Author: Lee Anne White Publisher: Taunton Press ISBN: 9781561584734 Size: 11.57 MB Format: PDF, Docs View: 4552
Aimed at the North American gardener a complete guide to creating borders and beds--from layout to plant selection--stresses experimenting with color, texture, and form to create an original effect. Original.
Smart ideas for creating varied, versatile, and long-lasting planting plans for beds and borders. Beds and borders form the backbone of a well-planned garden, and this invaluable guide offers everything you need to know about shaped beds, house-side borders, walk-through borders, and waterside planting. Among the 20 projects are a traditional rose bed, a single-colour island bed, a cottage-flower pather border, a dry-climate border, a scented pathway, and a formal parterre. 20 superbly illustrated projects on fold-out pages with easy-to-follow instructions--specially devised by a highly experienced gardener. With plenty of practical tips and wise advice on basic gardening techniques.
Author: Kathleen Brown Publisher: Michael Joseph ISBN: 9780718135935 Size: 19.39 MB Format: PDF, ePub View: 700
Following the success of her two books on container gardening, the author has applied her idea of recipes for planting schemes to the cottage garden. This book contains 50 plans for different sites and seasons, illustrated with delicate watercolours that capture the essence of the English garden. Descriptions for the plants used in the schemes complement the plans, and there are 20 container schemes included with colour photographs.
Are you looking for inspiration on how to create the perfect border, or ideas to suit a tricky corner? Whether you have a tiny urban balcony or a large country garden, you can make the most of your space all year round with careful planning and clever planting.
This authoritative title encourages every gardener to keep their garden in glorious bloom throughout the year. Information is presented season-by-season, so that the reader can see exactly when every essential task, and planting project should ideally be planned and implemented. With garden views to inspire and delight, and meticulous step-by-step photography, this practical guidebook should be a useful reference for the beginner and practised enthusiast alike.
A practical guide to the expert planning, planting and maintenance of garden borders. There are schemes to inspire every discerning gardener, from planted double borders to modest plantings for a bed of annuals and a narrow town garden. Tony Lord is the editor of The Plant Finder.