Garden Stone: Creative Landscaping with Plants and Stone

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Storey Publishing, LLC, Jan 1, 2004 - Gardening - 240 pages
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The Garden Writers Association of America awarded Garden Stone a Garden Globe Award of Achievement for Writing. The Washington Post wrote, "Garden Stone is one of the best idea books on using stones in the landscape that I have seen." And Country Living Gardener said, "While the book is visually stunning . . . diagrams and step-by-step instructions show how gardeners can make their dreams come true."

Garden Stone shows you how to add stone to bring texture, color, serenity, and strength to your garden. Author Barbara Pleasant offers more than 40 enchanting designs--from something as simple as a flagstone path to an elaborate Zen-inspired meditation garden. Each project is packed with practical, down-to-earth installation advice, including clear line drawings and instructional diagrams. A comprehensive resource list helps you easily find the tools and materials you need.

Pleasant helps gardeners decide which type of stone is best for which kind of design. Limestone, for example, is ideal for stacking to make rock walls. Sandstone is easy to cut for steps and adds warm shades of red, yellow, or chocolate brown to the landscape. Blocks of granite can be used as sturdy paving stones.

Pleasant also shows you how to create stone water features, such as fountains and natural-looking ponds and streams. And she provides hundreds of suggestions for plants whose color, texture, and shape will enhance your stone projects.

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Garden stone: creative ideas, practical projects, and inspiration for purely decorative uses

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Stone is one of the most beautiful and enduring building materials, and to exploit its qualities one must be aware of a number of specialized techniques. Both Pleasant's and Reed's offerings will ... Read full review

About the author (2004)

Barbara Pleasant is the author of Storey's The Gardener's Bug Book The Gardener's Guide to Plant Diseases, and The Gardener's Weed Book. Her articles have appeared in several rewspapers and magazines. Dency Kane has photographs in the permanent collections of severa museums and galleries Kane's photographs have also appeared in magazines such as Garden Design, Country Home, and American Homestyle and Gardening

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