The Bold and Brilliant Garden (Paperback)

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Description

Ideas for bold and brilliant planting schemes for spectacular effects from spring to autumn.

Product Details

Barcode
9780711217522
Department
Books
Released
3 May 2001
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Sarah Raven
Jonathan Buckley (Photographer)
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Motorbooks Intl
Language
English
Number of Pages
168
Dimensions
292 x 235 x 13mm (794g)

Summary

This work offers a new approach to planning and planting. It shows how to throw caution to the wind and orchestrate colors, textures, scale and scent to spectacular effect from spring until autumn. The key is color: intense, strong and voluptuous - deep crimsons combined with acid green and incandescent orange, for example. Integral to Sarar Raven's vision is a feeling for dramatic scale: plants with huge presence, architectural foliage, strong, sculptural shapes. To complete the effect, she includes flowers with silken and velvety textures and describes how to flood the garden with scent. There are schemes for sunny, open beds and borders for shady areas, for damp soils and to clothe walls and fences - many of which include lots of quick-growing annuals and take only a season to achieve.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Gardening & Plants
BISAC Subject 1
Gardening / Flowers / General
BISAC Subject 2
Gardening / Landscape
BIC Classification 1
Gardening: plants
BIC Classification 2
Garden design & planning
Library Subject 1
Gardening
Library Subject 2
Color in gardening
Library Subject 3
Fragrant gardens
Dewey Classification
635

Author Bio

Sarah Raven, writer, cook, broadcaster and teacher, is an expert on all things to grow, cut and eat from your garden. She runs cooking, flower arranging and gardening courses from her farm in East Sussex and is the author of several books on gardening, including The Cutting Garden, which won the Garden Writers' Guild Award for Best Specialist Gardening Book in 1993. She also writes for national newspapers and magazines and is a presenter on BBC Gardeners' World. Sarah is married to the writer Adam Nicolson and has two daughters and three stepsons. They live at Perch Hill Farm in East Sussex. To visit Jonathan Buckley's website click here