The Perennial Gardener's Design PrimerBook - 2005
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.
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 (booknews.com)