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Topiary and the Art of Training Plants By David Joyce

Topiary and the Art of Training Plants

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A combination of topiary designs and technical instruction, with ideas and advice on how to grow, prune and train plants to make stylish garden features.

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Topiary and the Art of Training Plants by David Joyce

Topiary and ornamental training offers an increasingly popular and low-maintenance way of bringing character and structure to gardens. This work combines design for topiary with technical instruction, and contains a number of ideas and advice on how to grow, prune and train plants to make stylish garden features. It shows how to: sculpt topiary shapes, from single balls and pyramids to birds and abstracts; create patterns for knots and parterres; train fruit trees and climbers to make ornamental avenues and tunnels; and shape mock topiary for quick results.

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Turn greenery into living sculpture ... concise directions for creating basic geometric patterns or elaborate ivy ponies, chickens and bunnies.
This book is a treasure to those who want to embellish their gardens with living sculpture and architecture.
The book describes the how-to of plant sculpture and offers practical tips for rejuvenating neglected trees, shrubs and hedges.
You'll never look at the common yew again without ... wondering what a clip here, a snip there might yield. -- Rebbeca Cole "Ottawa Citizen" (05/06/2000)
The living sculptures in this book may prompt you to pick up hand shears. -- Dan Vierria "Sacramento Bee" (04/08/2000)
Want to trim some bushes and get stunning results? Read this book. -- Susan Banks "Pittsburgh Post-Gazette" (03/04/2000)
Joyce's handbook offers an instructive tour that will surely fire up the imagination of keen gardeners. -- Alice Joyce "Booklist" (03/15/2000)
Technical information such as step-by-step illustrations for creating plant sculptures and landscape plans. -- Brian Lym "Library Journal" (05/01/2000)
David Joyce does a wonderful job of teaching about shaping, training and caring for trees and shrubs. -- Linda Turk "Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal" (04/11/2000)
Seductively illustrated and photographed book is full of clever ideas for adding geometry and structure to the garden. -- Valerie Easton "Seattle Times/Post Intelligencer" (09/10/2000)

About David Joyce

David Joyce is a celebrated garden writer and planting adviser who has lived and gardened in New Zealand, France and Hong Kong as well as in London and Suffolk. He has written many successful books on a range of gardening topics. ANDREW LAWSON is widely regarded as England's leading garden photographer. He has provided the photographs for many books, including Good Planting by Rosemary Verey, Penelope Hobhouse on Gardening, Designing Gardens (9780711217577) by Arabella Lennox Boyd, Little Sparta (9780711220850) by Jessie Sheeler, The Garden at Highgrove by HRH Prince of Wales, and The English Garden (9780711226388)by Ursula Buchan and The New English Garden (9780711232709) also by Tim Richardson. He holds the Royal Horticultural Society's Gold Medal for Photography and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Garden Writer's Guild. His garden in Oxfordshire is open under the National Gardens Scheme.

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Topiary and the Art of Training Plants by David Joyce
David Joyce
Used - Very Good
Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
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