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Patios, terraces, decks, and roof gardens

Author: Alice Upham Smith
Publisher: New York, Hawthorn Books [1969]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How to design, plant, and decorate every type of outdoor living area on the ground or in the sky--floors, steps, walls, fences, screening, fire pits, fountain, pools--for low upkeep & high pleasure.
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Genre/Form: Designs and plans
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, Alice Upham.
Patios, terraces, decks, and roof gardens.
New York, Hawthorn Books [1969]
(OCoLC)688649018
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Upham Smith
OCLC Number: 74568
Notes: "Helen Van Pelt Wilson book."
Description: 179 pages illustrations (some color), plans 27 cm
Contents: For comfortable living out of doors --
Part I. Patios, terraces, and decks : Fitting the patio into the landscape : For a rectangular house ; For an L-shaped house ; Away from the house ; Out in front ; Atriums and private patios --
Ways to extend an existing patio : Enlarging a concrete slab ; Aggregate with stones for texture ; Emphasizing a transition ; Design on two levels --
Making the most of limited space : Depend on green ; Water: a cooling device --
Layout and construction : Establishing a grade ; Paving with brick or patio blocks ; Concrete paving ; Flagstone or gravel flooring --
Decks, steps, roofs, and walls : Garden steps ; Shade for the patio ; Covering materials for the patio ; Good vines for covering a trellis ; Low retaining and sitting walls ; Screening an air conditioner --
Privacy for the patio : Fences and screens ; Walls ; Hedges and slopes --
Trees, shrubs, and vines for a well-dressed patio : Large shade trees for the patio ; Flowering trees ; Multiple-stemmed and low-branching trees ; Columnar trees ; Shrubs ; Evergreens ; Deciduous shrubs ; Climate control ; Berried plants to attract birds ; The dependable vines ; Twining vines ; Tendril vines ; Clinging vines --
Flowers for color : Container gardening ; To dramatize patio plants ; Pavement gardening with crevice plants ; Fragrant plants, and lights for flowers --
Ground-covers and mulches for easy maintenance : Ground-covers with flowers ; Ground-covers without flowers ; A selection of plants ; Mulches are useful --
Making the patio livable : Electric conveniences ; Water ; Ornaments ; Furnishings and games --
Part II. Roof gardens : Designing a garden in the sky : Balcony gardens ; Terraces ; Roof gardens ; Penthouse gardens --
Constructing the roof garden : Portable planters ; Soil and water ; Screens and flooring ; Shade and care --
Planting the roof garden : Trees for the roof garden ; Shrubs that thrive ; Tolerant evergreens ; Value of vines ; Flowers ; Even vegetables and herbs --
Decorations for the roof garden : Plants as features ; Plants for emphasis ; Topiaries and espaliers.
Responsibility: Alice Upham Smith ; with drawings and diagrams by the author.

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How to design, plant, and decorate every type of outdoor living area on the ground or in the sky--floors, steps, walls, fences, screening, fire pits, fountain, pools--for low upkeep & high pleasure.

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