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Design in the Plant Collector's Garden By Roger Turner

Design in the Plant Collector's Garden by Roger Turner

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Describes how to indulge a passion for collecting plants without forfeiting the joys of a coherent, well-designed garden. This book prescribes little need to curb the excesses of plant addiction but simply recommends ways of focusing it to the advantage of those who share or visit your garden.

Design in the Plant Collector's Garden Summary

Design in the Plant Collector's Garden: From Chaos to Beauty by Roger Turner

All gardeners love plants but if you love them too much the chances are you will end up with a plant collection rather than a garden. Help is at hand from confirmed plantaholic and architect Roger Turner, who describes how to indulge a passion for collecting plants without forfeiting the joys of a coherent, well-designed garden. Happily, the book prescribes little need to curb the excesses of plant addiction but simply recommends ways of focusing it to the advantage of all who share or visit your garden. Good collections need to be displayed well so that you can see them properly. The first part of the book looks at the structure of the garden as a whole, the balance of 'empty space' to 'planted space', the use of framing devices, and the value of paths in providing routes around the garden. At the heart of the book is a large section on plants that proposes ideas and solutions for making gardens with different types of plant collections. Here you will find schemes for displaying collections of trees from small groups to full-scale arboreta; recommendations for single-genus collections that look well planted together in one bed; and, the ideal 'space-holder' plants that cover bare earth before prize bulbs emerge. Over 200 eye-catching and informative photographs highlight successful planting methods and illustrate the rewards to be gained from finding the perfect setting for a treasured plant. Plant enthusiasts, collectors and gardeners everywhere will unite in their enthusiasm for this practical book that provides the key to making beautiful gardens while keeping the spotlight on the plants.

Design in the Plant Collector's Garden Reviews

Emphasizing compatibility and successful relationships, Turner aims to let gardeners have both their ferns and euphorbia (and alpines, bulbs, viburnums, too). -- Valerie Easton Seattle Times 20050320 It's one of the best inspirations to look through before heading out to your next collecting spree. -- Jean Starr Munster (IN) Times 20050407 This book shows how to indulge a passion for collecting plants without forfeiting the joys of a coherent, well-designed garden. Publishing News 20050225 Turner understands the collector's psyche. This book is one of the best inspirations to look through before heading out to your next collecting spree. -- Jean Starr Munster (IN) Times 20050407 I always pick up new garden books at the library but never read them. ... Turner's humor hooked me into reading the entire book. His writing is excellent and his suggestions practical. -- Cheval Force Opp Washington Gardener 20060301 Plant enthusiasts, collectors and gardeners everywhere will unite in their enthusiasm for this practical book that provides the key to making beautiful gardens while keeping the spotlight on the plants. Rainy Side Gardeners 20060508 Good advice from a plantaholic on how to create a well-designed garden. -- Lorraine Flanigan Canadian Gardening 20060401

About Roger Turner

Roger Turner trained as an architect and now works as a landscape designer. He is a knowledgeable plantsman, active in the Hardy Plant Society, and a founding member of the Gloucestershire group of the National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens. Author of the monograph Euphorbias, Roger Turner also wrote Better Garden Design and Capability Brown. He contributes to a number of journals and magazines including Hortus and The English Garden, and lectures on a wide range of subjects.

Additional information

GOR003134876
9780881926903
0881926906
Design in the Plant Collector's Garden: From Chaos to Beauty by Roger Turner
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Timber Press
2005-02-23
224
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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