HOME IMPROVEMENTS • HISTORIC GARDENS • CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE & GARDEN DESIGN 55 California Gardens of the Arts & Crafts Period. Eugene O. Murmann. Historic California garden design as recorded by Eugene O. Murmann (1900-1962). Released in 1914, the book details 50 garden plans with 103 photographs of actual gardens.Thisbook isa wealth of imagery and ideas about Arts & Crafts era sensibilities, Japanese gardens, and Mission-influenced landscape design. Size:81/2"x11"•154b/wphotos& illustrations 128 pp. • ISBN: 978-0-7643-2861-9 hard cover • $24.95 CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE & GARDEN DESIGN A Guide to Building Natural Swimming Pools. Michael Littlewood. Takes the builder through all stages, from understanding the system, management, excavation, lining, walling, plumbing, electrical, planting, structures, and last but not least, the maintenance, to ensure a successful natural swimming pool project. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 286 color and b/w photos 256 pp. • ISBN: 978-0-7643-5083-2 hard cover • $49.99 The Sinister Beauty of Carnivorous Plants. Matthew M. Kaelin. The alluring nature of car- nivorous plants is on stunning display in this collection of botanic photographs. More than 140 images show species from around the world, many grown by the author. Text and captions identify the plants, their ranges, and conservation status, making this a valuable horticultural reference as well. Size: 9" x 12" • 145 color photos • 128 pp. ISBN:978-0-7643-5098-6•hardcover•$34.99 The Sustainable Landscape: Re- cycling Materials • Water Conser- vation. Damon Lang. More than 300 color photos detail 10 diverse projects. Each incorporates recycled materials and principles of water efficiency. A valuable resource for home-owners, landscape designers, contractors, and architects, this will help create a personal and ecologically responsible paradise. Size: 11" x 8 1/2" • 370 color photos • 160 pp. ISBN: 978-0-7643-3452-8 • hard cover • $29.99 The Rain Garden Planner. Terry Wallace. Teaches methods to conserve water by restoring natural processes for filtering and returning rain to groundwater reservoirs. In addition to detailing the installation and maintenance of rain gardens, this book provides garden plans and plant lists for different conditions and styles, including wildlife habitat, a pretty cottage border rain garden, and a formal garden. Size:81/2"x11"•142colorphotos•96pp. ISBN:978-0-7643-3116-9•hardcover•$29.99 Landscape Design for Architectural Style: European Influenced. Scott Bradstreet. Over 350 color photos and 87 line drawings illustrate landscape design possibilities that complement architecture. Includes Classical, Gothic, Early American, Georgian, Victorian, Italian, and French styles. Site elements and suggestions for appropriate plant color palettes for each style. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 344 color photos & 87 illus. • 256 pp. ISBN: 978-0-7643-3106-0 • hard cover • $49.99 Landscape Design for Architectural Style: United States Original Styles. Scott Brad- street. Over 320 beautiful, color photos and 96 line drawings illustrate landscape design for specific architectural styles: Pueblo, Span- ish Revival, Ranch, Cabin, Craftsman, Prairie, Cape Cod, and Mediterranean styles. Includes paving, shade covers, fences, and seating with suggestions for appropriate plant color palettes. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 324 color photos & 96 illus. 256 pp. • ISBN: 978-0-7643-3107-7 hard cover • $49.99 Mexican Gardens & Patios. Sandy Baum. Over 325 full color photos take you into a little-known world of magic, mystery, and color, behind the walls of some of the most exclusive homes in Mexico. Mexico’s private gardens and patios illustrateoutdoor livinganddining rooms, rooftop terraces and shelters, garden walks and sculpture, outdoor fireplaces, and gardens Size: 11" x 8 1/2" • 320 color photos • 160 pp. ISBN: 978-0-7643-3267-8 • soft cover • $29.99 Kinder Gardens: Autumn Fun. Lisa Ely & Michael Glassman. With a little planning and a bunch of fun ideas, you can extend your gardening season and exploration into the autumn. Karden® is there waiting to make garden glove puppets and garden art brushes, go on a scavenger hunt, or play garden tic tac toe. With over thirty projects, the possibilities are endless! Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 235 color images • 64 pp. ISBN: 978-0-7643-3853-3 • soft cover • $16.99 Kinder Gardens: Games and Adventures. Lisa Ely & Michael Glassman. Kinder Garden shows adults and children how gardening is a great form of exercise that will help kids learn about good healthy eating and building brain muscles by stimulating all the senses. Includes over 25 games for fun-in-the-sun gardening days to play along with Karden®, the puppet pal. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 200 color photos • 64 pp. ISBN: 978-0-7643-3811-3 • soft cover • $12.99 Kinder Gardens: Growing Inspiration for Children. Michael Glassman & Lisa Ely. Join Kinder, a puppet pal who teaches a bucket-load of fun activities that encourage experimentation in the garden. Fun projects include turning umbrellas, rain boots, and old toys into gardens. Learn where vegetables come from, then grow your own. Nearly 200 color photos bring the book to life, and start your children on their own horticultural adventure. