Synopses & Reviews
Out is in! In recent years, there's been a boom in building and refurbishing outdoor rooms and spaces.
Landscaping Ideas That Work is the most comprehensive resource of inspired design ideas and practical solutions for creating landscaping and outdoor living spaces that are comfortable, attractive, and usable. With professional design advice as well as over 350 innovative ideas and photographs, this is the only sourcebook you'll ever need for smart design, buying, and installation decisions for your outdoor digs. Landscaping Ideas That Work covers front, back, and side yards and provides strategies for combining elements and creating spaces that work with any home; innovative ideas for transforming all aspects of the yard into inviting outdoor spaces; and designs for more sustainable landscapes and gardens.
Landscaping often involves the harmonious design of many disparate elements, which creates confusion and inertia for homeowners who are trying to decide not only what to do, but where to start. Landscaping Ideas that Work will cover front, back, and side yards and provide homeowners with design strategies for combining elements and creating spaces that work for them and their home; tips for working effectively with landscaping professionals; innovative ideas for transforming all aspects of their yard into inviting outdoor spaces; and strategies for designing more sustainable landscapes and gardens.
About the Author
Julie Moir Messervy is a noted landscape and garden designer, author, lecturer, and principal of Julie Moir Messervy Associates in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Messervy designed the Toronto Music Garden in collaboration with cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and gardens for the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, Missouri, and the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden, Columbus, Ohio. She is a columnist for "Fine Gardening "magazine and author of three previous books.
She received her BA from Wellesley College and attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's School of Architecture, where she received her Master of Architecture and Master in City Planning degrees. She trained with the eminent Japanese garden master Kinsaku Nakane in Kyoto, Japan.
Sarah Susanka has become one of the best known and most highly regarded architects in the United States, and is a leading advocate for the popularization of residential architecture. Her first book, "The Not So Big House," topped best-seller charts across the country
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Designing Your Landscape
Chapter 2: Spaces That Work
Chapter 3: Open Air Rooms
Chapter 4: Fences, Walls and Hedges
Chapter 5: Paths and Walkways
Chapter 6: Plantings
Chapter 7: Details in the Landscape