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

3.65 of 5 stars 3.65  ·  rating details  ·  17 ratings  ·  5 reviews
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
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published August 1st 2006 by Sterling
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May 23, 2015 Pam rated it 4 of 5 stars
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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
This book has lots of info and great ideas. The photo editing they did is horrible. But once you get past that the book is very helpful in improving your garden
Jan Deelstra
Fabulous concepts for landscaping even the smallest of spaces. Beautifully done.
Of particular interest are the case studies featuring before and after photographs.
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my dad and i might start a business, this might be good for it
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