Short Cuts to Beautiful Gardens

Author(s): David Squire


Gardening is often a labor of love...but you'll love it even more with less labor! With a few fast and easy techniques, existing gardens can flourish beyond recognition. Just follow these tips on what to keep and what to scrap, shortcuts to solving common problems, and innovative planting schemes that work just about anywhere. Transform a garden's entire structure with readily built features, mechanize tasks, and introduce garden-friendly plants that suppress weeds. Quickfix "garden therapy" focuses on renewing every important element: add year-round color rapidly, personalize the space with distinctive ornaments, find the potential in what's already there, and even tidy up unkempt lawns and other signs of neglect. You'll spend fewer hours working, but every one will really count!


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"Gorgeous book... dozens of excellent ideas. Will fit in well in any library."--"Library Journal"

David Squire is an acclaimed horticultural author and journalist. His wide range of gardening titles includes The Scented Garden which won the Garden Writers' of America Quill and Trowell Award. He studied botany and horticulture at the Hertfordshire College of Horticulture and the Royal Horticultural Society's garden at Wisley.

Making a Start - Colour in the garden - Livening up - Container gardening - Decorative features - Painting with plants - Quick Fix Ideas

General Fields

  • : 9781844030347
  • : octcas
  • : octcas
  • : February 2003
  • : 262mm X 213mm X 10mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 128
  • : 25 colour illustrations, 100photos
  • : David Squire
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 712.6