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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...


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.


Creative Concrete Ornaments for the Garden: Making Pots, Planters, Birdbaths, Sculpture and More
Sherri Warner Hunter
1579905854
May 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...


Projects for the Birder's Garden: Over 100 Easy Things That You Can Make to Turn Your Yard and Garden into a Bird-Friendly Haven
Fern Marshall Marshall Bradley (Editor)
0899093930
September 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Create your own private nature preserve-with dozens of ingenious ideas to turn a typical backyard into a beautiful natural habitat for birds and other wildlife.

Experience the gratification of watching birds gobble seeds and other treats from your homemade bird feeder. Look on with delight as a mother bird tends to her babies in the protective hideaway of a birdhouse you have lovingly constructed from a dried gourd. Create a sunflower plantation, a bird teepee, a tent-style twig feeder, a pedestal birdbath. Follow the step-by-step instructions in this book, and your yard will quickly become an enticing playground, breeding ground, and feeding ground for colorful songbirds. And that's not all-there are also projects specially designed to attract beautiful hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden....


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.



Rustic Garden Furniture & Accessories
Thomas Stender
157990355X
May 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Rustic woodworking is a hot topic, and a technique that continues to attract both novice and experienced craftspeople. Through thirty attractive outdoor projects, two experts in this traditional art teach the pleasures of working with sticks, twigs, and other found wood. No experience is required to construct many of the pieces, and the many illustrations and color photos provide help throughout the process. A beginner could easily make the simple woven twig birdhouse. The Birch Bark Planter Folding Twig Screen adds decorative flair to a porch or deck. Other favorites include an Adirondack Chair, a Rustic Loveseat for Two, and a beautiful Diamond Rose Trellis.


Revelations
Kathy Kemp
1881548074
June 1994
Hardcover
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The Big Book of Backyard Projects: Walls, Fences, Paths, Patios, Benches, Chairs & More
Lark Books
1579906818
June 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Here's a mammoth resource that belongs in the library of everyone who owns a garden. It's a colorful treasure trove of the best backyard projects ever, from decorative to functional, from walls to walkways. All the various planning stages--design, technical considerations, tools and materials--receive comprehensive coverage, and there are solutions to every possible garden problem. Need to enliven an ordinary setting? A garden floor can do the trick. Follow the instructions for making one of brick, ornamental gravel, stone, or concrete. Want to define a space? Add a beautiful pathway. Find out how to put up a fence for extra flair, or choose one of 30 garden seating ideas, including a trestle swing. How-tos, photos, drawings, and patterns make construction easy.


Front Yard & Backyard Idea Book
Jeni Webber, Lee Anne White
1561587958
April 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Front Yard and Backyard Idea Book is the ultimate idea folder of more than 500 innovative ways to transform every part of your outdoor land into personal and livable space. Fresh ideas on topics large and small, from the front entry and driveway to the back deck, kids’ recreation areas, lighting, decorating the outdoors, and safety, are featured. Today’s front and backyards are much more than just lawns. Outdoor kitchens make cooking a treat for the senses while backyard fireplaces create a natural gathering place for friends and family. Decks, patios and porches can be transformed into fully furnished outdoor rooms with floors, walls and ceilings. Front Yard & Backyard Idea Book helps readers unlock the extraordinary possibilities of these incredibly flexible areas, and showcases a huge...


Country Living: 750 Style and Design Ideas for Home and Garden
Country Living Staff (Editor)
1588162702
August 2003
Paperback
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Homescaping
Anne Moyer Halpin
1579549039
Apr 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Halpin has created a practical, encouraging volume that should prove valuable to both new and well-practiced horticulturists. Her approach is straightforward: when designing your landscaping, consider your house's architectural style, color, size and location. Other elements of her advice are less conventional (Are your neighborhood's streets straight or curvy? Do you want an invigorating garden or a relaxing one? Do you want visitors to stroll through, or sit and contemplate?) but just as crucial to establishing an appealing, comfortable setting. "Plant Finders" appear throughout to aid readers in finding the perfect vine or white flower; "How to Do It" tidbits are similarly helpful to those who wish to contain impetuous bamboo, for example. Halpin, an accomplished gardener and experienced garden writer...


The Complete Book of Birdhouse Construction for Woodworkers
Scott D. Campbell
0486244075
March 1984
Paperback
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Book Description
Expert inexpensive guide to building wooden birdhouses includes detailed coverage of wood selection, hanging and supporting birdhouses, inspection and cleaning, proper placement, attracting specific species, construction of pest guards, more. Step-by-step instructions, clear diagrams; only simple hand tools needed. 63 illustrations.


Creative Scarecrows
Marcianne Miller
1579905013
Sept 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
From the traditional straw guy to a painted sheet-metal mermaid, these 30 scarecrows and their yard figure cousins are simply out of the ordinary—and that’s great news for the many crafters who compete in “Best Scarecrow” contests held at fairs and other venues throughout America. It’s easy to construct one of these wildly creative figures with the information and instruction contained in this whimsical, charming celebration of scarecrow art. Some are crafted from organic materials such as gourds and bamboo. Others use recycled items, including a “Tin Can Man” and a quirky woman made from old umbrellas. A few double as a planter, trellis, or address marker. Whether to scare away birds or attract attention to the garden, these make great additions to any outdoor space.


The Fence Bible : How to plan, install, and build fences and gates to meet every home style and property need, no matter what size your yard.
Jeff Beneke
1580175309
March 15, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
A fence is more than just a barrier. Used in imaginative ways, it can become an architectural feature that blends well with the style of your house, a landscape element that enhances the appearance of your property, or an accent piece that helps define a part of your yard or garden.

