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Creating Bonsai Landscapes
Su Chin Ee
1580174841
Feb 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Western home and garden design has been increasingly influenced in recent years by ancient Eastern traditions. Feng shui masters are now routinely consulted by architects and interior designers, and bonsai gardening continues to fascinate and inspire. In CREATING BONSAI LANDSCAPES, the spirit of the East is recreated in 25 stunning miniature landscapes that not only are a delight to look at but also lend a harmonizing and soothing force to any environment. Su Chin Ee works with a Chinese form of bonsai art known as penjing - which literally translates as "landscape in a pot or dish" - to create her designs. The art of bonsai was developed as a means to please the ancestors so that they would bestow blessings and wealth for generations to come. Su explains how each bonsai landscape in the book conveys different...


Outside the Not so Big House: Creating the Landscape of Home
Julie Moir Messervy
1561587346
February 2006
Hardcover
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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...


Garden, Landscape and Project Plans
LLC LC Home Planners
1881955966
Feb 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
-Home Planners presents its most comprehensive volume of outdoor project plans ever. -Garden, Landscape and Project Plans proves dressing up your yard is the easiest and most cost-effective way to increase the curb appeal and value of your home. -These designs help transform boring yards to useful entertainment spaces, suburban wildlife sanctuaries, or serene work spaces. -A wide variety of accent projects are also included, from simple border layouts to garden shed, garage and guest-house designs. -You will also find in-depth tips and invaluable information on getting the most from your outdoor space, regardless of size. -Complete construction blueprints are available separately, as well as regional plant lists and planting instructions.


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...


Landscaping For Dummies
Philip Giroux
0764551280
January 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...


Reading Zen in the Rocks
Francois Berthier
0226044114
June 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Japanese dry landscape garden has long attracted--and long baffled--viewers from the West. While museums across the United States are replicating these "Zen rock gardens" in their courtyards and miniature versions of the gardens are now office decorations, they remain enigmatic, their philosophical and aesthetic significance obscured. Reading Zen in the Rocks, the classic essay on the karesansui garden by French art historian François Berthier, has now been translated by Graham Parkes, giving English-speaking readers a concise, thorough, and beautifully illustrated history of these gardens.

Berthier's guided tour of the famous garden of Ryoanji (Temple) in Kyoto leads him into an exposition of the genre, focusing on its Chinese antecedents and affiliations with Taoist ideas and Chinese...


Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture, Propagation and Uses
Michael A. Dirr
0875638007
August 1998
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Serving as an ideal companion to Dirr's Hardy Trees and Shrubs (above), this classic manual offers thorough information on the woody trees and shrubs used in landscaping. Aside from each plant's physical description, there's also an elaboration of hardiness, growth rate, culture, diseases and insects, landscape value, cultivars, and propagation. Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.


Making the Most of Shade : How to Plan, Plant, and Grow a Fabulous Garden that Lightens up the Shadows
Larry Hodgson
1579549675
April 16, 2005
Paperback
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From Booklist
Gardeners who weed, plant, and prune under the sun's beneficial rays may think they have it "made in the shade" when it comes to horticultural variety, but there's a downside to all that versatility, according to Hodgson. Those who garden, figuratively speaking, where the sun don't shine, have less weeds, watering, and other bothersome maintenance than their full-sun compatriots. Sharing his considerable expertise throughout this comprehensive guide, Hodgson entertainingly educates both novice and seasoned gardeners about the myriad merits of shade gardening. From cultural considerations to design decisions, Hodgson covers those relevant topics necessary to transform dark garden corners into radiant exhibitions of texture and color. Hundreds of popular and lesser-known perennials, annuals, bulbs, vines, and grasses are...


Reading Zen in the Rocks
Francois Berthier
0226044122
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The Japanese dry landscape garden has long attracted--and long baffled--viewers from the West. While museums across the United States are replicating these "Zen rock gardens" in their courtyards and miniature versions of the gardens are now office decorations, they remain enigmatic, their philosophical and aesthetic significance obscured. Reading Zen in the Rocks, the classic essay on the karesansui garden by French art historian François Berthier, has now been translated by Graham Parkes, giving English-speaking readers a concise, thorough, and beautifully illustrated history of these gardens.

Berthier's guided tour of the famous garden of Ryoanji (Temple) in Kyoto leads him into an exposition of the genre, focusing on its Chinese antecedents and affiliations with Taoist ideas and Chinese...


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...


The Genius of the Place
John Dixon Hunt
0262580926
Sept 1988
Paperback
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Book Description
A garden classic, The Genius of the Place reveals that the history of landscape gardening is much more than a history of design and style; it opens up a wide perspective of English cultural history, showing how landscape gardening was gradually transformed over two centuries into an art that has been widely imitated throughout Europe and North America.

