Grounded: Design Fundamentals for Gardens Anywhere

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Allen & Unwin, 2005 - Gardens - 191 pages
Based on landscape architect Brendan Moar's garden design series for Lifestyle TV, this book offers inspirational ideas and practical advice. Brendan describes the evolution of some of his own garden designs, complete with working drawings and plans.

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Page 69 - I didn't know it, and for the life of me I couldn't figure out why it was, as I kept on walking toward the Luxembourg, that I'd begun to feel weak and dizzy and ill.

About the author (2005)

Brendan Moar Brendan Moar is a landscape architect but, as he says, I'm not a plant nerd! What Brendan brings to gardening and design is a background in photography and landscape architecture. This diversity gives Brendan's work on The LifeStyle Channel's Home and Moar Gardening series, an edge that is obvious in every episode. Growing up in the regional New South Wales town of Armidale, Brendan moved to Sydney to pursue a career as a photographer. Somewhere along the way, his plans shifted and he made the move to NSW University to study landscape architecture. Upon graduating he took up a position with international design firm, Hassell. After working for the firm for three years he found the desire to try his hand at performing too great and landed a role in the Disney musical, Beauty and the Beast. However, Brendan's acting career was just an aside to his true loves: gardening and design. Juggling both careers for a time, an opportunity soon arose with The LifeStyle Channel who were looking for a landscape architect for a new series. Brendan's love of visual communication, the desire to entertain and his great love of the environment suddenly rolled into one job, or as Brendan says, It was like all the parts of me came together. Brendan has been with The LifeStyle Channel for over six years and in April 2004 he was voted Favourite Male Subscription Television Presenter at the ASTRA Awards. Brendans work includes the series By Design; two specials, Future Gardens and Future Homes, over 50 episodes of Home, and two series of his own program, Moar Gardening. For me, the most humbling thing is that The LifeStyle Channel wanted a program on gardens that was born from my whole take on the subject. The team I work with have picked that up and run with it - brilliantly! I design the gardens we build, and along with other talented tradespeople, I build the gardens. The topics and how we approach them is generated by my approach and philosophy. Brendan has also written extensively for Inside Out magazine and is now their gardening editor. He is about to launch his first book, Grounded, the companion book to the Moar Gardening series.

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