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Publisher Comments:

Bamboo Barriers, a Timbered Lych-Gate, Neat White Pickets and a Pebbled Path

Whether simple as a twig teepee for your 'Blue Lake' beans or grand as a gazebo shingled in weathered cedar, a structural element not only serves a practical purpose but also has the power to define a garden's mood, guide its uses, anchor it in time, and deepen its meaning.

In this generously illustrated book of ideas and plans is all of the help a gardener needs to transform dirt, plants, and dreams in to a unique outdoor home

Featuring:
The Garden's Boundaries - They protect, they frame, they shelter. A rickrack edging in brick. Moon gates. Matching fence styles to house.
The Garden Above - The sky beckons, and we benefit - in roses and berries coaxed forth by the sun, in the dappled shade of an arbor, pergola, or arch.
The Garden Underfoot - Clogs crunching on gravel, boot soles on brick pavers. A sinuous path through the shrubberies—then the terrace.
The Living Garden - Bending the garden to our own design, creating living architecture. Growing the bones with hedges and espaliers, taking root with potting sheds and greenhouses.

Book News Annotation:

A fairly thorough treatment of the structures used to create the "bones" of a garden, including many kinds of boundaries, props for plants, walkway options, planted structures such as hedges and espalier, and buildings. While the photography is delicious, the volume also contains useful information on purchasing or constructing all structures covered. Some conceptual material is presented, although the language is more flowery and less substantive than one would like.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Equal parts wish book and how-to, "Garden Structures" marries inspiration with the nitty-gritty of design, materials, and methods to help gardeners transform dirt, plants, and dreams into an outdoor home. Full-color photos throughout.

Synopsis:

What separates the special garden from an ordinary one is not only what we plant in it, but also how we shape it. Build a wall with stone. Raise a trellis for the roses. Edge the herb bed with wattling. Be ambitious and erect an arbor for afternoon tea. Each of these is a garden structure-an element that has the power to define a garden's mood, guide its uses, anchor it in time, and deepen its meaning.

Equal parts wish book and how-to, Garden Structures marries inspiration with the nitty-gritty of design, materials, and methods to help every gardener create and carry out plans that will transform dirt, plants, and dreams into an outdoor home. Illustrated with over 200 exquisite color photographs and instructional line drawings, Garden Structures ranges from the simplest to the most involved ways to create a framework on which a garden grows. Here are structures to define boundaries: gates, fences, walls, edgings. Structures that give a garden lift: trellises, arbors, pergolas. Structures, such as paths and walkways, that shape the garden underfoot. And structures for living: patios, decks, terraces, greenhouses. Complementing each section are dozens of sidebars, from "Bamboo Barriers" to "What to Plant Between the Cracks" to "The Osage Orange" and "Paving Particulars."

Synopsis:

Marrying inspiration with the nitty-gritty of design, materials and methods. Garden Structures covers all the different ways to create a framework on which a garden flows. Beginning with the very idea that makes a garden a garden--enclosure--and its expression as a fence or wall, through the most elaborate of structures, including greenhouses, decks, and pavilions, the ten chapters in this book celebrate the ways that gardening and building are linked. A chinoiserie trellis, herb beds edged in wattling, brick arches dripping with honeysuckle, flagstone walkways--this is how we carve our unique niche in the world's vastness.

Illustrating the book are more than 300 color photographs plus instructional line drawings that shows how structures are integrated into a garden, offer a range of possibilities, and help the gardener carry out the most involved plans.

About the Author

Linda Joan Smith, a contributing editor for Home Garden and Country Garden magazines, is the author of numerous articles on American gardens and gardeners. She has gardened from Arizona to Massachusetts, and Iowa to Pacific Grove, Calfornia.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

The Power of Garden Structure - 1

Part I: The Garden's Boundaries

Chapter One: GATES AND DOORWAYS: On the Threshold - 9

Chapter Two: FENCES: The Garden's Guardians - 31

Chapter Three: WALLS: Shaping a Sanctuary - 59

Chapter Four: EDGINGS: Setting Limits - 87

Part II: The Garden Above

Chapter Five: TRELLISES: Climbing Lessons - 101

Chapter Six: ARBORS, PERGOLAS, AND ARCHES: Seeking Shelter - 123

Part III: The Garden Underfoot

Chapter Seven: PATHS AND WALKWAYS: Guides to the Garden - 147

Chapter Eight: PATIOS, DECKS, AND TERRACES: The Middle Ground - 177

Part IV: The Living Garden

Chapter Nine: HEDGES AND ESPALIER: Growing the Bones - 201

Chapter Ten: POTTING SHEDS AND GREENHOUSES: New Beginnings - 223

Product Details

ISBN:
9780761114062
Author:
Smith, Linda Joan
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company
Author:
Smith & Hawken
Author:
Hawken, Smith &
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Garden structures
Subject:
Garden Furnishings
Subject:
PHOTOGRAPHY / General
Subject:
Gardening-Garden Structure
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Smith & Hawken
Series Volume:
106-282
Publication Date:
20000401
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
262.128 x 262.128 x 22.606 mm

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"Synopsis" by , Equal parts wish book and how-to, "Garden Structures" marries inspiration with the nitty-gritty of design, materials, and methods to help gardeners transform dirt, plants, and dreams into an outdoor home. Full-color photos throughout.
"Synopsis" by , What separates the special garden from an ordinary one is not only what we plant in it, but also how we shape it. Build a wall with stone. Raise a trellis for the roses. Edge the herb bed with wattling. Be ambitious and erect an arbor for afternoon tea. Each of these is a garden structure-an element that has the power to define a garden's mood, guide its uses, anchor it in time, and deepen its meaning.

Equal parts wish book and how-to, Garden Structures marries inspiration with the nitty-gritty of design, materials, and methods to help every gardener create and carry out plans that will transform dirt, plants, and dreams into an outdoor home. Illustrated with over 200 exquisite color photographs and instructional line drawings, Garden Structures ranges from the simplest to the most involved ways to create a framework on which a garden grows. Here are structures to define boundaries: gates, fences, walls, edgings. Structures that give a garden lift: trellises, arbors, pergolas. Structures, such as paths and walkways, that shape the garden underfoot. And structures for living: patios, decks, terraces, greenhouses. Complementing each section are dozens of sidebars, from "Bamboo Barriers" to "What to Plant Between the Cracks" to "The Osage Orange" and "Paving Particulars."

"Synopsis" by ,
Marrying inspiration with the nitty-gritty of design, materials and methods. Garden Structures covers all the different ways to create a framework on which a garden flows. Beginning with the very idea that makes a garden a garden--enclosure--and its expression as a fence or wall, through the most elaborate of structures, including greenhouses, decks, and pavilions, the ten chapters in this book celebrate the ways that gardening and building are linked. A chinoiserie trellis, herb beds edged in wattling, brick arches dripping with honeysuckle, flagstone walkways--this is how we carve our unique niche in the world's vastness.

Illustrating the book are more than 300 color photographs plus instructional line drawings that shows how structures are integrated into a garden, offer a range of possibilities, and help the gardener carry out the most involved plans.

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