"Creating a garden doesn't need to be complicated." This is the promise from Adam Frost, BBC Gardeners' World presenter and winner of multiple Chelsea Flower Show gold medals.
Author: Adam Frost
"Creating a garden doesn't need to be complicated." This is the promise from Adam Frost, BBC Gardeners' World presenter and winner of multiple Chelsea Flower Show gold medals. Regardless of your experience or budget, with Adam's help and know-how, you can design your dream garden, whether it's a small urban garden, a classic cottage garden, a suburban front garden, a low-maintenance space or a city roof terrace. His practical, no-nonsense approach strips away complex garden design concepts and focuses on your needs and preferred garden style to help you plan and build a garden that works for you. Starting right at the beginning, Adam takes you step-by-step through the whole process, inspiring you with simple garden design ideas to tackle a full garden makeover or a simple revamp of just one part of your garden, perhaps a tired herbaceous border, a neglected vegetable patch, the patio, or a water feature. Learn how to design a garden that reflects your practical needs, lifestyle, budget, personality, soil, and climate. Build it yourself following the clear, uncomplicated, easy-to-understand instructions that show you everything from laying turf to terraces, planting trees or building a raised bed or water feature. Enjoy gardening month by month with Adam's simple checklist of what to do when to keep your garden in shape at every point throughout the year. How to Create Your Garden is about designing an outside space that is real, achievable, and right for you.
Both first-time gardeners and professional landscape designers will find that this is the book to reach for first. Macunovich's unique and practical 12-step approach takes the mystery out of landscape design.
Author: Janet Macunovich
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Both first-time gardeners and professional landscape designers will find that this is the book to reach for first. Macunovich's unique and practical 12-step approach takes the mystery out of landscape design. Through helpful checklists, practical illustrations, and creative design techniques, Macunovich makes it easy to plan a beautiful, functional, and elegant garden for every landscape.
When you first put your plants in the ground, you will need to keep your garden
watered and weeded. Pull the weeds as soon as they sprout. Once your garden
is in full bloom, you won't have to work as hard to keep it healthy. Early on, when
Author: Susan Sales Harkins
Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Color adds an irresistible dimension to any yard. Put a pair of wings on that color and suddenly your yard is alive with life! Butterflies live all over the country, so you’re likely to see them no matter where you live. To attract butterflies to your backyard, you need to provide the things they like: nectar, water, sun, and shelter. For most of us, this is as easy as planting some wildflower seeds in a sunny spot. In just a few months, the tiny seeds have grown into huge, beautiful flowers that butterflies just can’t resist. A butterfly log house for shelter is also easy to build. Everyone wins—you enjoy the butterflies, and the butterflies get a satisfying home.
The Welcoming Garden provides the blueprint for creating your own imaginative front-yard combinations and offers fresh ideas in light of any budget or skill level.
Author: Gordon Hayward
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Renowned garden designer Gordon Hayward's newest book focuses on one major principle: creating front-yard gardens that will inspire and invite, transforming neighborhoods and encouraging people to create compelling spaces in which to relax, visit with neighbors, and enjoy a natural space. A front garden should welcome, enliven, enrich, and engage.
A funny twist in the road of life came when I decided I wanted to build garden
railways for other people . In California , you have to be licensed as a contractor
to work on others ' property . So , as a result of my hobby interest , I became a ...
Author: Jack Verducci
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.
Increase your knowledge and skills with tips for designing, planning, and installing a layout; landscaping with natural materials; adding drama with structures, bridges, and trestles; and designing and installing water features.
The Water Gardener. New York: Barron's Education Series, Inc., 1993. Dubé,
Richard L. Natural Pattern Forms: A Practical Sourcebook for Landscape Design.
New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1997. Heritage, Bill. Ponds and Water Gardens.
Author: Susan Sales Harkins
Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Everyone loves a garden filled with bright colors, soft textures, and lovely smells. Add a little water to the mix and you have the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the best of nature. Relaxing by your water garden is the end of a long but rewarding process. Follow these step-by-step instructions for finding the best spot in your yard for a healthy water garden, designing and digging it, choosing water flowers, and adding fish. You can even build a toad house to attract wild visitors to your backyard. When all the designing, digging, lining, planting, and stocking is done, you can sit in your own private oasis and enjoy nature’s gorgeous bounty. Color, movement, scent—it all adds up to life!
