Cover image for Simple stonescaping : gardens, walls, paths & waterfalls
Title:
Simple stonescaping : gardens, walls, paths & waterfalls
Author:
Raines, Phillip.
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Publication Information:
New York : Sterling Pub. Co., [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Language:
English
Electronic Access:
Publisher description http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/ste022/2002283376.html
ISBN:
9780806927619
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

It's the best beginner's book on stonescaping ever: a simple guide to projects novices can handle. There's guidance on developing a layout, drawing a plan, choosing tools, mixing mortar, jointing, excavating, providing drainage, and aesthetics. Pictures present magnificent stones, from granite to marble to quartzite.


Author Notes

About the Author
Philip Raines has been a mason and contractor for over 25 years, designing and building patios and walls of stone, brick, and block. His ornamental Victorian chimneys have received national attention and have been awarded for excellence in design and construction from the Brick Institute of America.


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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