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Your House, Your Garden: A Foolproof Approach to Garden Design
Gordon Hayward
0393057704
May 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
A gifted teacher, Haywood (Stone in the Garden) begins with a deceptively simple idea: "Your house is the center of your garden." His exploration of what that means both as "an aesthetic notion" and a "practical tool" gives the reader a solid foundation in home garden design. In six chapters devoted to the main locations for the garden-front, side, back (including patios and terraces), ells or courtyards, between buildings and around outbuildings-readers learn how to create inviting outdoor spaces, solve common problems and establish a unifying flow. Hayward's examples from his work as a prominent garden designer illuminate principles that home gardeners can apply to their own circumstances. He prescriptively presents welcome solutions to eyesores such as "power lines and meter boxes, propane tanks, satellite...


P. Allen Smith's Garden Home
P. Allen Smith
0609609327
Feb 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Horticulture pro Smith has positioned himself as the go-to guy for gardens, from front yard flowers and fountain gardens to vegetable patches and loggias. In his first book, he shares his preferences and personal gardening history, and lays out basic design principles for anyone dreaming of their own Eden. Although the beautiful photographs can be intimidating-they feature perfectly trimmed hedges and trellises overflowing with roses-he reminds readers that if they "have a dream and the passion to create it" they're on the right track. His 12 fundamentals, including "enclosure," "shape and form," "framing the view" and "entry," provide a basis for would-be gardeners. Roughly one half of the book is filled with big, glossy photos, while the latter portion is a bit more detail-oriented. This useful section includes...


The Well-Designed Mixed Garden: Building Beds and Borders with Trees, Shrubs, Perennials, Annuals, and Bulbs
Tracy DiSabato-Aust
0881925594
February 2003
Hardcover
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Book Review
Tracy DiSabato-Aust's Well-Designed Mixed Garden provides sound direction for plant lovers looking to free their garden from the doldrums and fashion a rich tapestry of trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, vines, grasses, and bulbs. Encyclopedic in scope yet unfailingly attentive to essential details, The Well-Designed Mixed Garden effectively summarizes an array of basic garden design considerations and fundamentals. There are particularly useful chapters on color theory and on drawing up a plan, with precise instructions on what size plants to purchase and how to space them. As with her highly regarded Well-Tended Perennial Garden: Planting & Pruning Techniques, DiSabato-Aust delves eagerly into plant maintenance, a topic too many garden writers overlook. Though many examples are from the author's own garden or other...


Outside the Not So Big House : Creating the Landscape of Home

1561587346


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Review
There are gardening books that tell us what to plant and where. And there are architectural design books that tell us how our homes should look. But never the twain seem to meet. At least not until recently, when the two spaces -- home and garden -- wed harmoniously in the new book, "Outside the Not So Big House" by Sarah Susanka and Julie Moir Messervy.
-- NINA A. KOZIOL, The Chicago Tribune


This beautiful book combines the best qualities of coffee-table attractiveness and excellent advice. It pairs Susanka - author of previous "Not So Big House" books, which emphasize the trend toward smaller homes - and noted landscape and garden designer Julie Moir Messervy. They label their landscaping concept "opening up the relationship of indoors and out," and encourage readers to make the most...


Japanese Gardening in Small Spaces

0870409778


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Book Description
A practical guide to planning and constructing a Japanese garden at home. Step-by-step instructions explain every facet, from displaying plants and rocks to mastering drainage and lighting to creating bamboo fences and hedges.

About the Author
ISAO YOSHIKAWA was born in 1940 in Tokyo. Having gained a degree in architecture from Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo, he expanded his career as a keen and creative garden designer, and established the Japan Garden Society in 1963. Besides representing this society and his own laboratory, Yoshikawa Isao Garden Research Institute, he sits on the executive board of the China Landscape Architects Society in both Suzhou and Hangzhou as an honorary member. He has written numerous books on gardening including THE BAMBOO FENCES OF...


