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Breathe new life into your garden
Maybe your garden isn't what it once was. Or maybe it's stunning during the full bloom of summer, but falls apart the rest of the year. Maybe it's crowded, sparse, boring, disjointed...or it just doesn't resonate with you, and you have no idea why or what to do about it.
Don't retreat indoors In this friendly guide, acclaimed landscape designer and best-selling author Rebecca Sweet offers simple strategies for transforming established plots and empty spaces into the garden of your dreams--a place that soothes your soul and revives your spirits year-round.
Start by identifying problems with your current plantings (such as clashing colors, lack of flow and -one-of-each-itis-), then learn how to inject new life using artful combinations of color, texture and form. At the back of the book, you'll find a thoughtfully curated selection of 78 plants perfect for creating key elements of harmony in your garden.
You don't need to be a professional landscaper to put these concepts into play. With this book as your guide, turning blah spaces into breathtaking places becomes fun, easy and perennially rewarding
Overflowing with creative examples of how to...
- Wake up boring beds.
- Make a cramped garden feel bigger, or bring a sense of intimacy to an expansive area.
- Downplay eyesores.
- Create moods ranging from serene to stimulating.
- Add four-seasons interest.
- Decide which plants to keep, and which to pull.
- Thoughtfully integrate hardscaping, structures and accessories.
Transform an ordinary garden into one that's memorable and meaningful