In The Fence Bible hands-on home improvement expert Jeff Beneke provides an in-depth, comprehensive how-to encyclopedia that enables homeowners to choose and build the fences and gates that are best for their landscape--both for appearance and function.

Beneke suggests the appropriate types of fence to keep the swimming pool secure, con fine the livestock, keep deer away from the garden, or create outdoor living spaces. He then discusses the essentials of proper fence design and provides step-by-step illustrated...


Trellises, Arbors & Pergolas : Ideas and Plans for Garden Structures (Better Homes & Gardens (Paperback))
Larry Johnston (Editor)
0696217589
January 6, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Detailed, illustrated plans for building a variety of styles.

More than 50 garden structures included, with construction drawings and lists of materials.

Expert construction advice—how to use tools, prepare sites, buy lumber, and apply outdoor finishes.

Selection tips for plants compatible with the structures featured.



Green Wood for the Garden: 15 Easy Weekend Projects Using Freshly Cut Wood
Alan Bridgewater
0764121561
April 2002
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Most modern woodworkers shun green wood, preferring seasoned, milled lumber. But this was not always the case; many traditional crafters used freshly cut wood. The prolific Bridgewaters here offer a collection of 15 projects using such wood. These projects vary in complexity, with a birdhouse, trellis, or planter at one end of the spectrum and a chair, bridge, or gazebo-like structure at the other. The rustic woodwork shown here requires only the simplest tools and joinery, which are covered nicely in a short introductory section. The projects are attractive, with well-written instructions, and in many cases design variations are provided to personalize the projects. This title should be part of comprehensive woodworking collections. Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Garden Whimsy
Tovah Martin
0395937310
Nov 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
There is no question that gardening inspires creativity and playfulness. A full measure of both is captured in this book on garden accessories. Giant bronze frogs standing erect and playing the sax and cello, sunflowers sporting hats, fence posts sprouting gloves, and a bench with undulating serpent arms are just a few of the compelling images captured in the many color photographs.

Gardeners tend to be eccentrics, and it looks as if the gardeners in this book have fully indulged their visions, making the very best kinds of personal gardens. While many of the ideas are large and expensive, such as Italian stone follies carved into huge mask faces topped with bridges, or gazing balls eight feet in diameter, many more are simple and easy to emulate. Many of the lightest touches are created with paint or found...



Building Barbecues and Outdoor Kitchens
Manufactured by Sunset Books
0376010436
September 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Advice and techniques to create the perfect outdoor cooking center for your home and lifestyle-from a simple grill to an elaborate outdoor kitchen. The meat of the book is fifteen complete barbecue building plans, including simple surrounds for portable grills, smokers, and even fire pits. Whether planning to build-your-own or hire a professional, Building Barbecues has the recipe for a successful project.


Step-By-Step Yard & Garden Projects
Better Homes and Gardens
069621587X
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Dozens of start-to-finish landscapes, from plans and site prep to defining a landscape backbone, outdoor rooms, and decorative accents.

Step-by-step plans for patios, edging, walls, fences, water gardens, outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, garden sculpture, and more.

Cost estimate, time needed to complete, skill level, and material list included with every project.

Hundreds of inspiring photographs, ideas, and plans.



Inside Out
Candace Ord Manroe
0696216051
Mar 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Dozens of ideas for creating, designing and furnishing relaxing living areas outdoors.

Tips for using indoor design elements outdoors—including rich fabric mixes, complex color palettes, and lighting, art and architectural details.

Inspiring photos accompany instructive text to empower many to create and decorate their own outdoor living niches.

Chapters discuss living and dining areas, kitchens and baths, sleep, work and play areas, architectural elements, and decorative features.

Advice for buying products and technology—grills, lighting, fire pits, and fireplaces, to flooring materials, fabrics, furniture, and more.



Architecture in the Garden
James Van Sweden
0375501541
January 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In this first-person how-to, van Sweden builds on the success of Gardening with Nature and Gardening with Water to reveal more about his own process of developing a garden design, showing readers how to come to their own decisions along the way. A landscape architect in partnership with Wolfgang Oehme for the last 35 years, the Washington D.C.-based van Sweden has a knack for cool, precise prose that matches the carefully planned yet free-feeling pathways that he finds essential to a garden's "good bones." After three opening chapters covering van Sweden's "Inspirations," "The Gardener's Need for Architecture" and "Elements of Garden Architecture" respectively, van Sweden presents six case studies of differing sites, from "country" to "town" to "seaside" gardens of varying scales, climates and surrounding...


Garden Mosaics
Becky Paton
1581805756
Mar 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Discover the beauty of Garden Mosaics Inside Garden Mosaics Made Easy you’ll find 25 fabulous projects that show you just how easy it is to enhance the natural beauty of your home and garden with simple and elegant mosaics. Using stone, tile, china and broken and shaped glass, you can create gorgeous garden art, from stepping stones and butterfly feeders to wind chimes and more!
• Learn a variety of mosaic methods, including groutless techniques
• Discover how easy it is to create mosaics with the help of detailed project patterns and step-by-step photography
• Find a wealth of ideas for displaying and using your mosaic projects
• Be inspired by a gallery of even more mosaic projects, from simple to more advanced Garden Mosaics Made Easy offers you all the information you...


Great Garages, Sheds and Outdoor Buildings
Connie Brown
1881955982
January 2001
Paperback
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