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Midwest Home Landscaping, 3rd edition Third Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-1580114974
ISBN-10: 1580114970
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Book Description

Midwest Home Landscaping, Including Southern Canada, shows how to beautify 23 common landscape situations, such as front and back entries, walkways, borders, slopes, and patios. After presenting 46 design variations, the book explains how to install and care for the plants, ponds, walls, and fences involved in the landscape designs. Plants that are proven performers in the Midwest are used in the designs and described in full detail. Step-by-step instructions provide the essential knowledge to tackle each project.
US: IA, IL, IN, MI, MN, MO, OH, WI
Canada: Ontario (southern)
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From the Back Cover

• 46 designs created by landscape professionals specifically for the Midwest—featuring creative solutions for front entries, foundation plantings, patios, steep slopes, and much more

• Detailed descriptions of more than 200 plants picked for your region, plus all you need to know to plant and maintain them

• Step-by-step instructions for building structures, such as paths, patios, ponds, walls, fences, arbors, and trellises

• Over 470 color photos and illustrations
 

Praise for the First Edition
 
“... like having a team of professional garden designers on hand.”
Country Living Gardener
 
“... you’ll turn to these beautifully rendered design possibilities again and again.”
Elanore Lewis, Woman’s Day Garden Planner & Practical Guide
 
“This idea-filled book takes the guesswork out of landscaping so you can focus on the fun. Designs that work, great plants you can find, accurate instructions, and detailed drawings will help you succeed.”
Nancy Beaubaire, former Editor Fine Gardening and Country Living Gardener
 
“The Home Landscaping series takes the fear out of gardening by skillfully combining a wide range of attractive, dependable plants with clear, concise information on the techniques of gardening and easy-to-follow plans.”
Thomas Fischer, Executive Editor, Horticulture
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Product Details

  • Series: Landscaping
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Creative Homeowner; Third edition (August 30, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580114970
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580114974
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #216,309 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Visually enticing, this book is loaded with lovely pictures and illustrations. It's a great idea book, plus basic landscaping skills instruction and planting templates. I can't fully recommend it, however, because it advocates planting some exotic species that I have spent days removing from our suburban property. These include vinca, sweet woodruff, goutweed and carpet bugle that invaded adjacent woodland and formed mats that crowded out wildflowers. It pains me to see these plants recommended for woodland borders! Japanese barberry is another particularly onerous, yet suggested, plant that is spread by birds and forms impenetrable thickets in natural areas. To their credit, Holmes and Buchanan have done a good job of also presenting a variety of native North American plant choices with ecological benefits beyond the exotics.
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Written by the founding editor of "Gardening" magazine Roger Holmes and award-winning author Rita Buchanan, and now in a new and expanded edition featuring information on more plants and additional suggested designs, Midwest Home Landscaping Including Southern Canada is a comprehensive guide to making one's home landscape more attractive and functional. Chapters address how to skillfully plan a design for one's yard, how to organize one's project and perform tasks ranging from clearing the site to fences and trellises to the planting process, and profiles of a variety of landscaping plants ideal for homes situated in the upper Midwest and Southern Canada. Step-by-step instructions and full-color photography and diagrams walk the reader through each task, and the text covers both ideas for selecting and coordinating themes as well as practical nitty-gritty details. Midwest Home Landscaping is a first-rate, comprehensive resource for homeowners of all background, regardless of past experience in gardening or landscaping.
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I'm not a gardener but then again I have never had a house to HAVE a garden. We are moving onto a brand new house and I found this book by accident.

It is outstanding.

It will give you ideas on what to plant in the shade, sun part sun and what I like most are the diagrams. I have no eye for what a garden will look like in 2 months and how I should plant a garden that looks lush and well thought out. I would have planted a garden with random flowers spaced too far apart.

Perfect book for somebody that wants a garden that looks like they knew what they were doing.
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Picked up this book first at the Library and renewed it several times. When I saw the price on Amazon, I knew I needed to have my very own copy. The newest edition was sent and it's even better than the one that inspired me!
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This book really impressed me. I has so much information, but it's organized in a way that makes it really user-friendly and easy to understand. It covers everything from shady to sunny areas all over your yard and even shows you how your landscaping will look season to season, and in the future.
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This book is great! It was just what I needed. It has detailed, creative, and artistic landscaping plans plus helpful planting and design information! I bought two copies of this book so I can give my daughter one!
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I found this book to be a very good guide on the selection of plants to use in our landscaping improvements. I am not much a plant selection person and this book has helped in making some good choices.
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A big problem I've had with gardening books is that they so often cover areas with different climates (such as the wet Pacific Northwest) than that which I have to face here in the American Midwest. This book, however, has shown itself to be an excellent resource!

It starts out with a portfolio of 23 designs, giving the reader excellent advice on appearance and what plants to use, complete with color pictures and illustrations, and a sample graph paper design. After that is a series of plant profiles that looks at garden plants and their needs. The final part of the book has step-by-step instructions (again with great color illustrations) on building projects, such as sidewalks, walls, patios and so much more.

So, just to make everything perfectly clear, I loved this book, and highly recommend it to every gardener in the American Midwest!
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