The acclaimed landscape designer
walks the reader through the process of turning any property into the home outside you've
always dreamed of. Breathtaking plans for remarkable front and back lawns, entertainment
areas, and contemplative retreats, as well as innovative ways to create a better flow
between the inside and outside of a house.
This all-new second edition, the
companion book to the much beloved Western Garden Book, promises to be just as successful
as the first.
Features: The only landscaping guide designed specifically for Western gardeners; Over 600
photographs and dozens of ready-to-use landscape plans; Step-by-Step illustrations and
exploded views show easy, do-it-yourself solutions; Seasonal gardening guides and
checklists ensure year-round success for experienced and novice gardeners alike;
Easy-to-understand plant selection and growing instructions.
Paperback: 384 pages ISBN: 1578051540
Sierra Club/Counterpoint; 2nd Ed (November 1, 2010)
The book presents everything you
need to know to create an inviting landscape that will yield mouthwatering vegetables,
fruits, nuts, and berries. The Encyclopedia of Edibles provides horticultural information,
culinary uses, sources, and recommended varieties; appendices cover the basics of planting
and maintenance, and controlling pests and diseases organically.
Paperback: 161 pages ISBN: 1933392029
Publisher: Chelsea Green Pub (May 2006)
How to site, design, shape, and
plant these beloved fixtures of rural landscapes and make them fit your property and your
life. Earth ponds are increasingly recognized for the full range of gardening,
landscaping, and ecological promise they hold. As pond-building methods have been
perfected, more homeowners are restoring existing ponds or digging new ones. With dozens
of color photographs, Matson shows you how to site a pond in right relation to your house,
offering surprisingly simple ways to visually link the two.
This second edition of WaterWise
Landscaping with Trees, Shrubs, & Vines includes additional information for California
and the Desert Southwest, plus more about waterbudgets, and other new developments.
Be Waterwise! Group together plants of similar water needs. Over 1,000 plants coded for
water needs. Over 150 plants rated for fire resistance. Cut both construction and
maintenance costs compared with traditional landscaping. Numerous photos show how
waterwise landscaping can be lush and beautiful. Over 200 detailed plant notes, plus
"fill-in-the-blank" worksheets, make it easy to create waterwise designs and
meet water budgets.
This deceptively simple guide uses a
clever, step-by-step method to build a design plan from scratch. Design Your Own
Landscaping reveals how the pros design and how to apply their principles, using mainly
plants. Learn professional secrets, common mistakes, solid tips on creating the look
you've always wanted, and practical advice on how to make hard choices. Chapters include
"What Kind of Design Do I Want?", "How Do I Get Ideas?", "How Do
I Use Color?" and "How Can I Make It All Low Maintenance?"
Make a Californian home landscape
more attractive and functional with California Home Landscaping. Like the other titles in
this series, this book contains three parts: Design Portfolio, Guide to Installations, and
Plant Portraits. In the "Design Portfolio" section, readers will find 48 designs
created by landscape professionals in California. "Guide to Installations"
explains how to install the plants, paths, patios, and arbors used in the designs. More
than 200 of the best plants for the region are fully described in "Plant
Portraits". Clearly written in a friendly style and with 470 color photographs and
paintings, California Home Landscaping provides everything readers need to know to
landscape like a pro.