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Stonescaping: A Guide to Using Stone in Your Garden

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Publisher Comments:

Whether used as a natural ornamental feature, or cut and dressed to make walls, paving, and terraces, stone acts as the "bones" of a garden, giving it an atmosphere of permanence and time-worn distinction.

Stonescaping shows readers how to apply Asian, European, and contemporary design approaches at home, using stone features to solve common site problems and beautify their gardens. Chapters on building walls, paths, terraces, stone-rimmed ponds, rockeries, and troughs provide step-by-step instructions for creating these and other design features using basic hand tools.

In addition to its practical and detailed directions for selecting, finding, and working with stone, Stonescaping explains how to incorporate the beauty and strength of stone into a number of traditional and modern garden styles, including:

* An Herb Garden

* A Cottage Garden

* A Large Formal Garden

* A Romantic Garden

* A Wildlife-Attracting Garden

* Low-Maintenance Gardens

* Xeriscape Gardens

* Small Urban Spaces

* A Garden Renovation

Many of these plans also feature "pocket garden" variations, designed especially for the home gardener who wants to make a big impact in a limited amount of space.

Book News Annotation:

Descriptions of the Western and Asian traditions are embellished by fine color plates. The last half covers building.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

pan and western Europe, Whitner covers the history and the basics of selecting and working with stones, and shows how to create beautiful and lasting effects through their use in pools, terraces, paths, and steps. Photographs in color and black-and-white.

Synopsis:

Teaches readers how to incorporate stone into many garden features including paths, steps, walls, ponds, and rock gardens. Features 20 basic designs.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 159) and index.

About the Author

Jan Kowalczewski Whitner is a professional writer and garden designer. She has always been intrigued with the contrast of the garden's "living" elements, such as plants, water, sunlight, shadows and the use and placement of stone, which is effectively portrayed in her book, Stonescaping. She is a garden book review writer and the author of many gardening articles for publications including Fine Gardening, Pacific, and Garden Design. Jan lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband, Steve, and her son, Rob.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part I: The Asian Tradition

1. Chinese Gardens: The Roots of Heaven

2. Japanese Gardens: Across the Eastern Sea

Part II: The Western Tradition

3. European Gardens: From Paradise to Eden

4. Using Stone in Today's Gardens

Part III: Working with Stone

5. On Stones and Sites

6. Paths and Steps

7. Walls and Terraces

8. Stone Water Features

9. Rock Gardens

10. Handmade Stone: Using Hypertufa in the Garden

Glossary

Bibliography

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780882667553
Subtitle:
A Guide to Using Stone in Your Garden
Editor:
Watson, Ben
Author:
Whitner, Jan Kowalczewski
Author:
Watson, Ben
Publisher:
Storey Publishing, LLC
Location:
Pownal, Vt. :
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Gardening
Subject:
Masonry
Subject:
Rock gardens
Subject:
Stone in landscape gardening
Subject:
Building, Stone
Subject:
Do-It-Yourself - Masonry
Subject:
GARDENING / Techniques
Subject:
HOUSE and HOME / Do-It-Yourself / Masonry
Subject:
Architecture-Landscape Architecture
Subject:
House & Home-Do-It-Yourself - Masonry
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
145
Publication Date:
19920103
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 1/2 x 11
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
276.86 x 215.9 x 10.922 mm

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"Synopsis" by , pan and western Europe, Whitner covers the history and the basics of selecting and working with stones, and shows how to create beautiful and lasting effects through their use in pools, terraces, paths, and steps. Photographs in color and black-and-white.
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Teaches readers how to incorporate stone into many garden features including paths, steps, walls, ponds, and rock gardens. Features 20 basic designs.

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