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Concrete Garden Projects

Easy & Inexpensive Containers, Furniture, Water Features & More

By Camilla Arvidsson Malin Nilsson

For gardeners and backyard do-it-yourselfers, concrete is a revelation. It's durable, weatherproof, impossible to steal, and it provides much-needed insulation for outdoor plants. Concrete weathers beautifully, softening around the edges, developing moss, and becoming more picturesque with age.

Concrete Garden Projects takes advantage of concrete's numerous assets, showcasing an inspiring array of creative options. The step-by-step instructions for dozens of easy, do-it-yourself décor ideas include containers of all shapes and sizes, elegant benches and stools, miniature ponds and birdbaths, stepping stones, a barbecue, and a fire pit. The authors use a variety of molds easily found or made, household items like bowls and baking pans, and simple wooden frames and boxes. At pennies per pound, and so simple to use—just mix with water and pour—concrete is the key to hand-crafted backyard décor.

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Review quotes
“Stylish concrete vessels and creations.” —Library Journal

“The texture and color of concrete provides a pretty vessel for blooms and foliage.” —Better Homes and Gardens

“Will get your creative juices flowing.” —Miami Herald
“Gives budget-minded gardeners pages of arty projects.” —The Houston Chronicle
“A convenient and inexpensive base for garden projects.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“Useful, fun, and sure to ignite imaginations.” —American Reference Books Annual

 ”Features easy-to-follow projects that will keep any gardener busy creating new vessels for their plants.” —Twin Cities Pioneer Press

“Stylish concrete vessels and creations.” —Argus
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August 23, 2011