Synopses & Reviews
Small yards often pose large problems for home gardeners. Adding too many plants and other elements leads to a crowded, chaotic look, but it is also easy to plan for too few plants, which can make even a small space seem sparse and under planted. 10 Garden Solutions for Small Spaces provides detailed designs for common garden situations. Each design features both "hardscaping" and landscaping ideas, including detailed plans that show the number and types of plants for each design. Plant recommendations cover all hardiness zones. Some designs address problems with the site, such as a small front yard or a sloping yard; others deal with requirements imposed by the gardener, such as garden that requires a minimal amount of maintenance or one that will be enjoyed mainly at night. In addition to the designs themselves, a building techniques section helps turn the plans into reality.
Perfect for city dwellers, condo and townhouse owners Includes 10 custom designs for small gardens, each addressing a specific gardening problem. Detailed planting schemes that make the most of gardening spaces; hardscaping solutions to hide ugly views, deal with sloping lots, create outdoor living areas; plant recommendations for all regions of the country; planting and building techniques to help make the designs a reality.
10 Garden Solutions for Small Spaces offers attractive but practical gardening ideas that solve a variety of landscape problems. Designs include both planting schemes and hardscaping.
Landscaping Solutions for Small Spaces - Turn your small garden or yard into a showplace by adapting these custom landscape designs. - Change your garden into a multifunctional landscaped space by using plants and structures to create separate areas for relaxing and entertaining. - Create interest in your landscape with distinctive planters, glamorous lighting, and soothing water features.
About the Author
Ann-Marie Powell is an award-winning garden designer, presenter and writer focusing on innovative soft and hard landscaping in gardens. In addition to running her own garden design business, she has contributed to numerous newspapers and magazines and written two books, Hard Landscaping for the Garden (David & Charles PLC, 2003) and Urban Gardens (Cassell, 2005). Her garden for the world-famous 2010 Chelsea Flower Show won a gold medal.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. Urban Garden 2. Edible Garden 3. Romantic Front Garden 4. English Country Garden 5. Sun Drenched Garden 6. Low-Maintenance Garden 7. Rustic, Family Garden 8. Night Garden 9.Garden for a Sloping Site 10. Minimalist Garden 11. Gardening Techniques