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

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2006 - 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, paving, 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 with 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

Chapter 2Structure for Dimension
27
Stylized Design in Stone
35
Sculpture on a Terraced Platform
43
TexturedConcreteBlock Wall
52
Chapter 3Structure for Instilling Motion
59
Curving the Entry
65
A Pleasurable Passage
75
A Romantic Tangle
84
Curvaceous Patio with Rill
90
Irregular Bluestone Patio on Stone Dust
97
Chapter 4Structure for Delineating Space
104
Victorian Rooms 1 1 1
115
Textural Contrasts Harmonious Forms
123
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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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