Rustic Garden Projects (Paperback)

Step-by-Step Backyard Décor from Trellises to Tree Swings, Stone Steps to Stained Glass

By Marianne Svärd Häggvik

Skyhorse, 9781510738171, 256pp.

Publication Date: February 19, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (5/20/2014)

List Price: 19.99*
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Like clusters of blooming rosebushes, too much of a good thing can be wonderful!

To many, the garden is a place for self-expression. The walkways, the flowers, and the décor that adorn the yard are as much a reflection of the homeowner’s personality and creativity as anything placed indoors. Lifelong gardener and garden designer Marianne Svärd Häggvik knows this and shares her favorite ideas for creating unique, personalized spaces in Rustic Garden Projects.

Here are step-by-step instructions for making concrete vases, tree swings, fountains, stained glass plant supports, and so much more to make any lawn comfortable, decorative, and a delight to linger in. Plus, Svärd Häggvik recommends the types of plants and flowers that pair perfectly with the new garden creations. Projects include:

  • Willow baskets
  • Conical votives
  • Personalized walkways
  • Raised flowerbeds
  • Lion’s head fountains
  • And more!

  • From the simple to the sophisticated, single-afternoon to weeklong projects, these crafts are elegant, functional, and ideal for any garden or patio. For crafters and gardeners alike, Rustic Garden Projects has everything needed to transform any yard into a flowering oasis.

    About the Author

    Marianne Svärd Häggvik is an engineer based in Stockholm. She had been puttering around in her garden for ages before she and her husband decided to compile a book of their beautiful and fun garden projects. She is the owner of Heliconia Garden, a garden design company in Sweden.