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One thing that all gardens have in common, whether large or small, formal or informal, is that careful planning is the key to their success. See how to make the most of any space by establishing boundaries, internal divisions, and focal points using walls, fences, hedges, climbing plants, trees, and more. Find out how to incorporate garden features, including fountains, pergolas, benches, and statues. "Covers everything from lawn care to the construction of garden walls, plus a short list of key plants, ' a best-of list that starter gardeners are sure to appreciate."-- "Chicago Tribune. 128 pages (all in color), 9 3/8 x 10 1/4.
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This British import, a selection from the Wayside Gardens Collection series, will likely leave all but the most devoted Anglophiles turning to other pages. The abundant photos rely heavily on gravel drives, clipped boxes, yew hedges, topiaries and the nearly ubiquitous enclosed gardens with mellow stone walls. All of this is very pretty, but, for the most part, it's a style quite removed from the daily experience?and aspiration?of a great many American gardeners. Golby, a noted British horticulturist, is well-informed and emphatically thorough, covering every possible aspect of garden design from focal points and boundaries to siting a terrace, selecting paving materials and pleaching trees. His prose, however, is without humor or spark and has a droning tone that makes paying attention hard work. Despite its valuable sections of information (a short section on ornamental and structural embellishments and the concluding chapter on multipurpose "Key Plants for the Well-Planned Garden") and idea-inspiring photos and planting plans, this is not a volume that invites repeated browsing.
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Book Description Sterling Pub Co Inc, 1997. Paperback. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0806942673
Book Description Sterling Pub Co Inc, 1997. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0806942673