The English landscape garden is richly documented in this anthology. Over 100 illustrations accompany writings that range from Francis Bacon to Jane Austin; from the early 1600s, when Englishmen began to determine their own concept and form of the garden, through the first half of the eighteenth century when its distinctive feature emerged, to the heyday of the landscape garden under "Capability" Brown and the reactions to his pure formalism under...


New Complete Guide to Landscaping
Todd A. Steadman
0696208504
February 2002
Paperback
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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...



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...


Le Desert de Retz
Diana Ketcham
0262611325
Feb 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
The Désert de Retz, the supreme surviving example of the folly garden, is one of the most amply and beautifully documented of France's historic gardens. Since 1990, when the Arion Press published the first book on this garden outside of Paris, the Désert de Retz has been transformed by an ongoing restoration. That limited, fine-press edition is long out of print and much sought after. This new edition reproduces in a smaller oblong format the material in the original book. Diana Ketcham's text has been expanded and updated to reflect recent scholarship and physical changes to the site. There are also new photographs that show the restored landscape and the complete restoration of the folly known as the Broken Column to its original state as a false ruin.

The 100 illustrations...


The Planters of the English Landscape Garden
Douglas Chambers
0300054645
July 1993
Hardcover
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Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture, Propagation and Uses
Michael A. Dirr
0875637957
August 1998
Textbook Paperback
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From Library Journal
Serving as an ideal companion to Dirr's Hardy Trees and Shrubs (above), this classic manual offers thorough information on the woody trees and shrubs used in landscaping. Aside from each plant's physical description, there's also an elaboration of hardiness, growth rate, culture, diseases and insects, landscape value, cultivars, and propagation. Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.


The New Garden Paradise: Great Private Gardens of the World
Dominique Browning, The Editors of House & Garden
0393059391
October 11, 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...


The Southern Living Garden Book
Southern Living Staff
0376039094
January 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
When it first hit the shelves in 1998, it took the South by storm. After all, it was the first major, comprehensive gardening encyclopedia solely dedicated to the South. Now there’s a new reason to celebrate. The 2004 edition is bigger, brighter, and bolder than ever, with more luscious photography, updated plant listings, and a special focus on native and heritage plants. Find the right plant for every place with Plant Selection Guides and 7,000 plant listings keyed to the Southern Living climate maps. With hundreds of practical hints and tips—plus some garden gospel from Southern Living’s resident experts—this is the single most authoritative source for gardening in the South. Key Features: -New American Horticultural Society Heat Zone Map and plant ratings -2,000 new plant entries -More than...


The Tudor House and Garden
Paula Henderson
0300106874
May 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book focuses for the first time on sixteenth- and early-seventeenth-century country houses in their settings. Investigating the complex relations between Tudor and early Stuart houses and the landscapes in which they were set, Paula Henderson offers new perspectives on some of England’s most magical buildings. She examines natural and man-made landscapes as well as gatehouses, garden buildings, banqueting houses, and other ancillary structures. More than 200 splendid images illustrate the book, which also features a complete gazetteer.

Drawing on new documentary material and on research into many rediscovered buildings associated with original settings, Henderson refutes common perceptions that gardens of the period were confined and highly artificial and that “natural” landscapes...


The Landscape Lighting Book
Janet Lennox Moyer
0471451363
March 14, 2005
Hardcover
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Review
“…a thoroughly comprehensive, detailed guide to all stages of designing, installing and maintaining the lighting of gardens and landscapes.” (The Lighting Journal, Nov/Dec 2005)

Book Description
A richly illustrated and up-to-date source of practical guidance and hard-to-find technical data on all aspects of landscape lighting

The Landscape Lighting Book, Second Edition shows you how to achieve a wide range of beautiful and dramatic lighting effects. You'll get expert guidance and advice on the theory, design process, project needs, and techniques of landscape lighting. You'll find prizewinning projects designed by the author and other landscape lighting professionals throughout the United States. Plus, hundreds of diagrams, drawings, and...



The California Landscape Garden
Mark Francis
0520214501
June 1999
Hardcover
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From Booklist
This book is about how expressions of nature and culture can be best brought together in the garden. The first of six chapters explores California's nature, explaining its geophysical past and present. The second explores the concepts of the California landscape garden. Chapter 3 examines the biological diversity to be found in a garden. Chapter 4 explains how to go about designing an ecologically sustainable garden that is functional and beautiful, serves multiple purposes, and is personally satisfying. Chapter 5 examines California's native plants, their cultural and ecological significance, selection, propagation, and horticultural requirements. Chapter 6, an overview of sustainable garden resources, demonstrates how to apply ecological principles, processes, and materials in the home garden. It discusses water...


