Elements of Garden Design

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Macmillan, Feb 1, 2005 - Gardening - 172 pages
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Elements of Garden Design does what few gardening books do--it addresses the process of conceiving a whole garden, as opposed to a single element like color or a particular class of plant. Joe Eck explores the idea of a garden, and offers a practical approach to translating concepts such as "intention" and "harmony" into the solid forms of hedges and terraces, paths and rooms. Novice and experienced professional alike will find both food for thought and down-on-the-ground advice on such matters as creating child- and pet-friendly designs.

 

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Contents

Intention
3
Site
7
Frame
11
Style
16
Structure
19
Rooms
23
Access
28
Harmony
32
Porches Decks and Terraces
80
Other Garden Structures
87
Gardening on Slopes
94
Water in the Garden
100
Sculpture in the Garden
105
Vegetable Gardens
111
Children in the Garden
118
The Winter Garden
123

Contrast
36
Scale
41
Mass
45
Symmetry
49
Shape
53
Repose
58
Time
62
Foundation Plantings
69
Lawns and Ground Covers
75
Utility Areas
129
Gardening in Small Spaces
135
Garden Materials
141
Wood to Garden
148
Animals in the Garden
157
Influences
162
Index
167
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About the author (2005)

Joe Eck is cofounder of the garden design firm North Hill and coauthor of A Year at North Hill and Living Seasonally. He lives in Vermont.

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