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The Well-Designed Mixed Garden: Building Beds and Borders with Trees, Shrubs, Perennials, Annuals, and Bulbs

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The Well-Designed Mixed Garden is a design book with a difference. Written for gardeners who are passionate about plants of all kinds (hence the mixed garden of the title), it reflects decades of professional experience and artistic innovation. As with her bestselling book The Well-Tended Perennial Garden, master designer and plantswoman Tracy DiSabato-Aust provides not only inspiration but also scrupulously organized information on design and connoisseur plants — all from original research dating back to her degree work in horticulture.

Her new offering is a master class of design fundamentals, with an emphasis on often-neglected topics, such as site evaluation, color theory, and planning for maintenance. It is also a gallery of detailed design plans that show how ideas are put onto paper and then translated into three dimensions. Lessons learned in its first two parts are strengthened in an Encyclopedia of Plant Combinations; each entry notes the design considerations at play and provides tips on how to keep the combination looking its best. And the lifetime care needs and unique design characteristics of featured plants are summarized in the useful charts and lists that conclude the book. The result is a nearly foolproof guide to every aspect of designing superior gardens with superior plants. With more than 250 color photos and illustrations, this book is as much a feast for the eyes as it will be a trusted reference for the library shelf.

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"Designing an effective mixed garden is more challenging than simply lining up a row of marigolds, but the motivated gardener will find a wealth of information and ideas in this book." Library Journal

Review:

"Painstakingly researched and precisely organized...absolutely indispensable guide to great garden design." Booklist

Book News Annotation:

A noted US horticulturist, author of , shares her expertise on the science and art of garden design. An encyclopedia of plant combinations follows design basics and 200 color plates of plants for diverse landscape plans. Appendices include a chart of plants by maintenance characteristics, and North American plant/garden art sources. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Written for gardeners who are passionate about plants of all kinds, this book reflects decades of professional experience and artistic innovation. The author provides a guide to every aspect of designing superior gardens with superior plants.

Synopsis:

Design superior gardens with the guidance of a star garden designer who covers site evaluation, color theory, and planning for maintenance. Includes an "Encyclopedia of Plant Combinations."

Synopsis:

The Well-Designed Mixed Garden is a design book with a difference. Written for gardeners who are passionate about plants of all kinds, it reflects decades of professional experience and artistic innovation.

Tracy DiSabato-Aust provides not only inspiration but also scrupulously organized information on design and connoisseur plants. A gallery of detailed design plans is included, as is an encyclopedia of plant combinations with notes on design considerations and tips on how to keep the combinations looking their best. The result is a nearly foolproof guide to every aspect of designing superior gardens with superior plants.

With more than 250 color photos and illustrations, this paperback edition of a design classic is as much a feast for the eyes as it will be a trusted reference for the library shelf.

About the Author

DiSabato-Aust received B.S. and M.S. degrees in horticulture from The Ohio State University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780881925593
Subtitle:
Building Beds and Borders with Trees, Shrubs, Perennials, Annuals, and Bulbs
Author:
DiSabato-Aust, Tracy
Illustrator:
King, Megan H.
Foreword by:
Burrell, C. Colston
Foreword:
Burrell, C. Colston
Author:
King, Megan H.
Publisher:
Timber Press
Location:
Portland, Or.
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Garden Design
Subject:
Landscape gardening
Subject:
Landscape plants
Subject:
Gardening-Landscape and Design
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback - With dust jacket
Series Volume:
107-169
Publication Date:
20030102
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
460
Dimensions:
11 x 10 in

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"Review" by , "Designing an effective mixed garden is more challenging than simply lining up a row of marigolds, but the motivated gardener will find a wealth of information and ideas in this book."
"Review" by , "Painstakingly researched and precisely organized...absolutely indispensable guide to great garden design."
"Synopsis" by , Written for gardeners who are passionate about plants of all kinds, this book reflects decades of professional experience and artistic innovation. The author provides a guide to every aspect of designing superior gardens with superior plants.
"Synopsis" by , Design superior gardens with the guidance of a star garden designer who covers site evaluation, color theory, and planning for maintenance. Includes an "Encyclopedia of Plant Combinations."
"Synopsis" by ,
The Well-Designed Mixed Garden is a design book with a difference. Written for gardeners who are passionate about plants of all kinds, it reflects decades of professional experience and artistic innovation.

Tracy DiSabato-Aust provides not only inspiration but also scrupulously organized information on design and connoisseur plants. A gallery of detailed design plans is included, as is an encyclopedia of plant combinations with notes on design considerations and tips on how to keep the combinations looking their best. The result is a nearly foolproof guide to every aspect of designing superior gardens with superior plants.

With more than 250 color photos and illustrations, this paperback edition of a design classic is as much a feast for the eyes as it will be a trusted reference for the library shelf.

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