How to Use Structures, Pathways, Patios and Ornaments in Your Garden
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 255 pages|
|Other Information: ||full colour throughout, includes photographs|
|Published In: ||United States, 02 October 2008|
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 arbours, 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 by adding a curvaceous patio with a rill, a sculpture plinth on a terraced platform, or a Victorian 'room.'
Proper planning and placement can make your garden so much more than a mere collection of plants. Landscaper Davitt (Beyond the Lawn: Unique Outdoor Spaces for Modern Living) has created a fascinating book on the benefits of garden structure, or "hardscape," and delivers landscaping theory with practiced poise. With elegant photos and illustrations clearly showing the effect of various elements in the garden, the book covers such garden structure types as trellising, walkways, and fountains. A garden structure project is presented at the end of each chapter, but novices will have to go elsewhere for useful construction guidelines. That criticism aside, this is a handsome guide that belongs in all landscaping collections. Highly recommended. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
"This is a handsome guide that belongs in all landscaping collections. Highly recommended." --"Library Journal""" "Giving straightforward advice and instruction, Davitt guides gardeners through the function and purpose of paths, walls, fountains, arbors, and other garden structures." --"Booklist"
|Dimensions: ||24.54 x 21.95 x 1.88 centimetres (0.74 kg)|