Praise for the author's Landscape Planning: Practical Techniques for the Home Gardener:
"Highly recommended as one of the most comprehensive, up-to-date works on general gardening."
-- Chicago Botanic Garden
"This book is worth its weight in gold."
-- The Globe and Mail
In this book, accomplished garden writer Judith Adam targets new homeowners in sterile, still-to-be-landscaped suburbs. Creating an attractive setting for a brand-new house is a high priority and hard to resist, as all improvements will add to the property's dollar value as well as the enjoyment of the new home.
With a light hand Adam outlines the basic steps toward transforming an empty yard into a welcoming, appealing space, beginning with identifying a personal garden style and assessing the pros and cons of a site, then choosing, planting and maintaining plants.
Your First Garden is a primer on the basic elements of landscape design and garden creation: planning for scale and balance, color selection, and architectural features are all landscape elements that homeowners must understand.
Chapters include information on:
All perennial and annual plant selections are easy to grow, suitable for all North American climates, and inexpensive.
Judith Adams' previous title, Landscape Planning, sold more than 72,000 copies. In Your First Garden she provides a highly readable road map for new homeowners and neophyte gardeners. It is an essential purchase for all collections.
Judith Adam is a horticulturalist, landscape designer and journalist who also writes for many magazines. She is the author of Landscape Planning: Practical Techniques for the Home Gardener and lives in Toronto.