Author: Nick Bailey

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0857836242

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 6171

A beautifully photographed guide for gardeners keen to attain the elusive colour-packed 'year-round garden'. Covering ideas on how to use, combine, design with and prolong colour, the book focuses on achievable ways of growing plants of every tone through 12 months of the year. It provides gardeners with an inspiring and surprising palette of plants to furnish their plots with sumptuous colour with detailed lists for Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Bursting with practical advice on establishment and maintenance, the book also embraces plants for pots, cutting, difficult spaces and tiny gardens, and features long-season gardens from around the world.
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Author: Nick Bailey

Publisher: Kyle Books

ISBN: 0857835173

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 3084

A practical and inspirational guide for anyone who wants to bring their garden back to life, whether it's a long-standing plot that has become tired and unloved, or a newly acquired, shabby garden that needs some attention. Focusing on simple ideas, techniques and design solutions that anyone can achieve, Nick's guidance will instil the reader with the confidence to tackle restoring any space. His advice will include all the vital steps, beginning with assessing and understanding your site and progressing through the pruning and layering of existing planting, and the shaping of your space, to what to plant in specific areas and how to wow with unusual choices. Nick will also give advice on what to do and when to do it, with seasonal guidance on the best times to undertake basic tasks, so that reviving your garden becomes both satisfying and rewarding.
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343,000 Combinations for Your Garden

Author: Paul Williams

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811828345

Category: Gardening

Page: 176

View: 7363

Flippable, flexible, and comprehensive, this garden's version of The Color Book (over 100,000 copies sold!) is a must-have for gardeners with an eye for the big picture. Presented in the same interactive format as its popular predecessor, The Garden Color Book includes over 600 photographs of individual plants displayed horizontally in swatches by colorthat let you flip back and forth, mixing and matching until you find the perfect color scheme. By showing what color blossoms a bulb or shrub will have when in bloom, this indispensable gardening reference allows you to imagine how a summer plot might look planted with a sea of flame red penstemon accented by some sky blue salvias or a spring border of lime green euphorbia. With concise plant profiles covering propagation and bloom, as well as season and zone information, and more than 340,000 combinations, gardener's will be sure to find their ideal garden color palettebefore putting trowel to earth.
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Author: Sarah Raven

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711217522

Category: Gardening

Page: 168

View: 6651

This work offers a new approach to planning and planting. It shows how to throw caution to the wind and orchestrate colors, textures, scale and scent to spectacular effect from spring until autumn. The key is color: intense, strong and voluptuous - deep crimsons combined with acid green and incandescent orange, for example. Integral to Sarar Raven's vision is a feeling for dramatic scale: plants with huge presence, architectural foliage, strong, sculptural shapes. To complete the effect, she includes flowers with silken and velvety textures and describes how to flood the garden with scent. There are schemes for sunny, open beds and borders for shady areas, for damp soils and to clothe walls and fences - many of which include lots of quick-growing annuals and take only a season to achieve.
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Author: Val Bourne

Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781858945477

Category: Gardening

Page: 159

View: 7272

A sumptuously colorful garden has the extraordinary power to lift the spirits no matter the time of year. Yet many people struggle to create their own color combinations that are suitable to site and soil, and which take their gardens through the seasons. This new book provides inspiration and practical advice for gardeners wishing to improve their plantings, both in appearance and in use. Val Bourne shows how varied and vibrant plantings can enhance the look of beds and borders, and how – with a little planning – they can be beautiful features for much longer than one season. Color in the Garden is particularly useful for those with small gardens, where every inch of space must work hard for as long as possible. Written by a true plantswoman and experienced gardener, with an in-depth knowledge of plants and how they behave, as well as a strong and creative sense of color, this guide will revolutionize the way we think about color in our gardens and ensure that no gardener will ever feel at a loss again.
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How to Grow Your Own Food 365 Days a Year, No Matter Where You Live

