AFRICAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH, vol.4, no.12, pp.1351-1357, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
Benefiting from the natural vegetation of the region optimizes the planting design both aesthetically and functionally, and efficient planting is achieved through concomitant utilization of various forms. Geophytes are especially preferred in planting works as natural species due to their superior qualities such as easy growth as well as beautiful and glamorous flowers and plant forms in spring and autumn. They are used in parks and gardens overseas, and their use becomes gradually widespread in landscape design works in Turkey, especially in Istanbul Metropolitan City over the recent years. In this study the importance of geophytes in terms of landscape design was covered, general principles and areas of use were explained, and examples were given from the Istanbul metropolitan city.