Home Landscaping: Northeast Region: Including Southeast Canada
Roger Holmes
1580110045
March 1998
Paperback
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Review
"The Home Landscaping Series promises to make your particular gardening situation easier because it's created to suit your regional needs, and it's one of the best this reviewer has ever seen. All the books in this series are perfect for first-time home owners and novice gardeners, but more experienced gardeners will find them useful to. Keep the entire series on your bookshelves...you never know when you'll be moving."
Pat Regel, Book Page
April 1998


Courtyards: Aesthetic, Social, and Thermal Delight
John S. Reynolds
0471398845
November 15, 2001
Hardcover
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Review
"Not only does this book provide a wealth of information about this building type, but it provides a visual feast." (TDSR, June 2002)

"Reynold's book is a vital reference for any architect..." (Journal of Architectural Education, May 2003)

Book Description
COURTYARDS
Aesthetic, Social, and Thermal Delight
Courtyards is an artful, informative exploration of courtyards, from their origins in early civilization to contemporary design concepts. Architects and landscape architects will repeatedly turn to the detailed guidelines for reference, gain a greater sense of balance between building and garden, and cultivate optimal green space by using the practical planting tips. Over one hundred photographs and drawings illustrate the concepts written about by an authority...



Best Garden Color for Florida (Florida Gardening Series), Vol. 2
Pamela Crawford
0971222010
November 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
"Best Garden Color for Florida" is a must-have for Florida gardeners and professionals who love garden color! It is not only loaded with 575 spectacular photos, but also includes reams of easy-to-understand information about use and care of 150 terrific Florida plants. The plant information is complemented with chapters filled with ideas about color for butterflies, sun, shade, salt, and wind. The book is a result of decades of plant research by the author to determine which plants and planting strategies give the most color for the least amount of care. The author personally grew most of the plants, giving her practical experience with all aspects of the plants’ use and maintenance. It is a companion to the best-selling "Easy Gardens for South Florida", which will be adapted to cover the whole state in 2004. No...


The California Landscape Garden
Mark Francis
0520217640
June 1999
Paperback
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From Booklist
This book is about how expressions of nature and culture can be best brought together in the garden. The first of six chapters explores California's nature, explaining its geophysical past and present. The second explores the concepts of the California landscape garden. Chapter 3 examines the biological diversity to be found in a garden. Chapter 4 explains how to go about designing an ecologically sustainable garden that is functional and beautiful, serves multiple purposes, and is personally satisfying. Chapter 5 examines California's native plants, their cultural and ecological significance, selection, propagation, and horticultural requirements. Chapter 6, an overview of sustainable garden resources, demonstrates how to apply ecological principles, processes, and materials in the home garden. It discusses water...


Ortho's All About Building Waterfalls, Ponds, and Streams
Marilyn Rogers (Editor)
0897214730
January 1, 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
A practical, easy-to-understand guide to adding both still (ponds) and moving (waterfalls and streams) water features to any garden.

Includes complete, easy-to-follow instructions on designing, establishing, and caring for a variety of eye-pleasing water projects.

More than 220 vivid photographs and illustrations, plus detailed instructions, make this guide a must-have for garden enthusiasts looking to plan and build a water feature.

Expert advice on selecting the right fish and plants for embellishing any backyard aquatic paradise.

Solution-based format inspires homeowners to confidently create water havens in their own yards.

With an additional 32 pages of information, this second edition provides the very best instructions for building ponds, waterfalls, and streams.

Inside...



Landscaping: Planning, Planting, Building (Better Homes and Gardens(R): Step-by-Step Series)
Better Homes and Gardens
0696025582
January 15, 1991
Paperback
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Book Description
500 color photos and more than 100 illustrations.

All techniques for designing and shaping a landscape plan and common outdoor structures.

Includes plant identification photos and charts.



Western Garden Book
Kathleen Norris Brenzel (Editor)
0376038756
February 1, 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Sunset has been the recognized authority among western gardeners for more than 100 years! Our completely revised edition of the popular Western Garden Book includes more than 2,000 new plant entries, all new four-color plant illustrations, improved climate zone information for the Western states and new maps for Alaska, Hawaii, and southwest Canada. The book is brimming with full-color photos and practical tips for successful Western gardening from Sunset gardening editors. This title also features information on the latest gardening tools and gear.

From the Publisher
The Western Garden Book presents hundreds of pages full of gardening wisdom from the editors of Sunset magazine. This huge book appeals to western climate gardening enthusiasts, bringing them tips, advice, and...

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