Making Arbors & Trellises: 22 Practical & Decorative Projects for Your Garden

Making Arbors & Trellises: 22 Practical & Decorative Projects for Your Garden

by Marcianne Miller, Olivier Rollin
     
 

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Whether for a tiny city garden or for a rolling estate with outdoor "rooms," vertical landscaping is one of today's most popular trends. Just imagine walking up stone steps that are bordered by lush greenery and topped by a pretty, decorative white arbor "canopy." If you have even the simplest equipment and love gardening, you can easily make every one of these

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Whether for a tiny city garden or for a rolling estate with outdoor "rooms," vertical landscaping is one of today's most popular trends. Just imagine walking up stone steps that are bordered by lush greenery and topped by a pretty, decorative white arbor "canopy." If you have even the simplest equipment and love gardening, you can easily make every one of these beautifully photographed arbors and trellises—all overseen by an award-winning designer. Cultivate the art of good conversation in a sheltered arbor with stay-a-while sides and face-to-face benches for an intimate chat. Lightning strikes in a bamboo trellis that zigzags like a bolt from heaven. Have a casual garden? Then set up a rustic trellis, constructed from vines and twigs, with vegetables or flowers or both.

A basics section explains the details of elementary tasks, and many wonderful photos feature the flowers, foliage, and shrubbery that flourish in these special structures. 8 1/2 X 10. all in color



Expand your growing space, make your garden more attractive and interesting, and show off your favorite flowers and vegetables in new ways by building beautiful and practical arbors and trellises. Using either standard-dimension lumber or rustic materials, such as logs, branches, and bamboo, you'll be able to make everything from an Arts and Crafts Arbor to a Handy Folding Screen Trellis. These attractive structures introduce variety to your garden, making room for spectacular flowering vines to thrive along with ground covers and hedges.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Miller and Rollin have collaborated to create a collection of 25 beautiful and functional structures that will surely appeal to gardeners and outdoor designers. There is something here for every garden the designs range from a rustic trellis to a formal arbor. Easy to follow and supplemented by excellent photos and drawings, the instructions are within the skill level of most woodworkers. Other designs include a pyramid-shaped trellis, an art deco-inspired trellis, and bamboo structures. Installation instructions and plant selection tips round out this well-written title, which is sure to appeal to both woodworkers and gardeners. Recommended for all public libraries. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579904364
Publisher:
Lark Books NC
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.48(w) x 9.94(h) x 0.40(d)

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