Classic Planting

By: Plumptre, George; Lord, Tony [Photographer]

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Stroll through garden after garden filled with breathtaking colors, lush foliage, eye-catching blends of texture, and unique design features. The gardens showcased in this handsome volume highlight the many different ways that classic quality has been achieved by outstanding contemporary gardeners. Many secrets of success are revealed for creating beautiful planting arrangements in a variety of styles, seasons, and spaces. Hundreds of full-color photographs illustrate what today's master gardeners have to say about spring planting, borders for summer, the colors of autumn, the winter garden, creating formality, planting with water, the kitchen garden, planting containers, and contemporary planting. Visit Beth Chatto's highly regarded gravel garden and Christopher Lloyd's striking tapestry of plant combinations. See how Penelope Hobhouse developed plantings and arrangements that are contemporary yet sympathetic to the past. Learn about Pam Lewis' view of her garden as a self-supporting ecological unit, and how Roy Strong believes formality can be achieved easily and effectively in any size garden. By taking the inspiration and advice offered here, today's gardeners will find themselves reaping new rewards and pleasures from the plants that they sow. A Selection of Garden Book Club.

Title: Classic Planting

Author Name: Plumptre, George; Lord, Tony [Photographer]

Categories: Gardening,

Publisher: Cassell Illustrated: 1998-11-05

ISBN Number: 0706377222

ISBN Number 13: 9780706377224

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good Jacket

Type: Hardcover

Size: 19 to 25 cm tall, Octavo, (8vo)

Seller ID: 080929

Description: Illustrated in colour throughout. 160 pages Robust packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide