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Title:
Small gardens for modern living : making the most of your outdoor space.
Publication Information:
London : Hamlyn ; New York : distributed in the United States and Canada by Sterling Pub., [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
192 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780600605959
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

"The insightful designs and informational instructions contained in this guide provide ample inspiration for developing tempting outdoor garden rooms. Suffused with practical advice and brimming with tempting photographs, it presents every aspect of garden design, contruction, and maintenance in succinct, convenient, easy-reference sections....This encyclopedic and enlightening guide shows everyone that when it comes to gardening, good things truly can come."-- Booklist.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
1 Making Plansp. 8
Assessing the plotp. 10
Climate and micro-climatep. 12
Topography and soilp. 14
Preparing a planp. 16
2 Styling Spacep. 18
Formal gardenp. 20
Informal gardenp. 22
Oriental-style gardenp. 24
Foliage gardenp. 26
Urban gardenp. 28
Front gardenp. 30
Contemporary gardenp. 32
Plant-lover's gardenp. 34
Courtyard gardenp. 36
Low-maintenance gardenp. 38
Roof gardenp. 40
Wildlife gardenp. 42
3 Small Issuesp. 44
Maximizing spacep. 46
Enhancing spacep. 50
Creating privacyp. 54
Disguising essentialsp. 58
4 The Garden Floorp. 62
Design considerationsp. 64
Hard landscaping materialsp. 66
Changes of levelp. 68
Pavingp. 72
Decks and deckingp. 76
Gravelp. 80
Lawnsp. 82
5 Walls, Hedges and Fencesp. 86
Wallsp. 88
Stylish fences and simple screensp. 92
Hedgesp. 98
Entrances, exits and pathsp. 102
6 Decorative Touchesp. 106
Water featuresp. 108
Gravel gardensp. 112
Raised beds and scree bedsp. 114
Rock gardensp. 116
Pergolas and archesp. 118
Obelisks and tripodsp. 120
Ornamentsp. 122
Mirrors, mosaics and painted illusionsp. 124
7 Containersp. 126
Conventional containersp. 128
Unusual containersp. 130
Seasonal displaysp. 132
Grouping and moving containersp. 134
Windowboxes and hanging basketsp. 136
Planting tips and maintenancep. 138
8 Plantingp. 140
Plant shapes and positioningp. 142
Creating structurep. 144
Small plants for a small spacep. 146
Planning a borderp. 148
Year-round interestp. 152
Using colourp. 156
Small-scale kitchen gardenp. 160
Planting tips and maintenancep. 162
9 City Sanctuariesp. 166
Roof gardensp. 168
Balconiesp. 170
Basementsp. 172
10 Outdoor Spacep. 174
Benches, seats and hammocksp. 176
Tables and chairsp. 178
Dining and entertainmentp. 180
Lightingp. 182
Childrenp. 186
Indexp. 188
Acknowledgementsp. 192