Bold And Exotic Plants: Using Form And Shape To Create Visual Impact In The Garden

Authors: Noel Kingsbury
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
Keywords: create, visual, impact, gard, shape, form, exotic, plants, using, bold
Pages: 112
Published: 2000-03-15
Language: English
Category: Gardening & Horticulture, Crafts, Hobbies & Home,
ISBN-10: 0823002861     ISBN-13: 9780823002863
Binding: Hardcover (First Edition)
List Price: 19.95 USD
  • Rating: 80%
Plants that leap out from the rest by virtue of their striking forms, vivid hues, large leaves, or dramatic spikes star in this glorious guide to designing exotic, award-winning gardens. This author's imaginative design schemes feature exotic plants that seem to have wandered into the garden from another climate. Page after page of inspiring photographs show how such plants can suggest a tropical atmosphere, capturing the admiration of anyone whose eye sweeps over them. The book includes a discussion of the characteristics of bold plants and the settings most hospitable to them; a directory of the best exotics, such as tree ferns, agaves, and eryngiums, to name just a few of the one hundred examples listed; as well as practical tips on plant care, propagation, and maintenance.


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