Here's the perfect volume for aspiring gardeners and visual thinkers, chock-full of
ideas and illustrated tidbits to get you planning your ultimate garden oasis Dream
, Draw, Design My Garden is the perfect sketchbook, idea book, and guided ...
Author: James Hobbs
Publisher: Rockport Pub
What does your dream garden look like? Why not sketch it! Dream, Draw, Design My Garden is the perfect inspirational sketchbook, idea book and guided journal for anyone wanting to draw and design their own landscape, yard, or garden! Enojy the stimulating ideas and prompts for patterns, colors, details and design elements to help dreamers get motivated and get started. This playful book is meant to be a visual guide, not a technical handbook, so you can create until your garden is full and flourishing righ on the pages! James Hobbs, whose quick sketching techniques were featured in The Art of Urban Sketching and the best selling Sketch Your World, will guide both experienced and amateur sketchers. The unfinished quality of his line drawings leave room for the reader to imagine how they would use it themselves, through different color interpretations or redrawing for their own purposes. Whether you dream of an English rose garden, a desert rock garden, or a beautiful pondscape, Dream, Draw, Design My Garden will let your creativity grow!
What plants can I work with? How about the landscaping? How would I go about it? How do I avoid the common mistakes? If that's you, then you'll love this book which contains the ins and outs of first time gardening.
Author: Camilla J Walker
Do you wish to redesign your garden and landscape to make it beautiful, inviting and simply picture perfect but have been hesitant to do so because you really don't know how to go about it the proper way without messing things up? If you've answered YES, keep reading... You Are About To Discover The Exact Steps And Strategies To Take To Design And Landscape Your Garden To Make It So Picture Perfect That You Would Want To Share It To The World And Talk About How You Do It To Everyone That Cares To Listen! Working in a colorful garden and landscaping the outdoors is one of the most satisfying things anyone can do, and many people have reported to having less stress and tension, lower anxiety levels, improvement of cardiovascular diseases and improvement of hand strength and dexterity. For others, the sight of beauty and happy faces in their homes keeps them spending their afternoons and weekends maintaining their gardens and landscapes to ensure they are always in top shape. Unfortunately, as with many things, starting a garden and landscaping the front and backyard can seem daunting and challenging for someone who's never done it before- especially if they want to start one without making mistakes, and see bountiful results quickly. As one of these people, you might wonder: What is the best way to start a garden? How do I plan and design the whole thing? What plants can I work with? How about the landscaping? How would I go about it? How do I avoid the common mistakes? If that's you, then you'll love this book which contains the ins and outs of first time gardening. It is designed to give you all the details you need to start a successful gardening and gardening journey with the right understanding of the basics, and a way to avoid the common mistakes. More precisely, you'll learn: The basic elements of garden designing you need to adhere to The different types of gardens you need to know How to plan and design your garden How to make the most of your garden How to avoid common gardening mistakes How to conduct successful backyard and front yard landscaping How to avoid common landscaping mistakes How to plan and construct your own water gardens How to select water garden plants How to maintain your water garden ...And much more! Imagine having your own rich and colorful garden in your front yard or backyard, ready to brighten your day each time you walk near it, or stop by and smell its freshness and admire its bloom in the morning and late evenings... This doesn't have to be a dream anymore, and this simple beginners' book is here to make sure of that. Even if you've never done anything close to this before, this book will inspire and challenge you to get started with its motivating and affirming tone! Don't wait... Scroll up and click Buy Now With 1-Click or Buy Now to get started!
From the Publisher: Covering the basic principles, aesthetics, and design practices of Japanese gardens, this book provides the practical information gardeners need to adapt these ideals to North American landscapes and sensibilities.
Author: Patricia Jonas
Publisher: Brooklyn Botanic Garden
From the Publisher: Covering the basic principles, aesthetics, and design practices of Japanese gardens, this book provides the practical information gardeners need to adapt these ideals to North American landscapes and sensibilities. Not a step-by-step construction manual, it teaches the fundamental principles of integrating house, garden, and landscape by making art from simple groupings of rocks, plants, and water and opening Japanese symbolism to elements with universal significance, such as water and paths. Included is an extensive encyclopedia of appropriate plants to use based on creating and defining particular eco-regions.
