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I ordered this book as soon as I saw it advertised and was so excited to see it arrive. Bleugh. The book is not particularly dedicated to "Front Yard." Many of the photographs show designs that might work for a backyard, but in my neighborhood, complaints would be filed if I copied most of the designs shown. When I did see a design that had components that were useful, often the plants were not named, so I would not know what to get at the nursery to duplicate the idea. She has lots of ideas that are not at all original and have been in gardening books for many years. Most annoying were all the pages devoted to building relatively simple wooden structures...almost all of which can be found at your local Lowe's or Home Depot in the front book section. My front yard has been completely converted from lawn to plants in the interest of providing a better environment for birds, insects and other small animals. I have lots of attractive hardscape, too. But it has all been done with some measure of curbside appeal in order to maintain the standards of my neighborhood (middle class). There were a few ideas in this book to think about for a middle class neighborhood, but most are more suitable to rural settings (rusty buckets, rustic foot rail benches, planters made out of scrap metal and so on. All of this is particularly disappointing as there really is a nationwide movement to encourage homeowners to move away from lawns and toward plant life that can provide food or shelter to animals whose habitats have been destroyed by development. Sadly, most books on this subject fail just as this book has failed. Until we can teach design that is appropriate for neighborhood settings, we will continue to see lawn after lawn after lawn.
This book was worthless. Imagine a print copy of Pinterest for front yard projects and that's about it. There were some diagrams and how-tos for small projects but nothing substantial at all. Hard pass!!!