Author: Niki Jabbour

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427856

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 501

Even in winter’s coldest months you can harvest fresh, delicious produce. Drawing on insights gained from years of growing vegetables in Nova Scotia, Niki Jabbour shares her simple techniques for gardening throughout the year. Learn how to select the best varieties for each season, the art of succession planting, and how to build inexpensive structures to protect your crops from the elements. No matter where you live, you’ll soon enjoy a thriving vegetable garden year-round.
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73 Plans That Will Change the Way You Grow Your Garden

Author: Niki Jabbour

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603428445

Category: Gardening

Page: 272

View: 5067

Follow your zany muse and get creative with your vegetable garden. Niki Jabbour brings you 73 novel and inspiring food garden designs that include a cocktail garden featuring all the ingredients for your favorite drinks, a spicy retreat comprising 24 varieties of chile peppers, and a garden that’s devoted to supplying year-round salad greens. Created by celebrated gardeners, each unique design is accompanied by both plant lists and charming anecdotes. This fully illustrated collection glitters with off-beat personality and quirkiness.
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365 Inspirational Gardens and Gardening Tips

Author: Gisela Keil

Publisher: Prestel

ISBN: 9783791384245

Category:

Page: 744

View: 8634

Whether you're planting your first flowers or perfecting your master garden, this luminous daybook takes you around the world of gardens for a daily dose of inspiration. Anyone who loves their garden knows that there's something happening in nature every day of the year. Whether it's the first crocus of spring, summer's explosion of colors, fall's abundant harvest, or the renewing dormancy of winter these outdoor sanctuaries offer daily opportunities for investigation, contemplation, and appreciation. This stunning daybook offers 365 elegant photos of some of the world's most exquisite gardens, following the yearly cycle of growth and rebirth. Each photo is accompanied by engaging texts such as planting tips, design techniques, natural history, and botanical facts that provide both ideas and helpful information. In addition, there is room on each spread for gardeners to record and preserve their own daily observations and reflections. The perfect keepsake for gardeners of all levels of expertise, this beautiful daybook deepens the rewards of gardening all year round.
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Author: Ron Kujawski,Jennifer Kujawski

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426949

Category: Gardening

Page: 199

View: 1474

Suitable for all gardening zones, a handy guide offers easy instructions for setting up a personalized week-by-week vegetable-gardening schedule based on one's last frost date. Original.
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Author: Jenny Hendy

Publisher: Flame Tree

ISBN: 9780857753885

Category: Garden borders

Page: 256

View: 3084

Beautiful Borders is just the guide you need if you want to create borders that burst with colour and variety, that have depth and structure, that have staying power and adaptability. There’s more to it than just picking a few plants you like the look of! This book will take you through every step: designing your border, taking into account light, soil, location and aspect; choosing your flowers and plants, based on the chosen design; and preparing, growing and maintaining. Written in a clear, accessible style, with helpful checklists and tips, and beautiful illustration, you won’t need any other guide!
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Author: Penelope Hobhouse

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 0711220581

Category: Gardening

Page: 240

View: 1048

The sensitive use of color and foliage lies at the heart of gardening. Penelope Hobhouse explains the principles of color, visual effects in changing light conditions, the interplay between color and texture and the essential design factors that help the gardener to exploit these successfully.
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Design Inspiration and Innovative Planting Techniques from Chanticleer

Author: R. William Thomas

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604697210

Category: Gardening

Page: 340

View: 6056

“Delightful!” —The New York Times Book Review Discover a world of beauty and creativity! Chanticleer has been called the most romantic, imaginative, and exciting public garden in America. It is a place of pleasure and learning, relaxing yet filled with ideas to take home. And now those lessons are available for everyone in this stunning book! You’ll learn techniques specific to different conditions and plant palettes; how to use hardscape materials in a fresh way; and how to achieve the perfect union between plant and site. And Rob Cardillo’s exquisite photographs of exciting combinations will be sure to stimulate your own creativity. Whether you’re already under Chanticleer’s spell or have yet to visit, The Art of Gardening will enable you to bring the special magic that pervades this most artful of gardens into your own home landscape.
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How to Extend Your Growing Season by at Least 30 Days

