Ornamental Foliage Plants

Ornamental Foliage Plants

by Denise Greig
     
 

Ornamental Foliage Plants is a comprehensive guide to 1,500 garden and indoor plants grown mainly for their exceptional foliage.

The first part of Ornamental Foliage Plants explores the different ways these plants can be used in landscaping. Concise chapters include:

  • The winter garden
  • Autumn color
  • Architectural plants

Overview

Ornamental Foliage Plants is a comprehensive guide to 1,500 garden and indoor plants grown mainly for their exceptional foliage.

The first part of Ornamental Foliage Plants explores the different ways these plants can be used in landscaping. Concise chapters include:

  • The winter garden
  • Autumn color
  • Architectural plants
  • Hedges and topiary
  • Succulent plants
  • Plants with variegated leaves
  • Silvery-leafed plants.

The main section of the book is an A-Z directory of ornamental foliage plants. Entries are organized by botanical name with useful descriptions of the species as well as varieties and forms. Quick reference symbols indicate the plant's outstanding features. Information includes:

  • Imperial and metric measurements
  • Cultivation notes
  • Best uses
  • Region of origin
  • Common names.

This book, illustrated with 1,000 color photographs, is an indispensable reference for gardeners of all levels.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist - George Cohen
A guide to 1500 garden and indoor plants grown for their exceptional foliage.
Kitchener-Waterloo Record
The photos are lovely and the information is detailed... a nice addition to anyone's garden library.
Michigan Gardener
1000 color photographs to help the reader find plants with beautiful leaves, stems, colors and shapes.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Meda Kessler
A visual journey through grasses, ferns, tropicals, ground covers, shrubs, succulents and trees... flowers, much as we love them, aren't always necessary to make a garden pop.
London Free Press - Ken Smith
More than 1,000 color photographs, quick reference guide icons and a clear, bright text makes this book easy reading and enjoyable to use.
HortIdeas
A truly stupendous guide to plants... could point many gardeners... toward the often more subtle, understated beauty of leaves.
CanWest News Service - Steve Whysall
What's the best bet this year?... If I had to pick just one it would be Denise Greg's beautiful Ornamental Foliage Plants.
Seattle Times - Valerie Easton
Useful for reference, but most inspiring is the lengthy section on foliage plants for specific themes and situations.
Globe and Mail
A good foundation about the backbone of a garden... a valuable, easy-to-use reference for novice or pro.
Gardening Life
Excellent tips on planning and planting in large and small spaces, complete with some 1,000 full-color photos.
Harrisburg Patriot-News - George Weigel
Loaded with helpful lists... more than two-thirds of the book is devoted to a plant-by-plant encyclopedia.
Garden Compass - John Bagnasco
Assuredly, this is one of the most comprehensive books available to the neophyte gardener... Each plant's description provides the advice on cultivation and best garden use that is often missing references of this type.
National Garden Club Book Reviews - Joanne S. Carpender
The perfect resource book to use in choosing foliage type compliments for the landscape design.
E-Streams - April Brazill
A comprehensive guide to 1,500 garden and indoor plants chosen mainly for their exceptional foliage... the photographs by themselves are worth the price of the book alone.
North Kitsap Herald - Peg Tillery
Ornamental Foliage Plants has 2,500 plants featured within its gorgeously illustrated pages. Some of the plants will not grow here in our climate, but their structure and texture will give you lots of ideas for your own garden.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554070176
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
10/02/2004
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.25(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Denise Greig is the author of Twelve Months of Colour. She has been writing gardening books and articles for thirty years.'

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