Synopses & Reviews
Gardeners wanted; no experience necessary! Chronicle Books is pleased to introduce an exciting and unique new how-to series, Garden Design books. Beginning with Water Gardens and Paths and Walkways, Garden Design books present beautiful photographs of enchanting garden elements and then offer complete step-by-step directions for building the projects pictured. Featuring ideas from award-winning gardens created by renowned landscape architects, the elements include classic garden structures as well as whimsical contemporary designs. Easy-to-follow directions explain exactly what to do and how to do it, what it will cost, and how long it will take. With projects suited to both small and large spaces, the Garden Design series is more than a new collection of lovely picture books -- it is a valuable tool that enables readers to actually create their own outdoor havens. Paths and Walkways covers brick, gravel, stone, grass, wood, and concrete, and features easy "recipes" for such projects as a beach trail with poppies of Rhodes, a stepping stone bridge across a meadow, fieldstones with irises, and Mediterranean crazy paving, not to mention a complete plan for the Path of Righteousness.
What better season to talk about creating garden paths than summer! This idea-packed volume teaches readers how to design paths to create intriguing garden spaces. This book contains complete recipes for paths lines with brick, gravel, stone, grass, wood and concrete. Step-by-step instructions estimated cost and location tips make each project attainable. Whether you'd like to design a simple path or a twisting and turning walkway, this practical guide will get you going in the right direction. Log Home Illustrated
Introducing Chronicle's new Garden Design Series--filled with cutting-edge designs from award-winning gardens, step-by-step instructions, tips and techniques--PATHS AND WALKWAYS covers brick, gravel, stone, grass, wood, and concrete, and features easy "recipes" for many special projects, such as a beach trail, a stepping-stone bridge, Mediterranean paving, and more. 100 full-color photos.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 115) and index.
About the Author
Hazel White is a horticultural journalist and editor. She was the managing editor of the fortieth anniversary edition of Sunset's Western Garden Book.
Matthew Plut has had his photographs published in Sunset magazine. He lives in San Francisco.