New York : STC Craft, 2014.
208 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Presents seventy-five projects for making garden structures and accessories using inexpensive, readily-available materials, including such items as rustic fencing, plant markers, painted terracotta pots, stakes, hypertufa planters, and sieves.
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|Guagliumi, author of many books on knitting (Hand-Manipulated Stitches for Machine Knitters), takes a trip to the garden with this lovely book. Chapters are arranged to follow the gardening year. Early season projects involve making newspaper cups for seedlings, seed tapes, coverings, and planting tools. Some sections are weak-the one on painting and altering terra cotta pots is a little less adventurous, and the part about making concrete containers and building plant supports lacks needed detail-while other sections shine (the areas devoted to making sieves, garden baskets, and gift seed packages are quite well done). Step-by-step illustrations are only sporadically provided, though instructions are well written. A better choice for readers learning to make concrete containers is Sherri Warner Hunter's Creative Concrete Ornaments for the Garden: Making Pots, Planters, Birdbaths, Sculptures & More; those seeking information on plant supports and related structures would be best served by Trellises, Planters & Raised Beds: 50 Easy, Unique, and Useful Projects You Can Make with Common Tools and Materials. VERDICT Despite some flaws, this pretty, fresh work would round out any garden project collection. Recommended. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.|
|The DIY craze has moved beyond the craft room and into the garden! Relying on easy-to-find, inexpensive, and repurposed materials, Handmade for the Garden is a treasure trove of original projects that not only make planting and growing efficient and successful but also add a personal touch to the gardenscape. Among the myriad projects in this hardworking book are mini hothouses; painted, stamped, and stenciled terracotta planters; hypertufa and cement pots and decorations; rustic and formal fencing and trellises; plant markers and stakes; and sieves and baskets. With Handmade for the Garden to inspire them, gardeners of all skill levels will be empowered to experiment with form and function to discover creative, artful ways to personalize and beautify their gardens with handmade objects.|
Table of Contents
|Chapter 1||Early Season Gardening||p. 8|
|Chapter 2||Potting||p. 32|
|Chapter 3||Mosaics||p. 76|
|Chapter 4||Cement & Hypertufa||p. 88|
|Chapter 5||Standing Tall: Single Supports, Tripods & Tuteurs||p. 116|
|Chapter 6||Rustic Trellises, Fences, Arbors & Box Supports||p. 140|
|Chapter 7||Off-Season: Projects & Planning||p. 158|
|Sources for Supplies||p. 201|
|Recommended Reading||p. 206|
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