Fine Foliage: Elegant Plant Combinations for Garden and Container

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Foliage comes in a mind-boggling variety of color, shape and growth habit. But which ones complement each other and work best for the many garden situations people have? Fine Foliage gives the home gardener 60+ examples of plant combinations that work for every purpose, whether in sun or shade, path or meadow, porch or poolside. Each plant combination is introduced with an on-site photograph and “Why This Works” text, accompanied by individual close-up photos and quick-tip info about care, site, soil, zone and ...

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Overview

Foliage comes in a mind-boggling variety of color, shape and growth habit. But which ones complement each other and work best for the many garden situations people have? Fine Foliage gives the home gardener 60+ examples of plant combinations that work for every purpose, whether in sun or shade, path or meadow, porch or poolside. Each plant combination is introduced with an on-site photograph and “Why This Works” text, accompanied by individual close-up photos and quick-tip info about care, site, soil, zone and season – a complete “recipe” that even a beginner gardener can follow. Fine Foliage brings elegant, expert design and style to the garden and patio. Full color photographs throughout. Includes an index.

Fine Foliage was named one of Amazon’s “Best of the Year” garden books for 2013.

The Garden Writers Association has recognized Fine Foliage with a 2014 Silver Award of Achievement

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Fine Foliage is one of Amazon's "Best of the Year" Garden Books.

It’s not just about flowers anymore. The big idea for containers and gardens today is foliage combinations— creating the perfect marriage of foliage colors, textures and shapes for year-round enjoyment. In Fine Foliage, garden designers Karen Chapman and Christina Salwitz showcase more than 60 inspired plant partnerships. Each combination is given a two-page spread with color photographs of the grouping and the individual plants within it.  Plant details include sun or shade requirements, seasons, zones, soil preference, and plant characteristics and care. Easy-to-use instructions allow gardeners of all skill levels to bring elegant, expert design and style to their gardens and patios.
 
Michigan Gardener, September-October 2013 issue

 

 

Eye on the Garden - Sarah Ristorcelli
"Fine Foliage: Elegant Plant Combinations for Garden and Container does much more than celebrate gorgeous foliage specimens, which by now are enjoying the popularity once reserved for blooming plants. The book groups foliage plants (and the occasional bloomer) that have complementary and contrasting features–and can live together happily in the climate they were meant for.

If you are looking for groupings based on color, texture, light needs, zone or any other characteristic, Fine Foliage makes it easy to find what you need. More importantly, these combinations have been proven successful by the authors themselves, who have tried many mixes before narrowing to these ones."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780985562229
  • Publisher: St. Lynn's Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2013
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 236,323
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Karen Chapman is a garden coach, horticulturalist and owner of the garden and container design company, Le Jardinet. She writes occasional articles for Fine Gardening and is listed on the Great Garden Speakers website. Her blog is Garden Adventures - for thumbs of all colors.

Christina Salwitz is a garden coach, horticulturalist and owner of the garden and container design company, The Personal Garden Coach. She writes for several garden industry magazines, including Today's Garden Center.

Both authors are members of the Garden Writer's Association.

Principal photography for the book is by Ashley Delatour.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    Fabulous writing by two gifted garden experts.Truly inspired fol

    Fabulous writing by two gifted garden experts.Truly inspired foliage collaborations. The photography is breathtaking! Excited to get to a nursery and try out some of these combinations!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    Beautiful illustrations, magnificent color.  Bravo!

    Beautiful illustrations, magnificent color.  Bravo!

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