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Hardscaping: How to Use Structures, Pathways, Patios & Ornaments in Your Garden
by Keith Davitt
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 de ...more
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Keith Davitt makes great use of photo editing to show how a simple sculpture or a grouping of stones can make a world of difference in how a garden looks. This simple technique is eye opening and shows the gardener how to create focal points and to balance items in their landscape. The photos could have been edited better, but the lessons are obvious regardless. While the lessons taught in this book are universal, it primarily deals with small city lots so owners of larger plots will find it a b ...more