Kiss My Aster: A Graphic Guide to Creating a Fantastic Yard Totally Tailored to You

by Amanda Thomsen

Storey Publishing, LLC | December 18, 2012 | Trade Paperback |

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Who cares what the neighbors think? Kiss My Aster is a hilarious, irreverent, interactive guide to designing an outdoor space that is exactly what you want. Combining entertaining illustrations with laugh-out-loud text, Amanda Thomsen lays out the many options for home landscaping and invites you to make the choices. Whether you want privacy hedges, elegant flower beds, a patio for partying, a food garden, a kids'' play space, a pond full of ducks, or all of the above, you''ll end up with a yard you''ll adore. Forget about doing it the "right" way: Do it your way!

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 160 Pages, 7.48 × 9.45 × 0.39 in

Published: December 18, 2012

Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1603429867

ISBN - 13: 9781603429863

Found in: Home and Garden

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Kiss My Aster: A Graphic Guide to Creating a Fantastic Yard Totally Tailored to You

Kiss My Aster: A Graphic Guide to Creating a Fantastic Yard Totally Tailored to You

by Amanda Thomsen

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 160 Pages, 7.48 × 9.45 × 0.39 in

Published: December 18, 2012

Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1603429867

ISBN - 13: 9781603429863

About the Book

Who cares what the neighbors think? "Kiss My Aster" is a hilarious, irreverent, interactive guide to designing an outdoor space that is exactly what "youO want. Combining entertaining illustrations with laugh-out-loud text, Thomsen lays out the many options for home landscaping and invites readers to make the choices.

Table of Contents

Getting to Know YOU In the Beginning So, Whatcha Want? Who Are You, Anyway? Landstalking T So, You Think You Can Plant I Always Feel Like Somebody''s Watching Me Right into the Danger Zone Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt These Dreams Where''s My Motivation? You Need Help Hire a Guy Vive la Difference! Born Free The Labor Party Help! I Need Somebody Your Woody Friends One, Two, Tree Lean, Mean & Evergreen Tree to Be You & Me Shrubs: The Khaki Pants of the Landscape Big, Big Trees Happy Medium Trees Wee Trees Fun Games and Random Thoughts Game Time Bad Landscaping BINGO Word Find Hey, Tool Kiss My Aster Guide to Garden Fashion Dear Amanda Color Me Gnome Hobo Deck Style Landscaping Mad Libs Chore Cootie Catcher Amanda''s Part(y)ing Words For Those Who Seek the Light This Little Light of Mine Lighting Dos and Don''ts Sunny Day Real Estate Light It Up Landscape Design 101 Button Up Your Overcoat File Under: Landscape Magic! It''s All You Win, Lose, or Draw Walk It Off You Swore There Wouldn''t Be Math You Can''t Always Get What You Want... But If You Try, Sometimes You Get What You Need Tips Galore Design Hints Demolition! Rip It Up Tear It Up So, You''re a Lawn Freak No Dearth of Turf Prep School The Grass Is Always Greener Weed Worries Rocks for Jocks Rock On! Stone Dos and Don''ts Not Your Stepping Stone Harder to Do & Longer Lasting Bolder Boulders So, You''re a Hippie Can You Hear the Sustainability? LawnTurnatives T So, You''re a Control Freak Still Life with Mulch I Saw a Deadh
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From the Publisher

Who cares what the neighbors think? Kiss My Aster is a hilarious, irreverent, interactive guide to designing an outdoor space that is exactly what you want. Combining entertaining illustrations with laugh-out-loud text, Amanda Thomsen lays out the many options for home landscaping and invites you to make the choices. Whether you want privacy hedges, elegant flower beds, a patio for partying, a food garden, a kids'' play space, a pond full of ducks, or all of the above, you''ll end up with a yard you''ll adore. Forget about doing it the "right" way: Do it your way!

From the Jacket

Landscaping Has Never Been This Fun

 

Don''t worry about making perfect landscaping choices; find the path that suits your style and leads to a beautiful yard that couldn''t be created by anyone but you! Amanda Thomsen considers all the important questions and lays out the gardening options in her witty, choose-your-own-adventure approach to designing a yard that will suit you, wow the neighborhood, and make the whole process fun.

About the Author

Amanda Thomsen is a landscape designer whose blog, Kiss My Aster, can be read at http://www.kissmyaster.co/. She is a Master Gardener and has been gardening professionally for over 10 years. She is the co-author of Grocery Gardening: Planting, Preparing and Preserving Fresh Food. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Editorial Reviews

Her iconoclastic, and drenchingly colorful, new book, "Kiss My Aster", is her manifesto, her plea and promise that gardening should be one grand adventure. And, yes, you can still wow the neighbors."

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