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Refresh Your Garden Design with Color Texture & Form

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Maybe your garden isn't what it once was. Or maybe it's stunning during the full bloom of summer, but falls apart the rest of the year. Maybe it's crowded, sparse or it just doesn't resonate with you, and you have no idea why or what to do about it. Don't despair! Acclaimed garden designer and best-selling author Rebecca Sweet offers simple strategies for transforming blah ...more
Paperback, 159 pages
Published October 30th 2013 by Horticulture Books (first published October 23rd 2013)
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Julie Apffel
Nov 19, 2013 Julie Apffel rated it it was amazing
Here is a book that takes all those magazine pages you ever ripped out, webpages bookmarked and photos taken with your smartphone and organizes them under one cover. This book allows you see those facets that you liked deconstructed in a clear way in a single book. No matter the size of the project, this book inspires you to try and rely on your "inner" designer to create great spaces in your garden. I love this book!
Pam
May 14, 2016 Pam rated it it was amazing
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This is such a great book that I am immediately going to go out and buy it. This book communicates the fundamentals of color, texture, and form to experienced gardeners. It is refreshing to pick up a gardening book that did not feel the need to begin at how to plant plants! Rebecca Sweet shows you how to look at your garden with new eyes using photographs and demonstrates that the addition or elimination of just one plant can take a garden from ho-hum to gorgeous! I was thrilled that a book ...more
Alex Apffel
Nov 19, 2013 Alex Apffel rated it it was amazing
This is a lovely book. I really like the way different aspects of garden design are grouped and classified. Color shape, temperature...
I'm not much of a gardener, but this made me want to go out into the back yard and dig something up!
Nancy
Jan 14, 2014 Nancy rated it really liked it
This is a wonderful book on garden design. It is written by professional garden and landscape designer, Rebecca Sweet, who's gardens have been featured in many national magazines such as Woman's Day, Country Living, Horticulture and Fine Gardening. Her work has also been seen on the PBS series Growing a Greener World. This would be a great tool for those who want to improve their tired garden. I especially appreciated the before and after photos that illustrate her ideas on incorporating color, ...more
Jeanne
Jan 17, 2014 Jeanne rated it it was amazing
I love this book! It has beautiful pictures and specific details on how to improve your garden. The sections on how to balance colors, textures, etc. is particularly helpful to me. I am sure that this is one garden book that I will use for many years as I work to make my garden what I dream it can be.
For those of you that are confused by my previous review of this book, I accidentally wrote about a different garden book on this books spot.
Ashley Gibson
Jan 07, 2015 Ashley Gibson rated it it was amazing
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I love this book, it has beautiful pictures, and is very easy to understand! I am going to give this as a Christmas present to my dad who loves gardening and I know he will love it! I recommend this book to anyone who likes to garden or who wants to learn about landscaping their yard.
Stephanie Jewett
Jan 07, 2016 Stephanie Jewett rated it really liked it
some really great ideas on changing up the garden without actually digging the whole thing up and starting over.
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Highly recommended. I actually read it cover to cover and will use this book for years to come.
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Rebecca Sweet is a garden designer with her design firm 'Harmony In The Garden', located in Northern California. Her gardens have been featured in Sunset, Fine Gardening, Horticulture, Woman’s Day and Country Living magazines as well as many regional publications. Rebecca and her gardens have also been featured on the critically acclaimed PBS series Growing a Greener World and has been a radio ...more
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