Country Living: 750 Style and Design Ideas for Home and Garden
Country Living Staff (Editor)
1588162702
August 2003
Paperback
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National Wildlife Federation Attracting Birds, Butterflies
David Mizejewski
1580111505
Jan 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In this handsome book, Mizejewski, manager of the National Wildlife Federation's Backyard Wildlife Habitat Program, offers a short guide to creating gardens and yards that promote ecological balance and provide natural habitats for a wide variety of wildlifeâ€"birds, butterflies, toads, snakes, bats, bees and necessary predators such as spiders, beetles, owls and hawks. In uncomplicated text accompanied by stunning photographs, he suggests native plants that can be used to attract birds and butterflies and gives simple instructions for family projectsâ€"creating attractive bird feeders and stocking them with food; building nesting boxes for birds, butterflies and bats, and houses for frogs, toads and salamanders; making and maintaining birdbaths, drinking areas, ponds and wetland habitats. The...


The New Garden Paradise: Great Private Gardens of the World
Dominique Browning
0393059391
October 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
A celebration in words and breathtaking images of thirty-five landscapes created for private clients by today's preeminent designers.This is a time of renewed originality in garden design. The last twenty years have seen a lucky confluence of money and talent lavished on gardening, and the results are surprising, enchanting, sometimes even controversial. The range of possibilities suggested by these thirty-five gardens is extraordinary: from Jacques Wirtz's undulating beech hedges that recede mysteriously into the mist to Penelope Hobhouse's latest interpretation of the traditional English garden, to Martha Schwartz's Texas creation of red, yellow, and pink painted garden rooms.These hidden masterworks of modern gardening are unlocked for us by the authority, experience, and resources of House & Garden magazine. Every...


Florida Butterfly Gardening
Marc C. Minno
0813016657
Sept 1999
Hardcover
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The Audubon Backyard Birdwatcher: Birdfeeders and Bird Gardens
Robert Burton, et al
1571451862
August 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
Discover how to create a backyard bird sanctuary with the expert guidance of the National Audubon Society. Your backyard will come alive by applying these feeding and gardening techniques. Includes a photographic guide to the birds of North America, as well as the trees and plants that attract them. The ultimate resource for anyone interested in creating a bird-friendly habitat.


The Mini Zen Gardening Kit ( Mega Mini Kit Series)
Staff of Running Press
0762408286
August 2000
Other Format
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Book Description
This carry-along version of our enormously popular Zen Gardening Kit provides a touch of tranquility on the go. Packaged with a 32-page introduction to the aesthetic enlightenment of Zen gardening, it includes a tray, fine sand, decorative rocks, and a miniature wooden rake.


Montrose
Nancy Goodwin
0822336049
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
It takes a committed gardener to characterize a year of unseasonable killing frost, brutal summer heat and drought, and a destructive ice storm as "the happiest year of my life." In this chronicle of tasks and events at Montrose, her historic North Carolina home, Goodwin reveals herself to be as dedicated as she is talented. Montrose became widely recognized during the 10 years Goodwin ran a successful nursery business there and she remains known as much for her personal skill and knowledge as for the series of themed gardens she created and tends on its 61 acres. Each chapter covers one month, interspersing closely observed descriptions of the appearance, habit and care of individual plants with anecdotes about the doings of her small staff, her encouraging husband, their friends and visitors, and the cats she...


Gardening All-in-One for Dummies
The National Gardening Association, et al
0764525557
February 28, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
“God almighty first planted a garden: and, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.”
-- Sir Francis Bacon

National surveys show that gardening has become the most popular, least exclusive hobby nationwide. From the balconies of Manhattan to the patios of Malibu to the backyards of Chicago, anybody with a few square feet of earth is doing their best to make their little corner of the world more gracious and beautiful. And the best thing is, you really dont have to be born with a green thumb to give life to a glorious garden. Anybody can do it with a little coaching. Which is where Gardening For Dummies comes in.

Puzzled by pruning? Baffled by bulbs? Cant tell a hosta from a hyacinth? Dont worry! This all-in-one reference delivers the know-how you need to transform your...



