Guide to Garden Construction -- Article Index

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1. The basics of a well-built garden

Picture essay: GRAND ILLUSIONS IN SMALL SPACES

2. Floors for a great outdoors

Picture essay: DECKS: VARIED, VERSATILE AND INVITING

3. Ins and outs of fences and walls

4. Raising a roof for shelter or storage

Picture essay: MAN-MADE SHADE FOR PLANTS OR PEOPLE

5. Finishing touches with a flourish

Picture essay: PAINTING THE NIGHT WITH LIGHT

6. An encyclopedia of garden designs and materials

7. Characteristics of 27 materials


above: In a California location, a redwood deck, built on two levels to accommodate the slope of this garden, surrounds the four-branched trunk of a magnificent centuries-old California live oak. In the foreground, highlighted by colorful Cleyera japonica, railroad ties serve as steps for a path of crushed stone that leads to the deck.


Articles in this Guide are based on now-classic Time-Life Encyclopedia of Gardening Series from the 1970s ... a timeless series, some titles of which are still available in libraries and bookstores... see our Amazon Store for purchasing options.

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