Cover image for Dreamscaping : 25 easy designs for home gardens
Title:
Dreamscaping : 25 easy designs for home gardens
Author:
Clausen, Ruth Rogers, 1938-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Hearst Books, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
127 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm
General Note:
At head of title: Country living gardener.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9781588160676
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Central Library SB473 .C676 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
Searching...
Newstead Library SB473 .C676 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Clarence Library SB473 .C676 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Clearfield Library SB473 .C676 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Collins Library SB473 .C676 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Crane Branch Library SB473 .C676 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Eggertsville-Snyder Library SB473 .C676 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Elma Library SB473 .C676 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Grand Island Library SB473 .C676 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Hamburg Library SB473 .C676 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Kenmore Library SB473 .C676 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Lake Shore Library SB473 .C676 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Lancaster Library SB473 .C676 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Orchard Park Library SB473 .C676 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Williamsville Library SB473 .C676 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

It's like having a horticulture professional by your side as you plan your garden! With these designs for a range of locations and frequently encountered challenges, you'll meet the task head-on. This guidebook offers a solution for every type of area. Each layout includes planting instructions, site specifications, comprehensive plant information, and beautiful color photos. "This is the sort of book that makes the best kind of armchair gardening, full of ideas for new plant combinations. It's a lifesaver. "--Bookpage.


Author Notes

Ruth Rogers Clausen is a garden writer, editor, lecturer, and teacher, and an accomplished horticulturist. Trained in horticulture at Studley College in England, she received her MS in Botany from Kent State University, Ohio. Currently the Horticulture Editor for Country Living Gardener magazine, she was the co-author, with Nicolas Ekstrom, of Peremials for American Gardens, winner of the Quill & Trowel award in 1990. Ruth has written extensively for horticultural magazines and botanical guidebooks, including several articles for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Handbooks. A member of the Corporation for The New York Botanical Garden, she serves on the advisory committee for the School of Professional Horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden and on the education committee for the Horticultural Society of New York. As time permits, she tends to her own dreamscape in New York's Westchester County


Reviews 1

Booklist Review

Two inspiring and informative books offer new takes on garden adornment and enhancement. Clausen provides clear-cut plans, plant lists, and well-illustrated planting directions for all sorts of situations in sun or shade, outdoors and in the home. Tips and reminders are used to address design issues and maintenance, and to point out poisonous species. Clausen then suggests ways to beautify a spot by the mailbox, dress up a picket fence with cheerful annuals, introduce a geometric motif of edible flowers and appealing vegetables, and enliven a side yard with branch silhouettes. Although advice on plant culture is limited, the book's pretty layout and colorful photographs should entice novices to try something new in the garden. The theme of stone in the garden has emerged as one of the most compelling current trends. A classic dry-stone retaining or boundary wall can extend for a mile and cost a small fortune to have built, but installing a basic flagstone path will doubtless be within the scope and ability of many readers. Raines provides valuable how-to advice aimed at creating a variety of paths, ponds, patios, and benches. With years of experience under his belt, Raines shares wise counsel on design, safety, tools, and stonework techniques, including more mortared and veneered walls and columns. --Alice Joyce


Table of Contents

Forewordp. 9
Introductionp. 11
Modest Marvelsp. 12
A Fence in Full Bloomp. 14
Brilliant Color for a Shady Cornerp. 18
Special Deliveryp. 22
A Bounty of Bark Appealp. 26
Splendor Among the Cracksp. 30
Flowerful Foundation Plantingp. 34
An Amazing Hot-Hued Bedp. 38
A Fall Decorating Gardenp. 42
A Formal Vegetable Gardenp. 46
Grand Schemesp. 50
Fabulous Fall Color Borderp. 52
A Rainbow of Roses and Friendsp. 56
A Fairy Tale Cottage Gardenp. 60
A Beautiful Butterfly Gardenp. 64
A Full Spring Bulb Showp. 68
Fabulous Winterscapep. 72
A Spectacular Cut-Flower Gardenp. 76
A Blooming Welcomep. 80
An Amazing Autumn Color Bedp. 84
Stunning Containersp. 88
A Brilliant Box of Bloomsp. 90
A Shapely Succulent Collectionp. 94
An Indoor Winter Herb Boxp. 98
A Glass House Festival of Flowersp. 102
Eye-catching Water Gardenp. 106
A Bright Winter Bulb Showp. 110
Magnificent Herbal Tea Gardenp. 114
Appendix A Design Alternativesp. 118
Appendix B Resourcesp. 127
Appendix C Major Botanical Gardensp. 128

Google Preview