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gardening software

Post by jogilli » Sun, 02 Feb 1997 04:00:00



Hi. I'm trying to locate a program which will allow me to design my
Garden on the computer. I want to be able to include any trees, paths or
brooks and design the garden around them. If anyone knows of one could
you please help.
                 Thanks, Catherine.

 
 
 

gardening software

Post by macin » Sun, 02 Feb 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> Hi. I'm trying to locate a program which will allow me to design my
> garden on the computer. I want to be able to include any trees, paths or
> brooks and design the garden around them. If anyone knows of one could
> you please help.
>                  Thanks, Catherine.

 Hi Catherine,

  There is a CD-Rom titled Landscape Design 3D from Expert
 Software that will probably do exactly what you want. It will
 run on Windows 3.1, or Windows 95 in 16 bit mode. I think I
 paid around $14 for it at a local computer show. It allows you
 to do a 'walk through' to after you've placed your various
 plants. It takes 1 MB on your harddrive, plus of course you
 would need a CD player in your system. It does allow you
 to save your models, 15 sample plans are included.

  I used this program along with House Design 3D also from
 Expert last summer. A local building supply house was going
 out of business and had a closeout sale. They had 'landscaping
 timbers' at a reduced price. Well, I had built my wife 3
 raised beds for her perennials out of the same log looking
 timbers earlier in the summer. I decided to buy a few 'extras'
 at the reduced price. I bought 400. Yes, 400. That's a lot
 of raised beds.

  Actually, I had this hair brained idea of using the 'timbers'
 to build a shed that looked like a log cabin. After I don't
 know how many evenings, mosquito bites, and weekends. I  
 finished (almost) the shed in November. It's 12' by 16' by
 14' high. It looks like a huge play house. One end has 3/4
 of the surface in glass panels to enable it to be a green
 house. I used cedar shake for the roof. The side that faces
 South has clear glass roof panels to let additional light in.
 When the trees get leaves, the shed will be in the shade, so
 then roof panels won't allow it to get that hot. I've got
 pictures of it, and am going to get them into a jpeg format
 and post a picture of it.

  The 'reduced price' timbers ended up costing me about
 $4000 for the entire project. I still had a few logs left
 for another 12 raised beds. Wow, I sure got off on a tangent.
 I modeled the placement of the raised beds in conjunction
 with the shed, yard, existing trees, etc.

  I shouldn't have bought that 1965 GTO Convertible, I wouldn't
 have had to 'pay back' ha ha!

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