Gardens for the New Country Place: Contemporary Country Gardens and Inspiring Landscape Elements

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Watson-Guptill, Sep 1, 2003 - Architecture - 160 pages
Gardens for the New Country Place captures the bold, dramatic beauty of country gardens designed for extravagant entertaining and visual splendor. Featuring the work of noted landscape architects Edmund Hollander and Mary Ann Connelly, this lavish volume presents panoramic and aerial views of beautiful gardens in the country and on the ocean, of negative-edged swimming pools that seemingly extend into the horizon, and flower gardens so dense that one can almost literally "smell the roses." Noted garden author Paul Bennett reveals the rationale for each magnificent garden design and discusses how these brilliant landscape architects translated the owner's garden fantasies into a reality. Next, he shows readers an array of expert strategies for choosing plants, hardscape materials, and water features to create extraordinary gardens of their own. Finally, carefully drawn plans and illustrations show where and how to add such details as swimming pools, ponds, paths, gazebos, trellises, and much more.

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About the author (2003)

Paul Bennett is a book and magazine author who has written extensively about gardens and gardening. He writes regularly for such magazines as Wired, Architectural Record, House and Garden, and Metropolitan Home. He lives in Rome with his wife and daughter.

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