Series: Sunset Books
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Oxmoor House; Fifth Edition edition (January 1, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.4 x 10.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #1,840,463 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #103 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > By Technique > Water Gardens & Ponds #181 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Garden Furnishings #931 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Outdoor & Recreational Areas
I found this book to be less than informative, and very vague when it came to waterfalls. With regard to a pond it was very good, but fell very short of how to design, install, and maitain a waterfall. In fact the waterfall information was on about 4 pages total. Not worth the purchase.
Although this book is not as comprehensive as some of the other texts on water gardens, it has a wonderful assortment of pictures (which is always nice for "ideas"). The price was low-end and I think what is contained is reasonable for this smaller book.
For the low cost of the book I'd recommend it to any beginner or experienced person looking for ideas and inspiration on their next project.
For one who wants to install their first, and likely only garden pool, this book is great. We installed a pond with a flexable liner, not the rigid type and we needed to know such things as what depth, why we needed to step the depth, type of materials, essentially all the things to do it ourselves. This book was very helpful in that regards. After four years, we are still happy we installed our pond.
as indicated in the title, this book approaches water features as decorative items, as opposed for example to pond books which focus on the fish. lots of design ideas, pictures, and concepts to make you think. a good section on pond planting, although i would have liked to have Sunset's climate zone ratings for the plants. light on things like detailed construction.
This was a birthday gift for my daughter. She loves to look through the book for ideas for her yard. Right now her yard is kid-friendly but it doesn't always have to be that way. She looks and thinks and dreams. I can't wait to see what she decides and I hope I can be of some help. The pictures are beautiful, the instructions look good and there are a lot of choices.
THIS BOOK IS A GREAT GUIDE AND HELP IN HELPING YOU DESIGN,CONSTRUCT AND ENJOY A WATERFALL OR FOUNTAIN. IF I COULD INCLUDE THE PICTURES OF THE ONE I BUILT USING THIS BOOK AS A GUIDE I WOULD. YOU WONT REGRET THE PURCAHSE OF THIS GUIDE.
Its a very good source for creating innovation in gardening
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