Planting Design Essentials

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A step-by-step guide to successful plant choice and long-term planting, using design techniques and good horticultural practice
 
Plants are a major part of most gardens and fulfill many roles within them, providing color, shade, scent, form, texture, and much more. Choosing the right plants can be a challenge but this book is both inspirational and practical, helping gardeners to interpret their visions and understand growing ...

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Overview

A step-by-step guide to successful plant choice and long-term planting, using design techniques and good horticultural practice
 
Plants are a major part of most gardens and fulfill many roles within them, providing color, shade, scent, form, texture, and much more. Choosing the right plants can be a challenge but this book is both inspirational and practical, helping gardeners to interpret their visions and understand growing conditions for all styles and types of planting. It also looks at creative maintenance for the future of the design, emphasizing the need for good techniques and best practice to ensure that the garden matures beautifully.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847972705
  • Publisher: Crowood Press, Limited, The
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,289,109
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Jill Anderson started her own garden design company 15 years ago. She has been awarded two Royal Horticulture Society medals for her show gardens. Pamela Johnson has been designing gardens for 15 years.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Andrew Wilson 6

Introduction 9

1 The Planning Stage 17

2 Where Does Your Garden Grow? 31

3 Finding the Right Style for Your Garden 43

4 Working with Colour 59

5 The Role of Plants in Your Garden 73

6 Selecting and Positioning Plants 85

7 Turning the Plant List into Reality 107

8 Preparing for Planting 119

9 Creative Maintenance 133

Appendix: Plant Categories and Definitions 148

List of Plants 150

Further Information 153

Glossary 156

Acknowledgements 158

Index 159

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