Front Yard Gardens: Growing More Than Grass by Liz PrimeauFront Yard Gardens: Growing More Than Grass by Liz Primeau

Front Yard Gardens: Growing More Than Grass

byLiz PrimeauPhotographed byAndrew Leyerle

Paperback | March 11, 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.

  • Liz Primeau is renowned for her garden writing and regularly lectures on garden design at horticultural society meetings and garden shows.
    Title:Front Yard Gardens: Growing More Than GrassFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.81 inPublished:March 11, 2010Publisher:Firefly BooksLanguage:English

    The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

    ISBN - 10:155407598X

    ISBN - 13:9781554075980

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    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Inspiring Garden Ideas This book is a pleasure to read, with large colour photos, detailed lists of plants and charming stories about the garden owners. The gardens are mostly Canadian and all accessible in scale - you won't be trying to emulate Sissinghurst here. The introductory chapters offer a thoughtful essay about the cultural history of gardens and how economic and environmental factors have influenced them. Altogether it's an a excellent addition to a gardener's bookshelf.
    Date published: 2018-04-14

    Editorial Reviews

    The cottage garden, the secret garden, the minimalist garden and others are clearly illustrated for the reader. It's like visiting a garden show with instructions! This is a very nice publication for those considering making a change in their landscape.