Hardscaping: How to Use Structures, Pathways, Patios & Ornaments in Your Garden

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2008 - Gardening - 255 pages
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The flowers are blossoming, the foliage looks fantastic, and the plant combinations are gorgeous. So why doesn’t your garden satisfy? The problem just might be a lack of hardscaping--structures like arbors, walls, fountains, pools, and decks that delineate, ornament, animate, and add dimensionality to a garden. Using both his own and others’ layouts, a top garden designer reveals why these structures are so important and how to incorporate them into the landscape. Each chapter examines a specific principle (creating balance, instilling motion, establishing focal points), and features illuminating discussions of style, function, application, and plantings, as well as magnificent projects. Bring fresh life to a garden by adding a curvaceous patio with a rill, a sculpture plinth on a terraced platform, or a Victorian "room.”
 

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Proper planning and placement can make your garden so much more than a mere collection of plants. Landscaper Davitt (Beyond the Lawn: Unique Outdoor Spaces for Modern Living ) has created a ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
5
A Formal Lawn Between Two Pavings 1
18
Suburban Terraces
31
Multiple Dimensions
45
Chapter 3Structure for Instilling Motion
59
A Pleasurable Passage
77
Curvaceous Patio with Rill
90
Chapter 4Structure for Delineating Space
104
Chapter 5Structure for Creating Focal Points
145
Formal Fountain
159
Trysting Place
173
Chapter 7Structure for Outdoor Living
186
Three Paths Interlaced with a Pool
202
Order as Ornament
216
Deceptive Depth
234
Poured Planters
248

Three Pavements Three Gardens 1 1 7
117
continued
131

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About the author (2008)

Keith Davitt has been designing, building, photographing, and writing about gardens for 20 years. His gardens and articles have appeared in numerous magazines, and he is the author of "Small Spaces, Beautiful Gardens". He lives in Cambridge, New York.

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