Perennial Garden Design
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Perennial Garden Design

by Michael King
     
 

Perennials can form a key part of a garden's structure, and are dynamic and colorful plants whose forms and textures can influence the way we respond to and use a garden. This useful book instructs gardeners in all aspects of designing with perennials, from color schemes to matching different styles of gardens.See more details below

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Perennials can form a key part of a garden's structure, and are dynamic and colorful plants whose forms and textures can influence the way we respond to and use a garden. This useful book instructs gardeners in all aspects of designing with perennials, from color schemes to matching different styles of gardens.

Editorial Reviews

California Garden
"The first part of this beautifully illustrated book discusses the principles of good garden design and shows how herbaceous perennials can add, in additon to color, character to a garden."

—Karin Kratz, California Garden, July/August 2006

The Charlotte Observer
"Should help professional designers and advanced amateurs aim for a higher level of perennial garden design. The stunning photographs show gardens at top form, beautifully arranged, and quite big. Yet they offer lessons in artful combinations of color, texture and form that could be brought down to a homeowner's smaller space."

—Nancy Brachey, Charlotte Observer, May 20, 2006

Library Journal
Garden designer King (Gardening with Tulips) here discusses various design philosophies for creating beautiful gardens with perennials. He explores factors such as combining shapes and textures, employing rhyme and repetition, and outlining planting schemes. He walks readers through different kinds of formal and informal stylistic expressions, from the familiar (the minimalist approach, using a limited pallet of plants) to the new (the German ecological approach). His last section is an observance of each season in the garden with a small selection of key plants and ideas for creating themes by concentrating on specific plants and color combinations, with practical tips included. Throughout, sumptuous photos illustrate his ideas and suggestions. Overall, this is a good introduction for gardeners who are serious about following proper design rules but not for those looking for hands-on instructions or plant references. An optional purchase for public libraries.-Phillip Oliver, Univ. of North Alabama, Florence Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881927672
Publisher:
Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/06/2006
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.86(w) x 11.42(h) x 0.79(d)

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