A Garden Design All by Myself

A Garden Design All by Myself

Author: Agnes Williams

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781438969688

Category: Nature

Page: 168

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The author worked as a journalist for several years. He served LAMCO (Liberian- American- Swedish Minerals Corporation), as an administrator for over a decade. The author, holder of a graduate degree in communications, has also read law. His experiences reflected in this book draw from travels he made to placed in Africa, Europe and North America. The author, now on a sabbatical, resides in Baltimore, Maryland with his wife.

Urban Garden Design

Urban Garden Design

Author: Kate Gould

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780857837639

Category: Gardening

Page: 176

View: 226

A stunning guide for gardeners keen to transform small and awkward outdoor spaces into beautiful and practical escapes. From courtyards to rooftops, Kate Gould draws on her experience as an award-winning garden designer to provide tailored solutions and inspirational ideas. Covering topics such as how to design and measure the perfect garden, choose and use the best materials and maintain a lush garden all year round, Urban Garden Design includes detailed advice for gardeners undeterred by limited space. This carefully illustrated guide ensures gardeners of all abilities achieve the best results outdoors. Creating a personal and unique space is also at the heart of each project and Kate makes sure to discuss how to tie each design back to the interior of the home.

RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Design

RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Design

Author: Chris Young

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241477731

Category: Gardening

Page: 392

View: 615

Plant the garden of your dreams and transform your outdoor space with award-winning Royal Horticultural Society garden design experts. Whether you're looking to revive a tired flowerbed or aiming for a complete design overhaul, the RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Design will show you how to make your ideal garden a reality. Grasp the fundamentals of garden design, find a style that suits you, and bring your ideas to life. This design bible is packed with advice to guide you from planning to planting. From preparation such as choosing the correct materials for your structures and assessing your drainage, to laying patios, making ponds, and planting perennials, the RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Design is with you every step of the way. Discover inspirational portfolios including modernist, sustainable, Japanese, urban, family, and cottage gardens. Understand the unique features of each garden style, create your own plan, and marvel at case studies showcasing the gold standard of each garden type. With a handy visual dictionary and coverage of all the latest gardening trends, this book combines style with substance to guide you as you plant your perfect outdoor space. Previous edition ISBN 9781409325741

Gardenlust

Gardenlust

Author: Christopher Woods

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781604697971

Category: Travel

Page: 417

View: 300

“A beautiful tour through some of the loveliest gardens in the world!” —Peter H. Raven, President Emeritus at Missouri Botanical Garden A steep hillside oasis in Singapore, a garden distinguished by shape and light in Marrakech, a haunting tree museum in Switzerland—these are just a few of the extraordinary outdoor havens visited in Gardenlust. In this sumptuous global tour of modern gardens, intrepid plant expert Christopher Woods spotlights 50 modern gardens that push boundaries and define natural beauty in significant ways. Featuring both private and public gardens, this journey makes its way from the Americas and Europe to Australia and New Zealand, with stops in Asia, Africa, and the Arabian Peninsula. Along the way, you'll learn about the people, plants, and stories that make these iconic gardens so lust-worthy. As inspiring as it is insightful, Gardenlust will delight your passion for garden inspiration—and the many places it grows.

hoozyu®: Preparing yourself for life and marketplace using the Birkman Method®

hoozyu®: Preparing yourself for life and marketplace using the Birkman Method®

Author: Jon Mason

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9789810965600

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 191

View: 594

Anyone in their late teens and early twenties knows that one question, spoken or unspoken, underlies just about every conversation they have with teachers, parents and friends: What are you going to do? The only problem, says Jon Mason, is that this may be exactly the wrong question. Instead of pressing you to know, ahead of time, exactly what you will do, he suggests we should be helping you to answer a rather different question first, namely: Who am I? Drawing on over 15 years of experience working with this data in the context of large multinational corporations, banks and other powerful brands, Jon sets out in this book to frame the big questions in life and to then show how hoozyu(R) can help anyone to arrive at an answer that is truly their own. Includes extensive reference section on the Birkman Method(R) scores used in hoozyu: Birkman Colors, Areas of Interest, Org. Focus, Life Style Grid(R), Job Families and Job Titles. A resource for anyone using hoozyu to help themselves or others.

The Garden Interior

The Garden Interior

Author: David Jensen

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 9781630476830

Category: Gardening

Page: 280

View: 112

A memoir “brimming with expertise and commentary and leavened with quirky humor, endearing humility, and a sense of wonder” (Philadelphia Inquirer). The Garden Interior is the story of how one great garden raised a family—and of what goes on inside the heart and mind of a gardener. Against the backdrop of one modern-day family growing up in a rambling old arts and crafts house with a gorgeous acre of lush, mature gardens, this loving memoir is filled with gardening wisdom, humor, and nostalgia for the 1960s and ’70s. It is also loaded with distinctive foodie tips and recipes that will inspire you, whether you are a gardener or not. You’ll experience a garden in each month of the calendar and encounter a lively and readable guide to being a better and more engaged gardener by understanding the rich interior life of this beautiful discipline and craft. The Garden Interior is more than the story of a family and gardening, though. It is about persistence, hope, letting go, and saying goodbye to our gardens, to our homes, and to our children. It is about letting the things and people we love fulfill their own destinies and be what they must be. It is about navigating love and loss and change by surrendering the self and practicing humble acceptance. The Garden Interior is a powerful read for anyone who has had these life experiences, in seasons of both sadness and joy.

