in a Weekend
by Bookwise International
Is your garden in dire
need of a new look, but you just don't have the time to launch into
a major garden project? Look no further than Garden Projects
in a Weekend, a beautiful new book that aims to show you how
to go about achieving real landscaping results in 48 hour-blocks.
first half of this book covers design essentials, from planning
to planting, with hard landscaping tips.
The second half is devoted
to 24 original projects that anyone can try.
Ten of the projects are
designed to be completed in a single weekend. Among the ideas are
a chamomile seat, a wildflower border, an oak bench, decorative
screens, children's wigwams and lighting ideas.
Find the time to set
aside two weekends and you too could have a children's play fort,
turf sculpture, herb steps, oriental screen or sun canopy to smarten
up your plot.
Finally, there are three
weekend projects, including a pebble stream, paving maze, potager
Garden Projects in
a Weekend is a practical and inspiring book. The only downside
is that while the first few chapters are illustrated with fabulous
photographs of stunning gardens, the second half relies on drawings
to accompany the instructions for each project. I'd prefer to have
seen step-by-step photographs as proof that these clever ideas can
be finished in the times suggested.
Gardener, Issue 105, September 5-18, 2002, Page 30
Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH