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Garden Design with Foliage: Ferns and Grasses, Vines and Ground Covers, Annuals and Perennials, Trees and Shrubs
     

Garden Design with Foliage: Ferns and Grasses, Vines and Ground Covers, Annuals and Perennials, Trees and Shrubs

by Judy Glattstein, Gwen W. Steege (Editor)
 

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Many gardeners would concede that leaf shape or even color is not their first concern in choosing a flower or shrub to plant. But Glattstein's book may persuade them that leaves should be right up there with flower color and season of bloom as a deciding factor. For if they dismiss foliage as frippery, gardeners may be left with only ``haystacks'' for company after blooms fade (or, for want of sun, fail to emerge at all). Her design points are illustrated with spot line drawings, and plans--as well as detailed descriptions--accompany the selection of gardens. After introductory chapters on leaf form, color and seasonal interest, with charts for each, Glattstein devotes most of her book to a plant dictionary, covering everything from trees, shrubs and ground covers to ferns, flowers (annual and perennial) and vines. Although most of the plants are not novel, their inclusion--and the author's savvy information--may cause a renewal of interest. The closing chapter covers the nitty-gritty of planting, preparation and maintenance. Glattstein is a journalist and lecturer. Photos not seen by PW. Garden Book Club main selection. (Dec.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780882666860
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
12/01/1991
Pages:
224

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