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The Essential Garden Design Workbook Turtleback – 30 Sep 2004

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  • Turtleback: 292 pages
  • Publisher: Timber Press (30 Sept. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0881926647
  • ISBN-13: 978-0881926644
  • Product Dimensions: 24.5 x 2.1 x 19.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 31 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 306,866 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Clear instructions are also included, showing how to draw up plans from initial site survey through to final. This, together with hundreds of explanatory drawings and quick-reference diagrams of 'facts at your fingertips' makes this workbook a vital addition to the bookshelves of every gardener, design student and newly qualified professional. Ideal for gardeners who are serious about creating detailed plans for their gardens and landscape. It is the most comprehensive design book I have seen. -- Jeneen Wiche "Shelbyville Sentinel-News" (01/31/2005) Alexander presents an excellent, comprehensive overview of a complicated subject, with many excellent examples. [This book] goes further by providing numerous projects to enable good garden design and the means to achieve it. [This book] is tailor-made for hands-on gardeners who want to rework their gardens to achieve that sought-after 'designer finish.' This is a comprehensive, almost scholarly guide to the secrets of good garden design. -- Amy Stewart "American Gardener" (03/29/2005) Her [Rosemary Alexander's] enthusiasm for gardens and good design is infectious. -- Caroline Beck "Daily Telegraph (London)" (11/20/2004) It covers everything from site survey to planting using lots of little sketches and would be a useful volume for beginner garden designers. This book is essential for avid gardeners and for homeowners who want to understand the process when they hire a garden design professional. Rosemary is the queen of taking a boring rectangular space and creating an outdoor living area that teems with invitation. -- Petra McLean "Plant Master" (03/22/2005) An immensely clear and practical guide to garden design that will help even the most ham-fisted to plan and design a garden. -- Sue Baker "Publishing News" (09/10/2004) If there are only a few essential references in a designer's library, one of them should certainly be "The Essential Garden Design Workbook." -- Jane Berger "Designer" (05/17/2004) Rosemary Alexander is one of those rare people who combines a deep knowledge of her subject, based on several years of practical experience, with the ability to put it across clearly and understandably. Highly recommended as a detailed instructional for learning to blend individually creative instincts with practical necessities to create truly memorable gardens. -- James A. Cox "Bookwatch" (03/29/2005) She gives pause to those of us who have considered garden design as a profession, and she enhances our appreciation of our friends who follow design as a profession. -- Karin E. Guzy "Perennial Notes" (06/30/2005) Where was this book when I started to design a backyard garden four years ago! Leave all the trial and error behind, this is a must have for anyone who is seriously considering designing their own garden. -- Colleen Maroney Fahey "Forever Young Magazine" (12/17/2004) This workbook takes a thorough but very practical approach to the creation of beautiful gardens... provides insight into real-world applications of the design process. -- David A. Knauft "National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Journal" (06/07/2005) The workbook takes a thorough but very practical approach to the creation of beautiful gardens. Basic enough to be used by gardeners who wish to change landscaping around their home, its step-by-step approach can serve as a useful template for students applying the many aspects of garden design. -- David Knauft "National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Journal" (03/01/2006) " This is a comprehensive, almost scholarly guide to the secrets of good garden design." -- Amy Stewart, American Gardener, March/April 2005 " Alexander presents an excellent, comprehensive overview of a complicated subject, with many excellent examples." -- Better Homes and Gardens, May 2005 " Highly recommended as a detailed instructional for learning to blend individually creative instincts with practical necessities to create truly memorable gardens." James A. Cox, Bookwatch, March 2005 "Alexander presents an excellent, comprehensive overview of a complicated subject, with many excellent examples."--Better Homes and Gardens, May 2005 "Highly recommended as a detailed instructional for learning to blend individually creative instincts with practical necessities to create truly memorable gardens." James A.--James A. Cox "Bookwatch " "This is a comprehensive, almost scholarly guide to the secrets of good garden design."--Amy Stewart, American Gardener, March/April 2005--Amy Stewart "American Gardener " "I especially like the book's 400 line drawings. Most are helpful, some humorous." Alexander writes with a rare understanding for all of the living organisms -- humans, plants and wild creatures -- who will occupy and benefit from the garden that is under design.

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A well-designed garden provides pleasure to owner and visitor alike but often eludes even the most experienced gardener. The Essential Garden Design Workbook guides you through every stage of designing a garden, from site assessment to drawing up plans and selecting suitable materials. Here you will learn how to assess your site and experiment with design ideas that fit well with the garden's surroundings. You will find easy ways to measure large spaces, estimate the height of a tree, and determine the right proportions for a deck, pathway, or steps. The book includes clear instructions for drawing up plans --- from initial concept diagram to final design. This book is tailormade for hands-on gardeners who want to rework their gardens to achieve that sought-after 'designer finish'. Hundreds of explanatory drawings and quick-reference diagrams make this workbook a vital addition to the bookshelves of every gardener, design student, and professional. By working through this book from start to finish, a designer garden is within everyone's reach.

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