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Designing and renovating larger gardens
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Portland, OR : Timber Press, 2007


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Award-winning landscape designer Douglas Coltart offers practical instructions for designing and renovating spacious gardens, with an eye towards issues unique to those working with at least a third of an acre of land. This book will enable gardeners to make a range of positive changes, such as anchoring the garden into the surrounding landscape, making the most of arrival space, creating focal points, working with scale and proportion, and cultivating a sense of spatial unity. Using illustrated case studies, the author recounts triumphs (and tribulations) from his past projects. With practical instructions, inspirational case studies, and photos of spacious gardens worldwide, this book will prove an indispensable resource for amateur and professional garden designers.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 6
Acknowledgementsp. 7
Prefacep. 8
Chapter 1 Finding a Garden's Characterp. 11
Chapter 2 Integrating Garden and Landscapep. 31
Chapter 3 Unifying House and Gardenp. 59
Chapter 4 Managing the Larger Gardenp. 103
Chapter 5 Gardens for Todayp. 123
Chapter 6 Useful Plants for Design Purposesp. 143
Further Readingp. 165
Useful Organizationsp. 166
Indexp. 167