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Covering style, structures, materials, and methods, a guide to adding striking, spiritually soothing water features to one's home and yard, ranging from spouting shells to calming ponds, explains how to hide the mechanics. Original.
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David Stevens is the first ever Professor of Garden Design at Middlesex University and has won eleven Chelsea Flower Show gold medals. He has presented two popular garden design series on British television and has written many books for Conran Octopus, including the Garden Design Sourcebook, Simple Garden Projects and Small Gardens and Backyards.From Library Journal:
Of these two garden design titles, readers will be more enthused over Lovejoy's excellent work. Lovejoy conducts garden design classes near Seattle and presents the same curriculum here. A strong advocate of naturalistic gardening, she encourages gardeners to seek out the native plants growing in their particular area and use them to their greatest advantage in an entirely organic way. She begins by discussing the principles of design with the "five senses of the garden" (welcome, enclosure, entry, flow, and place) and continues with other design principles such as "green architecture" (elements of the garden such as plants and structures), creating natural backdrops, "sandwich gardening" (intermingling plants in the same location), and using combinations and vignettes. Other informative sections focus on the power of paths and walkways, layering plants to scale, and problem-solving. Helpful charts list specific plants for certain situations. The last third of the book focuses on maintenance and offers clear-cut advice and instructions on mulching, composting, etc. Included at the end of the volume is a 34-page workbook for readers to list plant choices, set goals, and create their own garden plan. This is not a pullout section but it does contain fill in the blanks. Lovejoy's book is highly recommended. In Steven's concise and colorful guide, the award-winning garden designer shows that garden design does not have to be a complicated affair. Chapters focus on individual aspects of garden design (surveying the property, choosing a design, implementing the design), and case studies show five different gardens in various styles (a walled garden, suburban garden, roof terrace, etc.). There is also a source list for garden structures and other materials. This is a small paperbound book (under 100 pages) with limited text and well-chosen illustrations; nice but not an essential purchase. Phillip Oliver, Univ. of North Alabama Lib., Florence
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Book Description Conran Octopus Ltd, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # mon0000173858
Book Description Soma Books, 2001. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1579590624
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