Foliage: Astonishing Color and Texture Beyond Flowers

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Look to the leaf, artfully combined with other garden plants, to achieve textural depth and season-extending color not possible with flowers or grasses alone. A stunning array of shapes, sizes, textures, and colors awaits the gardener eager to experiment with foliage. Its variety and durability will bring out the best in your home landscape.
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Overview


Look to the leaf, artfully combined with other garden plants, to achieve textural depth and season-extending color not possible with flowers or grasses alone. A stunning array of shapes, sizes, textures, and colors awaits the gardener eager to experiment with foliage. Its variety and durability will bring out the best in your home landscape.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580176484
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 4/15/2007
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 991,479
  • Product dimensions: 9.46 (w) x 9.48 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy J. Ondra is a garden writer and editor who owned and operated a small rare-plant nursery for six years. She is the author or co-author of a dozen gardening books, including Foliage (winner of the 2008 Book Award from the American Horticultural Society), The Perennial Gardener’s Design Primer (winner of a 2006 Silver Award from the Garden Writers Association), The Perennial Care Manual, Fallscaping, and Grasses. She currently gardens in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and blogs at www.hayefield.com.

Rob Cardillo has been photographing gardens, plants, and the people who tend them for more than 20 years. A former director of photography at Organic Gardening, he now works for publishers, horticultural suppliers, and landscape designers throughout the United States. Visit him at www.robcardillo.com.

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Table of Contents


1 Exploring Your Options
The Foliage Factor
• Finding Exceptional Foliage Plants
• Creating Exciting Combinations
• Growing Great-Looking Foliage

2 Go for the Gold
Getting Started with Gold
• Gold in the Garden
• A Palette of Gold

3 Rousing Red to Basic Black
Getting Started with Dark Foliage
• Dark Foliage in the Garden
• A Palette of Red, Purple, and Black

4 Stunning Silver, Gray, and Blue
Getting Started with Silvers, Grays, and Blues
• Silvers, Grays, and Blues in the Garden
• A Palette of Silver, Gray, and Blue

5 Marvelous Multicolors
Getting Started with Multicolored Plants
• Multicolored Plants in the Garden
• The Variegated Palette
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