If early spring is the time you take on garden projects, then you'll want a copy of Southern Living's Garden Projects. This book will not only save you time but also money with its 34 do-it-yourself projects for your garden. Some of these projects include: making topiaries and ivy sculptures; creating wreaths, floral arrangements, and garlands; constructing garden pools and fountains; laying stepping stones, walkways, edgings, and stone walls; and making window and planter boxes, trellis, and lattice screens.
Each project is laid out in an easy-to-follow format that takes you from the tools and materials needed, to the "getting started" phase, and onto the how-tos of the project itself. Colorful photos illustrate each process, and for those interested in the strictly horticultural aspects of garden projects, there is also a chapter which instructs you on establishing ground covers, repairing your lawn, pruning trees, transplanting trees and shrubs and more. In addition to a handy glossary for the uninitiated, there is also a short section on the basic techniques for creating landscape structures. For years, Southern Living has been known for its easy-to-follow instructional series. Beginners and advanced gardeners will use this book for years to come.