Download e-book for iPad: A Pattern Garden: The Essential Elements of Garden Making by Valerie Easton

By Valerie Easton

ISBN-10: 0881927805

ISBN-13: 9780881927801

A development backyard supplies us the instruments for developing our personal hugely pleasant backyard areas. Easton identifies 14 backyard styles that she sees as basic to winning layout and that might flip any panorama right into a memorable and lucrative retreat. This booklet may help you establish what pleases you, and why, and supply thought and path within the planting and structure of your personal backyard. Discussions of crucial styles, equivalent to the construction of paths or the incorporation of water into the backyard, are complemented by means of concrete recommendation approximately plant choice.

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Significant in relationship to it. Greenhouses and garden sheds, whether destinations at the back of the garden, attached to the back or side of the Pattern Consideration: Decorative Elements house, or part of a “garden room,” effectively alter the scale Another clever manipulation of scale I saw recently was of the space. They offer a sense of enclosure and purpose nothing more than an oversized door set into a back to the garden, while their architecture, detail, and paint fence and painted a deep forest green.

The traditional American suburban model is of a fenced back garden and a front lawn open to the neighborhood, but there are a great many more possibilities. 44 a pat tern garden Patterns of courtyards, hedging, or artificial screening, and its character as well as its sensuality. Whether plants grow strategically placed trees all create privacy. The Japanese lustily or droop and decline depends on how seriously the art of “borrowed scenery” enhances a distant view. A gardener has faced up to the realities of his or her own panoramic view is a more difficult prospect.

What is sider—all of which help us determine our own felt sense of garden scale. the rel ationship of garden to house 5 3 The good news is that scale can be easily altered. A view of a distant vista, echoing the shapes of nearby hill- broad patio makes the garden feel roomier by visually sides with rounded shrubs or boulders in your own gar- expanding the groundscape. The addition of a hefty per- den, or using any other visual device to entice the eye from gola or a tall, pointed tree to guide your eye upward can foreground to background adds this extra dimension to change how we experience the scale of a garden.

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