Botany Bloom, Adrian Winter Garden Glory

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Winter Garden Glory

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9780004128924: Winter Garden Glory

Most gardens do not look their best in autumn, winter and early spring, yet this need not be so - this book illustrates how to brighten up and enjoy your garden to its full at this time of year. The author shows how to create winter interest using trees, shrubs, bulbs and other ornamental plants to provide colour, form, flower and scent to all sizes of garden. Drawing on the experience of designing and developing his own winter garden, the author of this book explains the best type of plants and associations to use - from conifers and heathers to shrubs, perennials and grasses. He then shows how these ideas can be adapted for the smaller garden, including front gardens.

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BRIGHTEN ANY GARDEN WITH ADRIAN BLOOM'S INVALUABLE GUIDE TO ADDING COLOUR, FORM AND FOLIAGE TO THE WINTER LANDSCAPE

Contents include:
• A selection of plant associations for each season – autumn, winter and spring – and when to plant
• Detailed planting plans – adaptable for use in any size garden
• Over 200 full-colour photographs
• How to create winter displays in tubs, window boxes and containers
• Invaluable plant directories, to help you select the best plants for maximum interest
• Essential information on cultivation and hardiness, plus helpful hints and tips

All too often our gardens become dull and empty once summer is over, providing little visual interest for many months. Adrian Bloom, however, believes that no garden, whatever its size, need be gloomy during the winter period, and in 'Winter Garden Glory' he shows how to fill each late autumn, winter and early spring month with plants that provide colour and variety.

In the first section of the book he describes the seasonal changes in his garden and which type of plants and associations are best suited to each season. In the second section, he shows how his ideas and principles can be applied to smaller gardens and he uses, as examples, three small plots which have been transformed from bare sites into attractive, year-round gardens. A detailed planting plan is given for each featured garden together with illustrations of the main plant associations, and Adrian also shows how any of the planting ideas can be adapted to fill a corner or a bed in any size garden.

The third part of the book – the detailed plant directories – contains the author's personal selection of the best plants for continuing interest in the garden throughout the year. He selects from trees, shrubs, perennials, conifers, grasses and ferns, heaths and heathers, alpines and bulbs, describing each plant's merits and giving essential information on hardiness and cultivation.

'Winter Garden Glory' includes over 200 full-colour photographs, together with specially commissioned planting plans and colour illustrations describing the various stages of the developing garden. In addition, step-by-step art works and helpful hints and tips combine to make ' Winter Garden Glory ' an invaluable, practical guide for any gardener wishing to brighten the winter landscape.

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