Cover image for Garden decoration from junk
Title:
Garden decoration from junk
Author:
Mackenzie, Leeann.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
London : Collins & Brown, 2000.
Physical Description:
127 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.

"Transform household junk into fabulous garden features"--Cover.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781855857612
Format :
Book

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Central Library SB473.5 .M33 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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"Clearly written instructions for various projects featuring useful garden objects from castoffs-- wind chimes from cutlery, fountains from old buckets....The finished projects are shown in color photographs."-- Library Journal. "A more creative approach to junk transformation would be almost impossible to conjure...does a magnificent job."-- Booklist.


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Booklist Review

A more creative approach to junk transformation would be almost impossible to conjure. In fact, even the new objets d'art--boots cum planters, car-mirror chimes, and hoe-and-rake rejuvenations--take a well-disciplined, aesthetic gardener to appreciate and accept. In her first book, magazine stylist Mackenzie does a magnificent job in, first, convincing the reluctant exterior decorator to consider trash as potential treasure and, second, in educating all about perceiving beauty in the oddest of places. Every one of the 30-odd ideas contains elegant color photographs, along with visual and verbal "assembling" instructions. Neither is the practical ignored; the author reviews surface treatments for wood and metal and recommends a tool kit plus specific plants for specific places. How does your recycled garden grow? --Barbara Jacobs


Library Journal Review

These books will help with decorating what has become another room of the home, the garden. Mackenzie gives clearly written instructions for various projects featuring useful garden objects from castoffsDwind chimes from cutlery, fountains from old bucketsDas well as recommendations for plants suited to her container items. The finished projects are shown in color photographs. For those who wish to purchase garden decorative accessories, Hessenberg shows the work of ceramic artists from around the world who design planters, bird baths, benches, fountains, and sculptures for garden use. Each artist's techniques and the materials used are described and color photographs of their work provided. Mackenzie's book is suited for public libraries, while Hessenberg's will be especially useful in professional and large collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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