Front Yard Gardens

Front Yard Gardens

Growing More Than Grass

Book - 2010
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Praise for the first edition:

"The book is handsome, informative and amusingly written, and it should serve as an inspiration to those who are tired of old-fashioned lawns." -- Publishers Weekly

Liz Primeau was ahead of her time when she transformed her manicured lawn in the suburbs into a mixed garden with a profusion of flowering plants, shrubs and cacti. Ever since, she has enjoyed an eyecatching front garden that requires no chemicals and little watering.

Packed with practical tips and more than 250 beautiful photographs, this new, revised edition of Front Yard Gardens:

Explores the history of the lawn and our attachment to it
Profiles 75 front yard gardens from across North America
Provides step-by-step instructions to start and grow a fabulous front yard garden

This new edition of a classic guide covers planning and design, removing the grass, enriching the soil and planting and maintaining the garden. It is divided into several types of front yard gardens, including cottage, minimalist, secret, neighborhood, downtown and natural. Primeau discusses the key elements of each type and also provides a comprehensive list of complementary plants for each.

In this expanded edition, Primeau chronicles how her own garden and neighborhood have evolved, profiles several new and delightfully different gardens, and offers timely advice such as eco-friendly solutions for controlling bugs and weeds.

Front Yard Gardens is an inspiring treasure-trove of ideas for home gardeners.

Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2010.
Edition: Updated and expanded.
ISBN: 9781554075980
Characteristics: 256 p. :,col. ill. ;,26 cm.


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Jul 17, 2011

Some good visual ideas, examples are from Edmonton to Texas.

loowho May 03, 2011

Beautifully illustrated book that describes the evolution of Liz Primeau's front yard garden from conception to its current incarnation. Many other gardens are included in the book that differ in size, theme and location. Most of the gardens that are featured, are in the southern Ontario area.

Nov 28, 2010

skip the first two chapters - they're just preachy, but the rest of the book is a great source of ideas and stunning real Canadian examples of how to be the pride of your neighbourhood.

Mar 29, 2009

Nothing spetacular about this book indeed! It was in no way useful and not very informative also.

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