Creating A Family Garden

Creating A Family Garden

  • Publish Date: 1996-09-01
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Bunny Guinness
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Integrating practical advice with ingenious design ideas, an innovative guide to gardening explains how to create a rich landscape to suit the needs of every member of the family, offering simple directions for creating furniture and play equipment, tips on hardy plants, and landscape design projects. Garden Bk Club & Country Homes & Garden Bk Club. Got kids in your chrysanthemums? A swing set in your rhododendrons? This colorful, engaging book brings practical suggestions and beautiful illustrations to bear on the often thorny task of blending small children with serious gardening. Bunny Guinness's solutions don't simply involve achieving maximum separation of kids from flowers, but creating an aesthetic whole where children are welcome and enchanted. "Areas of long grass for stalking games," for example, are among her ingredients for a successful kid's garden. Guinness won a gold medal at the 1994 Chelsea Flower Show for her "Wind in the Willows" design, and her empathy with the youthful imagination has produced wonderful places of mystery and beauty achievable by the most harried of parents.

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