Harmonious Garden: Color, Form, and Texture

Harmonious Garden: Color, Form, and Texture

by Catherine Ziegler

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ISBN-13: 9780881923483
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/01/1996
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 10.72(h) x 0.87(d)

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Harmonious Garden: Color, Form, and Texture 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
bezoar44 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This gardening book has a very narrow purpose: to provide cultivar-specific examples of various color combinations of flowers. The introduction introduces the authors' 16-station gardening color wheel, which expands the blue and green section to account for nearly half of the wheel. Artists may find the notion that blue and yellow are complements a little odd (as opposed to purple and yellow, for example). The heart of the book is the first half: 149 photos of plant combinations, each of which receives a page of discussion, including identification of the cultivars pictured, the number of each plant needed to duplicate (or improve) on the effect in the picture, and the space required for that number of plants. The second half of the book lists cultivars -- no photos here, though -- suggesting additional associations for each. I can't imagine bothering to duplicate the associations in either part of the book, but the discussions of each photo offer a way of thinking about effective garden design. It's a little like reading a book of page-long reviews of paintings. The critiques may provoke better ideas for your own garden, or give greater depth to your appreciation of other gardens.