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Master Book of the Water Garden: The Ultimate Guide to the Design and Maintenance of the Water Garden
     

Master Book of the Water Garden: The Ultimate Guide to the Design and Maintenance of the Water Garden

by Phillip Swindells
 

Water has featured prominently in garden designs for thousands of years. Its appeal to the senses — its visually compelling light and movement and soothing splashing and bubbling sounds — still attracts the imagination of gardeners worldwide.

With a wealth of practical ideas and tips on water gardening, this indispensable book helps minimize the

Overview

Water has featured prominently in garden designs for thousands of years. Its appeal to the senses — its visually compelling light and movement and soothing splashing and bubbling sounds — still attracts the imagination of gardeners worldwide.

With a wealth of practical ideas and tips on water gardening, this indispensable book helps minimize the problems faced in building and maintaining a water garden, and maximizes the pleasure a well-designed water garden can give. Including design options — for every aesthetic, space, and budget — this guide is not only practical but inspirational.
— "The Master Book of the Water Garden" is the most comprehensive book on the subject aimed at both the experienced as well as the amateur gardener. This is the perfect book for anyone planning to add or renovate a space in the garden.
— Heavily illustrated with over 450 full-color photographs and easy-to-follow sketches.
— Includes detailed step-by-step instructions for creating any water garden design — whether grand-scale estate gardens or a modest back porch venture.
— Accessible to all levels of gardeners, these design ideas appeal to both the amateur and professional landscaper.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780821227961
Publisher:
Bulfinch
Publication date:
04/30/2002
Edition description:
1ST NORTH
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
(w) x (h) x 0.87(d)

Meet the Author

Philip Swindells has over thirty years of practical professional horticultural experience and now works as a consultant specializing in the conservation, restoration, and management of historic gardens, particularly water gardens. He has written more than two dozen books and contributes regular columns to gardening publications. In 1986 Swindells was awarded the Quill and Trowel international communications award by the Garden Writers' Association of America.

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