Exotic Planting for Adventurous Gardeners

Overview

Christopher Lloyd (1921-2006) was one of the twentieth century's most influential and adventurous ardeners. Exotic Planting for Adventurous Gardeners tells the story of his exotic garden at Great Dixter, which has delighted, and sometimes shocked, summer visitors since it replaced an eighty-year-old, Lutyens-designed rose garden.

The bold foliage of palms was combined with handsome, cut-leaved sumach and arching New Zealand flax; statuesque ...

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Overview

Christopher Lloyd (1921-2006) was one of the twentieth century's most influential and adventurous ardeners. Exotic Planting for Adventurous Gardeners tells the story of his exotic garden at Great Dixter, which has delighted, and sometimes shocked, summer visitors since it replaced an eighty-year-old, Lutyens-designed rose garden.

The bold foliage of palms was combined with handsome, cut-leaved sumach and arching New Zealand flax; statuesque cannas and bright dahlias, threaded with mauve verbena and infilled with annual climbers, added dazzling color from June until the first frosts; and the whole feeling created was one of being wrapped in a voluptuous living community.

For everyone who loves Christopher Lloyd, this book is an unexpected bonus. His last and most adventurous work was almost complete at the time of his death in 2006, and a handful of his gardening friends gladly finished the task.

Illustrated with stunning photographs by Jonathan Buckley, Exotic Planting for Adventurous Gardeners both inspires and instructs. Few gardeners will be able to resist Lloyd's call to "do something outlandish, to splash out, and be freer than ever."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881928426
  • Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/10/2007
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,157,153
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.94 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

The late Christopher Lloyd (1921-2006) lived in the 15th century half-timbered manor house of Great Dixter his entire life. He is the author of a string of bestselling garden classics, and in 1979 the Royal Horticultural Society conferred on him its highest award, the Victoria Medal of Honour."

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