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Title:
The perfect garden : the best plants for the best design
Author:
Harte, Sunniva.
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Publication Information:
North Pomfret, Vt. : Trafalgar Square Pub., [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
144 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781570761935
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Book

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What does it take to create the perfect garden? Hard work, a green thumb, and a thorough understanding of basic design principles are cited by novice and accomplished gardeners alike, and Harte concurs, providing expert advice on such elemental issues as style, texture, color, and form and supporting her suggestions with inspiring color photography of sumptuous gardens from around the world. Using the proper plants in the proper place is the cornerstone of her philosophy, and she extols the virtue of what she calls "designer plants," those key plants that provide architectural structure and visual coherence to an overall garden design. Once the basics have been mastered, Harte provides instruction on how to overcome common garden challenges, from screening unsightly areas to placing sculptural objects. A directory of distinctive perennials, trees and shrubs that have strong architectural properties, and a resource listing of useful addresses help bring perfection within every gardener's reach. --Carol Haggas