A book for the creative gardener which covers the principles of colour, and outlines the design factors that help the gardener exploit colour's potential. A catalogue of 1000 plants groups them by colour, season and how best to employ them. The colour, shape and foilage of each plant is given.
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Colour, thoughtfully handled, is the basis of a beautiful garden. Whether among the lively hues of Monet's Giverny or the subtle tones of Vita Sackville-West's Sissinghurst, it is the inspired combination of colours, the happy blend of flower and foliage, that impresses most. Penelope Hobhouse's book provides a unique practical sourcebook of colour for the creative gardener.
The fist two chapters illuminate the principles of colour and outline the essential design factors that help the gardener to exploit colour's potential successfully. They explain the visual effects and tricks played by colours in the shifting light and shade of a garden: how blues intensify at twilight, how distant reds seem near.
In the remaining chapters of ' Colour in Your Garden' Penelope Hobhouse considers the palette at the gardener's disposal and how best to employ it to paint beautiful garden pictures. Her plant catalogue consists of more than 1,000 plants, which she groups first by colour and then by season. Each plant's horticultural requirements are given and its colour, shape and foliage described. Many have been specially photographed for the book.
But ' Colour in Your Garden ' is far more than an encyclopaedia of plants by colour. Having established these essential horticultural descriptions, Penelope Hobhouse transcends them to give advice on the most difficult gardening art of all – turning a collection of plants into a memorable garden picture. Plans and photographs of gardens and borders large and small, some based on monochromatic themes, others on more mixed plantings, illustrate the richness and subtlety of her ideas and provide an inspiring record for all gardeners.
"Here is an enthralling book… one of the most exciting gardening books for years… keen gardeners will treasure it for horticultural connoisseurship and the vigour of its author's ideas…"
PATRICK TAYLOR, ' World of Interiors'
Penelope Hobhouse is internationally-renowned as a garden designer, writer and historian. She holds the Victoria Medal of Honour, the highest award of the Royal Horticultural Society. She has also received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Guild of Garden Writers and a Quill and Trowel Award from the Garden Writers Association of America.
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