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Spot Gardens: A Guide for Creating and Planning Miniature Gardens, Indoors and Outdoors
Spot Gardens A Guide for Creating and Planning Miniature Gardens Indoors and Outdoors Author:Robert E. Atkinson The spot garden is probably the most useful approach in the 70s to creating a small area precisely right for the environment, interior or exterior, which you want to highlight, as well as your individual taste. It requires only a tiny space which, by intensive planting, little cost, and even less effort, can be transformed into an exciting and c... more »olorful accent. The spot garden has particular appeal for busy people and people who have neither the land nor the inclination to create larger and more elaborate gardens. In fact, the diminutive garden can be the distillation of the most beautiful and effective garden effects and as this book amply illustrates, these gardens can be quietly spectacular gems of natural beauty.
Through the ideas and illustration which follow, you will find a way to create a spot garden which is appropriate for your needs. Plants for your garden may come from remote regions of the world and take you through a while world of gardening experience. You can travel back in time by recalling the plants and flowers that stir forgotten memories of childhood. There are many practical rewards for making spot gardens, but the esthetic benefits are by far the most important. The sport garden, in a variety of artistic creations, is one of the most effective expressions of taste, feeling, and personality available in today's gardening world.
All locations in the garden and house that need to be cleverly or originally dealt with are touched on in this book. Just satisfactory plantings are not enough. The high cost of land and rising taxes make every bit of space extremely valuable and you should be getting the utmost return from each precious segment of your home or garden. Plantings increase in beauty and worth each year, adding immeasurably to the enjoyment of your surroundings.
Any area open to the sky, even a balcony, cement patio, or wooden platform where soil is not available, is a possible site for a spot garden. Indoors, dim hallways can be brightened and dead, unused space can be transformed by this approach. There is a spot garden for almost every need, ad every gardener, beginner or old hand.« less