Deckscaping - Gardening Book

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Gardening and Landscaping on and Around Your Deck

ISBN 1-58017-408-6
176 pages; 9 1/4" x 10"; Full-color photographs and illustrations throughout; Paperback.
Author: Barbara W. Ellis

Decks are popular in North American landscapes because they serve as outdoor santuaries. They are in the back yard, where life is quiet and less hectic. But a large, flat expanse of deck isn't all that exciting. Often decks look bare and univiting and can take up valuable gardening space. With Deckscaping, learn to landscape on and around your deck. Landscaping and planting techniques help create the feeling that the deck is surrounded by the garden while hiding the deck’s unsightly undercarriage. Containers planted with flowers, herbs, or vegetables bring the garden, with its fragrances, butterflies, birds, and wildlife, right up onto the deck. Running low on space? Attach hanging baskets and planter boxes to the railing.

About the Author

Barbara Ellis is a freelance writer, an editor, and a lifelong gardener. The author of several books in the Taylor's Guide series, she has also worked as a Managing Editor at Rodale Press and as a Publications Director for the American Horticultural Society. Ellis lives with her husband and an assortment of dogs in a 200-year-old stone farmhouse surrounded by a large, organic, wildlife-friendly garden.

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