Livingston Public Library: Garden Design, Ideas & Plans


March 23, 2022

Designing a garden is a complex task. Where to start ? What kind of skills do you need? How do all the areas come together in a beautiful cohesive way? The books listed below will inspire you with simple garden design ideas and help you design the garden of your dreams.

Understanding Garden Design: The Complete Handbook for Budding Designers by Vanessa Gardner Nagel

This comprehensive and accessible book presents the entire process from start to finish in clear and precise language that avoids the pitfalls of “designspeak”. Indeed, garden owners and clients of landscape designers who wish to learn more about the profession of designer will benefit from the lessons of the book.

In The Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Garden, Sally Roth simplifies the process by showing you how to spend fewer hours (and money) in the garden by tackling one small area at a time. You’ll find garden plans for ten unique areas (entrance, shady areas under trees, etc.) that can be connected over time to create a unified yard, and reliable, easy-to-find plants that have looks great after year.

Full Container Herb Gardening: Design and Grow Beautiful, Bountiful Herbs Filled with Herbs pans by Sue Goetz

In Complete Container Herb Gardening, herb guru and certified horticulturist Sue Goetz walks you through the ins and outs of growing these fragrant and tasty herbal treasures in containers. Capitalizing on popular trends in edible, container and small space gardening, Complete Container Herb Gardening offers all the information needed to grow fresh herbs on balconies, patios, rooftops, decks and even on the countertop. the kitchen.

Garden makeover: Turn your tired yard into the garden of your dreams by Bobbie Schwartz

Your garden, just like your house, sometimes needs a makeover. The change can be as minor as replacing a shrub or as big as tearing everything out and starting from scratch. No matter the size of your space or the scope of the project, Garden Renovation’s sage advice will help you transform your yard into a paradise.

New backyard idea book by Natalie Russel

From flagstone patios and redwood decks to cozy fireplaces, outdoor kitchens and dramatic backyard living rooms, the New Backyard Idea Book is packed with inspiring color photos and practical tips to help you redesign, redesign and rejuvenate your backyard. .

Starter vegetable gardens by Barbara Pleasant

Delivered Ebook

Barbara Pleasant addresses common problems faced by beginning gardeners. Using simple language and illustrated garden layouts, Pleasant shows you how to start, maintain and eventually expand an organic vegetable garden in even the smallest backyard. With practical tips on enriching the soil, planting schedules, watering, pest control, and more, you’ll quickly discover how easy it is to enjoy your own home garden vegetables.

The Essential Garden Design Handbook by Rosemary Alexander

Delivered Ebook

This fully revised and updated second edition features new US case studies and new photographs. Valuable tips on green gardening are new to this edition and include how to harvest rainwater, how to design a green roof, tips on sustainable planting and a guide to composting.

Home and Garden

April 01, 2022


House & Garden provides an invaluable source of ideas, from design and decoration to the best of travel, delicious recipes and fine wine. Britain’s most glamorous, inspiring and influential design and decorating magazine.

Exterior design

Number 42 2022


Outdoor Design & Living is one of Australia’s leading outdoor design magazines, showcasing the latest innovative designs and constructions for outdoor living spaces, bringing the best products and professional services to the landscaping industry to gardens across Australia.

Hongmei, Adult Services and Acquisitions Librarian


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