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AROUND HOME : Garden Accents BY DEREK FELL (Henry Holt & Co. Inc.; 1987)

ACCENTS are the man-made portions of a design that, Fell writes, “establish the style of a garden more successfully than plants alone.” If one has acreage and a significant trust fund, some of Fell’s accents--gazebos, bridges, arbors and sculpture--are impressive and useful. For readers with smaller budgets, there are simple brick paths, garden seats and containers, all handsomely illustrated. This is one garden book in which the prose is as impressive as the photographs. ($27.50)


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