This garden design book takes you through the planning and design process and gives you the practical skills, knowledge and construction ability to make your ideas a reality.
Author: Phil Dudman
This useful book contains everything the backyard gardener could need to design and then build the perfect garden with the guidance of your own Garden Guru, Phil Dudman, but without the expense. Creating a dream garden might look easy on tV, but when you're standing in your own backyard it can be hard to know where to start. this garden design book takes you through the planning and design process and gives you the practical skills, knowledge and construction ability to make your ideas a reality. Experienced gardener and landscape designer Phil Dudman breaks down the design process into a series of simple steps that you can follow at your own pace, in your own time. Learn how to draft your design, develop your style and draw a master plan and planting plan. With Phil's professional design secrets and practical knowledge, you'll quickly be on your way to building retaining walls, steps and pergolas; laying pavers and pathways; and even installing drainage. And when the construction is done, he shows you how to establish a lawn, improve your soil and ensure your new garden flourishes. Fully illustrated with easy to follow step-by-step diagrams and inspirational photographs, DOWN-tO-EARtH GARDEN DESIGN is the essential guide for any backyard gardener whether they want a stunning new design or just to make some improvements without enormous expense.
This volume describes how to plan your garden to make the most of what you can't change - such as its aspect - and offers various designs to suit your site.
Author: Liz Dobbs
This volume describes how to plan your garden to make the most of what you can't change - such as its aspect - and offers various designs to suit your site. All the basic techniques you might need to put your plans into practice are described and illustrated with step-by-step photographic sequences. These include hard landscaping techniques such as laying a patio, building a raised bed or creating a pond, establishing and looking after a lawn, and improving soil quality. Once the basics are in place, planting can begin. The book describes how to select plants that will thrive, how to plant them and care for them, and how to prune them and train them. Finally, the book looks at basic propagation techniques, and how to grow your own fruit, vegetables and herbs.
Grab this garden planning journal to get your vegetable and flower season started.
Author: Green Peak Books
Publisher: Independently Published
Grab this garden planning journal to get your vegetable and flower season started. Included are grid pages to plan out your design, dot grid pages for notes and recording events in your garden, and specific pages to record all you need to know about the plants you have planted this season. 8" x 10" unique pages 125 pages Matte cover finish
Anyone can learn the basics of garden design. In this accessible guide, you’ll discover the pros’ secrets: practical ways to transform your yard using basic design principles.
Author: Lyndon Penner
Publisher: Brush Education
Tired of advice for gorgeous yards that can only be created in climates like California, southern Ontario or Victoria? Author Lyndon Penner wrote Garden Design for the Short Season Yard for you, because he knows prairie gardeners face challenges no one faces in gentler climates. Anyone can learn the basics of garden design. In this accessible guide, you’ll discover the pros’ secrets: practical ways to transform your yard using basic design principles. You can create an aesthetically pleasing yard that meets your needs, whether you want stunning curb appeal, privacy, low maintenance, or a lush retreat. You’ll develop your eye for design with Lyndon’s short critiques of gardens, both good and bad. You’ll also find worksheets to help you design your own garden. With his signature style and wit, Lyndon delivers his expert advice for a four-season makeover for your yard. Topics include: Elements of design, such as scale, balance, texture, colour and repetition. Choosing a theme and a focal point. Weather, diseases and pests. Low-maintenance, water-wise, and shade gardening. Trees, perennials, annuals and permanent garden features. Get a free ebook through the Shelfie app with the purchase of a print copy.
But how do you grow these beauties in your own garden? One of the only books dedicated to succulent garden design, Striking Succulent Gardens is a stylish, modern gardening book for beginners and enthusiasts alike.
