by Hazel White. A garden patio invites one outdoors. It's the perfect retreat for relaxing or dining. The designs in this book are geared to create small intimate spaces within any size yard. The first 2 chapters discuss the basics of design and building. The rest of the book consists of 23 project designs, each showcasing different flooring, structures, plantings and styles. Featured are 5 outdoor dining rooms, 6 outdoor sitting areas, 4 entrance patios, 4 'stopping places', and 4 hide-aways. At the start of each project is ease of construction and cost ratings. Needed tools and materials are listed and construction directions provided. Color photographs illustrate each project. You may not select any specific plans, but you'll certainly find numerous ideas for designs and materials for a patio retreat here. Softcover 120pp Pub at $18.95.