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Garden Colour By Sue Fisher

Garden Colour
by Sue Fisher

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Sue Fisher explains how to use colour in the garden without making mistakes. Included is a plant directory of key plants, presented colour-by-colour, so readers can mix and match their own schemes.
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Garden Colour: Choosing Stunning Colour Combinations for Your Garden by Sue Fisher

Is your garden dull and boring? This guide explains how to mix and match exciting colour combinations to achieve expensive designer looks with a few simple techniques and create a beautiful outdoor space with displays of colour. An easy-to-use colour-by-colour plant directory, check lists, colour charts and planting plans will help you design a garden that works efficiently and looks beautiful all round with minimum time and effort.

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Well-known garden writer Sue Fisher offers her perspective on the use of colour in the garden. More than just splashes of bright flowers, colour can transform a garden in many ways - make it appear wider, longer, narrower, shorter. It can accentuate and highlight, provide a background or become part of an overall colour scheme to bring cohesion to an otherwise busy garden. Concentrating on each colour season by season, Sue guides the reader in an informative and chatty way through their myriad of uses. Yellow to lighten dark corners, white to glisten in the fading evening light, pink and red to bring warmth and cool blues and mauves to temper a border. Foliage too plays an all-important part with shrubs such as the purple Cotinus and yellow Sambucus adding their stature to the picture. The autumn hues of Parthenocissus brings colour to an otherwise dying garden, stately evergreens add winter interest before the annual explosion of colour provided by the bulbs in spring. And not only plants but pots, mulches, fences and other hard landscaping materials are looked at with their various merits examined and explained to bring a more permanent colourful background to a garden. Lavishly illustrated this offers an inspirational look at how colour in all its forms can shape a garden and written by an expert, it can be relied on for sure-fire planting schemes to include in your own garden. - Lucy Watson

About Sue Fisher


Sue Fisher's 20 years in horticulture make her one of the most experienced gardeners around today. Plant purchaser for 3 award-winning garden centres, she is Gardening Correspondent to a number of newspapers, and writes regularly for BBC Gardener's World Magazine. Her gardening expertise enables her to appear on a number of television programmes such as Grass Roots and How Does Your Garden Grow and also host a regular radio slot for LBC. She has written a number of books, many with the full endorsement of BBC television.

Table of Contents


Introduction Exploring Colour Combinations harmonies - contrasts - buffer colours Your Garden Palette yellow - blue - orange - purple - white - pink - red Colourful Foliage greens greys, blues and silvers - yellows and golds - reds, purples and bronzes - variegations Infinite Variety colour and light - the changing seasons - coping with extremes - creating illusions with colour - small gardens - larger gardens - colourful containers Colour Through the Year early spring - late spring - early summer - midsummer - late summer - autumn - winter Outdoor Decorating boundaries - verticals - the garden floor - containers - finishing touches Planting shape, texture and habit - building up a scheme - a cottage garden - an exotic garden - a gravel garden - a classic garden Index Acknowledgments

Additional information

GOR000872724
Garden Colour: Choosing Stunning Colour Combinations for Your Garden by Sue Fisher
Sue Fisher
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Octopus Publishing Group
2003-03-15
144
0600604187
9780600604181
N/A
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