Author: Gabriel Frank
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Design a succulent garden of your own, with inspiration, advice, and instructional step-by-step projects for container gardens, small-space gardens, mixed gardens, and more. You can't help but be mesmerized by the eye-catching geometric forms and jewel-toned colors of succulents. But how do you grow these beauties in your own garden? One of the only books dedicated to succulent garden design, Striking Succulent Gardens is a stylish, modern gardening book for beginners and enthusiasts alike. Known for his colorful approach and bold use of varied textures and shapes, garden designer Gabriel Frank offers practical ideas, simple concepts, stunning full-color photography, step-by-step instructions for a dozen different gardens, plant recommendations, basic succulent care, and an inspired approach to creating living art in your own garden. For those in colder climates, there is a list of cold-hardy succulents and advice for bringing container gardens indoors for the winter, making succulent gardens achievable no matter where you live. Tough, water-wise, wildly popular, and nearly indestructible, succulents will transform your outdoor space, providing gardens of every size with minimal maintenance and maximum impact.
Absolutely fascinating! Informative, enlightening, and entertaining! This is one of the most comprehensive books on Planting Design. It fills in the blanks in this field and introduces poetry, painting, and symbolism into Planting Design.
Author: Gang Chen
Publisher: ArchiteG, Inc.
Absolutely fascinating Informative, enlightening, and entertaining This is one of the most comprehensive books on Planting Design. It fills in the blanks in this field and introduces poetry, painting, and symbolism into Planting Design. It covers in detail the two major systems in Planting Design: Formal Planting Design and Naturalistic Planting Design. It has numerous line drawings and photos to illustrate the Planting Design concepts and principles. Through in-depth discussions of historical precedents and practical case studies, it uncovers the fundamental design principles and concepts as well as underpinning philosophy for Planting Design. It is an indispensable reference book for Landscape Architecture students, designers, architects, urban planners, and ordinary garden lovers. What Others Are Saying About Planting Design Illustrated... "I found this book to be absolutely fascinating. You will need to concentrate while reading it but the effort will be well worth your time." -Bobbie Schwartz, Former President of APLD (Association of Professional Landscape Designers) and Author of The Design Puzzle: Putting the Pieces Together "This is a book that you have to read, and it is more than well worth your time. Gang Chen takes you well beyond what you'll learn in other books about basic principles like color, texture, and mass." -Jane Berger, Editor & Publisher of gardendesignonline "As a longtime consumer of gardening books, I am impressed with Gang Chen's inclusion of new information on planting design theory for Chinese and Japanese gardens. Many gardening books discuss the beauty of Japanese gardens, and a few discuss the unique charms of Chinese gardens, but this one explains how Japanese and Chinese history, geography, and artistic traditions bear on the development of each country's style. The material on traditional Western garden planting is thorough and inspiring, too. Planting Design Illustrated definitely rewards repeated reading and study; any garden designer will read it with profit." -Jan Whitner, Editor of the Washington Park Arboretum Bulletin "Enhanced with an annotated bibliography and informative appendices, Planting Design Illustrated offers an especially "reader friendly" and practical guide that makes it a very strongly recommended addition to personal, professional, academic, and community library Gardening & Landscaping reference collections and supplemental reading lists." -Midwest Book Review "Where to start? Planting Design Illustrated is, above all, fascinating and refreshing Not something the lay reader encounters every day, the book presents an unlikely topic in an easily digestible, easy to follow way. It is superbly organized, with a comprehensive table of contents, bibliography, and appendices. The writing, though expertly informative, maintains its accessibility throughout and is a joy to read. The detailed and beautiful illustrations expanding on the concepts presented were my favorite portion. One of the finest books I've encountered in this contest in the past five years." -Writer's Digest 16th Annual International Self-Published Book Awards Judge's commentary "The work in my view has incredible application to planting design generally and a system approach to what is a very difficult subject to teach, at least in my experience. Also featured is very beautiful philosophy of garden design principles bordering poetry. It's my strong conviction that this work needs to see the light of day by being published for the use of professionals, students & garden enthusiasts." -Donald C Brinkerhoff, FASLA, Chairman and CEO of Lifescapes International, Inc.
Harmony reigns supreme in my mind and body. God's wealth is mine. God
multiplies my good exceedingly.” As you do this regularly, systematically, and
joyously, you are planting patterns in your garden of God which will multiply and
Author: Dr. Joseph Murphy
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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