Creative Schrub Garden Eye-Catching Combinations for Year Round Interest (Hardback)
  • Creative Schrub Garden Eye-Catching Combinations for Year Round Interest (Hardback)

Creative Schrub Garden Eye-Catching Combinations for Year Round Interest (Hardback)

Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 01/08/2014
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In 'The Creative Shrub Garden' Andy McIndoe provides a truly shrub-focused design guide which shows the reader how to combine shrubs along with perennials and bulbs in attractive, long-lasting planting schemes. He describes how to use these low-maintenance woody plants in the way that gardeners normally use perennials. The book contains a planting design chapter which uses a mood-board approach to show how different garden moods and styles can be achieved with the right combination of shrubs. Handy lists cover key topics such as shrubs for difficult situations and readers can also use the comprehensive plant directory to make up their own personalised planting schemes.

Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9781604694345
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 1066 g
Dimensions: 254 x 216 x 23 mm

"His plant directory is rich and colorful. . . . McIndoe occasionally waxes personal, but his style is assuredly instructional." --Library Journal

"Shrubs play a key part in gardening, as McIndoe so clearly explains in this guide highlighting their year-round beauty and maintenance. . . . This comprehensive text [is] sure to please gardeners who love perennials." --Booklist

"An invaluable reference source for designers, gardeners and landscapers needing inspiration on plant combinations." --Gardens Illustrated

"Home gardeners will appreciate this guide to the humble shrub with its glossy color photos and multitude of suggestions for staging and pairing plants." --American Reference Books Annual

"The author, managing director of Hillier Nurseries and Garden Centres in Hampshire, England, knows his shrubs. His advice on how to combine shrubs visually and culturally, on pruning, growing shrubs in containers, and planting for seasonal interest are so useful." --Pacific Northwest Magazine

"The shrub-curious will find a lot to ponder. . . . Plenty of pictures pack the pages, illustrating the chapters and sparking ideas of your own." --Kitsap Sun

"Explores garden styles that put shrubs front and center, along with choosing low -maintenance plants. It's written by an award--winning English plantsman, but the information is useful on this side of the pond, too." --Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

"A gorgeous book! And oh so helpful." --Wall-to-Wall Books

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