Annuals with Style: Inspired Design Ideas from Classic to Cutting Edge

Annuals with Style: Inspired Design Ideas from Classic to Cutting Edge




This is the only guide to annuals a gardener needs. It delivers professional growing hints for more than 70 essential annuals, design ideas for beds, borders and containers, and gardener-friendly advice on creating an inspiring home garden with individual style.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781561582013
Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/01/2000
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

Chirstopher is a professional horticulturist who trained at the New York Botanical Garden. His column "20-Minute Gardener" appears monthly in House & Garden.

Table of Contents

Part 1From Classic to Cutting Edge: Designing with Annuals6
Chapter 1The Story of Annuals8
What Is an Annual? The Botanist's Answer
What Is an Annual? The Gardener's Answer
What Is an Annual for You?
Annuals in Retrospect
A New Outlook
Chapter 2Into the Garden36
Opportunities for Display
Annual Beds and Borders
Mixed Beds and Borders
Annuals as Featured Players
A Living, Flowering Mulch
Growing Up
Consider the Practicalities
Learning from Your Garden
Chapter 3Planting with Style72
Formal or Informal
Using Color
The Importance of Foliage
Consider the Scale
Quick Fixes
Planting through the Seasons
Part 2Making the Garden Grow106
Chapter 4Getting Started108
Purchasing Plants
Starting from Seed
Acquiring Annuals by Other Means
Chapter 5Planting and Care126
Assessing a Site
Laying Out the Garden
Transplanting Techniques
Weed Prevention
Pinching and Deadheading
Part 3The Essential Annuals150
AppendixAnnuals for Special Uses224

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Dora Galitzki

Annuals with Style is an impressive accomplishment by these two noted is sure to end up dogeared and well-thumbed.
— Dora Galitzki, author of The gardener's Essential Q&A

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