The Water Gardener: A Complete Guide to Designing, Constructing & Planting Water Features

The Water Gardener: A Complete Guide to Designing, Constructing & Planting Water Features

by Anthony Archer-Wills, Sharon Bradley-Papp
     
 

The Water Gardener is the most detailed and comprehensive guide yet published on every aspect of designing, constructing, and planting water gardens.

An essential manual for all amateur and professional water gardeners, it presents a wealth of ideas supported by clear, practical instructions and explanatory diagrams. The Water Gardener includes:

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    Overview

    The Water Gardener is the most detailed and comprehensive guide yet published on every aspect of designing, constructing, and planting water gardens.

    An essential manual for all amateur and professional water gardeners, it presents a wealth of ideas supported by clear, practical instructions and explanatory diagrams. The Water Gardener includes:

    • Design ideas for a wide range of beautiful water features from simple wall fountains to informal and formal pools, bog gardens, streams, waterfalls, and swimming pools...
    • Detailed instructions for their installation, including choosing appropriate materials and construction methods, preparing the site, incorporating electrical and mechanical elements...
    • An illustrated catalog of more than 450 plants - oxygenators, floating, emergent, and marginal plants, marsh, bog and moisture-loving plants, waterside trees and shrubs...
    • Planting techniques for both still-water and running-water environments...
    • Maintenance procedures to ensure clear water and healthy pond life...
    • Ideas for incorporating bridges, decking, docks, and sunbathing areas.

    Lavishly illustrated, with many specially commissioned photographs, The Water Gardener also includes 80 explanatory diagrams, many incorporating full color.

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    Editorial Reviews

    Booknews
    Brit examples are described, diagrammed, photographed--in excellent color. The author is a very active designer and water nurseryman in West Sussex. Includes an extensive list of waterside plants. The book provides suitable advice for a temperate climate. The US edition cites North American societies and associations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780812063325
    Publisher:
    Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
    Publication date:
    06/01/1993
    Edition description:
    1st U.S. ed
    Pages:
    192
    Product dimensions:
    10.73(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.05(d)

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