Have you ever stared out your window at your back yard and dreamed of creating your very own Monet masterpiece? Have you ever looked out at your patch of grass and wondered where all those beautiful gardens in magazines come from? Have you ever given up and just closed your blinds? Then take this book home and get it dirty. It is an easy-to-follow guide to creating a garden that will be your unique masterpiece. Gardens that capture your eyes and heart don't come about by accident. Imagination as well as careful planning -- before planting -- intertwine in the process of designing inspiring gardens. Ruth Olde designs just this way. In 'Landscaping Made Easy By Design' Ruth shares her planning methods and experiences in a delightful, readable way. You will view a multitude of garden designs that illustrate Ruth's basic premise -- your garden is a space for living, made up of rooms. These outdoor rooms can be romantic, whimsical or formal, reflecting your personality.