Handmade Garden Projects

Step-by-Step Instructions for Creative Garden Features, Containers, Lighting and More

By Lorene Edwards Forkner

Your journey to a made-from-scratch outdoor space starts here.

Transform your yard into a beautifully personalized retreat with 30 step-by-step projects! The finished pieces include creative pathways, unique support structures, DIY water features, clever containers, and special finishing touches that help bring your garden to life. With easy to follow instructions, lush color photography, and sidebars filled with helpful tips and additional ideas, Handmade Garden Projects is an inspiring step toward a more stylish space. 

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“Whimsy is the watchword here, even as Forkner provides full-color photos, practical conversion tables, hardiness zones, and resources listings in this innovative addition to DIY creativity.” —Booklist

“Filled with ideas for turning unused items and common materials into decorative and functional garden accents.” —Akron Beacon Journal

“Part inspiration and part manual, but for anyone comfortable working with simple tools and construction materials there is just enough step-by-step instruction to get started.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“Her instructions are practical, her aesthetic pleasingly funky.” —Seattle Times

“Puts a smile on your face . . . . any gardener is bound to find a project they’ll love. . . . Jam-packed with colorful photos, great advice, and good guidance, making it a must-have. Better buy two, one to keep for yourself!” —Belfast Republican Journal

“Unique creative weekend projects.” —Poppy Talk

“A series of well-photographed and inspiring garden visits and projects, meant to enhance your garden.” —Danger Garden blog

“A creative new book. . . . filled with ideas and instructions with DIY ideas from fountains to fire pits.” —Plant Talk

“A collection of simple and inspiring projects that take your garden—be it balcony, small or large—to the next level and reflect your personality and taste.” —Treehugger

“If you are wondering what’s in this book for plant nerds, the good news is: Plenty.” —Pacific Horticulture

“If you need a little inspiration for infusing your personality into your own garden, be sure to check out [this] book.” —Digging
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December 06, 2011