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A Clearing in the Distance :Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the Nineteenth Century by Witold Rybczynski
   Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) is best remembered today as a landscape designer, well known for his plans for New
York's Central Park and Prospect Park, the grounds of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., and the campus of Stanford
University, among other noteworthy sites. But Writes... Read more

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The Art and Craft of Stonescaping : Setting and Stacking Stone by David Reed
   Stonescaping has been the #1 bestseller in its first 6 weeks at Malaprop's bookstore (one of the Indie 500 and a Charles
Haslam Award winner), Malaprop's has sold more copies of it during a two month timeframe than any other book they have
carried during a two month period of time. "We could... Read more

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The Tropical Look : An Encyclopedia of Dramatic Landscape Plants
by Robert Lee Riffle
 See picture  An inspiration for those with "zonal denial" syndrome. Living in the Pacific Northwest, and loving tropical plants, makes this colorful and photo-filled book not only fascinating but an inspiration for those of us who want to push the more northern zones into the tropical in our own gardens. I find the book well written, exciting and informative; the... Read more

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   The Garden Design Book
by Cheryl Merser, Garden Design Magazine (Editor)
 See picture  Cheryl Merser and the editors of Garden Design magazine have produced a zaftig beauty of a garden book. The emphasis
here is on "new gardening," with a nod to the traditional elements of garden design. New gardening combines a sophisticated
treatment of the five senses and a natural style... Read more

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 Japanese Garden Design
by Marc P. Keane, et al
 See picture  Once introduced to Japan's aesthetic sensibilities and philosophical underpinnings, Westerners often develop an appreciation
of Japan's traditional gardens. Keane's handsome, explanatory survey, however, offers garden lovers who simply fail to see
beauty in Japanese landscapes a rich resource for... Read more

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Dirr's Hardy Trees and Shrubs : An Illustrated Encyclopedia by Michael A. Dirr
  Dirr, a horticulture professor at the University of Georgia, has spent more than 25 years photographing trees and shrubs. For
this volume, 1,600 of his color photographs were used to illustrate 500 species of U.S. northern trees and shrubs, suitable for
zones 3 to 8 of the U. S. Department of... Read more

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 Water in the Garden : A Complete Guide to the Design and Installation of
Ponds, Fountains, Streams, and Waterfalls
by James Allison
  Illustrated with 250 color photographs, explains design principles and construction hints for ponds, fountains, waterfalls, bridges, and such accessories as plants, fish, and birds. No specialized knowledge is necessary to understand the text, but a
fairly high degree of finances would be necessary... Read more

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 Making Bentwood Trellises, Arbors, Gates & Fences (Rustic Home Series)
by Jim Long
 See picture Long has written a friendly, conversational book about bentwood garden accessories, some fantastic, others prosaic or
elegantly simple. In nine main chapters, he covers selecting wood, making a basic trellis, more elaborate and decorative trellis
designs, bentwood gates, bentwood fences, arbors, and... Read more

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 Garden Ornaments : A Stylish Guide to Decorating Your Garden
by Martha Baker, et al
 See picture A simple bench or a charming birdbath, a graceful trellis or a weathered fountain--the right ornament in the right place can
transform any garden into a lush, private Eden. Whether you have a classic suburban backyard, a small country garden, or a high-rise terrace with a city view, Garden Ornaments... Read more

