Designing and Planting Borders

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What, where, and how to plant colorful borders that will transform any garden Beds and borders provide the framework for a garden, but it can be a daunting task to design and plant them. This book provides exciting planting ideas and schemes for borders that are full of shrubs and perennials, and burst with color and vitality throughout the year. Written by a respected garden designer, it includes diagrams for gardens and plant profiles so gardeners and designers can match the plant they need to the ...

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Overview

What, where, and how to plant colorful borders that will transform any garden Beds and borders provide the framework for a garden, but it can be a daunting task to design and plant them. This book provides exciting planting ideas and schemes for borders that are full of shrubs and perennials, and burst with color and vitality throughout the year. Written by a respected garden designer, it includes diagrams for gardens and plant profiles so gardeners and designers can match the plant they need to the look they want. It offers advice on drawing a plan and designing a garden, more than 20 border plans for different aspects and soil types, new ideas for color and structure, and easy-to-use tables to identify the right plant for every spot.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847973115
  • Publisher: Crowood Press, Limited, The
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Roger J. Harvey runs courses on garden design from his nursery. He specializes in growing hellebores as well as woodland and shade-loving plants.

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Table of Contents

Dedication 6

Foreword Roy Lancaster 7

Introduction 9

1 Revamp or New Border? 11

2 Assessing Your Site 21

3 Surveying the Garden and Drawing the Plan 27

4 Chossing the Right Plants for the Right Places 31

5 Border Plans for Perennials 45

6 Border Plans for Mixed Shrubs and Perennials 99

7 Preparing the Site 111

8 Planting Your Borders 123

Appendix: Plants Suitable for Various Aspects and Soil Types 132

Further Information 173

Index 174

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