The Perennial Gardener's Design Primer

The Perennial Gardener's Design Primer

Book - 2005
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Turn your outdoor landscape into a rich, living canvas of color and texture. Encouraging experimentation, Stephanie Cohen and Nancy J. Ondra show you how to plan a garden that incorporates unique combinations of plants to achieve stunning effects. With an overview of garden design fundamentals and 20 sample garden plans, Cohen and Ondra will inspire you to play with creative juxtapositions of vibrant hues and subtle textures. Let your imagination run wild as you create your own unique and original garden designs.

Baker & Taylor
Two top garden writers and teachers offer a complete guide to planning out a perennial garden that will last years by choosing the perfect plant and plant combinations for a given site, with design solutions for twenty specific types of gardens. Simultaneous.

Book News
This substantial guide offers in-depth guidance for a wide variety of gardening sites and situations, with chapters on designing a new garden, redesigning an old one, putting in a new border, using perennials in a variety of problem sites--wet, hot, shady, dry--and how to create striking plantings for all four seasons. The initial chapters describe how to create a garden plan, selecting perennials, combining them with annuals, planning for color and texture, and other topics. In addition to color photos of gardens, the volume is illustrated with frequent two-page drawings of garden types accompanied by a description, plan, and plant list. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2005]
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9781580175456
Branch Call Number: 635.932 Cohen 2005
Characteristics: x, 310 pages : color illustrations, 1 color map ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Ondra, Nancy J


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Apr 14, 2011

a nicely laid out book on garden design with both photographs of gardens and artists drawings of design. Beware the drawings as a few show flowers in bloom that would not likely ever be in bloom at the same time. I liked the highlighting of design elements and the step by step creation of the author's border at the end of the book. Worthwhile.


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