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Before & After Garden Makeovers

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  22 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
- Brilliant photo essay highlight 44 before-and-after gardens
- How-to info includes garden designs, plans, and hands-on tips and techniques
- Special features on adding lawns, installing flagstone paths, and building raised beds
- Ideal for total redesigns or for specific areas, including decks, courtyards, and entryways
- Gives the boost you need to tackle that all-important
Paperback, 144 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Oxmoor House
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Jul 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Inspirational photos, not a how-to. Great ideas! Now if I could only accomplish them.
Jul 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
More of an "inspiration and ideas" book than a how-to one, I found the book an easy read with decent pictures. The gardens showcased a few different styles, as well as some difficult situations to deal with. Some of the gardens included diagrams that I found helpful in understanding their layout. It might have been nice if the book had gone into a little more detail in some case but overall it was enjoyable and encouraging.
Oct 18, 2014 rated it liked it
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Like many readers, I like before and after books because they make me optimistic that I too can fix the problems I face accomplish a "miracle". Unfortunately this book, like many of its kind, is basically eye candy. The photographs are often deceptive as the before photos are often in black and white and show unfavorable views of the house. Likewise the after photographs are always at the peak of bloom and by the author's own admission taken several years after installation. I was disappointed t ...more
Apr 29, 2013 rated it it was ok
As much as I enjoyed looking at the before and after garden photos, I found the text lacking in information. I would have appreciated specific information about each garden such as the climate/zone, specific plant varieties used, and suggestions on how to achieve similar results as those photographed.
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