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Short cuts to beautiful gardens
Squire, David.
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Publication Information:
London : Ward Lock, 1999.
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
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Covering the main elements of gardening, this guide provides practical information to improve the look and condition of gardens, from quick planting ideas to time-saving maintenance tips. There are garden designs, planting plans and projects to help transform a garden.

Author Notes

David Squire is a horticultural author and journalist

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Library Journal Review

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 projectsDsuch as building a retaining wallDbut 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.DJennifer Haven, Amesbury P.L., MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 7
Chapter 1 Making a Startp. 12
Chapter 2 Colour in the Gardenp. 22
Chapter 3 Livening Up Your Gardenp. 38
Chapter 4 Container Gardeningp. 58
Chapter 5 Decorative Garden Featuresp. 72
Chapter 6 Painting with Plantsp. 92
Chapter 7 Quick-fix Ideas to Brighten Gardensp. 114
Indexp. 126
Acknowledgementsp. 128

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