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Garden Ornament (Smith & Hawken)

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Using the Power of Ornament to Perfect Nature's Beauty

Whether it is fine art, folk art, or our own whimsical creation, the right ornament in the right spot can transform a garden, sharpening its focus, adding structure and permanence, and layering in references to other times and places.

Here, from LINDA JOAN SMITH, is all a gardener needs to know to put the magical finishing touches on that place we call our garden.

Decorative and Working Ornament

From antique sundials and marble statuary to birdhouses, bee skeps, and scarecrows. Reproductions and the real thing. Outdoor materials and how to care for them, including materials that weather all season.

Exterior Design

Creating a sense of time and place-French accents, romantic England, a Renaissance air. Plus the fundamentals of creating movement and direction, drawing the eye, altering perceived space.

Making the Garden Yours

Creating your own ornaments. The artistic, the quirky, the personal. Mementos and memorials. Tweaking tradition.

Synopsis:

Generously illustrated throughout in full-color photographs, "Garden Ornament" covers everything a gardener needs to know to add finishing touches to the hard-earned work of digging and planting. Here are decorative ornaments — statues, antique sundials — and working ornaments — flowerpots, bee skeps, scarecrows.

Synopsis:

An armillary sphere, patina'd with age. A rustic thatch-roofed birdhouse. A softened and pale marble figure, or a colorful Victorian-era gazing globe, reflecting the garden like a funhouse mirror. Even amid the naturally decorative bounty of flowers and shrubs, it is ornament that seasons the garden with mystery, or makes us laugh, or sets us to contemplation. Generously illustrated throughout with full-color photographs, GARDEN ORNAMENT is a source of both inspiration and practical ideas. It explains how to select the right ornament, how to integrate ornament into each setting, and how to use ornament and its many subtle qualities to instill a sense of depth and resonance in the garden.

Synopsis:

Amid the naturally decorative bounty of flowers and shrubs, the right ornament in the right place can transform a garden. Generously illustrated throughout in full-color photographs, Garden Ornament is a sourcebook of inspiration and practical ideas. Garden Ornament covers everything a gardener needs to know to add magical finishing touches to the hard-earned work of digging and planting. Here are decorative ornaments (status, obelisks, sundials), and working ornaments (flowerpots, bee skeps, scarecrows). Detailed information on materials and their care, from classic cast stone to contemporary cast resin. Design menus for cultural effect and information on lighting a garden, on seasonal ornamentation and on exploring the irreverent.

About the Author

Linda Joan Smith, a contributing editor for Home Garden and Country Garden magazines, is the author of numerous articles on American gardens and gardeners. She has gardened from Arizona to Massachusetts, and Iowa to Pacific Grove, Calfornia.

Table of Contents

Chapter One--The Power of Ornament

Defining Garden Ornament

Ornament's Power to Transform

Chapter Two--Borrowed from the Past

In the Beginning

Art Versus Nature

A Garden Revolution

Back to Basics

Bringing it Home

Grand Impersonators

Chapter Three--A Sense of Place

The Lay of the Land

Country of Origin

Traversing the Gardener's Mind

Chapter Four--Eye Catchers and Space Makers

Creating Movement and Direction

Drawing the Eye

A Sense of Space

Chapter Five--Working Ornament

Welcome Wildlife

Lightening the Load

Chapter Six--Out of Season

Choosing Seasonal Ornament

Autumn

Winter

Spring

In the Night Garden

Chapter Seven--Laying Claim: Making the Garden Yours

Keepers of Memory

Wit and Artistry

Chapter Eight--The Things We Love

Source Guide

Product Details

ISBN:
9780761112020
Author:
Smith, Linda Joan
Author:
Smith & Hawken
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Garden Design
Subject:
Garden ornaments and furniture
Subject:
Architecture-Landscape
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Smith & Hawken
Publication Date:
19980401
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
135
Dimensions:
10.34 x 8 x .63 in 1.12 lb

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Product details 135 pages Workman Publishing - English 9780761112020 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Generously illustrated throughout in full-color photographs, "Garden Ornament" covers everything a gardener needs to know to add finishing touches to the hard-earned work of digging and planting. Here are decorative ornaments — statues, antique sundials — and working ornaments — flowerpots, bee skeps, scarecrows.
"Synopsis" by , An armillary sphere, patina'd with age. A rustic thatch-roofed birdhouse. A softened and pale marble figure, or a colorful Victorian-era gazing globe, reflecting the garden like a funhouse mirror. Even amid the naturally decorative bounty of flowers and shrubs, it is ornament that seasons the garden with mystery, or makes us laugh, or sets us to contemplation. Generously illustrated throughout with full-color photographs, GARDEN ORNAMENT is a source of both inspiration and practical ideas. It explains how to select the right ornament, how to integrate ornament into each setting, and how to use ornament and its many subtle qualities to instill a sense of depth and resonance in the garden.
"Synopsis" by ,
Amid the naturally decorative bounty of flowers and shrubs, the right ornament in the right place can transform a garden. Generously illustrated throughout in full-color photographs, Garden Ornament is a sourcebook of inspiration and practical ideas. Garden Ornament covers everything a gardener needs to know to add magical finishing touches to the hard-earned work of digging and planting. Here are decorative ornaments (status, obelisks, sundials), and working ornaments (flowerpots, bee skeps, scarecrows). Detailed information on materials and their care, from classic cast stone to contemporary cast resin. Design menus for cultural effect and information on lighting a garden, on seasonal ornamentation and on exploring the irreverent.
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