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Shady Retreats

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By Barbara W. Ellis

Remember the secret hideouts of your childhood? Here, Barbara Ellis shows how to create outdoor retreats for our adult lives. Instead of tarps and branches, she offers landscaping suggestions for the floors, walls, ceilings, and furnishings of these refuges. Shade is best for retreats; it's healthier and offers a peaceful, cooling haven. If you don't have natural shade, Ellis shows how to create it with arbors, umbrellas, gazebos and other means. She profiles 20 designs, each offering great elements to incorporate into your own special site. For each plan, she provides a color painting of the design, a detailed site plot plan, information on special features, and a list describing suggested plants. A final section lists and describes Favorite Shade Plants. Softcover 182 pp Pub. at $19.95