Planting Design: Gardens in Time and Space
Piet Oudolf
0881927406
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Oudolf's reputation as an innovative plantsman and designer looms large in the world of horticulture, just as Kingsbury stands out for his unambiguous call to integrate vibrant, naturalistic plantings in contemporary spaces. Artistry and down-to-earth practicality come together in their latest effort as they once again focus on perennial plants. Covering small personal gardens as well as parkland in urban centers--Chicago's Millennium Park appears to exemplify Oudolf's way of putting plants on display--the authors discuss ecological issues and how plants, whether native species or cultivars, should fit the specific environment. Swaths of flowering specimens and grasses come to the fore in entrancing photographs, illustrating the expressive nature--and notion--of a strong framework that relies on hardscape elements in...


Florida's Best Native Landscape Plants
Gil Nelson
081302644X
Nov 2003
Paperback
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Florida Monthly, June 2005
Beautifully illustrated, well-written.


Nancy Lancaster: English Country House Style
Martin Wood
0711224293
October 31, 2005
Hardcover
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Carrots Love Tomatoes: Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening
Louise Riotte
1580170277
September 2003
Paperback
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Amazon.com
This gardening classic was first published in 1975, and now a second generation of gardeners who prefer pest-resistant planning to chemicals will find a place for it on the shelves. Not only does it tell what to plant with what, but also how to use herbal sprays to control insects, what wild plants to encourage in the garden, how to grow fruit and nut trees, how to start small plots or window-box gardens, and much more. It's one of the most practical books around for any gardener of edibles, no matter how serious or casual.

Oklahoma Today
"If you want to know whether...to plant onions between cabbage plants, this is the place to look."

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New Complete Guide to Landscaping
Todd A. Steadman
0696208504
Feb 2002
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Description
The perfect companion to the Better Homes and Gardens New Complete Guide to Gardening.

Illustrated easy-to-follow instructions for planning, designing, and building typical landscape projects.

Inside Flap Copy
Discover the beauty and joy of creating a wonderful landscape in your yard and let Better Homes and Gardens New Complete Guide to Landscaping help. This guide's beautiful garden ideas, step-by-step project instructions, and plant selection and care tips ensure a stunning landscape you can enjoy for years to come.

* Easy to follow step-by-step instructions
* Detailed landscape plans
* Care instructions and tips for hundreds of plants

Loaded with dazzling ideas and clear step-by-step instructions, Better Homes and Gardens...



Making Concrete Garden Ornaments
Sherri Warner Warner Hunter
1579903185
May 2002
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Decorated concrete figures have recently moved out of the realm of eccentric folk art and roadside religious "grottoes" into mainstream yards and gardens. Here are projects by several designers for making mosaic stepping stones, birdbaths, carved planters, and art figures. The projects are grouped by skill level and offer step-by-step instructions on how to mix concrete, make molds, and embed mosaics. The finished products are heavy, year-round installations intended to stay where they are placed. This is a good, practical book for public library craft and garden collections. Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
A celebrated teacher has gathered the...


Landscaping for Dummies
Philip Giroux
0764551280
Jan 1999
Paperback
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From Library Journal
This guide is intended as a basic reference for those who want to improve their landscape. Beginning with a Wish List, the authors help gardeners achieve the yard of their dreams. Each step of the process is explained: designing a layout, building "hardscape" (paths, fences, arbors), selecting plants and trees, choosing a contractor or deciding to do the work yourself. Icons are used to point out important information. Many illustrations, checklists, a hardiness zone table, plant lists, lists of mail-order suppliers, 16 professional landscape designs, recommended readings, and online resources provide inspiration. The tone of the book is upbeat and humorous. Recommended for public libraries. (Color photographs not seen.)ANancy Lee Myers, Univ. of South Dakota Lib., Vermillion Copyright 1999 Reed Business...


