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A garden design and landscaping book for planning or renovating gardens in the Pacific Northwest, including aesthetics, installation techniques, maintenance considerations, organic options.
This design workbook will help both novice and seasoned gardeners in the Pacific Northwest -- before they even begin -- plan or renovate their landscape. It provides gardeners of average means with useful information and valuable tips on how to plan landscapes properly, including: Assessing the garden site How to use the landscape to best advantage Creating a realistic design that reflects personal taste.
A Place in the Rain illustrates and explains design aesthetics, installation techniques, long-term maintenance considerations and organic options.
Topics include: Bulletproof plants for the 'Gardening Impaired' Trees in the urban landscape Designing with spring bulbs and bedding Designing with winter garden plants Irrigation made simple and installing a healthy lawn Using structures and lighting Container gardening and gardening in large spaces Water gardening and gardening with native plants Pesticide-free gardening and edible landscaping.
A Place in the Rain is a unique window on Pacific Northwest garden design and showcases the talented horticulturists of the region.