Green Flowers: Unexpected Beauty for the Garden, Container or Vase

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Green in the garden is at once the most common color of foliage and the rarest color found in flowers. Whether you're a home gardener looking for a jolt of freshness or a floral designer seeking inspiration, this charming collection of unexpected plants provides a palette of flowering greens for year-round display.

Combining Marie O'Hara's sumptuous photography and Alison Hoblyn's evocative text, Green Flowers explores the history, botany, care, and cultivation of ...

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Overview


Green in the garden is at once the most common color of foliage and the rarest color found in flowers. Whether you're a home gardener looking for a jolt of freshness or a floral designer seeking inspiration, this charming collection of unexpected plants provides a palette of flowering greens for year-round display.

Combining Marie O'Hara's sumptuous photography and Alison Hoblyn's evocative text, Green Flowers explores the history, botany, care, and cultivation of green-flowered plants. The hand-picked selection includes trees, grasses, vines and climbers, annuals, perennials, bulbs, wildflowers,
exotics, orchids, edible plants, and water garden plants. The appeal of the selection is broad: Jack-in-the-pulpit provides curiosity; fritillaries and columbines lend quiet beauty; and green roses, hellebores, and irises are an excellent foil to their more colorful companions. Eighty-four plants are included in all. Complete tips on growing and arranging the plants are given for each entry, as well as an account of the interesting myths, history, and lore.

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Editorial Reviews

Los Angeles Daily News

“Chlorophyll never looked so good as in the gorgeous close-up photographs by [Marie] O’Hara. Green Flowers is an intriguing look at often overlooked plants for both gardeners and non-gardeners looking for inspiration through nature.”

Library Journal

“Changing the misperception that green is merely a foliage color, this high-quality alphabetical plant directory is even more browsable and attractive than previous Timber Press offerings focusing on single colors.”

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

“[Hoblyn] is known for her sophisticated all-green flower arrangements and ideas for growing an all-green flower border…If you need to spice up your garden with some unusual plants, you’ll find plenty of inspiration here.”

Hartford Courant

The premise of this book is an imaginative one and shows a great love of nature. Little wonder that author Hoblyn is a painter as well as a gardener.

Star Tribune

"The pages are lovely and occasionally surprising, capturing ordinary plants … in stunning photographs."
Gardens Illustrated

"This is an elegant and readable introduction to the subject, and has certainly got me wanting to try a few of the lesser-known green gems for myself."
Flower

"After falling in love with Green Flowers, you’ll want to grow and design with Mother Nature’s favorite color as revealed in her blooms, blades, and leaves. Green will never again seem ordinary."
Chronicle Herald

“It puzzles me when people say their garden has no color in it. ‘Green is a color,’ I will gently remind them, as Alison Hoblyn ably proves in her delightful book.”
American Reference Books Annual
“This book deserves a place on the shelves of botanists, florists, plant lovers, and public libraries.”
From the Publisher

“This book deserves a place on the shelves of botanists, florists, plant lovers, and public libraries.”

Flower
"After falling in love with Green Flowers, you’ll want to grow and design with Mother Nature’s favorite color as revealed in her blooms, blades, and leaves. Green will never again seem ordinary."
Star Tribune
"The pages are lovely and occasionally surprising, capturing ordinary plants … in stunning photographs."
Chronicle Herald
“It puzzles me when people say their garden has no color in it. ‘Green is a color,’ I will gently remind them, as Alison Hoblyn ably proves in her delightful book.”
Gardens Illustrated
"This is an elegant and readable introduction to the subject, and has certainly got me wanting to try a few of the lesser-known green gems for myself."
Library Journal

Changing the misperception that green is merely a foliage color, this high-quality alphabetical plant directory is even more browsable and attractive than previous Timber Press offerings focusing on single colors (e.g., Jo Ann Gardner and Karen Bussolini's Elegant Silvers: Striking Plants for Every Garden and Robert Geneve's A Book of Blue Flowers). Dramatic, full-page photos illustrate entries that include a general description followed by helpful subheadings: "Care and Cultivation," "Uses," and "Other Recommendations." A sidebar conveniently summarizes requirements. Facts about featured perennials, annuals, bulbs, shrubs, and orchids are subtly included in the margins. Hoblyn, who's written about gardens for British journals, does not include an overview of design principles or sample planting diagrams as Joan Clifton does in Making a White Garden. Those seeking a general discussion of designing with color can supplement this book with something like P. Allen Smith's Colors for the Garden: Creating Compelling Color Themes. Hoblyn's title is recommended for all gardening collections.
—Bonnie L. Poquette

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881929195
  • Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/18/2009
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author


Alison Hoblyn is a designer, illustrator, painter, and teacher whose love of flowers and plants stems from childhood. She is the author of Painting Flowers and Gardens and the novel The Scent of Water. She holds a Royal Horticultural Society certificate in Horticulture and has written on people and their gardens in such journals as The English Garden and the RHS's The Garden. An enthusiastic gardener and flower-arranger, Alison lives in Oxfordshire, England.

Marie O'Hara is a former photographic stylist whose penchant for gardening led her naturally to plant photography. For many years she has been supplying images for calendars, greeting cards, magazines, and books such as Bulbs in Containers. She is co-founder of The Garden Collection, an image library that represents the work of well-known British and international garden photographers. Marie resides in Gloucestershire, England.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Gallery of Green-Flowered Plants 10

Hardiness Zones 178

Index of Plant Names 181

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