Garden Design For The Short Season Yard: Everything You...

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Item#: 9781550596007
Author Penner, Lyndon
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Theonlygarden design book written just for the Canadian prairiesTired of advice for gorgeous yards that can only be created in climates like California, southern Ontario or Victoria? Author Lyndon Penner wroteGarden Design for the Short Season Yardfor you, because he knows prairie gardeners face challenges no one faces in gentler climates.Anyone can learn the basics of garden design. In this accessible guide, you’ll discover the pros’ secrets: practical ways to transform your yard using basic design principles. You can create an aesthetically pleasing yard that meets your needs, whether you want stunning curb appeal, privacy, low maintenance, or a lush retreat. You’ll develop your eye for design with Lyndon’s short critiques of gardens, both good and bad. You’ll also find worksheets to help you design your own garden.With his signature style and wit, Lyndon delivers his expert advice for a four-season makeover for your yard. Topics include:Elements of design, such as scale, balance, texture, colour and repetition.Choosing a theme and a focal point.Weather, diseases and pests.Low-maintenance, water-wise, and shade gardening.Trees, perennials, annuals and permanent garden features.

Table of Contents
Section I: Practical Considerations
1. Before you begin
2. Building expectations
3. Garden structure
4. Space analysis: What’s there now and how can I use it better?
5. Designing for life
Section II: Design Consideration
6. Design trends
7. Themes: Gardening with purpose
8. Basic elements of design
9. Creating negative space
10. Focal points
11. Colour
12. Beyond the basic elements
Section III: Drafting Your Design
13. Getting started
14. Planning is done: Let’s plant!
Section IV: Developing Your Inner Designer
15. Short critiques
16. Detailed consultation