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Encyclopedia of Garden Design and Structure: Ideas and Inspiration for Your Garden
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A well-illustrated A to Z reference and idea book of garden design and landscape features. Written by best-selling gardening author, photographer and garden designer, this book features his favorite design ideas from around the world.
Book News Annotation:
This well-illustrated reference offers gardeners some 150 design categories and suggestions for planting and design variations, from 'alleys and avenues' to 'woodland gardens'. Introductory material includes inspiration from classic gardens plus practical issues to consider: e.g., formal vs. informal design, softscape vs. hardscape components, and seasonal considerations. Entries run from one to four pages including color photos. Less expected entries include those on labels and signs, orchid gardens, and roof gardens. Fell is a UK-born, Pennsylvania-based writer/photographer said to have won more awards from the Garden Writers Association of America than anyone else. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A ready reference of stimulating garden features from all over the world.
Renowned garden designer Derek Fell has compiled more than 800 photographs to create a personal scrapbook of his favorite design features from around the world. Together with his insightful commentary, they provide a wealth of ideas and inspiration for the home gardener.
The book features: A-Z listing of more than 100 design categories, from balconies and paths to abstract concepts like silhouettes, framing, and whimsy More than 800 fully captioned, full-color photographs of award-winning gardens Hundreds of practical suggestions for garden planning, planting, and design, and achieving year-round interest.
Valuable tips on plant cultivation mingle with garden history and elegant description as Fell guides readers through famed gardens such as Monet's Clos Normand, Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C., and Rome's Villa d'Este, plus private gardens like his own Cedaridge Farm.
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