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Water features for small gardens : from concept to construction
Davitt, Keith.
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Publication Information:
Portland, Or. : Timber Press, [2003]

Physical Description:
174 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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SB423 .D39 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Celebrated designer Keith Davitt brings the delights of the water garden within reach of everyone in Water Features for Small Gardens. With a clear eye to design, construction, materials, and maintenance, Davitt offers alternatives for every style of garden and every budget. Detailed case studies depict actual gardens progressing from the planning stage to planting, and the author shows step by step how such features are created using only modest building skills. Types of water gardens discussed include: natural, formal, and informal pools; raised and in-ground formal fountains; wall fountains; streams and waterfalls; and bog and tub gardens. Heavily illustrated and packed with practical information, Water Features for Small Gardens is a must for any gardener seeking to bring his or her garden to the next level.

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Library Journal Review

Davitt follows up his Small Spaces: Beautiful Gardens with this new volume on incorporating water features into small backyards and city gardens, devoting chapters to natural pools, formal pools and fountains, wall fountains, streams, bog gardens, tub plantings, and natural waterfalls. Each section provides several before-and-after case studies from his own landscaping projects, many of them in New York City. Compared with the many other recent titles on water gardening, Davitt's excels particularly at showing how formal pools and fountains can transform cramped urban spaces such as courtyards and tiny backyards. However, much of the book reads more like a showcase album for his landscaping business (down to catty remarks about the ugliness of the "before" gardens) than a manual for general readership. Recommended for larger landscaping collections.-Beth Clewis Crim, Prince William P.L., VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.