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 Patio: Garden Design & InspirationPacked 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.
  Date Published 6/28/2006

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Rated By: kate wiseman
From: San Diego, CA
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Comments: A more elegant modern
This book is an excellent sourse of inspiration for the garden designer who is tired of traditional garden design. Jamie Durie explores new materials and plant selections in a way that is comfortable and exciting. A must read for those of us who are tired of English garden design!
Rated By: "azaram"
From: Sydney, Australia
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Comments: Must-read for garden design
I must admit that I wasn't expecting much from Jamie Durie, knowing him mainly for his home renovation shows in Australia.
However, after much searching through countless books on garden design in bookstores, I found his books to be far and away the best I've seen.
His designs are very modern and innovative and the book gives a lot of insight into the design and construction process. Backgrounds and reasoning on particular choices made and goes into detail on subjects such as lighting, plants and materials.
I own quite a few garden design books and I would definately rate this the best I've seen and just about every design in his books I would rate amongst the best I've seen.
Rated By: Kelly B. Greenwood
From: Redwood City, CA
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Comments: This is one of my favorite inspiration books
This is the best of Durie's books and is an excellent companion for the California garden designer. The plans are helpful for understanding the layout of a garden, but the photos are what really make the book. The light modern style, clever detailing, and CA compatible plants give me new ideas every time I open it.