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 The Complete Illustrated Guide to Feng Shui for Gardens (The Complete
Illustrated Guide Series)
Earth Ponds : The Country Pond Maker's Guide to Building, Maintenance and Restoration by Tim Matson  Better Homes and Gardens Home Landscaping : Plants, Projects, and
Ideas for Your Yard by Ron Harris (Editor), et al
Landscaping for Dummies (For Dummies) by Philip Giroux(Editor), et al Natural Landscaping : Gardening With Nature to Create a Backyard
Paradise (Rodale Garden Book) by Sally Roth
Stonescaping : A Guide to Using Stone in Your Garden by Jan Kowalczewski Whitner, Ben Watson (Editor)
Golf Course Design by Robert Muir Graves(Editor), Geoffrey S. Cornish Western Landscaping Book by Fiona Gilsenan(Editor), Kathleen Norris Brenzel (Editor) Greene & Greene : The Passion and the Legacy by Randell L. Makinson
Encyclopedia of Landscaping & Patio Design : Over 325 Ideas for Landscaping & Patio Design by Randall W. Cole(Introduction), Jerry Bates (Illustrator) National Geographic Guide to America's Public Gardens : 300 of the Best Gardens to Visit in the U.S. and Canada by Mary Zuazua Jenkins Italian Villas and Their Gardens by Edith Wharton, Maxfield Parrish (Illustrator)
Step-By-Step Outdoor Stonework : Over Twenty Easy-To-Build Projects for Your Patio and Garden by Mike Lawrence(Editor) Landscape Graphics by Grant W. Reid Gardening from Scratch by Ann Lovejoy(Introduction), et al
Dream Pools & Gardens by Francisco Asensio Cerver, Francisco Asensio Cerver Bold Romantic Gardens by James Van Sweden, et al Outside the Bungalow : America's Arts & Crafts Garden by Paul Duchscherer, Douglas Keister (Photographer)
Affordable Landscaping by Michael D. Smith, et al Japanese Gardening in Small Spaces by Isao Yoshikawa Living on the Water by Elizabeth McMillian, Elizabeth Jean McMillan
Better Homes and Gardens Step by Step Landscaping How to Build Wooden Gates and Picket Fences : 100 Classic Designs by Kevin Geist Dan Kiley : The Complete Works of America's Master Landscape Architect by Dan Kiley, Jane Amidon
The Decorated Garden Room : Interior Design for Your Outside Living Space by Tessa Evelegh, Debbie Patterson (Photographer) Taylor's Master Guide to Gardening by Frances Tenenbaum(Editor), et al The Master Book of the Water Garden : The Ultimate Guide to the Design and Maintenance of the Water Garden With More Than 190 Plant Profiles by Philip Swindells, Phillip Swindells
Outdoor Shelter Plans : Overheads, Sheds and Gazebos by Roger S. Grizzle, et al Mediterranean Living by Lisa Lovatt-Smith Native Plants for Southwestern Landscapes by Judy Mielke
The Essential Garden Book by Terence Conran, et al Time Life Books Complete Guide to Gardening and Landscaping by Time Life(Editor) Desert Landscaping : How to Start and Maintain a Healthy Landscape in the Southwest by George Brookbank
Mazes and Labyrinths : Their History and Development by William Henry Matthews The Outdoor Room : Garden Design for Living by David Stevens The Agnelli Gardens at Villar Perosa : Two Centuries of a Family Retreat by Marella Agnelli, et al
The Backyard Landscaper : 40 Professional Designs for Do-It Your selfers by Ireland-Gannon Assoc., Inc Staff Ireland-Gannon Associates Furnishing the Old-Fashioned Garden : Three Centuries of American Summerhouses, Dovecotes, Pergolas, Privies, Fences & Birdhouses by May Brawley Hill Taking Measures Across the American Landscape by James Corner, Alex S. MacLean (Contributor)
101 Essential Tips: Planning A Small Yard by John Brookes(Editor), Deni Bown Landscape Architecture : A Manual of Site Planning and Design by John Ormsbee Simonds The Home Landscaper : 55 Professional Landscapes You Can Do by Ann Reilly, et al
