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Gaining Ground

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This guide offers design ideas that should translate well into any garden for every budget - even a postage-stamp backyard or terrace can become an urban oasis of water and colour. It includes before and after shots that show that garden fantasies can become a reality.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published December 1st 2002 by McGraw-Hill Companies (first published January 1st 2000)
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Jun 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
"Gaining Ground" gave descriptions and pictures of landscaping projects by designer Michael Glassman, published in 2000, so it is somewhat dated-looking. My favorite photo was on page 96, showing 3 tiers of roses.
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Mar 12, 2010 rated it did not like it
This book was a big disappointment. First of all, it is basically a tribute to landscape designer Michael Glassman and only shows his work. Too bad it wasn't titled as such. The writer clearly admires him to the point where the constant praise got on my nerves. The photography doesn't pop like it does for the best books of this genre. While there are plenty of nice designs, other books do this much better.
May 18, 2009 rated it it was ok
Outdated and pretty standard.
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Maureen Gilmer is the author of more than 15 gardening books. She is host and project designer for the television series, Weekend Gardening, on the DIY Network. Her articles and photography have appeared in national magazines and she frequently appears on numerous television and cable programs.
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