Packed with over 200 stunning pictures, the book is separated into five sections which give tips and hints on how to transform 'tired' areas of any garden into an oasis. Whether... Read more
Packed with over 200 stunning pictures, the book is separated into five sections which give tips and hints on how to transform 'tired' areas of any garden into an oasis. Whether adding a new patio, creating a seating area or an area by the pool, Garden Magic has lots of magical ideas to help get the look and feel you want. Just as important as the structural elements in the garden are the flowers. Find out which plants to put where to achieve the most impact and effect; which colours to use and how to build up structure. The book also looks at the use of more traditional elements in the garden through to contemporary use of water features from fountains to entire walls of water and even how to cover up or screen off those unsightly objects in the garden such as compost heaps and dustbins.
Quality Garden Living; Terraces - charming domestic kingdoms; Garden seating areas - places of relaxation; Arcadian water idylls; Verdant comfort: bowers, pavilions, tea-houses; An optical homage - architecture and nature at one; Designing with Shape, Colour and Light; Plants: the language of their design; Contact with a colourful palette; Light amusement for nocturnal revellers; Designing and Dividing; Attractive surface design; Green walls and backdrops; Adding Masterful Touches; Garden ornaments - symbiosis with art; Plants to capture the attention; Strikingly tall - decorative highlights; The sensual world of water; Practical, Attractive Presentation; Paths, seats and chairs; Elegant screening; Chic dressing; The poetry of the kitchen garden; Appendix
Gisela Keil is a journalist specialising in gardening and also a keen gardener herself. She has already published many articles on the subject of gardens, plants and styles in gardening for leading gardening magazines and publishing houses. She lives in Hofheim near Murnau, Germany.
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