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, 9.63 × 7.56 × 0.5 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, 9.63 × 7.56 × 0.5 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 YOUIn the BeginningSo, Whatcha Want?Who Are You, Anyway?LandstalkingTSo, You Think You Can PlantI Always Feel Like Somebody's Watching MeRight into the Danger ZoneNeighborhood Scavenger HuntThese DreamsWhere's My Motivation? You Need HelpHire a GuyVive la Difference!Born FreeThe Labor PartyHelp! I Need Somebody Your Woody FriendsOne, Two, TreeLean, Mean & EvergreenTree to Be You & MeShrubs: The Khaki Pants of the LandscapeBig, Big TreesHappy Medium TreesWee Trees Fun Games and Random ThoughtsGame TimeBad Landscaping BINGOWord FindHey, ToolKiss My Aster Guide to Garden FashionDear AmandaColor Me GnomeHobo Deck StyleLandscaping Mad LibsChore Cootie CatcherAmanda's Part(y)ing Words For Those Who Seek the LightThis Little Light of MineLighting Dos and Don'tsSunny Day Real EstateLight It Up Landscape Design 101Button Up Your OvercoatFile Under: Landscape Magic!It's All YouWin, Lose, or DrawWalk It OffYou Swore There Wouldn't Be MathYou Can't Always Get What You Want...But If You Try, Sometimes You Get What You NeedTips GaloreDesign Hints Demolition!Rip It UpTear It Up So, You're a Lawn FreakNo Dearth of TurfPrep SchoolThe Grass Is Always GreenerWeed Worries Rocks for JocksRock On!Stone Dos and Don'tsNot Your Stepping StoneHarder to Do & Longer LastingBolder Boulders So, You're a HippieCan You Hear the Sustainability?LawnTurnativesT So, You're a Control FreakStill Life with MulchI Saw a Deadhead Sticker on a CadillacPinch Me Eat ThisEat ItReasons to Grow Your Own Fo
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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."