Stephanie Donaldson demonstrates how to achieve a tranquil outdoor space with a touch of natural magic. In Peaceful Shapes and Spaces, she promotes the idea of keeping the garden simple and giving it good "bones." Tranquility for the Senses shows how to incorporate soothing colors, textures, and light and shade into the space. Scent and Sound adds frangrant plants, herbs, and the calming sounds of water and bird song. See how to turn any outside space into a serene spot for sitting, reading, or eating. Includes lists of suggested plants. The perfect antidote to hectic modern life.
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Stephanie Donaldson is gardening editor of Country Living and writes on gardening and other subjects. Her books include The Shaker Garden and Venzano, A Scented Garden in Tuscany. She lives on England's south coast, where she loves to grow Mediterranean plants.Review:
Don't be put off by the cover of this book. This is a book of inspiration, charm and glorious photographs, cleverly brought together by acclaimed garden writer Stephanie Donaldson. She shows you how to bring peace, cohesion and tranquillity to your garden, how to create a sheltered oasis in your busy life and a retreat to embrace at the end of the day. From basic design, Stephanie demonstrates how to turn an ordinary garden into one extra special. From plants with scent or sensory foliage to the gentle trickle of a water- feature and welcome shade, seating, screening and lighting are explored and explained and planting designs, easy and calming on the eye, displayed. With just a little careful planning, a peaceful garden can be yours, a place to escape the stresses of everyday living and a haven of tranquillity, be it Eastern exoticism or English country garden, no matter where you live. - Lucy Watson
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Book Description Ryland Peters & Small, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1845970993