“Sunset Western Garden Book of Landscaping” Book Review
Summary: Find inspiration. Discover fresh ideas. Imagine new finishing touches. Learn the best strategies. This book is a wonderful one that will inspire you to create a wide variety of oasis’ in your own personal style. So many fabulous photos and ideas!
Genre: Garden Design, Outdoor Plants
Gardening Experience Level: All Levels
Title: Sunset Western Garden Book of Landscaping: The Complete Guide to Beautiful Paths, Patios, Plantings, and More
Author: Edited by Kathleen Norris Brenzel
Publisher: Time Home Entertainment Inc.
Content: I predict you will sit down and scan through this book all the way through the first time. Then you’re
going to come back to it for more ideas. Over and over! 415 pages of fabulous photos and content that will inspire you to rethink your garden design, encourage you to try new approaches.
Written and geared towards Pacific Coast gardens, Sunset has once again stepped up with this third edition book. They first take you through three types of gardens: Food focused, Beach focused, and Room focused. Next up is a thorough review of structural ideas. Plants are well covered, and you’ll probably find yourself jotting down plants names for your next nursery visit. Gorgeous photos throughout! Finishing touches such as lighting, paint, water features and retreat areas are covered. Lastly the basics of planning the garden space design, soil/water/sun basics, and beyond the basics to fire, wind, slopes, wildlife and pets.
To sum this book up, wonderful gorgeous photos, lots of tips and ideas to consider. It’s an excellent combination of inspiration, information, and just plain pleasure to read. Buy it for yourself, and then give another one to your favorite gardening friend!
Photos: Many large, beautiful photos!
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