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The Northwest Cottage Garden

Especially suited to the growing conditions and the urban settings of the Pacific Northwest, cottage gardens are comfortable and romantic and look as though they were thrown together with ease. However, these beautiful gardens need considerable planning to appear natural and informal. This accessible guide explores the origin and history of cottage gardens, and outlines the essentials of creating a cozy garden sanctuary, including design and layout, functional structures, furniture, decor and materials, plant selection, and maintenance.

Paperback: 224 pages

Publisher: Sasquatch Books (January 9, 2004)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 157061363X

ISBN-13: 978-1570613630

Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 6.8 x 0.6 inches

Shipping Weight: 1 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Schulman starts by explaining the elements of cottage garden design and then goes on to a detailed guide to choosing plants, those traditionally English as well as less traditional but suitable Northwest plants. I could have wished for a few more photographs showing the plants Schulman describes, but overall, this is an invaluable guide for gardeners in the Pacific Northwest who want to try out this time-honored style of gardening.

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