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Landscaping with Nature: Using Nature's Designs to Plan Your Yard

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A garden transformation workbook, this text teaches readers a new way to garden--by working with nature to design a landscape. Detailed instructions for using nature's patterns or color schemes in a garden design, gardening for wildlife, landscaping with stones and/or water, and using native plants are combined with basic instruction. 80 color photos. 75 illustrations.

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A garden transformation workbook, this text teaches readers a new way to garden--by working with nature to design a landscape. Detailed instructions for using nature's patterns or color schemes in a garden design, gardening for wildlife, landscaping with stones and/or water, and using native plants are combined with basic instruction. 80 color photos. 75 illustrations.

Authors Jeff and Marilyn Cox present a complete workbook for garden transformation with ways for readers to change their landscape from sterile and boring to lush and vividly alive. Includes detailed instructions on doing everything from making a natural path, garden pool or wildwood meadow to custom-coloring concrete and aging wood. 80 full-color photos; 75 illustrations.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The growing tendency to make use of natural elements--wood, water, stone, native plants--to consciously create a bit of wilderness in one's own backyard is addressed in this energetic volume. Packed with information on the larger considerations of natural garden design, such as shapes, colors, texture, proportion and scale, as well as with the more practical means of carrying these out--with paths, small rivers and ponds, ground covers and grasses--the book is a valuable resource, if only for its extensive lists of native plants, the project guides that pepper the book, and seemingly endless suggestions for garden plans. Here is everything from instructions for making a natural terrace to charts of native wildflowers by color and region; also included are suggestions for attracting wildlife to the garden. But the authors go overboard when they advocate designing stonework according to ``melodic arrangements'' suggested by songs, and urge squinting at a landscape (``It simplifies things''). (Jan.)
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``Natural'' landscaping has recently enjoyed a renaissance, becoming a major trend among English and American gardeners. In this informative and attractive book, the Coxes, authors of Flowers for All Seasons ( LJ 2/1/88) and The Perennial Garden ( LJ 9/15/85) present their ideas for creating ornamental gardens inspired by natural landscapes. In addition to describing the basic principles of garden design, they offer plans and suggestions for using natural and manufactured elements in specific situations, showing, for example, how to plant miniature woods. As the authors consider regional variations in climate, soils, etc., this useful book is recommended for gardening collections, which should also have Ken Druse's The Natural Garden (Crown, 1989).-- Richard Shot well, Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield, Mass.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780875967424
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/28/1996
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 7.51 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.83 (d)

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