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413-1 CMG GardenNotes #413 Water Wise Landscape Design: Principles of Landscape Design Outline: Unity – page 1 Line – page 2 Form – page 3 Texture – page 3 Color – page 4 Scale – page 5 Balance – page 6 Simplicity and Variety – page 7 Emphasis – page 9 Sequence – page 10 The principles of landscape design include the elements of unity, scale, balance, simplicity, variety, emphasis, and sequence as they apply to line, form, texture, and color. These elements are interconnected. Landscape design is a process of developing practical and pleasing outdoor living space. For additional information on the process, refer to CMG GardenNotes #411, Water Wise Landscape Design Steps. Unity is the Quality of Oneness. Unity attracts and holds attention. It organizes view into orderly groups with emphasis. Unity starts with the story line developed in the family analysis, step 2, in the design process. For additional details on Family Analysis, refer to CMG GardenNotes #411, Water Wise Landscape Desig...