Handmade Garden Projects

Handmade Garden Projects : Step-by-Step Instructions for Creative Garden Features, Containers, Lighting & More

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In this book, DIY materials, found objects, and the occasional bit of cellar debris are converted into distinctive garden furnishings imbued with a modern sensibility and resourceful spirit. At the end of the day, you'll be pulling up a chair and relaxing at your handmade outdoor cocktail table-on the rocks of course-or escaping to a vintage caravan that has been repurposed into an instant garden get away. Handmade Garden Projects is a fresh take on life outdoors-it's time to bring craft to your garden!show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 202 x 214 x 16mm | 589.67g
  • Timber Press
  • Portland, OR, United States
  • English
  • 150 colour photographs
  • 1604691859
  • 9781604691856
  • 401,820

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"Whimsy is the watchword here, even as Forkner provides full-color photos, practical conversion tables, hardiness zones, and resources listings in this innovative addition to DIY creativity." --Booklist "Filled with ideas for turning unused items and common materials into decorative and functional garden accents." --Akron Beacon Journal "Part inspiration and part manual, but for anyone comfortable working with simple tools and construction materials there is just enough step-by-step instruction to get started." --San Francisco Chronicle "Her instructions are practical, her aesthetic pleasingly funky." --Seattle Times "Puts a smile on your face . . . . any gardener is bound to find a project they'll love. . . . Jam-packed with colorful photos, great advice, and good guidance, making it a must-have. Better buy two, one to keep for yourself!" --Belfast Republican Journal "Unique creative weekend projects." --Poppy Talk "A series of well-photographed and inspiring garden visits and projects, meant to enhance your garden." --Danger Garden blog "A creative new book. . . . filled with ideas and instructions with DIY ideas from fountains to fire pits." --Plant Talk "A collection of simple and inspiring projects that take your garden--be it balcony, small or large--to the next level and reflect your personality and taste." --Treehugger "If you are wondering what's in this book for plant nerds, the good news is: Plenty." --Pacific Horticulture "If you need a little inspiration for infusing your personality into your own garden, be sure to check out [this] book." --Diggingshow more

Back cover copy

You can transform your garden into a handmade, personality-infused oasis. Author Lorene Edwards Forkner--part eco-friendly non-traditionalist, part crafty creative with more ideas than money--will show you how. Projects run the gamut from eye-catching structures, like a pergola made from plumbing pipes, to imaginative details, like a tree-hung chandelier for nighttime ambiance. You'll also find helpful plant guides to accompany projects: delectable herbs to fill a stacking container tower, stellar succulents for a vertical gutter garden, glorious flowering vines to climb a bamboo obelisk, and so much more. Ready to get started? All you need are refreshingly simple materials--hardware store basics, salvaged goods, repurposed castoffs from cluttered basements--along with a little do-it-yourself spirit. With clear instructions and inspiring variations on every theme, this book is easy to follow and easy to love. Your journey to a made-from-scratch outdoor space starts here.show more

About Lorene Edwards Forkner

Lorene Edwards Forkner is a writer and garden designer. She is also the coauthor of three previous books: Hortus Miscellaneous, Growing Your Own Vegetables, and Canning and Preserving Your Own Harvest.show more

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