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Encyclopedia of Garden Design and Structure: Ideas and Inspiration for Your Garden.

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GARDEN DESIGN AND STRUCTURE: Ideas and Inspiration for Your Garden DEREK FELL

Carefully selected flowers, plants, structures, and other design elements lie at the heart of the world's most beautiful gardens. With more than 800 color photos, Fell compiles examples of gardens such as Monet's garden at Giverny, Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C., and his own award-winning garden at Cedaridge Farm in Pennsylvania as helpful references and sources of inspiration for gardeners in their own backyards Fell opens the guide with an overview of the history of gardening trends in formal and informal landscapes. Most of the book is an encyclopedic list of more than 150 garden-design features including bridges, courtyards, fences, and ground cover, and whimsical elements such as mirrors, labyrinths, topiaries, and garden gnomes Furthermore, Fell explains the differences among English, French, Italian, and Japanese gardens and provides insightful commentary on selecting the best design elements, planting, and maintaining year-round interest Firefly, 2006, 224 p., color photos, hardcover, $29.95.
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