Living Green

Living Green

Companion Planting in New Zealand

Companion Planting in New Zealand

Colourful Gardens

How to Create an Exciting Environment in Your New Zealand Garden

$39.99
ISBN
9781869662691
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By Dennis Greville
Format Paperback / softback
Page Extent 144
Book Size 270 x 210
Imprint New Holland Publishers
Release Date 2/10/2009
Subject Classification Gardening / Gardening: plants / Gardening: flowers

Partly through a revival of interest in classic gardens, and partly out of a reaction to the severe, minimal look that dominates the style magazines, gardeners are increasingly turning to colour. Dennis Greville takes us through the essential steps in creating a gloriously eye-catching garden.

The introduction explains how to structure a garden along the basic principles of colour combinations. The following chapters are then given to the different colours or tones: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue/Purple, White, and Pastels.

Each chapter showcases the use of each colour in scenic and close-up photography, describes the characteristics and uses of the colour, and includes a magnificent portrait gallery of 24 plants that span the full range of the spectrum and help the gardener keep colour going through the year. The result is a beautiful, inspirational and practical introduction to creating an unforgettable garden.