Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Creative Homeowner; Third edition (August 30, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 10.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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I owned the previous edition of this book, and this updated version is even better than the original. The illustrations are particularly useful: what a specific garden would look like when just planted, 5 years later, and 15 years later--something that many people have difficulty envisioning. The book also devotes several pages each to specific situations, such as different treatments for a roadside mailbox, creating a seating area, and planning for a narrow space between a house and a fence. There are also specific instructions (and step-by-step illustrations) for creating walkways, patios, edging, and of course all shapes and sizes of garden beds. Species of recommended plants and trees are given, as well as information as to what soil, light, and water conditions work best for all plants mentioned.This book is useful not only in the very first stages of landscaping, but also in latter years, when other types of maintenance or treatments are needed.
This book is full of good ideas for improving the look of your yard. Plant lists are complete, directions are easy to follow. Illustrations are beautiful. I wish the authors would have put more emphasis on using native plants in their landscaping.
Excellent book, beautiful blueprints and pictures-- I can't wait for the ground to thaw so that I can get started in my yard! Instructions are very easy to read and seem to make things quite simple for a beginner like me. I also especially appreciate the glossary of plants (with pictures) that are local to my area--- this will make substitutions easy if they are necessary.
It provides information on landscape design as well as different plants. I thought it was useful and well organized, but would like to see more on the care and maintenance of different plants.
I have this book and love it. I am certified arborist and forester but not a horticulturalist. However with my background I have found this book to be excellent for generating ideas, and variations of ideas, and provides solid information on how to do it. Also, I greatly enjoy the images how a plantings will look in the future. I can project this future vision from my experience and training, but for the layperson I am sure it would be very valuable tool to help make decisions.
Very helpful designs for creating interesting landscapes. All plants are readily available in Midatlantic area. Grid patterns make spacing easy.
It was just what I was looking for. Great landscaping ideas and it gives the plants to buy which makes it super easy.
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