Big Ideas for Northwest Small Gardens

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Sasquatch Books, 2003 - Gardening - 211 pages
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For the gardener working in a front garden, parking area, narrow strip, tiny backyard, or condo balcony, this book offers plenty of possibilities. The author, whose weekly gardening column appears in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, shows how to make the smallest garden gorgeous, from extending planting areas with containers and installing compact water features to increasing a garden's flower power by losing that lawn. 80 color photos are included in this colorful guide.

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About the author (2003)

Marty Wingate is a Seattle-based writer and speaker on gardens and travel. She is the author of three other books: "The Bellevue Botanical Garden: Celebrating 15 Years", "Big Ideas for Northwest Small Gardens", and "The Big Book of Northwest Perennials".

Marty writes for "Landscape Architecture" magazine and contributes to other national publications including "American Gardener", "Country Gardens", and "Gardening How-to". She volunteers on the editorial board of the Washington Park Arboretum Bulletin, and is a weekly guest on the "Greendays" segment on KUOW, Seattle's National Public Radio station.

Marty has a master's degree in urban horticulture from the University of Washington, and is active in the Arboretum Foundation, the Northwest Horticultural Society, the Royal Horticultural Society, and the Garden Writers Association. She leads garden tours to England, Scotland and Ireland, and North American destinations.

Koch is a garden and news photographer whose work has appeared in The Seattle Times "Pacific Northwest" magazine and in Time, Newsweek, and The Washington Post.

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