Explains how to make the most out of small gardening spaces, demonstrating how to create the illusion of size and promote privacy with a small garden, and providing additional information about dividing a garden effectively and selecting appropriate plants. Original.
America's best gardeners offer how-to's on the year-round garden, special effects, eye-catching plant combinations, and tips on how to create an intriguing and pleasing color scheme through contrast. Original.
The author of The Complete Illustrated Guide to Shaping Wood, Lonnie Bird now brings us Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Using Woodworking Tools. Here the reader is given a step-by-step guide that covers the essential techniques for using hand and power tools. Along with over 900 colour photographs and illustrations, sections are included on correct set-up, safe use of machines, and skilful use of hand tools.
Compiled by the editors of "Fine Gardening" magazine, this book contains a collection of articles which describe and illustrate 18 different gardens, with lessons for both the beginner and experienced gardener to put to use in their own gardens. Illustrated in colour throughout, the book includes an in-depth profile of each garden and the way in which professional gardeners develop their own properties. Tips and techniques are given on planning, site-preparation and selecting the right plants to bring out the best in each landscape. The gardens featured in the book can all be adapted to suit any garden, including a cottage garden, a collector's garden, a formal garden, a hillside refuge, a rocky mountain garden, a woodland garden, a suburban garden, an ornamental garden, a Japanese-inspired garden, and a garden with no lawn.
Taunton's Complete Guide to Growing Vegetables & Herbs
Roe Osborn's first book, Framing a House, tackled the complex art of house framing. Now, in this follow-up volume, he lays out all the steps and instruction required to complete the inside. The timing of each step is critical and it's important to understand what needs to be done first. Whether finishing one room or the whole house, this highly illustrated reference demystifies the process and follows a logical progression from installing insulation and drywall to hanging cabinets and doors to putting down floors and running trim. Each chapter begins with the question: Should I tackle this step myself? The pros and cons of hiring someone are then discussed. Applicable both for new construction and remodels and with 400 photographs and 20 drawings, this book shows DIYers how to make a house their own.
Compiled by the editors of "Fine Gardening" magazine, this book contains a collection of 21 articles which present the various elements of garden design. Illustrated in full colour throughout, the book offers a wealth of inspiring and practical ideas on how to redesign your garden to create a breathtaking landscape. The book includes tips and techniques on the tools and principles of garden design - from how to draw a site map to assessing the soil conditions - and advice is given on how to plant beds and borders, grow perennials with the best results, and to ensure that the garden is continually full of colour. It features a wide variety of styles including Japanese gardens, vegetable gardens, large formal gardens and courtyard gardens. For those with small gardens, there is a section showing that a little imagination and variety can make it appear considerably larger. A section offering advice to beginners is also included.