Design

Front Yard Gardens: Growing More Than Grass

Author: 
Liz Primeau
Publisher: 
Firefly Books
Publication Date: 
2003
ISBN: 
1–552–97710–2

paper, 232 p., $24.95

Offering an appealing argument for flowering perennials at the front door, author Liz Primeau has gathered together a bountiful photographic record of North American home gardens that express this current trend in landscape design. After a brief account of what made the ubiquitous manicured lawn before the home both popular and possible, Primeau recounts her aesthetic, environmentally-conscious conversion to plantings that reflected the varying interests of the homeowner and complemented the building’s architecture.

Subjects: 
Volume: 
7
Number: 
4

Homescaping: Designing Your Landscape to Match Your Home

Author: 
Anne Halpin
Publisher: 
Rodale Books
Publication Date: 
2005
ISBN: 
1–579–54903–9

cloth, 275 p., $35.00

Garden writer Anne Halpin has a different perspective on landscaping the home grounds: she looks at the landscape as a setting for the home and decorates the grounds accordingly. The author explores the many ways to create an appealing landscape around the house and other structures. First, she suggests relating the architectonic base to the buildings through appropriate garden styles and then she urges color coordinating the garden plantings and furnishings to the house and outbuildings.

Subjects: 
Volume: 
7
Number: 
4

Designer Plant Combinations: 105 Stunning Gardens Using Six Plants or Fewer

Author: 
Scott Calhoun
Publisher: 
Storey Publishing
Publication Date: 
2008
ISBN: 
978–1–6034–2077–8

paper, 239 pp., $18.95

This book offers invaluable advice on mixing plants in combinations for what Calhoun calls "a self-contained little part" of the whole garden. He hopes to spark the reader's imagination "in a way that is useful but not pedestrian" for both novices and expert gardeners.

 

Subjects: 
Volume: 
11
Number: 
1

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