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Water Features for Small Gardens: From Concept to Construct
     

Water Features for Small Gardens: From Concept to Construct

by Keith Davitt
 

Celebrated designer Keith Davitt brings the delights of the water garden within reach of everyone in Water Features for Small Gardens. With a clear eye to design, construction, materials, and maintenance, Davitt offers alternatives for every style of garden and every budget. Detailed case studies depict actual gardens progressing from the planning stage to

Overview

Celebrated designer Keith Davitt brings the delights of the water garden within reach of everyone in Water Features for Small Gardens. With a clear eye to design, construction, materials, and maintenance, Davitt offers alternatives for every style of garden and every budget. Detailed case studies depict actual gardens progressing from the planning stage to planting, and the author shows step by step how such features are created using only modest building skills. Types of water gardens discussed include: natural, formal, and informal pools; raised and in-ground formal fountains; wall fountains; streams and waterfalls; and bog and tub gardens. Heavily illustrated and packed with practical information, Water Features for Small Gardens is a must for any gardener seeking to bring his or her garden to the next level.

Editorial Reviews

Pacific Horticulture
"This is a book for those looking for inspiration."

—Virginia Hayes, Pacific Horticulture, Fall 2004

Country Almanac
"With a clear eye to design, construction, materials, and maintenance, Davitt offers creative alternatives for every style of garden and every budget."
Country Almanac, 2006
From the Publisher
"With a clear eye to design, construction, materials, and maintenance, Davitt offers creative alternatives for every style of garden and every budget."
Country Almanac, 2006
The Christian Science Monitor
Keith Davitt perfectly balances the art of designing a water garden with the practical aspects of how to achieve what he has shown is possible. —Judy Lowe, December 3, 2003
Water Gardening Magazine
Small gardens are challenging to design: one flaw can ruin the entire plan. Keith Davitt shows how to overcome that challenge when adding a water feature to a small garden.—Nov/Dec 2003
Library Journal
Davitt follows up his Small Spaces: Beautiful Gardens with this new volume on incorporating water features into small backyards and city gardens, devoting chapters to natural pools, formal pools and fountains, wall fountains, streams, bog gardens, tub plantings, and natural waterfalls. Each section provides several before-and-after case studies from his own landscaping projects, many of them in New York City. Compared with the many other recent titles on water gardening, Davitt's excels particularly at showing how formal pools and fountains can transform cramped urban spaces such as courtyards and tiny backyards. However, much of the book reads more like a showcase album for his landscaping business (down to catty remarks about the ugliness of the "before" gardens) than a manual for general readership. Recommended for larger landscaping collections.-Beth Clewis Crim, Prince William P.L., VA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881925968
Publisher:
Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/15/2003
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
7.92(w) x 9.54(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Keith Davitt is well known as a garden designer and writer. His articles have appeared in Period Homes, Traditional Building, Fine Gardening, American Gardener, and many other magazines. He has designed and installed dozens of gardens in the New York City area, many of which are treated in this book. He is also the author of Small Spaces: Beautiful Gardens (Rockport) and Beyond the Lawn (Rockport). He lives in Cambridge, New York.

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