Gardening With Foliage First

Gardening With Foliage First

127 Dazzling Combinations That Pair the Beauty of Leaves With Flowers, Bark, Berries, and More

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Create a foliage-driven garden that dazzles!
Although seductive, flowers, by their fleeting nature, are a fickle base to provide long-lasting gardens with year-round interest. Tackle this problem with the advice in Gardening with Foliage First. Learn how to first build a framework of foliage and then layer in flowers and other artistic elements as the finishing touches. This simple, recipe-style approach to garden design features 127 combinations for both sunny and shady gardens that work for a variety of climates and garden challenges.

Gardening with Foliage First has something for every gardener—beginners will learn how to choose the right foliage plants, experienced gardeners will be inspired by fresh twists on old favorites, and everyone will be encouraged to create a beautiful, year-round garden.

Baker & Taylor
For all levels of gardeners, a simple, recipe-style approach to creating long-lasting gardens with year-round interest shows readers how to first build a framework of foliage and then layer in flowers and other artistic elements to add the finishing touches. Original.

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This guide shows beginning and advanced gardeners what to plant so the garden with be full of colors and textures all year long and in every climate, offering new ways of looking at plant combinations and design with color, texture, and form in mind. The book gives advice on using foliage plants with interesting leaves and barks as well as flowers, covering plants, shrubs, bushes, trees, and succulents. Suggestions are grouped in section on combinations for fall and winter and for sunny and shady areas. The book contains summary charts, key terms, and a wealth of color photos. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Shares instructions and inspiration for garden design that will keep gardens looking their best all year long.

Publisher: Portland, OR :, Timber Press,, 2017
ISBN: 9781604696646
Characteristics: 340 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Salwitz, Christina


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