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Water Garden Idea Book (Taunton Home Idea Books)by Lee Anne White
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Water gardening is making a big splash in today's landscapes. Called the fastest-growing part of the landscape industry today, the installation of water features in the landscape is a multi-billion dollar market. It's easy to see why. Splashing fountains make hot days seem a bit cooler. Basins of water reflect the blue sky, puffy clouds, and colorful fall leaves. Naturalistic ponds and waterfalls attract birds and butterflies to backyards. And tiny tabletop fountains offer soothing sounds that drown out neighborhood noise.
Water Garden Idea Book brings these ideas to life, providing more than 300 photos of all types of water features--with tips for design and placement so that they become striking focal points or soothing and subtle additions for any setting. From ponds and streams to pools and water stairs, fountains, containers, and bubbling urns, Water Garden Idea Book has it all. Special emphasis is given to siting all types of water features and how to install a water feature yourself. Extensive resource list is included.
Book News Annotation:
A writer/photographer specializing in garden design and landscape architecture inspires gardeners also mesmerized by water to join the popular trend of incorporating water features in their garden. With practical tips and color photographs, White offers innovative ideas ranging from basic fountains to elaborate water walls, and on the plants and wildlife to populate them. Resources listed include water gardening suppliers, specialty nurseries, landscape designers specializing in water features, and organizations. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
Lee Anne White is the author of "Outdoor Living Idea Book, Backyard Idea Book, "and "Pool Idea Book," She is also a photographer specializing in landscape architecture and garden design. She has served as a contributing editor for "Fine Gardening" and Atlanta Magazine's "HOME," and is the recipient of several awards from the Garden Writers Association.
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