Topiary and the Art of Training Plants

Topiary and the Art of Training Plants

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Firefly Books Ltd
A fully illustrated and complete guide to the art and craft of creating decorative garden effects. With clear advice and step-by-step illustrations, this book provides a wealth of ideas for topiaries.

Topiary and the Art of Training Plants is a complete guide to the art and craft of creating increasingly popular and surprisingly low-maintenance decorative garden effects.

With clear advice and step-by-step illustrations, this book provides a wealth of ideas, including how to:

  • sculpt topiary shapes, from balls and pyramids to animals and abstracts, for year-round decorative effect
  • rejuvenate neglected trees, shrubs and hedges
  • train fruit trees into espaliers, fans, cordons and festoons
  • train climbers and twiners to make fragrant, colorful arches and arbors
  • create patterns for hedges and knot gardens
  • train plants into standards
  • shape easy mock topiary for quick results

Topiary and the Art of Training Plants also includes:

  • garden plans showing how to incorporate topiary into beds, borders and whole gardens
  • an extensive plant directory
  • a North American zone map
  • a directory of North American sources to locate plants suitable for topiary
  • more than 120 full color photographs and 60 watercolor illustrations.

Beautiful, inspiring and comprehensive, Topiary and the Art of Training Plants is a practical gardening guide with the information and value to make it a favorite of gardeners everywhere.



Publisher: Toronto : Firefly Books, 2000
ISBN: 9781552094204
1552094200
9781552094228
1552094227
Branch Call Number: 715.1 Joyce 2000
Characteristics: 160 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Stoddart, Laura

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