- Hardcover: 208 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (January 7, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0809297213
- ISBN-13: 978-0809297214
- Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.8 x 11.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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Water Works: Creating a Splash in the Garden 1st Edition
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From the Back Cover
Bring the natural beauty of water into your own home landscape
Water Works presents a wellspring of ideas and techniques for incorporating water features into your home landscape. Imaginative, expert advice from gardening gurus Maureen Gilmer and Michael Glassman makes your desired water features achievable in every environment, from small city spaces to large country estates. Gloriously illustrated with on-site photographs by award-winning photographer Mick Hales, these colorful pages show how water--tranquil, sensuous, or playful--can set the tone for your entire landscape.
In this fascinating text, the authors explore how water functions--specifically, how it works in a given landscape to solve problems and to enhance difficult environmental challenges. Beginning chapters are devoted to the natural waterfall, pool, and streambed, which showcase water's working role in the wild and its realistic adaptations in gardens. Subsequent chapters describe how water can work to transform a dull outdoor space into a sculpted work of art, including options for easy-to-install, aesthetically pleasing, self-contained fountains you can do yourself. Final chapters leap into the depths of pools and spas, where water not only enriches the visual landscape but stimulates your body and spirit as well.
With specific planting recommendations for a variety of water sites, as well as important design, mechanical, safety, and supply-ordering information, this unique book offers homeowners, landscapers, and builders the tools necessary for creating a fluid landscape from any existing garden environment.
- Two hundred stunning color photographs
- Specific planting recommendations for every water site
- In-depth coverage of spas and pools, the hottest landscaping trend
About the Author
Maureen Gilmer is a landscape designer, writer, nationally syndicated columnist, public speaker, and educator. She has made appearances on ABC's "The View," HGTV's "Way to Grow," and Discovery Channel's "Home Matters." Gilmer's writing appears regularly in such magazines as Better Homes and Gardens, Fine Gardening, and Country Living. She has an online gardening column and has authored fifteen gardening books, including Gaining Ground and The Gardener's Way.
Michael Glassman is an award-winning landscape designer and owns one of the most prestigious design and consultation firms in Northern California. In twenty years at the top of his profession, he has been honored many times for his designs: twice by the American Horticultural Society, who featured private garden tours of his landscapes. He is regularly featured in home and garden design magazines and on television, including the HGTV special "Spectacular Pools." He is coauthor of Gaining Ground.