Everyone wants a garden that is beautiful at all times, but in too many gardens there is only one really attractive season, from late spring to midsummer. This book shows how to put colour in the garden all year round by selecting plants that have beautiful foliage, stems and fruit, as well as flowers. It tells readers all they need to know about designing and planning a framework of evergreens and garden features, and discusses, season-by-season, the best plants for constant appeal throughout the year. The book is illustrated throughout with full-colour photographs and watercolours of gardens. John Kelly is the co-presenter of BBC Television's "Gardener's World" and is the author of "Amateur Gardening", "The Garden" and "Foliage in Your Garden".
The abundant selection of lovely watercolors and brilliant photographs provided here serve not only to illustrate Kelly's sound instructions but to convince readers that they, too, can create visually rich gardens year round. The author, a British garden curator and a botanical adviser on BBC-TV, offers clear, stimulating suggestions that are firmly rooted in essentials: planning, planting, pruning, feeding, etc. Lucid information details how to design a steady procession of trees, shrubs, bulbs and herbaceous plants that will flower throughout the year in sites small and large; in city and country; and in different climates (in one colorful picture, red berries and green leaves contrast beautifully with white snow). The book is virtually encyclopedic, a boon for beginner and expert alike.
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Descrizione libro Viking Adult, 1987. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0670816574
Descrizione libro Viking Adult, 1987. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0670816574