Author: Lewis Hill

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9780882664415

Category: Gardening

Page: 308

View: 3855

Early and late frosts, arctic winds, and inhospitable terrain are just a few of the obstacles facing those who garden in the colder regions of North America. Author Lewis Hill has spent a lifetime gardening in northern Vermont, and his system for how to garden more and better in a short growing season is thoroughly covered in this comprehensive guide. With Cold-Climate Gardening, gardeners in cold regions will discover how to grow more food, landscape more effectively, protect vulnerable plantings, warm up the soil earlier, choose species that will thrive, and much more.
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Expert Plant Choices and Dramatic Combinations for Year-round Gardens

Author: N.A

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 088192931X

Category: Gardening

Page: 208

View: 7437

Describes more than four hundred perennials and grasses, providing information on each plant's origins, preferred conditions, and planting zones.
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224 New Plants to Shake Up Your Garden and Add Variety, Flavor, and Fun

Author: Niki Jabbour

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612126707

Category: Vegetable gardening

Page: 240

View: 3414

Avid vegetable gardeners will love the challenge to shake up their routine with 224 intriguing plants. Many are favorites from cultures around the globe. All offer exciting flavors and textures and novel colors and shapes.
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Who in the World is Nellie Stevens?

Author: Linda L. Copeland,Allan M. Armitage

Publisher: Cool Springs Press

ISBN: 9781591865230

Category: Gardening

Page: 208

View: 5351

Oftentimes, we wonder not what our gardens grow, but who our gardens grow. Legends in the Garden is a collection of the history, places, people, and stories behind the names of some of America’s most well known plants. These anecdotes, researched and written by authors Linda L. Copeland and Allan M. Armitage, are a compilation of forty-six of these little known origins of plant names.
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A Day by Day Calendar of Nova Scotia History

Author: Leo J. Deveau

Publisher: Formac Publishing Company

ISBN: 1459504801

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 9691

400 Years in 365 Days gives readers a fun, trivia-filled record which reflects the communities and peoples of Nova Scotia spanning the past 400+ years. Leo Deveau has assembled over a thousand entries that reflect events in the lives and histories of virtually every settlement and group in the province, covering a range of interests from military history to arts and sports. Illustrating the entries are 300+ visuals including full colour paintings, drawings, photos, and archival objects. This informative, entertaining and illuminating volume is a great reference book and a great gift for anyone interested in Nova Scotias colourful past and lively present.
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A Practical and Inspirational Guide to Year-round Color in the Garden

Author: Nigel Colborn

Publisher: Stewart Tabori & Chang

ISBN: 9781556705052

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

View: 5519

Every gardener's ideal is to have a flower in bloom throughout the year. To achieve this goal, Nigel Colborn describes the succession of wonderful plants that contribute to the flowering year and advises on how to site, plant and nurture them. More than 365 different flowers from the exquisite blossoms of budding trees through shrubs, perennials, and bulbs are described. With over 220 full-color photographs and 35 illustrations, the full diversity of flowering plants is revealed in a narrative text that moves through the seasons.
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Because Happiness Is a Piece of Cake!

Author: Jacqueline Pirtle

Publisher: Freakyhealer

ISBN: 9781732085107

Category:

Page: 382

View: 1124

In 365 Days of Happiness, author Jacqueline Pirtle has created daily inspirations that help you mindfully work towards living a more vivid experience of daily happiness. Showing that you can put in work to change your life while having fun, the practices are full of whimsy and delight.
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A Garden Club of America Book

Author: Nancy D'Oench,Bonny Martin

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810972803

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 9256

Photos of more than 90 exquisite gardens from around the United States are organized according to parts of the garden--entryways, herbaceous borders, water features, hedges, etc.--and are accompanied by insightful commentaries and extended captions. Quotations from the owners offer an additional source of inspiration to any garden lover.Abrams
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