Designing With Perennials
By Pamela J. Harper
Make your selection guided by questions that pinpoint the right plants for your lifestyle: Can you spend the extra time required for deadheading, staking, or spraying? Do you want fragrance? Will your selection give you a strong sequence of blooms throughout the growing season? Then, will your garden feature beds, borders, or plantings in front of the house or alongside a path? Or a bog, water, or rock garden instead? You¿ll uncover sound guidelines on siting and sample garden plans for a range of alternatives. The core here, receiving extensive attention, is a chapter on colour, with time-tested combinations designed to work especially well in most common zones.
Decorating Your Garden
By Mickey Baskett
Decorating and designing innovative gardens has never been so popularFully illustrated in colour throughout
The Dry Garden
By Beth Chatto
The classic guide for gardeners, reissued with a beautiful new look.In today's climate of increasingly hot summers and dry winters, gardeners need guidance on plants that will thrive in dry conditions. Beth Chatto's classic book has revolutionised the understanding of the problems involved and opened up many opportunities that wait to be exploited. In her famous DRY GARDEN she uses plants that need very little attention and are naturally adapted to flourish in dry conditions to provide a year-round display of beautiful foliage and flowers.
The Damp Garden
By Beth Chatto
The gardening classicTHE DAMP GARDEN presents a vivid picture of a garden in the making, yet it remains first and foremost a practical guide for all gardeners, whether they have a pond or stream, or just a small area of damp ground. In revealing what has worked in her own garden, Beth Chatto passes on wealth of advice gleaned from her personal experience. She provides detailed - and accessible - ideas on garden management, plans for every type of soil and situation, nearly twenty specially tailored lists to help with planting in various conditions, and descriptions of over 1,000 suitable plants for making the most of damp ground.