The Sanctuary Garden : Creating a Place of Refuge in Your Yard or Garden by Christopher Forrest McDowell, et al Fences for Pasture and Garden by Gail Damerow, et al House Beautiful Gardens : Design Principles at Work Outdoors by Louis Oliver Gropp(Editor), Editors of House Beautiful Magazine (Editor)
Home Landscaping : Southeast Region by Roger Holmes, et al A Portfolio of Fence & Gate Ideas (Portfolio Of...Ideas) Garish Gardens Outlandish Lawns by Ronald C. Modra, Mary Beth Roberts
Courtyards & Patios : Designing and Landscaping Elegant Outdoor Space by Chuck Crandall, Barbara Crandall The Tropical Garden by William Warren, et al Trellises and Arbors by Scott Atkinson, et al
Garden Paths : Inspiring Designs and Practical Projects by Gordon Hayward, Elayne Sears (Illustrator) Carleton Watkins : The Art of Perception by Douglas R. Nickel, et al Gardening With Nature (Random House Gardening Series) by James Van Sweden, et al
Decorating Your Garden : Inspired Ways to Use Ornamental Objects and Furnishings Outdoors by Pat Ross, Editors of Time Life Books (Editor) Ortho's All About Garden Pools and Fountains (Ortho's All About) by Veronica Lorson Fowler, Jamie Beyer How to Photograph Landscapes (How to Photograph) by Joseph K. Lange
John Brookes' Natural Landscapes by John Brookes The Language of Landscape by Anne Whiston Spirn Secret Gardens of Santa Fe by Sydney Leblanc, Charles Mann (Photographer)
Landmarks in the Landscape : Historic Architecture in the National Parks of the West by Harvey H. Kaiser Rustic Garden Architecture by Ralph R. Kylloe Fountains : Splash and Spectacle : Water and Design from the Renaissance to the Present by Marilyn Symmes(Editor), et al
Catfish Ponds & Lily Pads : Creating and Enjoying a Family Pond by Louise Riotte Water Features for Small Gardens by Ethne Clarke Gardening With Water by James Van Sweden, Wolfgang Oehme (Contributor)
Pure Style Outdoors by Jane Cumberbatch Living Fences : A Gardener's Guide to Hedges, Vines & Espaliers by Ogden Tanner, et al Fences & Gates by Sunset Books(Editor)
Outdoor Rooms : Designs for Porches, Terraces, Decks, Gazebos by Julie D. Taylor, Barbara Barry Home Landscaping : Northeast Region, Including Southeast Canada by Roger Holmses, et al The Art of Outdoor Lighting : Landscapes With the Beauty of Lighting by Randall Whitehead
Garden Design : How to Be Your Own Landscape Architect by Robin Williams Garden Pools : Fountains & Waterfalls Garden Paths : A New Way to Solve Practical Problems in the Garden (Taylor's Weekend Guides) by Gordon Hayward, Frances Tenenbaum
Easy-Care Landscape Plans : 41 Professional Designs for Do It Your selfers by Ray Skibinski(Editor), et al Home Landscaping, Mid-Atlantic Region : Mid-Atlantic Region by Roger Holmes, et al The American Lawn by Georges Teyssot(Editor), Montreal Canadian Centre for Architecture
Craftsman Collection by Jan Prideaux(Editor), et al Howard Garrett's Plants for Texas by Howard Garrett Reflecting Nature : Garden Designs from Wild Landscapes by Jerome Malitz, Seth Malitz
Florida Landscape Plants : Native and Exotic by John Vertrees Watkins, et al Time-Saver Standards for Landscape Architecture : Design and Construction Data by Charles W. Harris (Contributor), Nicholas T. Dines (Editor) Commerical Trade Book Gardens Are for People by Thomas D. Church, et al
The Wild Lawn Handbook : Alternatives to the Traditional Front Lawn by Stevie Daniels, Steve Daniels Making the Most of Outdoor Spaces by Gilly Love The Complete Home Landscape Designer by Joel M. Lerner
Better Homes and Gardens Step-By-Step Landscaping by Better Homes, Gardens Breaking Ground : Portraits of Ten Garden Designers by Page Dickey, Erica Lennard (Photographer) Fences and Hedges : And Other Garden Dividers (Garden Project Workbooks) by Richard Bird, Stephen Robson (Photographer)

 

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