Topiary in the GardenBook - 2009
Whatever the size of your outside space, there is room in every garden for topiary, whether it is a carefully placed single potted sculpture or an entire garden of architecturally crafted trees. This wonderful book is the perfect introduction to the world of topiary. A fascinating introduction examines the history behind this constantly evolving art and is followed by an exploration of the many topiary styles. The first part of the book looks at the essential ideas associated with topiary design, focusing on details such as form and function, hedges, blocks and steps, and spheres and domes. The second half of the book is full of practical advice on how to create topiary in the garden. It opens with ten easy-to-follow step-by-step projects, ranging from basic techniques like how to shape and renovate a hedge to how to create sculptural forms like balls, cones and a topiary pig. A comprehensive directory of plants suitable for topiary makes it simple to select the right type of plant. With 108 stunning images and authoritative text, this essential little guide is a celebration of the continuing popularity of this ?living? art form, as well as an invaluable handbook for both experienced and new topiary gardeners.
Publisher: London : Lorenz Books, 2009
Branch Call Number: 715.1 He
Description: 64 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm