Nov. 30, 2010
-- Scott Brinitzer of Scott Brinitzer Design Associates, Inc., of Arlington, VA, received the Monrovia Distinctively Better® Plant Design Award for 2010 at the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) International Landscape Design conference in Dallas, Texas, on September 28, 2010.
The Monrovia Distinctively Better® Plant Design Award is given to an APLD designer who received a Gold or Merit award in the APLD International Landscape Design Awards competition. Brinitzer received a Gold award for his residential design of the Walsh-Sheridan property.
In order to be selected, the landscape design must incorporate a wide variety of plant material to create a landscape with horticultural style. Bruce Usrey and Gilbert N. Resendez, Managing Directors from Monrovia selected the winner.
Along with the distinction of being the winner for 2010, Brinitzer received a gift certificate for $2,000 worth of Monrovia plants and a plaque with a professional photo of his design. Monrovia is the leading grower of premium ornamental plants in the country, with more than 2,200 varieties of hardy and tender perennials, shrubs, grasses and trees, in premium-sized specimens.
“The plant combination and placement found in our project were critical to the success of the garden. We relied on the plantings to soften architectural elements such as seat walls, the spa and pool, fencing, and terraces,” said Brinitzer. “Plants were selected to provide year round interest and were grouped together to create planting combinations that enabled each plant to thrive."
The Association of Professional Landscape Designers is an international organization representing over 1,200 members in the United States, Canada, Great Britain and other countries. The mission of APLD is to advance the profession of landscape design and to promote the recognition of landscape designers as qualified and dedicated professionals. APLD was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Harrisburg, Pa. For more information about APLD visit www.apld.org.
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