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Front Yard Gardens Growing More Than Grass

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ISBN-10: 1552977102

ISBN-13: 9781552977101

Edition: 2003

Authors: Liz Primeau, Andrew Layerle

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The author gives ideas for overall planning and design and outlines steps for removing the grass, enriching the soil and planting new flowers and shrubs. 75 case-study front gardens of all types are featured including cottage gardens, town and city centre gardens, suburban, minimalist and wildlife gardens.
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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date: 3/3/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 9.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

<p class="biography" <b Liz Primeau</b is the author of numerous books on gardening, including <i My Natural History</i and the bestselling <i Front Yard Gardens</i . She is also the founding editor of <i Canadian Gardening</i magazine and the former host of Canadian Gardening Television on HGTV. She frequently gives talks at horticultural society meetings and garden shows across Canada and the United States. She lives in Mississauga, Ontario.</p

Liz Primeau was a gardening magazine journalist for 30 years and now gives regular lectures on gardens and garden design, including a special presentation on front yard gardens. She has led many gardening seminars and is a featured speaker at gardening events. Liz Primeau is the founding editor of Canadian Gardening magazine and host of her own television program.

Why We Mow
Our Love of Lawns: Nature or Nurture?
The Landscape Movement: Upper-Class Grass
The Nineteenth Century: A Lawn for Every Yard
The Democratic Lawn
The Twentieth Century: The Recreational Influence
The Birth of the Lawn Ethic
Lawn at What Cost?
The Impoverished Ecosystem
The Chemical Invasion
Making Responsible Decisions
Change: One Garden at a Time
Evolution of a Garden
Starting Small
The Move is On
Invasion of the Grass Snatchers
The Final Frontier
Groundwork
Basics
Hard Surfaces
Style
Birth of a Front Yard Garden: Dundas, Ontario
Cottage Gardens
A Renovated Cottage: Oakville, Ontario
A City Garden: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
A Cottage in the Woods: Algonquin Island, Toronto
Creating a Cottage Garden
Small City Gardens
Let There Be Light: Toronto, Ontario
Restoration Garden: Toronto, Ontario
Urban Fantasy: Hamilton, Ontario
Creating a Small Garden
Opulent Gardens
An Exuberant Garden: Toronto, Ontario
An English Garden: Mississauga, Ontario
Creating an Opulent Garden
Minimalist Gardens
The Southern Minimalist: Austin, Texas
The Year-Round Garden, Edmonton, Alberta
Creating a Minimalist Garden
Fusion Gardens
An English Garden, Texas Style: Austin, Texas
Love in a Cold Climate, Edmonton, Alberta
Plants: Grass Alternatives
Natural Gardens
A Prairie Native: Appleton, Wisconsin
A Natural Landscape: Edmonton, Alberta
The Dandelion Alternative: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Natural Charm: Toronto, Ontario
Creating the Natural Garden
Neighborhood Gardens
A Tale of Two Gardens: Mississauga, Ontario
Growing the Gardening Spirit: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Creating a Neighborly Garden
Secret Gardens
Theme, with Variation: Mississauga, Ontario
Courtyard, the Movie: Toronto, Ontario
Creating a Secret Garden
Overcoming Obstacles
High and Dry: Toronto, Ontario
The Artists' Garden: Vancouver, British Columbia
Sources and Recommended Reading
Index