ANNUAL PLANT COMBINATIONS IN A THERAPEUTHIC LANDSCAPE

Timea Hitter (Buru), Maria Cantor, Erzsebet Buta

Abstract


While perennials and bulbs go in and out of bloom, annual flower species are adding colour and interest in a landscape with their temporary period of vegetation and decoration. Because annuals need to be replaced every year, requiring more tending the growing season then perennials, this types of ornamental flowering plant are sustainable to be used in therapeutic landscape planting design and horticulture therapy practice. Well-known annuals are frequently used in the landscape planting design, to the disadvantage of other valuable plants whitch are studied in this articole for their morphological decorative characteristics. Analyzing 11 annual flower species in the climate of Cluj-Napoca, can be recommended as a new selection of combination, to obtain a proper layout for a therapeutical garden. Because that the definision of a `healing garden` is still evolving, the selected annual plant combinations are intended to create a garden that provides a holistic experience, a multisensory engagement, distraction from stress and pain.

Keywords


plant combination, decorative, floral plants, healing spaces.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/agrisp.v107i3-4.13139



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