Consider the Leaf

Posted by 10.04. 2007 10:30:43 (5334 readers)

Consider the Leaf: Foliage in Garden Design

Filled with plant suggestions and hints for successfully incorporating foliage into your garden, this book explains basic leaf shapes and tonal palettes, and how to pleasingly balance them in your garden.

What gardener hasn't been disappointed with borders after spring blooms have faded? Designing a garden with the focus on flowers is missing half the fun, according to the author, an expert plantswoman and popular horticultural educator. Working on the premise that the form of the leaf is the most important design element, Glattstein explains the basic leaf shapes and how to balance them pleasingly. Color also adds dimension to plantings, and Glattstein includes individual chapters focusing on specific tonal palettes. Each chapter is filled with plant suggestions and hints for successfully incorporating foliage into the garden. More than 110 photographs illustrate foliage effects, from subtle to dramatic. This lively and information-rich book will benefit gardeners and landscape designers alike.

Author: Judy Glattstein,
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated 2003-02-01
You can order this book from Amazon.com

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