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Encyclopedia of Garden Design and Structure: Ideas and Inspiration for Your Garden

by Derek Fell
     
 

A ready reference of stimulating garden features from all over the world.

Renowned garden designer Derek Fell has compiled more than 800 photographs to create a personal scrapbook of his favorite design features from around the world. Together with his insightful commentary, they provide a wealth of ideas and inspiration for the home gardener.

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Overview

A ready reference of stimulating garden features from all over the world.

Renowned garden designer Derek Fell has compiled more than 800 photographs to create a personal scrapbook of his favorite design features from around the world. Together with his insightful commentary, they provide a wealth of ideas and inspiration for the home gardener.

The book features:

  • A-Z listing of more than 100 design categories, from balconies and paths to abstract concepts like silhouettes, framing, and whimsy
  • More than 800 fully captioned, full-color photographs of award-winning gardens
  • Hundreds of practical suggestions for garden planning, planting, and design, and achieving year-round interest.

Valuable tips on plant cultivation mingle with garden history and elegant description as Fell guides readers through famed gardens such as Monet's Clos Normand, Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C., and Rome's Villa d'Este, plus private gardens like his own Cedaridge Farm.

Editorial Reviews

BellaOnline - Connie Krochmal
The definitive guide to garden design with design tips and inspiring gardens from all over the world.
Science News
800 color photos... Insightful commentary on selecting the best design elements, planting, and maintaining year-round interest.
London Free Press - Ken Smith
Not only an interesting read, but one of those books that can be included in a coffee table collection.
Harrisburg Patriot-News - George Weigel
Enough garden-design ideas to keep your head spinning from here to eternity... [Fell's] aim is to inspire readers to create their own landscape masterpiece.
Canadian Gardening - Lorraine Flanigan
An essential reference guide that's true to its title.
Style at Home - Frank Ferragine
Even if you've designed several gardens over the years, you still need to brush up on technique and some basic principles of landscape and garden design.... This book is also good for beginners, who might be too intimidated to design their own garden.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Marianne Binetti
Once you dip into this beautiful book with its lavish photos, you'll realize that spectacular gardens are rarely the result of chance... If you want a taste of everything in landscape design, this encyclopedia does it.
American Reference Books Annual - Rachael Green
A lovely volume to look at... illustrates the possibilities of applying the designs of award-winning gardens to readers' own backyards. One book that truly lives up to its title, it belongs in any academic, public, or horticultural library.
Backyard Solutions
Insightful commentary [and] a wealth of ideas and inspiration for the home gardener.... A source guide to almost every kind of garden imaginable.... The book is, in short, a ready reference of stimulating garden features from all over the world.
Globe and Mail - Marjorie Harris
A really good book for the neophyte who wants to know what all those confusing terms are... most of the photographs are just perfect... incredibly useful.
Washington Post - Joel M. Lerner
The landscape design ideas that you have been looking for... excellent examples in every category that are guaranteed to stimulate and inspire you.
House and Home Media - Jennifer David
A comprehensive tutorial on how to create more than 100 garden features... concise, alphabetized lessons.
Canadian Living - Jo Calvert
An inspiring tour... entries range from alleys and boardwalks through vistas and weather vanes.
Christian Science Monitor - Judy Lowe
800 gorgeous photos as well as brief descriptions, ideas to expand your thinking about outdoor living... By the time you reach the end, the only question will be: Which part of the landscape to tackle first?
Gardening Life
A fun, pretty look at garden design... Get it because: More broad than deep, why you get here are solid-but-general descriptions.
Style at Home - Jenn Houlihan
The great gardens here, both grand and not so, will have you rushing to revamp your green space.
Toronto Sun - Vena Eaton
Wonderfully illustrated and beautifully illustrated... Fell says gardeners are like artists and the garden is their canvas. His latest work is a testament to those ideals.
Beach Metro Community News - Mary Fran McQuade
[4/5 starred review] If you've read any garden book or bought a garden calendar, chances are you've seen Fell's brilliant photography. He writes here, too, but the words are just enhancements to the real content ... in this visual encyclopedia.
Vancouver Sun - Steve Whysall
An inspiring guide.
HGTV.com
Offers ideas and inspiration for incorporating various design elements in the landscape. ... Fell's great photographs are the highlight of the book.
Globe and Mail - Carolyn Leitch
The author believes that people create gardens today for a reason... readers will find plenty of stimulation in this collection for creating their own little patch of paradise.
Winnipeg Free Press - Linda Stilkowki
Explores celebrated public and private gardens featuring opulent architecture graced by ambitious plantings, but each example also illustrate the possibilities for even the most humble of prairie gardeners to apply to their own backyards.
I Can Garden.com
Renowned garden designer Derek Fell has compiled more than 1,000 photographs to create a personal scrapbook of his favorite design features from around the world. Together with his insightful commentary, they provide a wealth of ideas and inspiration for the home gardener.... Hundreds of practical suggestions for garden planning, planting, and design, and achieving year-round interest...valuable tips on plant cultivation mingle with garden history and elegant description as Fell guides readers through famed gardens such as Monet's Clos Normand, Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C., and Rome's Villa d'Este, plus private gardens like his own Cedaridge Farm.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554071296
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
03/04/2006
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.75(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.87(d)

Meet the Author

Derek Fell is a garden designer, photographer and author of more than 100 gardening books and calendars. His articles are published worldwide and he has a photo-library of more than 150,000 garden images. Fell lives in Pennsylvania at historic Cedaridge Farm, which itself has won several awards for design excellence.

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