Design and construction

The Fence Bible

Author: 
Jeff Beneke
Publisher: 
Storey Publishing
Publication Date: 
2005
ISBN: 
1–580–17530–9

paper, 259 p., $24.95

This book is exactly what the titles says — it is a bible on fences. Everything you could possibly imagine on the topic is covered, from Robert Frost’s maxim about good fences making good neighbors to the ultimate art fence — Christo’s 24–mile fence installation in California.

Volume: 
7
Number: 
2

Conservatories: A Complete Guide: Planning, Managing and Completing Your Conservatory

Author: 
Julian Owen
Publisher: 
Crowood Press
Publication Date: 
2005
ISBN: 
1–861–26726–6

cloth, 175 p., $35.00

Popular home additions in the U.K., conservatories are perfect places for both people and plants at all times of year because they provide protection from the elements. Unlike greenhouses, where plants are propagated and grown as crops, conservatories are essentially rooms with delicate plants that are selected and placed on the basis of creating an aesthetically pleasing living space for people.

Volume: 
8
Number: 
2

How to Build Paths, Steps & Footbridges: The Fundamentals of Planning, Designing, and Constructing Creative Walkways in Your Home Landscape

Author: 
Peter Jeswald
Publisher: 
Storey Publishing
Publication Date: 
2005
ISBN: 
1–580–17487–6

paper, 233 p., $19.95

Creating elements in the landscape that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing is the theme of this practical guide to construction with hardscape materials. With thirty years' experience in the construction industry, author Peter Jeswald has a broad range of knowledge to draw upon in the design and building of walkways. The information in this book, with simple descriptions of basic methods, is meant for use by the nonprofessional.

Volume: 
8
Number: 
1

Trellises and Arbors

Author: 
Scott Atkinson, Philip Edinger and the Editors of Sunset Books
Publisher: 
Menlo Park, Calif.: Sunset Books
Publication Date: 
1999
ISBN: 
0-376-03782-2

paper, 112 p., $12.95

This particular Sunset Book addresses an area of garden ornamentation first and then the plants that complement it second. Color illustrations and photos of trellises and arbors comprise the major portion of the book with the appropriate plant material arranged in typical Sunset Book format — alphabetized with cultural information and color photos included. Some construction information is included, but the primary purpose of this book is to inspire the reader by showing the many different shapes, styles and uses of garden trellises and arbors.

Volume: 
1
Number: 
3
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