonstrating the many professional and creative opportunities plantscaping offers. Digging deeply into horticulture, INTERIOR PLANTSCAPING PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES, 1st Edition discusses plant physiology, light, water, soil environment, pests, and diseases, and takes the mystery of out of plant selection, installation, and maintenance. INTERIOR PLANTSCAPING PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES, 1st Edition is the one resource you need to make interior spaces more livable, add beauty, and make environments healthier through people and plant interaction.
James M. DelPrince is an Associate Professor of Floral Design and Interior Plantscaping Design at Mississippi State University, home of the country's leading Floral Management program in Horticulture. A member of Professional Floral Communicators International and the American Institute of Floral Designers, he is a past president of the latter organization's Southern Region. As an expert in Victorian era floral design, Dr. DelPrince completed prestigious fellowships at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. and Winterthur, the country estate of Henry Francis du Pont in Wilmington, Delaware. Dr. DelPrince co-authored The AIFD Guide to Floral Design, is a featured writer for Flora magazine, and produced a series of educational videos on Flowers for Entertaining. He earned his B.S. in Horticulture and M.S. in Agricultural Education from Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. from Mississippi State University.
Contents. Preface. About the Author. Introduction. Acknowledgments. Dedication. SECTION ONE: PLANTS IN THE INTERIOR. 1. Keeping Plants Indoors. 2. Plant Uses and Plant Opportunities. 3. Cultivation versus Aesthetics. 4. International Code of Botanical Nomenclature: How it Works. 5. Interior Plant History. SECTION TWO: DESIGN. 6. Principles of Interior Planting Design. 7. Elements of Interior Planting Design. 8. Complementary Product and Design Services. SECTION THREE: SCIENCE. 9. Origination. 10. Light. 11. Water and Soil. 12. Insect Pests. 13. Diseases. SECTION FOUR: BUSINESS. 14. Business Management. 15. Techniques. Appendix. List of Indoor Plants. Glossary.