Choosing Plant Combinations: 501 Beautiful Ways to Mix and Match Color and Shape in the Garden

Choosing Plant Combinations: 501 Beautiful Ways to Mix and Match Color and Shape in the Garden

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by Cathy Wilkinson Barash, Better Homes and Gardens Editors
     
 
This book does the homework for anyone who wants to create a beautiful garden but lacks the time to plan and design. It helps readers achieve maximum effect with minimum effort, with examples of combinations in the book for a bold or subdued look.

Gorgeous, full-color photographs of different plant combinations based on color and form.

Plant combinations shown

Overview

This book does the homework for anyone who wants to create a beautiful garden but lacks the time to plan and design. It helps readers achieve maximum effect with minimum effort, with examples of combinations in the book for a bold or subdued look.

Gorgeous, full-color photographs of different plant combinations based on color and form.

Plant combinations shown give optimum effect using the aesthetics of color and form-including single color, bold color, subtle color, similar form, subtle form, and bold form.

Suggests alternative plants that give the same look and add to the regional diversity of the plant material included.

Combinations are adaptable to all regions of America.

Includes complete cultural information and mail-order sources for every plant shown.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
This sleek and attractive book creatively suggests ways to combine garden plants to make a distinctive statement in a home landscape. Experienced garden writer Barash (Edible Flowers: From Garden to Plate) emphasizes the use of color, shape, and texture for a successful garden design. Excellent color photos are used throughout to illustrate the use of these elements in the garden. Along with blocks of text, the photos help the reader make plant selections that will be successful in any garden. Occasionally, the color background for the text distracts from the photos, which are really the strength of this work. Get this useful guide to stimulate the imagination of your gardening readers. Recommended for public libraries.--Dale Luchsinger, Milwaukee Area Technical Coll. Lib. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780696210143
Publisher:
Meredith Books
Publication date:
10/01/1999
Series:
Better Homes and Gardens Series
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
9.43(w) x 10.09(h) x 0.87(d)

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Choosing Plant Combinations 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A book which goes beyond the norm in design, writing, and photography. The plant, color, and texture combinations shown in this book opened my eyes to new garden possibilities. The writing is clear and useful for both beginner and master gardener - obviously the author knows her plant material inside and out. Highly recommended.