Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Creative Homeowner; First edition (November 23, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.7 x 10.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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Age Range: 10 and up
Grade Level: 5 and up
This guide contains excellent photos, many of which illustrate "water wise"landscaping ideas applicable to the current (2015) southwestern drought.Lovely photos, and simple drawings to identify the various plants in the numerouslandscaping plans.
I like how the book appropriately shows two opposing designs for a variety of home exterior layouts--one in full sun and one in shade. It does a good job of corresponding the two so readers can compare and contrast. The thing I don't like is the images and index layout. As I try to select the appropriate species and plant types for my design, I find it difficult to identify the plants, trees, and shrubs because of the limited images and organization of the index--they use the latin name to alphabetize rather than the english name.
Bought book for sister and she loves the fact that the book offers many diferent Ideas with several colored pictures
just what I was looking for excellent good book work at a nursery so this will be a good tool to use
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