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The Perfect Garden: The Best Plants for the Best Design Sunniva Harte

The Perfect Garden: The Best Plants for the Best Design

Sunniva Harte

Published August 1st 2001
ISBN : 9781570761935
Hardcover
144 pages
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 About the Book 

The latest trend in garden design is to use key plants to achieve shape, volume, and drama. The best plants for the best design have a strong, architectural shape- they may also have striking foliage or add color accents. In The Perfect Garden,MoreThe latest trend in garden design is to use key plants to achieve shape, volume, and drama. The best plants for the best design have a strong, architectural shape- they may also have striking foliage or add color accents. In The Perfect Garden, Sunniva Harte looks at the role of these key plants, exploring the variety of ways one can use them to bring structure, cohesion, and style to any kind of garden: cottage, coastal, wild, or dry- Japanese, jungle, or woodland. Harte offers expert advice on creating horizontal and vertical designs, enhancing or disguising various features, achieving unity and form, and using texture and color to maximum effect. There are also chapters on sculpting and shaping with plants including topiary, green rooms, parterres, and espaliers as well as on statuary and wood and metal architectural elements. An essential volume, complete with a directory of key plants and horticultural details, a reference section, and 130 glorious color photos of gardens around the world. Sunniva Harte s previous books include The Perfect Country Garden and Zen Gardening.