Poolscaping (Paperback)

Gardening and Landscaping Around Your Swimming Pool and Spa

By Catriona Tudor Erler

Storey Publishing, LLC, 9781580173858, 208pp.

Publication Date: April 15, 2003

List Price: 19.95*
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Transform your pool into a welcoming and appealing focal point of your home’s outdoor living space. Catriona Tudor Erler shows you how to incorporate lighting, tile, edging, and fountains as she takes you step-by-step through the poolscaping process and encourages you to design the water space of your dreams. Add a natural touch with stunning poolside plants that are low-maintenance and won’t drop leaves, so you can skip the mess and bring lively color right up to the water’s edge.

About the Author

An internationally recognized garden writer, photographer, and speaker, Catriona Tudor Erler is the author of eight garden books and numerous articles that have appeared in such publications as Architectural Digest and Southern Accents. She gardens with her husband and twin sons at their home in Vienna, Virginia.

Praise For Poolscaping: Gardening and Landscaping Around Your Swimming Pool and Spa

“Diving into Catriona Tudor Erler’s book on dressing up your pool is cool.”

Arizona Republic


“A swimming pool can be more than a big blue hole … Poolscaping helps readers turn it into a retreat.”

Atlanta Journal-Constitution


“ … a wealth of ideas on how to make the swimming pool a backyard showpiece.”

— Phoenix Home & Garden


“… encourages an appealing integration of water and land.”

Publishers Weekly


“Excellent photographs give the book a can’t-put-it-down quality.”

Washington Post


“… rich with photos for inspiration, but there are plenty of specifics, such as plant recommendations, how-to instructions and tips for dealing with challenges.”

— Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


“[T]his book will inspire you to create a design that meets your needs for both practicality and beauty.” — The American Gardener


“From the latest trends to advice on plantings, waterfalls and fountains, Poolscaping will help add some splash to your summer.”

Maryland Washington Virginia Home & Design