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 198 images • 64 pp. ISBN: 978-0-7643-3453-5 • soft cover • $12.99 Petscaping: Training and Landscaping with Your Pet inMind. Scott Cohen & Carolyn Doherty. Through 170 images, you'll be treated to residential landscape designs nationwide that feature "pet friendly" zones, including shade and sun areas, a pet shelter, an edible garden, and containment. The designs will inspire your own layout ideas. For landscapers, architects, and anyone who owns a dog, this book is a great resource and offers ideas for co-habitation. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 170 images • 128 pp. ISBN: 978-0-7643-3854-0 • soft cover • $24.99 Scott Cohen’s Family Friendly Landscapes: Backyards Built for Fun and Games. Scott Cohen. Illustrated with 265 color photos and friendly text, the author’s sense of outdoor design is evident. He provides the guidance you need to help you make the most of your space outdoors, creating the proper landscape for the games you choose to play. Successfully add splash-happy features to your pool. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 265 color photos • 128 pp. ISBN: 978-0-7643-4427-5 • soft cover • $24.99 Creating Curb Appeal. Michelle Valigursky & Lisa Vail with Photography by Theresa M. Grant. Create personality and presence for your home. 300 full-color photographs and well-researched text explore design elements from lighting, color, and landscaping, to doors, windows, paths, driveways, and accessories. Discover and magnify the design impact of your home’s front spaces. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 291 color photos • 144 pp. ISBN: 978-0-7643-3278-4 • soft cover • $24.99 HOME IMPROVEMENTS Remodel Success: Home Remodeling Done Right, On Time, and On Budget. Monica D. Higgins. Using exercises and checklists from a con- struction management pro, homeowners will learn how to develop and articulate their goals, find the right contractor, make decisions that align with their vision, and manage details, relationships, and budget. Size: 6" x 9" • 128 pp. ISBN: 978-0-7643-5405-2 • soft cover • $16.99 Antique New England Homes & Barns: History, Restoration, and Reinterpreta- tion. Jim DeStefano, P.E., AIA, F.SEI. Reveals the essence of antique New England homes and barns—their history, the people who built them, why they were built the way they were, and how to restore them without losing their character. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 334 images • 200 pp. ISBN:978-0-7643-5353-6•hardcover•$39.99 HISTORIC GARDENS Heritage Gardens, Heirloom Seeds: Meld- ed Cultures with a Pennsylvania German Accent. Michael B. Emery & Irwin Richman. Heritage gardens and heirloom seeds are joined at the hip. This is the first holistic look at the most vibrant trends in contemporary horticul- ture. Lavishly illustrated, is a how-to manual, a history, and a guide to sources, gardens, and historic landscapes. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 672 images • 272 pp. ISBN: 978-0-7643-4863-1 • soft cover • $34.99 Olmsted Parks in New Jersey. Jeanne Kolva. A historic overview of the parks in New Jersey that the Olmsted landscape architects created primarily for three county park commissions. Illustrated with more than 200 historic and contemporary photographs, vintage postcards, and Olmsted sketches and plans, this survey chronologically details the development of each park or reservation. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 205 images • 176 pp. ISBN: 978-0-7643-3872-4 • hard cover • $39.99 The Art of Garden Design in Italy. H. Inigo Triggs. Study great gardens in Rome, Florence, Milan, and visit the Vatican, royal palaces, and secluded cloisters at the turn of the century with one of Britain’s most important architects. Inspiration for anyone planning an estate garden and an indispensable reference for historians. Size: 9" x 12" • 156 b/w photos & 94 line draw- ings • 272 pp. • ISBN: 978-0-7643-2666-0 hard cover • $49.95 Spanish Gardens & Patios. Mildred Stapley Byne and Arthur Byne. This book offers a multi- tude of ideas in the forms of architecture, hard- scaping, and landscaping. It is also a wonderful tour of historic gardens, including the Alhambra, and gardens of notables including the Duke of Medinaceli, the Duke of Alva, Seville, and the Marques de Viana, Cordova. Regions covered include Granada, Ronda, Las Ermitas, Sierra de Cordova, and Majorca. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 194 images • 272 pp. ISBN: 978-0-7643-2834-3 • soft cover • $29.95 Victorian Gardens. Caroline Holmes. Many restorations and re-creations of Victorian gardens are highlighted, including Osborne House, on the Isle of Wight (Queen Victoria’s country home), Biddulph Grange in Staffordshire, and Down House in Kent (home to Charles Darwin). Authentic Victorian writings, design instructions, and illustrations guide the modern gardener. Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 200+ color photos • 160 pp. ISBN: 0-7643-1889-6 • hard cover • $29.95