How to Use Structures, Pathways, Patios & Ornament in your Garden

Book - 2006
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The flowers are blossoming, the foliage looks fantastic, and the plant combinations are gorgeous. So why doesn't your garden satisfy? The problem just might be a lack of hardscaping--structures like arbors, paving, walls, fountains, pools, and decks that delineate, ornament, animate, and add dimensionality to a garden. Using both his own and others' layouts, a top garden designer reveals why these structures are so important and how to incorporate them into the landscape. Each chapter examines a specific principle (creating balance, instilling motion, establishing focal points), and features illuminating discussions of style, function, application, and plantings, as well as magnificent projects. Bring fresh life to a garden with a curvaceous patio with a rill, a sculpture plinth on a terraced platform, or a Victorian "room."

A Selection of the Homestyle Book Club.

Publisher: New York : Sterling Pub. Co., c2006
ISBN: 9781402718762
Characteristics: 255 p. : col. ill


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Apr 10, 2017

Includes a few before and after photos, as well as images of a garden with hardscape elements removed so the reader can compare how a single element can make a garden more attractive. Excellent over all examples of paths and patios in formal and rustic styles. Includes tiny brownstone backyards and rolling suburban yards equally.

Dec 20, 2013

This book is beautiful and inspirational.

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