Bare, stark swimming pools - those rectangular concrete holes in the ground surrounded by a chain link fence - are going the way of the dinosaurs. Pool owners have begun to see the pool and the area around it as an outdoor living space, a place for entertaining a crowd or relaxing alone. In response to this hot, new trend, gardener and landscape designer Catriona Tudor Erler has written POOLSCAPING, a one-of-a-kind handbook overflowing with inspiring ideas and practical advice on how to make your swimming pool the lovely, welcoming centrepiece of your property Illustrated with beautiful full-colour photographs of outstanding poolscapes, this unique guide demonstrates how any pool owner can transform the pool area into the showpiece of the neighbourhood
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.