The Welcoming Garden

The Welcoming Garden

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Renowned garden designer Gordon Hayward's newest book focuses on one major principle: creating front-yard gardens that will inspire and invite, transforming neighborhoods and encouraging people to create compelling spaces in which to relax, visit with neighbors, and enjoy a natural space. A front garden should welcome, enliven, enrich, and engage. Traditional "foundation planting"--that cliche that means glomming a few evergreen shrubs against the front foundation of the house and then running lawn from it down to the sidewalk or street--is a thing of the past. Hayward offers a step-by-step approach that starts by helping people find their "Big Idea," then guides the homeowner through the process of making all the smaller decisions. He also introduces fundamental garden-design principles, illustrated throughout the book with beautiful photography and line drawings, allowing homeowners to effectively apply the ideas no matter where or what type of climate they live. Feast on these lush photos with an open mind, you'll come away with an endless supply of ideas. Chapters include: How to Look at Garden Images The Driveway, Cars and the Front Garden The Path to the Front Door A Lot of Lawn, A Little Lawn? Gardens Between House and Sidewalk Fencing, Walls and Gates Sitting Areas in the Front Garden Gordon Hayward holds degrees from Wesleyan University and began gardening in the 1970s. In 1984, he turned to the work of garden design, lecturing, and writing full time. He consults throughout the Northeast for residential clients, their architects, and builders. He is the author of several books, including The Intimate Garden: Twenty Years and Four Seasons in Our Garden, Garden Paths: Inspiring Designs and Practical Projects, and Your House, Your Garden: A Foolproof Approach to Garden Design, as well as a variety of articles for Horticulture Magazine. Hayward is a certified member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers.show more

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  • Hardback | 144 pages
  • 223.5 x 254 x 22.9mm | 725.76g
  • Gibbs M. Smith Inc
  • Layton, UT, United States
  • English
  • 69 colour photographs
  • 1586857045
  • 9781586857042

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$29.95 U.S. Renowned garden expert and designer Gordon Hayward shares his step-by-step process of creating entry gardens that invite, enrich and enliven. The new American garden is presented within a variety of delightful, inspiring photographs and illustrations that show fundamental design principles to put to work in your own garden, no matter where it is in North America, no matter what size it is. Even the smallest patch of lawn can be transformed into a beautiful, stylish space. The Welcoming Garden provides the blueprint for creating your own imaginative front-yard combinations and offers fresh ideas in light of any budget or skill level. Discover how to Find your comfort level and gain confidence in your gardening abilities. Choose the style of your front garden to reflect your personality and home. Create edges with walls, fences and gates. Transform the strip between sidewalk and street. Design sitting areas that are open and inviting or cozy and intimate. Determine the right types of plants and trees for your area by using regional growing guides provided. About the Author Gordon Hayward is a certified member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers. He is the author of several books, including The Intimate Garden: Twenty Years and Four Seasons in Our Garden, Garden Paths: Inspiring Designs and Practical Projects, and Your House, Your Garden: A Foolproof Approach to Garden Design, as well as a variety of articles for Horticulture Magazine. He lives in Westminster West, Vermont.show more

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