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Short Cuts to Beautiful Gardens
     

Short Cuts to Beautiful Gardens

by David Squire
 

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Gardening is often a labor of love...but you'll love it even more with less labor! With a few fast and easy techniques, existing gardens can flourish beyond recognition. Just follow these tips on what to keep and what to scrap, shortcuts to solving common problems, and innovative planting schemes that work just about anywhere. Transform a garden's entire structure

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Gardening is often a labor of love...but you'll love it even more with less labor! With a few fast and easy techniques, existing gardens can flourish beyond recognition. Just follow these tips on what to keep and what to scrap, shortcuts to solving common problems, and innovative planting schemes that work just about anywhere. Transform a garden's entire structure with readily built features, mechanize tasks, and introduce garden-friendly plants that suppress weeds. Quick-fix "garden therapy" focuses on renewing every important element: add year-round color rapidly, personalize the space with distinctive ornaments, find the potential in what's already there, and even tidy up unkempt lawns and other signs of neglect. You'll spend fewer hours working, but every one will really count!

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"Gorgeous book... dozens of excellent ideas. Will fit in well in any library."—Library Journal

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Squire, contributor to Home Gardener and Garden News magazines and author of more than 30 books on gardening, has filled this gorgeous book with dozens of excellent ideas to improve and beautify existing gardens. Written for the seasoned gardener with experience in larger garden projects, the book offers suggestions and inspiration for dealing with gardening problem areas and provides marvelous shopping lists of plant combinations based on color, shape, and size. The most detailed advice is found in the shaded insets that appear several times in each chapter, including tips on recycling old plants and buying a fountain or outdoor lighting. The brief index in the back of the book would have been more helpful if plant names had been included, and inexperienced gardeners will be intimidated by the author's brief treatment of large projects--such as building a retaining wall--but this book will fit in well in any library that already enjoys a collection of Squire's books or where there are many veteran gardeners looking for new ideas.--Jennifer Haven, Amesbury P.L., MA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844030347
Publisher:
Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.36(w) x 10.12(h) x 0.39(d)

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