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In A Mexican Garden: Courtyards, Pools, and Open-Air Living Rooms Total Hits - 5911  |  Hits Today - 0 Rating:   Rating Average (17)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
The team behind the best-selling Mexicolor and Mexicasa has unlocked the gates to Mexico's patios, courtyards, and walled gardens. From private homes to luxurious resorts, In A Mexican Garden celebrates Mexico's hidden oases where lovers meet for margaritas at sunset and families gather for spirited fiestas. The dazzling array of featured properties includes rustic coastal hideaways, elegant Spanish Colonial mansions, rural haciendas, and Modernist architectural masterpieces. Melba Levick's stunning photographs capture page after vibrant page of bold Mexican design elements: swirling mosaic floors, elaborate frescoes, hand-carved stone fountains, and lush native plants. Gina Hyams' informative text explains the historic roots of these uniquely Mexican outdoor spaces. Garden design enthusiasts, fans of Mexico, and anyone who appreciates a siesta in the sun need only open this book to hear the quiet babble of fountains and glasses clinking to toast another beautiful sunset.
ISBN: 0811841308   Date Published on 3/1/2005
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Walks, Walls & Patios: Plan, Design & Build Total Hits - 4368  |  Hits Today - 0 Rating:   Rating Average (18)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Designing the outside of the home adds to curb -side appeal, creates ambience, and increases the value of the home. Walks, Walls & Patios provides the homeowner with all the information needed to integrate popular hardscape designs into the overall home landscape. Included are ideas for brick and mortared stone walls, flagstone and tile patios, and brick, mortar, and concrete walks and patios. Lavish color photographs provide design inspiration, while the extensive how-to section provides easy-to-follow information. - Over 300 color photographs provide design ideas - More than 200 illustrations help transform ideas into reality - Easy-to-follow instructions for building the most popular projects - Direction on how to adapt the projects to a particular landscape - Advice on the proper tools and materials for different projects - Comprehensive glossary and index
ISBN: 1580110959   Date Published on 6/10/2004
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Patios and Walkways (Do It Yourself) Total Hits - 3156  |  Hits Today - 0 Rating:   Rating Average (9)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
An attractive walkway or terrace dramatically improves a home's curb appeal and livability. In many older homes, walkways and terraces need updating or replacement, and new homes are often sold without these enhancements. The projects illustrated in Patios and Walkways, from rustic stone paths to handsome new patios, can be completed within 1-3 days and are explained step-by-step, allowing even first-time masons to achieve professional results. The book helps homeowners select from the wide variety of outdoor materials and tools available at home stores and landscape centers.
ISBN: 1561587230   Date Published on 12/1/2004
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Garden Design Details Total Hits - 1539  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (20)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

Whether you want a wall or a pond, a new look for your lawn or an inventive way to pave your patio, Garden Design Details is packed with hundreds of images and ideas.With practical information about what materials and designs will work in harmony with your garden, this book will open your eyes to the possibilities at hand. All the ideas are attainable and durable, with options for different styles and sizes of garden.

Divided into four main chapters - Verticals; Horizontals, Punctuation; and Casework - the book discusses the main visual elements of a garden and then shows them in context through a selection of international case studies. In Verticals you'll find walls; hedges; fences; railings; trellis work; entrances and openings; gates; doors; level changes; feature plants and trees; woods; orchards; and land sculpture. Horizontals covers beds; borders; edging; paths; terraces; lawns; meadows; wild flower planting; knots; parterres; mazes; lakes; ponds; water features; natural swimming pools; stepping stones; land sculpture; and bridges. Punctuation discusses eye-catchers; seating; planters; pots and urns; statues; sculpture; fountains; arches; pergolas; tunnels; plant supports; and garden buildings. A final chapter of case studies shows the bigger picture with vertical, horizontal and punctuation design elements together in situ to show how they can be used to the best advantage. The case studies illustrate a range of styles and settings including traditional, contemporary, minimal and international.

Arne Maynard gives useful and practical advice for every type of garden from country acres to town courtyard. With over 350 photographs and design information covering everything from walls to paving, and fences to ponds, Garden Design Details is packed full of ideas.

ISBN: 0060596317   Date Published on 8/17/2004
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Small Spaces, Beautiful GardensTotal Hits - 1403  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (29)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Small Spaces, Beautiful Gardens
ISBN: 1564969738   Date Published on 2/1/2003
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The Patio Garden (Garden Bookshelf S.) Total Hits - 1317  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (8)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This is a comprehensive guide to getting maximum benefit from a small area of outdoor living space, providing plans, photographs and plant lists for a wide range of superbly designed patio gardens.
ISBN: 0711210918   Date Published on 1/25/2007
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Outdoor Living Idea Book (Taunton's Idea Book Series)Total Hits - 1310  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (8)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Even if you have a small piece of land behind your home–whether it’s in the country or the city–you, too, can create your own outdoor room. An outdoor room can be as simple as a barbeque grill and a table and chairs on a patio or as elaborate as an outdoor guest bedroom complete with a teak-framed bed and outdoor fireplace.

Creating outdoor living spaces is the new American pastime, with homeowners wanting to create a place in their backyard that extends their living space and capitalizes on all the outdoors has to offer, whether it’s relaxing by the pool, playing a game of volleyball with the kids, or hosting an al fresco dinner party on the patio. Whatever your desire, you can have it! Outdoor Living Idea Book features hundreds of the latest ideas for creating outdoor living spaces of all kinds, from cooking and dining to entertaining and relaxing to playing, no matter what size yard you have and what your budget. Creative examples of furnishings and accessories, landscaping, lighting, sculpture, and water features offer readers the most up-to-date ideas for adding style to any outdoor space.

Topics covered include:
Outdoor Kitchens
Dining & Entertainment
Furniture & Accessories
Pools & Recreation
Landscaping
Storage
ISBN: 1561587575   Date Published on 3/7/2006
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Garden & Patio Living SpacesTotal Hits - 1194  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (7)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This book offers inspired ideas for the many amenities that make an outdoor area special — barbecue installations, fireplaces, screened rooms, fountains, furniture, gazebos, simple decks, overheads, fencing, and much, much more!!
ISBN: 0376015977   Date Published on 1/1/1999
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Garden Style Decorating Total Hits - 995  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (8)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This book shows how to create a peaceful, evocative garden dŽcor in any room of the home and in connected spaces such as porches, balconies, and breezeways. From sweepingly dramatic rooms to charming corners filled with flowerpots, your love of gardens can be carried indoors to bring joy and beauty to the spaces where you live and work every day.
ISBN: 0376012315   Date Published on 1/1/2001
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Patio: Garden Design & InspirationTotal Hits - 979  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (10)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Packed with design instruction and horticulture tips, this paperback version of Jamie Durie's bestselling gardening-design book provides all the necessary information and inspiration to create glamorous garden and patio spaces. Stunning photographs highlight stylish, award-winning landscape designs created in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. Each photograph is accompanied by a complete discussion of the design and its elements, including watering requirements, featured plants, and optimal lighting. Tips and instructions help inspire gardeners to create their own original designs.
ISBN: 1741146542   Date Published on 6/28/2006

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