Blueprints for Harmonious Gardens

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Sterling Publishing Company, 2007 - Gardening - 127 pages
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What makes a garden special? Focal points that attract the eye turn each area into a habitat of graceful beauty, and make a strong first impression. Using dozens of inspiring photographs, plus detailed drawings that provide a map of all the elements, horticulturist Tara Dillard reveals her secrets for creating dazzling arrangements that are elegant (not overdone) and maintain their loveliness all year long. Find out how to choose a theme, make a splash with color, add garden art, install effective architectural pieces and furnishings, and generate a big impact with just a little input. From trompe l’oeil (including faux doors and windows) to recreating the first garden you loved, every idea here is top-quality.
 

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Contents

Elements of Garden Design
12
The Queens Pot
18
Where Should You Place
28
What is an axis? Breaking the one focal point Subsidiary Focal Points
86
A Windows Garden View 34 Reality isnt acceptable Faux doors Gate
92
Installing Your Focal Points
102
In Closing
117
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About the author (2007)

Diallard is anational award winning garden designer, speaker and author. She is host of The Better Gardening Show on Atlanta television station WGCL/CBS 46. She currently teaches at the Atlantic Botanical Garden and Gwinnett College

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