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Landscaping with Plants and StoneGarden Stone: Creative Landscaping with Plants and Stone Garden Stone capitalizes on a hot trend in landscaping: adding stone to bring texture, colour, serenity, and strength to the garden. Author Barbara Pleasant offers gardeners more than 40 enchanting designs -from something as simple as a flagstone path to an elaborate Zen-inspired meditation garden. But this is not just a picture book. Each project is packed with practical, down-to-earth installation advice, including clear line-drawings and instructional diagrams. Furthermore, an up-to-date resource list helps do-it-yourselfers find the tools and materials they need. Both practical and inspirational, Garden Stone shows any gardener how stone can add enduring beauty to any landscape. Landscape Gardening.

Garden PlannerThe Garden Planner This handbook reveals the secrets of professional garden design, and then makes them accessible to everyone, from the keen gardener to the complete beginner. The book contains designs for gardens of all shapes and sizes, providing practical solutions for varying sites, circumstances and needs. With colour plans and perspective realizations, Robin Williams gives readers the ability to see how the designs translate into three dimensions. Landscape Gardening.

The Essential Garden Design WorkbookThe Essential Garden Design Workbook A well-designed garden provides pleasure to owner and visitor alike but often eludes even the most experienced gardener. The Essential Garden Design Workbook guides you through every stage of designing a garden, from site assessment to drawing up plans and selecting suitable materials. Here you will learn how to assess your site and experiment with design ideas that fit well with the garden's surroundings. You will find easy ways to measure large spaces, estimate the height of a tree, and determine the right proportions for a deck, pathway, or steps. Landscape Gardening.

Garden DesignGarden Design: Philosophy and Design 2000 BC-2000 AD Tom Turner, well-known teacher and writer in landscape architecture, garden design and garden history here explores more than 150 gardens over four millennia of Western garden design. He considers the why, the what, the how and the where of garden design by tracing the development of gardens through history and across social, political and philosophical boundaries. Fully illustrated throughout, each chapter critically examines a particular type of garden both as part of a wider socio-political context and as an aesthetic entity, asking how the design of each garden reflects the philosophical approach of its creator. Inspirational, reflective and informative, this book brings together knowledge and understanding from a diverse range of related interests to add depth and breadth to a fascinating subject. Landscape Gardening.

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