Introduction To Garden Borders

Author: Dueep J. Singh
Publisher: Mendon Cottage Books
ISBN: 131199128X
Size: 51.60 MB
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Table of Contents Introduction to Garden Borders Introduction Planning a Border Preparing Your Border Lime Application Manuring General Cultivation Tips Planting of Shrubs List of Different Color Plants Borders of Just One Color Getting a Period Border Narrow Borders Aspect Borders General Herbaceous Borders Choosing the Right Background Staking and Supports Growing a Shrub Border Using Bulbs in Your Border Bulb Selection Planting Your Bulbs Border Bulbs – Hyacinth and Crocus Management of your Borders Traditional Control of Slugs Conclusion Author Bio Publisher Introduction No one knows which creative gardener decided to line the borders of his flower beds with plants of a different contrasting color and how many millenniums ago. Nevertheless, even unto the 20th century, any well-kept garden which you visit is going to have a number of borders and hedges placed in the garden to add style to the visual appeal. The most important part of choosing a good border is the color scheme. Just imagine your bed is going to be made up of white daisies. You decide to border it with white chrysanthemums. That does not show much about your creativity or color sense, does it? On the other hand, if you aim at having a border looking as natural and possible with a good color scheme and selection, and which is definitely not planted in rows, you are going to have something good-looking and unique. Also, you need to look at the height of a plant. I remember as a child seeing a garden bed bordered with Hollyhocks. The gardener just loved the color and did not have enough of hollyhocks to make up a whole bed. So she just planted the hollyhock plants as a contrasting border for a flower bed of other summer and autumn flowers. The hollyhocks were not of the dwarf variety. They grew and they grew and soon over – shadowed the flowers in the bed. So anyone looking at that bed from a distance of about 10 feet would be confronted with plenty of hollyhock flowers and foliage, and would have to do a little bit of visual searching to look at the flowers growing in the bed. This definitely is not what you would expect a border to do. Imagine a border to be a frame for the real stuff – your choice of flowers in a well-prepared bed.

Black Decker The Complete Guide To Greenhouses Garden Projects

Author: Black & Decker Corporation (Towson, Md.)
Publisher: Creative Publishing International
ISBN: 1589235991
Size: 21.97 MB
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"Includes plans and step-by-step instructions for building several greenhouses and other garden projects. Projects suitable to homes and landscapes in urban, suburban and rural settings"--Provided by publisher.

Borders A Very Short Introduction

Author: Alexander C. Diener
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199912653
Size: 26.75 MB
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Compelling and accessible, this Very Short Introduction challenges the perception of borders as passive lines on a map, revealing them instead to be integral forces in the economic, social, political, and environmental processes that shape our lives. Highlighting the historical development and continued relevance of borders, Alexander Diener and Joshua Hagen offer a powerful counterpoint to the idea of an imminent borderless world, underscoring the impact borders have on a range of issues, such as economic development, inter- and intra-state conflict, global terrorism, migration, nationalism, international law, environmental sustainability, and natural resource management. Diener and Hagen demonstrate how and why borders have been, are currently, and will undoubtedly remain hot topics across the social sciences and in the global headlines for years to come. This compact volume will appeal to a broad, interdisciplinary audience of scholars and students, including geographers, political scientists, anthropologists, sociologists, historians, international relations and law experts, as well as lay readers interested in understanding current events.

Scent In Your Garden

Author: Stephen Lacey
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Limited
ISBN: 9780711210448
Size: 14.13 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This guide to creating beautiful, well-designed gardens that are highly scented shows how anyone can add this appealing quality to a garden. It includes a comprehensive catalogue of over 1000 scented plants to grow for their fragrance as well as beauty.

An Introduction To Landscape And Garden Design

Author: James Blake
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351958755
Size: 59.65 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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How do you design a landscape book suitable for its intended uses? How can the natural qualities of a landscape be enhanced with new features and focal points? How can you make pedestrians stay on the footpath? What kind of plant, path or wall should you put where, and what sort of contract should you choose for your client's contractor? This refreshingly down-to-earth introduction to the vast subject of landscape design and construction answers all these questions, guiding new students through the many facets of professional practice and welding together the artistic, legal, financial, environmental and management issues which can seem so dauntingly disconnected. Illustrated with original drawings, photographs, sample plans and facsimiles, including a new colour plate section, this readable classic has been fully revised and updated throughout. It opens with a completely new chapter which explains design and aesthetic principles, explores the history of our relationship to landscape, and shows how design principles can be applied to influence reactions to the finished site. The author then considers different elements of hard landscape and their relative merits in different situations. The soft landscape section includes coverage of the effects of mass and form, natural and abstract planting, and the difficult subject of plant selection. A step-by-step guide through all the stages of managing a project, from initial discussions with clients, site inspection, surveying and quoting, through tendering, contracting, contractual agreements, development from concept design to final plans and drawings, as well as maintenance, now includes the current information on CDM regulations and provides readers with a plain-speaking reference on client management and contractual administration. Added to the guide to drawing and lettering is an extensive section on computer-aided design. A bibliography and list of useful organization are also included.

Plant Combinations For Your Landscape

Author: Tony Lord
Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press
ISBN: 9781580115094
Size: 23.94 MB
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An illustrated collection of more than 400 of the best plant combinations for landscape summer color.