Sunset Western Garden Book
Manufactured by Sunset Publishing
0376038748
February 2001
Hardcover
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Creative Concrete Ornaments for the Garden : Making Pots, Planters, Birdbaths, Sculpture & More
Sherri Warner Hunter
1579905854
May 1, 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Hunter introduces the fundamentals of concrete within the context of craft, familiarizing novices with the tools, equipment, mixing methods, and safety precautions used with the most common general-purpose cement, Portland Type I. She moves from a brief history to discussions of aggregates such as pea gravel and marble chips to mixing and finishing, woodworking, and metalworking. Starting with the basic mix, readers will find recipes for 21 varieties, and an initial project: casting a simple bowl. Hunter moves on to flexible molds and various core materials used to produce landscape statuary and concrete columns. The basics of cement carving are covered, as are techniques for texturing the surfaces of outdoor chairs and garden sculpture. Each of 25 projects, advancing from beginning to intermediate and advanced, is...


Gardens Across America
Thomas S. Spencer
1589791029
Aug 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
A comprehensive guide to American public gardens and arboreta, this two volume series provides a state-by-state listing of nearly 2,000 gardens accessible to the public. Each entry provides a general overview of the garden and/or arboretum, hours of operation, admission fees (if any), directions, and a list of special collections and activities.

About the Author
A native of Alexandria, Virginia, John J. Russell has been a medical corpsman, history teacher, and president of a directory publishing company. Thomas S. Spencer is a former lawyer who is currently working toward a degree in preservation at Goucher College.


Robert A. M. Stern: Houses and Gardens
Robert A. Stern
1580931669
November 2005
Hardcover
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The New York Times, December 4, 2005
For sheer star power, it's hard to beat Robert A. M. Stern Houses and Gardens, a heavyweight extravaganza...

Book Description
Architecture should be an affirmation of place—that is, the physical product of a truly environmentally responsive approach. To work with the place and its traditions is not to be trapped in a dull set of conventions. The tension between timeless ways and the all-too-timely circumstances that call a new building into being should lead to a vital architecture. The tension between the past and the presence of the past should foster an architecture more culturally resonant than one that is either is all about the past or all about the present. —Robert A. M. Stern Robert A. M. Stern is dedicated to the synthesis of tradition...


Tasha Tudor's Garden
Tovah Martin
0395436095
Oct 1994
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The noted children's-book author and illustrator Tasha Tudor, "half naturalist, half gardener," lives with her dogs, Nubian goats and countless trees, plants and flowers on a 250-acre hilltop farm in Vermont. Here Martin (The Essence of Paradise) and Brown (The Private World of Tasha Tudor) politely dog her trail during the growing months to learn the hows and whys of her gardening prowess. A few knacks and secrets: one of Tudor's particularly prized theme gardens on the property is "hemmed in by a ring of tall lilacs, which artfully disguise an electric fence to keep the deer at bay." Another: "The primroses sink their toes only into well-composted goat manure mixed with leaf mold." Perhaps the ultimate: Tudor's "manure tea," an invention consisting of cow flops and water steeped all summer in a caldron for use...


Perennial Combinations: Stunning Combinations That Make Your Garden Look Fantastic Right from the Start
C. Colston Burrell
0875968066
January 15, 1999
Hardcover
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Review
"People like me, who roam their gardens with a trowel in one hand and a plant in the other, looking for any empty dirt in which to plant need this book. Ideas for color combinations as well as combinations of form, texture, and habit can help even us color-challenged gardeners have great-looking gardens. Different seasons, different environments, and different plant mixes are blended sensibly and artistically under Colston Burrell's artistry. A terrific read!"--Allan Armitage, professor of horticulture at the University of Georgia and author of Herbaceous Perennial Plants and Specialty Cut Flowers

"Talk about a great combination! Cole Burrell's brilliant design talent blends with his extensive experience as a gardener and a plantsman to make this book both visually dynamic and enormously informative. Not...


Outdoor Kitchens : A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Design and Construction (Better Homes & Gardens (Paperback))
Ken Sidey (Editor)
0696217562
January 6, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Detailed plans for outdoor kitchen in a variety of locations.

Color photos provide inspiration on how to apply designs to any setting.

Insights and ideas for the cook, as well as smart tips for the builder.

Coverage of both form and function to help homeowners assess their needs for cooking and storage space.

Special section provides all-time favorite grilling recipes and tips for outdoor cooking from the Better Homes and Gardens experts.


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