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The Essential Garden Design Workbook

By Rosemary Alexander, Rachel Myers

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.

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Review quotes
“The attention to detail at every stage is fantastic. . . . Even if you don’t want to be a designer, it is a book worth having.” —Gardens Illustrated

“This comprehensive workbook provides a structured approach to design that students and professionals alike will find invaluable.” —The American Gardener

“Well-written, straightforward text, instructive line drawings, and beautiful, informative color photographs.” —Choice

“Invaluable resource. . . . this expanded classic is for anyone interested in designing beautiful, successful gardens.” —Michigan Gardener​
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Number of pages
392
Publication date
August 08, 2017
ISBN
9781604696615