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Hardscaping How to Use Structures, Pathways, Patios and Ornaments in Your Garden

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ISBN-10: 1402718764

ISBN-13: 9781402718762

Edition: 2006

Authors: Keith Davitt

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The flowers are blossoming, the foliage looks fantastic, and the plant combinations are gorgeous. So why doesn’t your garden satisfy? The problem just might be a lack of hardscaping—structures like arbors, paving, walls, fountains, pools, and decks that delineate, ornament, animate, and add dimensionality to a garden. Using both his own and others’ layouts, a top garden designer reveals why these structures are so important and how to incorporate them into the landscape. Each chapter examines a specific principle (creating balance, instilling motion, establishing focal points), and features illuminating discussions of style, function, application, and plantings, as well as magnificent…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
Publication date: 8/1/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 9.00" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.640

Keith Davitt is well known as a garden designer and writer. His articles have appeared in Period Homes, Traditional Building, Fine Gardening, American Gardener, and many other magazines. He has designed and installed dozens of gardens in the New York City area, many of which are treated in this book. He is also the author of Small Spaces: Beautiful Gardens (Rockport) and Beyond the Lawn (Rockport). He lives in Cambridge, New York.

Introduction
Structure & Balance
Simple Balance
Spatial Balance
A Formal Lawn Between Two Pavings
Balancing the World
Tuteur
Structure for Dimension
Simple Additions
Suburban Terraces
Stylized Design in Stone
Horizontal Dimension
Sculpture on a Terraced Platform
Multiple Dimensions
Dimensionality in an English Garden
Textured-Concrete-Block Wall
Brick Walk with Mortared Outer Course
Dry-Laid Stone Wall
Structure for Instilling Motion
Curving Suburbia
Curving the Entry
Along a Garden Path
A Pleasurable Passage
An Elegant S
A Romantic Tangle
Curvaceous Patio with Rill
Frozen Motion
Irregular Bluestone Patio on Stone Dust
Bluestone Walk with Belgium-Block Risers
Veneer Wall
Structure for Delineating Space
Urbanity Redeemed
Victorian Rooms
Three Pavements, Three Gardens
Textural Contrasts, Harmonious Forms
Reflecting Pools with a View
Susan's Place
Random, Rectangular Bluestone on Stone Dust
Flexible-Liner Pond
Structure for Creating Focal Points
Terminal Focal Points
Central Focal Points
Arbitrary Focal Points
Formal Fountain
Self-Contained Wall Fountain
Structure for Creating Privacy
Creating a Private Place
A Quiet Room
Room by a Lake
Working with a Gazebo
Trysting Place
City Sanctuary
Two Rooms & A Summerhouse
Brick & Lattice Garden House
Built-In Wall Fountain
Structure for Outdoor Living
Two Rooms & A Water Garden
A Quiet Corner
Outdoor Rooms with Wonderful Views
Garden Patio
Three Paths Interlaced with a Pool
Poured-Concrete Retaining Wall & Footing
Raised Mortared Brick or Block Fountain
Structure for Ornamentation
Order as Ornament
Country Elegance Everywhere
A Sculpture Garden
Ornamentally Unique
Deceptive Depth
Sonoran Asymmetry
Italian Landscape in Tile Murals
Poured Planters
Index