Beauty by Design

Beauty by Design

Author: Bill Terry

Publisher: TouchWood Editions

ISBN: 9781771510134

Category: Gardening

Page: 216

View: 459

You may never look at a garden in the same way again. Though not a “how-to” book, Beauty By Design is a treasure trove of ideas and enchantment for seasoned gardeners and beginners alike. Eleven inspired artists of the garden share their stories, their secrets, and their passion for gardening. Landscape is the canvas. Foliage, flowers, rocks, water, and other bounties of nature are the materials. With plants, objects, art, and artifice, they create magical spaces, engage our senses, and summon forth pure delight. Travel with Bill Terry and Rosemary Bates to these special places on the Pacific Northwest coast. Visit Dan Hinkley’s enchanted garden, perched above the shore of Puget Sound in Washington State. Close by, beauty explodes in an earthly paradise created by sculptors George and David Lewis and in Linda Cochran’s stunning garden of exotics. Cross the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Vancouver Island and potter Robin Hopper’s “Anglojapanadian” woodland wonderland. Enjoy the subtle blending of texture and colour in painter Eva Diener’s Sunshine Coast botanical garden. Admire the genius of Robert and Birgit Bateman’s inspiring space on Salt Spring Island, Des and Sandy Kennedy’s fairy-tale forest house and garden on Denman Island, and Kathy Leishman’s garden of refinement for all seasons on Bowen Island. In downtown Vancouver, Glen Patterson indulges his passion for alpines and conifers in his astonishing third-storey roof garden. Elsewhere in the city, Pam Frost’s eye for colour and arrangement transports the viewer out of the urban into the sublime, while on the Saanich Peninsula, writers Lorna Crozier and Patrick Lane speak with love and eloquence of their garden, and in verse, too. Accompanied by breathtaking photographs, these gardeners and their stories will inspire all who love to paint with plants.

Gardening Basics For Dummies

Gardening Basics For Dummies

Author: Steven A. Frowine

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119782032

Category: Gardening

Page: 506

View: 433

Cultivate your passion to grow In a 1625 essay, Francis Bacon called gardens "the purest of human pleasures," and what was true then is even more so today—gardening can give you a serene refuge from the short-lived (and noisy!) distractions of modern life and a fertile basis for satisfaction that will bear fruit long into the future. To help you get started on your own leafy paradise, the new edition of Gardening Basics For Dummies grounds you thoroughly in the fundamentals of soil, flowers, trees, and lawns—and helps you get to know the names of what you're planting along the way! In a friendly, straightforward style, professional horticulturist Steven A. Frowine distills 50 years of gardening experience to show you how to start growing your expertise—from planning out your own mini-Eden and planting your first annuals, bulbs, and perennials through to laying the perfect lawn, raising tasty crops, and even introducing fish to your landscape! He also digs into the grubbier side of horticultural life, making sure you're as prepared as any seasoned farmer to deal with pests, weeds, and other challenges the earth will throw up at you. Create your ideal garden plan Become an expert on common flora with definitions and descriptions Know how to look after your soil Get creative with butterfly and children's gardens Whether you're beginning with a tiny garden in a box, or beautifying your property with tree-lined groves and flowery bowers, this is the ideal introduction to the intense pleasure of gardening and will make you happy to reap what you’ve sown!

An Introduction to Landscape and Garden Design

An Introduction to Landscape and Garden Design

Author: James Blake

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351958752

Category: Gardening

Page: 454

View: 524

How do you design a landscape book suitable for its intended uses? How can the natural qualities of a landscape be enhanced with new features and focal points? How can you make pedestrians stay on the footpath? What kind of plant, path or wall should you put where, and what sort of contract should you choose for your client's contractor? This refreshingly down-to-earth introduction to the vast subject of landscape design and construction answers all these questions, guiding new students through the many facets of professional practice and welding together the artistic, legal, financial, environmental and management issues which can seem so dauntingly disconnected. Illustrated with original drawings, photographs, sample plans and facsimiles, including a new colour plate section, this readable classic has been fully revised and updated throughout. It opens with a completely new chapter which explains design and aesthetic principles, explores the history of our relationship to landscape, and shows how design principles can be applied to influence reactions to the finished site. The author then considers different elements of hard landscape and their relative merits in different situations. The soft landscape section includes coverage of the effects of mass and form, natural and abstract planting, and the difficult subject of plant selection. A step-by-step guide through all the stages of managing a project, from initial discussions with clients, site inspection, surveying and quoting, through tendering, contracting, contractual agreements, development from concept design to final plans and drawings, as well as maintenance, now includes the current information on CDM regulations and provides readers with a plain-speaking reference on client management and contractual administration. Added to the guide to drawing and lettering is an extensive section on computer-aided design. A bibliography and list of useful organization are also included.

The Essential Garden Design Workbook

The Essential Garden Design Workbook

Author: Rosemary Alexander

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781604691436

Category: Gardening

Page: 292

View: 564

The Essential Garden Design Workbook guides the reader through every stage of planning a garden — how to survey a site, how to choose landscaping materials, and how to develop planting schemes. This fully revised and updated second edition features new U.S. case studies and new photographs. Valuable tips on green gardening are new to this edition, and include how to harvest rainwater, how to design a green roof, tips on sustainable planting, and a guide to composting. Tailor-made for hands-on gardeners, the workbook approach is accessible, practical, and can be used to create a garden from scratch and to redesign an existing garden. Gardeners will find easy ways to measure large spaces, estimate the height of a tree, and find the right proportions for a deck. They'll also find tips on space, light, and color. Includes hundreds of easy-to-follow line drawings and diagrams.