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Really small gardens : a practical guide to gardening in a truly small space

By: Billington, Jill.
Contributor(s): Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Quadrille, c1998Description: 192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), plans ; 23 x 26 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1899988718.Subject(s): Gardens -- Design | Gardening | Landscape gardeningDDC classification: 712.6 BIL
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With over 150 gorgeous photos, detailed gardening plans, and planting schemes, this book shows how to make a spacious, classy garden with a limited amount of room.

Includes index

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Billington begins with the chapter "Choice," which is about plants and materials that make the most of small spaces. Included is advice on using plants in containers, planting styles, the various types of soil, and plant care. The next chapter, "Illusion," concerns the ways of making a garden seem more spacious, and one titled "Atmosphere" illustrates various garden styles: formal, abundant, contemporary, and shady. There's a directory of 150 plants suitable for small places and 12 garden plans. There are also instructions on shaping shrubs and climbers, along with 150 color photographs and 75 color illustrations. None of the gardens featured are more than 50 feet long, but some are quite lavish: elegant rooftop gardens in Paris and Vienna and courtyards adjoining what look like million-dollar homes. Still, there are plenty of imaginative designs for gardeners with very little space and very little money to spend on such projects. (Reviewed March 15, 1999)1570761280George Cohen