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Kiss My Aster: A Graphic Guide to Creating a Fantastic Yard Totally Tailored to You

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Publisher Comments:

Who cares what the neighbors think? Kiss My Aster is a hilarious, irreverent, interactive guide to designing an outdoor space that is exactly what you want. Combining entertaining illustrations with laugh-out-loud text, Amanda Thomsen lays out the many options for home landscaping and invites you to make the choices. Whether you want privacy hedges, elegant flower beds, a patio for partying, a food garden, a kids play space, a pond full of ducks, or all of the above, youll end up with a yard youll adore. Forget about doing it the "right" way: Do it your way!

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"Garden blogger and landscape designer Thomsen (Grocery Gardening)offers beginning gardening advice in a totally fresh way: This is a graphic guide aimed at newbie gardeners who may have cashed in their hipster chips for homeownership but haven't changed their style. The gardening basics — design, hardscape, soil, water, plant selection, care — are covered with panache. Thomsen's voice has a sassy edge ('Getting bored with all this? Why not make a chore cootie catcher?', a real object for which there are instructions), and the full-color graphics by Am I Collective simply steal the show. The book is fittingly idiosyncratic, which will profoundly challenge any readers who prefer linear thinking, chapters that treat one subject at a time, and tables of contents that help a reader find something quickly. But the book is irresistibly flip-through and a thing of beauty that will help a new school of gardeners who don't want to do it granny's way. Simple but revolutionary, it's an amusing new way to offer Gardening 101. (Dec.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Landscaping Has Never Been This Fun

About the Author

Grocery Gardening: Planting, Preparing and Preserving Fresh Food. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Table of Contents

Getting to Know YOU

In the Beginning

So, Whatcha Want?

Who Are You, Anyway?

Landstalking

So, You Think You Can Plant

I Always Feel Like Somebody's Watching Me

Right into the Danger Zone

Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt

These Dreams

Where's My Motivation?

Product Details

ISBN:
9781603429863
Author:
Thomsen, Amanda
Publisher:
Storey Publishing
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
HOUSE & HOME / Outdoor & Recreational Areas
Subject:
Home Construction-Outdoor Structures
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20121231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.5 x 9.63 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Garden blogger and landscape designer Thomsen (Grocery Gardening)offers beginning gardening advice in a totally fresh way: This is a graphic guide aimed at newbie gardeners who may have cashed in their hipster chips for homeownership but haven't changed their style. The gardening basics — design, hardscape, soil, water, plant selection, care — are covered with panache. Thomsen's voice has a sassy edge ('Getting bored with all this? Why not make a chore cootie catcher?', a real object for which there are instructions), and the full-color graphics by Am I Collective simply steal the show. The book is fittingly idiosyncratic, which will profoundly challenge any readers who prefer linear thinking, chapters that treat one subject at a time, and tables of contents that help a reader find something quickly. But the book is irresistibly flip-through and a thing of beauty that will help a new school of gardeners who don't want to do it granny's way. Simple but revolutionary, it's an amusing new way to offer Gardening 101. (Dec.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Landscaping Has Never Been This Fun

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