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Gardening with stone : using stone features to add mystery, magic, and meaning to your garden
Whitner, Jan Kowalczewski, 1949-
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Macmillan, [1999]

Physical Description:
212 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
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SB475.5 .W448 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
SB475.5 .W448 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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"Stone is eloquent, and it speaks in many voices.
For gardeners stone is an infinitely suggestive material, rich with poetic, philosophical, and artistic meaning."-- Jan Kowalczewski Whitner

Author Notes

Linda Kowalczewski Whitner is an author and editor specializing in garden design, history, and preservation. She has written several books, including Stonescaping and Northwest Garden Style, which was published in conjunction with a PBS program of the same name, also written by Whitner. Another program written by the author, "Hypertufa Trough," was nominated for an Emmy award. Whitner gardens in Seattle, Washington.
Linda Quartman Younker is a freelance photographer whose work has appeared in numerous gardening and children's books, including Northwest Garden Style, Growing Herbs, What Is a Cat, and Where Do Horses Live, among others. She has contributed to magazines and newspapers such as Parade, House Beautiful, the Seattle Times, and Sunset. Younker's work has been exhibited in Washington State and Italy. She lives with her family on Bainbridge Island, Washington.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xi
Garden Styles
Asian Gardens: The Bones of the Gardenp. 3
Formal Gardens: Stone Geometryp. 21
Natural Gardens: Stone and the Romantic Realistsp. 37
Water-Wise Gardens: Chiaroscuro in a Dry Landscapep. 49
Cottage Gardens and Country Estates: Cozy Charm, Rural Elegancep. 59
Water Gardens: Reflections, Ripples, and Rapidsp. 73
Patterned Gardens: Pebbles, Gravels, and Mosaicsp. 85
Fissuresp. 101
Screesp. 103
Ledgesp. 105
Outcropsp. 107
Meadowsp. 109
Woodlandsp. 111
Gravelp. 113
Beachesp. 115
Wetlandsp. 117
Troughsp. 119
Desertsp. 121
Pavingp. 123
Stone Art
Powerful Stonesp. 127
Useful Stonesp. 141
Eye-Catching Stonesp. 149
Vizcaya: The Atmospherics of Stonep. 165
Coral Castle: A Landscape in Magnetic Balancep. 173
Tor House: Born of the Rock and the Airp. 179
Innisfree: Shape-Sensing the Stonesp. 185
Walker Rock Garden: Agates and Arabesquesp. 193
Ohme Gardens: The "Terrible Beauty" of Stonep. 199
Appendicesp. 204
1 Public Gardens with Notable Stone Features
2 Asian Gardens
3 Display Gardens, Sites, Parks, and Grounds
Glossaryp. 206
Selected Readingsp. 208
Indexp. 209