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Pattern Garden The Essential Elements of Garden Making

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ISBN-10: 0881927805

ISBN-13: 9780881927801

Edition: 2007

Authors: Valerie Easton

List price: $34.95
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Anyone can create a welcoming, harmonious garden by following certain simple, time-tested rules or "patterns." Building on the ground-breaking "pattern language" of celebrated architect Christopher Alexander, Valerie Easton gives us the tools for creating our own highly satisfying garden spaces. Alexander identifies certain key patterns, or elements of urban and architectural design, that help us to understand why we feel comfortable in a space. In this volume, Easton identifies a similar group of patterns for garden design that will enable the reader to turn any home landscape--regardless of style, site, or climate--into a memorable and nurturing retreat. The key to Easton's pattern choice…    
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/15/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 216
Size: 9.75" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.838
Language: English

Introduction : why use patterns in the garden?
The essence of the garden : context, change, and pattern-making
Your unique site : weather, soil, topography, and views
The relationship of garden to house : patterns of scale
The garden journey : patterns for rooms, pathways, bridges, and gates
Enclosure and exposure : patterns for shelter and borders
Garden destinations : patterns for patios, sheds, and focal points
Our basic element : water patterns
Garden art : patterns for ornamentation and containers
Shaping the garden : material patterns
Iconic plants : pattern-making choices