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How to Plant a Garden : Design Tricks, Ideas and Planting Schemes for Year-Round Interest
by Matt James and Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain)


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Confused by the bewildering range of plants on offer at your local garden centre? How do you choose, use and create beautiful planting schemes like the professionals?

The book takes you on a structured journey through the design process, from the initial assessment of your existing space, through choosing a theme or style, to putting it all together.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Confused by the bewildering range of plants on offer at your local garden centre? How do you choose, use and create beautiful planting schemes like the professionals?

The book takes you on a structured journey through the design process, from the initial assessment of your existing space, through choosing a theme or style, to putting it all together. Learn what various plant groups can provide and how to problem-solve by selecting the right species. Understand the role that form, color, scent and texture play in the garden, and how to use focal points and accent plants for added interest.

Tiny courtyard gardeners and suburban gardeners alike will learn how to mix plants in pleasing combinations that will provide interest through the seasons and last for years. How to Plant a Garden proves that a good planting scheme can transform your garden from the ordinary to the truly inspirational.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781845339845
  • ISBN-10: 1845339843
  • Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
  • Publish Date: April 2016
  • Page Count: 288
  • Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.7 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds


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Books > Gardening > Landscape
Books > Gardening > Garden Design

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-03-07
  • Reviewer: Staff

British garden designer James (The Urban Gardener) has produced a garden bible as deliciously seductive as it is clearly informative. James begins with macro-essentials—climate, soil, and orientation—before considering the plants that are already in-ground. Next he asks, “Who’s for?” He strongly suggests that readers take the time to think about what they like and need from plants individually and the garden in general, and provides key considerations to do so. Topics include garden themes and concentrations, weeds and other “plants with a purpose,” and clumps and blocks and drifts for putting the garden together. James discusses scent and texture as well as safety (with children in mind). In the last section he offers ready-made designs as malleable models. The layout of the content is busy, with multiple design elements (lists, charts, bubbles, and borders) and tiny fonts embedded among glorious pictures. Color photos. (Apr.)

 
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