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Freshen Up Your Garden Design with Color, Texture and Form


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Rebecca Sweet is the principal designer with her design firm Harmony In The Garden, located in Northern California. Her gardens have been featured in Fine Gardening, Women's Day, Country Living and American Gardener as well as many regional newspapers and publications. Rebecca and her gardens have also been featured on the critically acclaimed PBS series Growing a Greener World and has been a radio guest on GardenLife and Martha Stewart Living.


"Rebecca Sweet's useful and beautiful new book, Refresh Your Garden Design with Color, Texture & Form is filled with a bounty of professional tips and techniques that demystify the design process. If you try even one of her many great ideas for turning a drab yard into a dazzling landscape, you'll be rewarded with a newfound confidence to go further. Rebecca's engaging voice comes through with positive encouragement as shares years of experience with her DIY reader." --Debra Prinzing, design writer, speaker, and author of 10 gardening books"Rebecca explains how anyone can create an inviting garden that is essentially a three-dimensional work of art. You'll find out how to see your tired garden through fresh eyes, to use black-and-white photos of it to evaluate tone and texture, and clever ways to employ color and contrast. Every page offers insights that seem obvious until you realize you hadn't thought of them before. This is a book of ah-ha! moments and of harmonious garden spaces, and reassurances that Eden can indeed exist beyond any home's windows and sliding glass doors." --Debra Lee Baldwin"This book can help you find your garden's weak spots, then freshen them using the right mix of flowers, foliage, textures, and colors. With design tips sprinkled throughout, it's like having a garden design professional beside you to help bring your space alive..." --Kathleen Brenzel"Rebecca's keen designer's eye and generous personality shine through in every page of this book. She arms you with common-sense techniques to see your garden with new eyes and identify areas for improvement. Her lessons break down garden design into its basic elements, and she teaches you how to use those elements to build your garden back up again. There's an 'ah-HA!' moment on every page." --Michelle Gervais, Senior Editor, Fine Gardening

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