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The less is more garden : big ideas for designing your small yard
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Garden designer Morrison (Garden Up! Smart Vertical Gardening for Small and Large Spaces) explains that the wonder of the small garden arises from its high degree of outdoor pleasure combined with the benefits of intimacy, manageability, and individuality. Her illuminating new book shows garden lovers the way to achieve the full measure of this effect. The key, she writes, is in incorporating the elements of proportion, circulation (movability throughout the garden), and comfort. She highlights the strategic use of hardscapes, fountains, well-placed trees, and flowering shrubs and perennials, all with an eye toward the angle of the sun and the best way to protect each plant from the elements. She even includes advice on plants that are especially good for pets and garden designs that benefit (and protect) curious children. The inviting use of more than 260 color photographs, in conjunction with planting charts and sample illustrations, creates an inspiring vision for even the most humble gardener who hopes to create a version of sustainable paradise. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Big ideas for your small garden." -- Garden Design <br> <br> When it comes to gardens, bigger isn't always better, and The Less Is More Garden shows you how to take advantage of every square foot of space. Designer Susan Morrison offers savvy tips to match your landscape to your lifestyle, draws on years of experience to recommend smart plants with seasonal interest, and suggests hardscape materials to personalize your space. Inspiring photographs highlight a variety of inspiring small-space designs from around the country. With The Less Is More Garden , you'll see how limited space can mean unlimited opportunities for gorgeous garden design.<br>
Table of Contents
Forewordp. 9
Preface: The Less Is More Approach to Garden Designp. 10
The Lifestyle Gardenp. 13
Design Templates for Modest-Size Yardsp. 35
Streamlined Designp. 75
Small Garden, Big Impactp. 101
The Sensory Gardenp. 135
Hardscape Elementsp. 163
Beautiful, Low-Maintenance Plantsp. 179
A Sense of Place, Regardless of Spacep. 201
Metric Conversionsp. 212
Additional Reading and Resourcesp. 213
Acknowledgmentsp. 214
Photography, Design, and Location Creditsp. 215
Indexp. 217
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