Synopses & Reviews
Gaining Ground sparks your imagination and helps you enhance your own little piece of paradise
"From minor alterations such as building a lattice enclosure for an electric meter to installing a monumental sculpture, Gilmer covers the bases for landscaping a home."
"Filled with photos, line drawings, and lists of plant recommendations, these two hundred packed pages evidence Gilmer's talent for gracefully jamming a great deal into a small space."
In Gaining Ground, Maureen Gilmer beckons you inside the realm of things small but delightful. This unique guide, featuring the award-winning landscapes of virtuoso designer Michael Glassman, will help you create beautiful and spacious outdoor living areas even in the tiniest of gardens.
Dynamic, fresh, and instantly inviting, Gaining Ground identifies six major challenges of small gardens and explores options to overcome them through creative use of plants and materials. Here you will discover how to:
- Reclaim forgotten front yard spaces
- Maximize narrow side yards
- Turn a postage-stamp backyard into an oasis of water and color
With page after page of breathtaking color photographs and blueprint drawings of spectacular gardens, Gaining Ground will send your imagination spinning and inspire you to create the garden of your dreams.
Gardening guru Maureen Gilmer offers design ideas that translate well into any garden for every budget--even a postage-stamp backyard or terrace can become an urban oasis of water and color. Amazing before-and-after shots prove that garden fantasies can--and have--become reality.
About the Author
has written numerous books for gardeners and has appeared on the Discovery Channel and HGTV, among others, as well as prominent radio shows. She cohosts the PBS series "Backyard Living" with Michael Glassman.
Michael Glassman is an award-winning landscape designer.
Mick Hales is one of America's foremost garden photographers, whose work is featured in numerous books and magazines.