Paths and Walkways

Paths and Walkways

by Daria Price Bowman
     
 

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Exquisitely elaborate or simply functional, paths enhance the beauty of any garden, adding mystery and surprise with curves and turns, defining spaces, or calling attention to special plantings or ornaments. In a grand garden, a wide perfectly manicured grass path between lushly panted herbaceous borders recalls the manor house gardens of centuries ago. Simple

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Exquisitely elaborate or simply functional, paths enhance the beauty of any garden, adding mystery and surprise with curves and turns, defining spaces, or calling attention to special plantings or ornaments. In a grand garden, a wide perfectly manicured grass path between lushly panted herbaceous borders recalls the manor house gardens of centuries ago. Simple stepping stones mark the way through a tumble of flowers in a cottage garden, while in a woodland garden, an unobtrusive trail among naturalized daffodils and bluebells becomes more distinct with a thick layer of pine bark mulch.

Paths and Walkways offers hundreds of ideas for unusual path materials and designs, planting for walkway borders, and accent for the beginning and end of a path.

  • Learn how to create strong lines in the garden with a well-designed path, extending visual interest through the winter.
  • Understand the different characters of various paths, from the wide straight paths to formal gardens to the rambling walks of country gardens to the understated cobbles of Japanese gardens.
  • Discover the wide range of materials appropriate for garden paths-including brick, pea gravel, woodchips, cut stone, irregular slate slabs, ceramic tile accents, and much more.
  • Mark ideas for beginning and ending your path with style, whether with a gate, arbor, gazebo, bench, or another elegant accent.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760741184
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
03/15/2003
Edition description:
Barnes & Noble Edition
Pages:
72

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