Handmade Garden Projects: Step-by-step Instructions for Creative Garden Features, Containers, Lighting & More

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Timber Press, 2011 - Gardening - 223 pages
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You can transform your garden into a handmade, personality-infused oasis. Author Lorene Edwards Forkner part eco-friendly non-traditionalist, part crafty creative will show you how.

Projects run the gamut from eye-catching structures, like a pergola made from plumbing pipes, to imaginative details, like a tree-hung chandelier for nighttime ambiance. You'll also find helpful plant guides to accompany projects: delectable herbs to fill a stacking container tower, stellar succulents for a vertical gutter garden, glorious flowering vines to climb a bamboo obelisk, and so much more.

Ready to get started? All you need are refreshingly simple, inexpensive materials hardware store basics, salvaged goods, repurposed castoffs from cluttered basements along with a little do-it-yourself spirit. With clear instructions and inspiring variations on every theme, this book is easy to follow and easy to love. Your journey to a made-from-scratch outdoor space starts here.

 

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Bangs head on desk. I can't find a book like I want..Just handmade garden art out of everyday junk items. This one is all pretty but it just doesn't work for me. Read full review

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
15
GETTING STARTED
17
1 THE GROUND FLOOR
39
2 SUPPORTING ACTS
67
3 FEATURE ATTRACTIONS
91
4 CLEVER CONTAINERS
115
5 FINISHING TOUCHES
155
6 ORGANIZE STORE
191
CONVERSION TABLES
212
HARDINESS ZONES
213
RESOURCES
215
INDEX
218
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Lorene Edwards Forkner lives, gardens, writes, and designs in the Pacific Nothwest.nbsp;Shenbsp;is the author of several gardening books, including Hortus Miscellaneous, Growing Your Own Vegetables, and Canning and Preserving Your Own Harvest. Her writing has appeared in several national and regional publications including Organic Gardening, MaryJane's Farm, Northwest Garden News, and Edible Seattle. Lorene is an active speaker and teacher on topics that range from messy mudpie hypertufa to creating gardens that feed both body and spirit. You can follow her adventures at www.plantathome.com .

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