Synopses & Reviews
No one can deny the power and attraction of water features. And it's never been easier for gardeners to add the sparkle and serenity of water to their own landscapes. Garden centers and flower shows throughout North America provide both the tools and the inspiration; this book will give readers the know-how.
Projects range from simple to more advanced. Readers can choose among a classic wall-mounted fountain spout, a traditional or contemporary cascade and garden pond, an authentic Japanese-style bamboo water pump, witty water sculptures, and more. With 16 projects in all, this book has something to offer all tastes, budgets, and abilities.
Each project is accompanied by clear, step-by-step photographs and easy-to-follow instructions, plus helpful tips and techniques. Also included is a list of tools and materials. Whether readers imagine a container bog garden, a romantic millstone fountain, or a cascade, this book will help them make it a reality.
"This all-in-one book from Gill and Alan Bridgewater offers readers plans for 16 different water projects, including fountains and koi pools." - Tulsa World
It's never been easier for gardeners to add the spark and serenity of water to their own landscapes. Garden centers and flower shows provide both the tools and inspiration, and this book will give readers the know-how. Includes 16 projects, from simple to more advanced: a classic wall-mounted fountain spout, cascades, garden ponds, witty water sculptures, and more. Full-color photos & illustrations.
Bring life and movement into your yard and garden with the sparkle and cool serenity of water!
Ponds, pools, cascades, fountains, waterspouts, and even a container bog garden - whatever the size or style of your outdoor living space, Outdoor Water Features offers attractive plans and step-by-step instructions for introducing water into your yard. Much more than simply a book on water gardens, this is the book for do-it-yourselfers who want to make beautiful outdoor water projects.
* Sixteen unique projects for both novice and more experienced do-it-yourselfers
* Complete, easy-to-follow, illustrated instructions, including materials lists and cross-section drawings
* Comprehensive information on installing pumps and filters, fitting fountains, creating formal and informal ponds, and selecting plants for water features
About the Author
Together with her husband Alan, Gill Bridgewater has an international reputation as an author of do-it-yourself books on gardening, furniture making, woodcarving, and pottery. She has written more than 45 successful books and dozens of magazine articles. Together with his wife Gill, Alan Bridgewater has an international reputation as an author of do-it-yourself books on gardening, furniture making, woodcarving, and pottery. He has written more than 45 successful books and dozens of magazine articles.