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Author Howard, Love Albrecht.

Title So you want to be a garden designer : how to get started, grow, and thrive in the landscape design business / Love Albrecht Howard.

Publication Info. Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2010.


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 Bristol, Main Library - Career Shelf Materials  CAREER 712 H834    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  712.023 HOWARD    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  712.023 HOWARD    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  712.023 H83    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  712.023 HOWARD    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - Adult  712.023 HOW    Check Shelf
Description 423 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The journey from gardener to designer -- Turning your passion into your profession -- Beyond horticulture 101 -- The green industry: a greener shade of green -- Pathways, walls, and fences -- Patios, decks, and other living spaces -- Water features -- Spas, pools, and poolscaping -- Irrigation, drainage, and lighting -- Occupational hazards: lions and tigers and bears, oh my! -- Defining your business and getting your name out there -- Basics of running a small business -- Working with nurseries and other suppliers -- Working with subcontractors -- Now you have a client! the design process -- Construction: where the shovel meets the load -- When things go wrong -- The business grows -- But am I any good? -- Exiting gracefully.
Summary The garden design profession appears to be expanding, as many self-taught gardeners are entering the field. Howard suggests an apprenticeship to help build the necessary skill set, learn the terminology, and transition into the business. Offering the basics, Howard leads with chapters delving into horticulture and the green industry. Structural tips and know-how to help explain the creation of paths, walls, and fences follow, and Howard sheds light on aspects of materials and legal issues that apply to patios and decks. She covers elemental details with regard to water features, a pool, and even a spa, as well as irrigation, drainage, and lighting, while more in-depth chapters survey the occupational hazards and offer business advice. Her personal story enlivens the writing and illuminates many subtle yet essential aspects of the profession. Readers who are considering taking the leap will appreciate Howard?s guidance and encouragement--Booklist.
Subject Landscape design -- Vocational guidance.
ISBN 9780881929041
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