Water Works: Creating a Splash in the Garden

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Contemporary Books, 2002 - Gardening - 198 pages
Written for gardeners and homeowners, Water Works is a rich and appealing source of ideas and techniques for anyone wishing to incorporate water features into their home landscape. The book covers everything from ponds, waterfalls, and streams to fountains, pools and spas. Gloriously illustrated with on-site photographs by award-winning photographer, Mick Hales, the book captures the imagination and shows exactly how to make water work to its best effects in the garden - tranquil, sensuous, or playful, water can set the tone for the entire landscape. The authors encourage gardeners to examine their natural settings so that they can build water features that blend well with the existing garden environment. The book also provides important design, mechanical, and safety information that readers must understand before they build or contract to build water features on their properties. A unique combination of landscape design and gardening know-how, there is excellent information - and photos - on plant selection for waterside habitats. This is just one element that gives the book an edge over other water garden titles. Another is the combination of pools and spas in the same volume as

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Maureen Gilmer is a landscape designer, writer, nationally syndicated columnist, public speaker, and educator. She has made appearances on ABC's "The View," HGTV's "Way to Grow," and Discovery Channel's "Home Matters." Gilmer's writing appears regularly in such magazines as Better Homes and Gardens, Fine Gardening, and Country Living. She has an online gardening column and has authored fifteen gardening books, including Gaining Ground and The Gardener's Way.

Michael Glassman is an award-winning landscape designer and owns one of the most prestigious design and consultation firms in Northern California. In twenty years at the top of his profession, he has been honored many times for his designs: twice by the American Horticultural Society, who featured private garden tours of his landscapes. He is regularly featured in home and garden design magazines and on television, including the HGTV special "Spectacular Pools." He is coauthor of Gaining Ground.

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