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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 terra-cotta planters; hypertufa and cement pots and decorations; rustic and formal fencing and trellises; plant markers and stakes; and sieves and baskets.
Garden Builder is a treasure trove of lovely yard, patio and garden projects you can build yourself!Perfect for any gardener or outdoor enthusiast with a few basic DIY skills, it is packed with 31 complete project plans, each one featuring finished photos of the project along with cut lists and shopping lists, a construction diagram, and step-by-step instructions (complete with photos) show exactly how to build every project. Most projects are made from durable exterior-rated wood and can be created with basic carpentry skills. But several of these highly desirable garden accessories are made with materials like concrete, metal, and wire.Garden Builder is positively loaded with projects, a few you can look forward to building include:-Trellises-Raised beds-Harvest boxes-Garden Benches-Planters-Garden ArtSimply follow the clear and comprehensive instructions, and you'll have a garden that's rich in design elements, useful aids, and practical furnishings.
Garden Style: Inspirational Styling for your Outside Space
In her latest book, Garden Style, Selina Lake reveals how to make the most of any outdoor space, no matter what size or shape.Selina begins by describing her sources of inspiration - famous gardens, nurseries and garden centers, plant catalogs, and botanical prints. Armed with ideas, she moves on to Chapter Two, Decorating your Garden, which is packed with suggestions for container gardening and introducing decorative features. In the next chapter, Bringing the Outside In, she harvests blooms and foliage from the garden to provide seasonal adornment for her home. Chapter Four, Garden Rooms, Greenhouses and Sheds, taps into the current trend for garden buildings that allow you to make the most of your outdoor space. Next, in Relaxing Outdoors, Selina explains how to transform the yard into a stylish space for entertaining, with ideas on furniture, lighting, and more. Finally, in Eating Outdoors, Selina offers advice on creating an inviting outdoor room for eating alfresco. The book is peppered with styling ideas and simple projects. There are also tips on choosing easy-to-grow garden plants and even growing your own produce.Perfect for anyone who wants to make the most of their own little patch of green, Garden Style will also appeal to those who might have neglected their yard and need help to see the potential in their plot. Garden Style will allow readers to transform even the smallest scrap of outdoor space into a lush green retreat.
The Adirondack Chair
The Adirondack chair - whose name evokes the mountain retreats for which it was originally fashioned - is deeply rooted in the American Arts & Crafts movement. In this charming book, furniture maker Daniel Mack captures the nostalgic, carefree, and oh-so-comfortable spirit of the Adirondack chair. Illustrated with scores of contemporary photographs and images from vintage memorabilia, The Adirondack Chair is also filled with "who knew?" history. And it contains instructions for building your own chair.
Gardening on a Shoestring
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Perfect Pots for Small Spaces
Combining inspiration with practicality, Perfect Pots for Small Spaces offers 20 exciting projects, each simple enough to complete in a weekend.Containers come in all sorts of materials, sizes and shapes, and can be used to enhance any outdoor space, from a small terrace to a large garden. In this highly informative and superbly illustrated book, award-winning gardener George Carter explains how to make the most of them. Divided into four sections – on terra cotta, masonry, metal and wood – it has step-by-step instructions and ideas for seasonal planting plans that make container gardening accessible to all. Among the imaginative projects are painted pots, a wirework hanging basket, a rustic window box, a trough with trellis screen, a wooden obelisk and a painted galvanised washtub. The projects are complemented by a plant directory, information on care and maintenance of containers and plants and an extensive list of resources.
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