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Black Plants: 75 Striking Choices for the Garden

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This year, I added chocolate cosmos to my garden. Not only do they actually smell like chocolate, but their striking burgundy-black petals add some welcome discord to an otherwise harmonious landscape. Gardeners looking to recreate this dramatic effect need look no further than Paul Bonine's Black Plants, which showcases 75 stunning varieties of what Bonine refers to as the "dusky denizens of the plant kingdom."
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Publisher Comments:

Striking, mysterious, sinister, and strange all describe the singular appeal of plants with black (or near-black) foliage, flowers, or fruit. For some gardeners, they are curiosities that yield a special thrill. For others, they are invaluable for providing contrast with brighter elements. Whatever the source of their somber magic, these dusky denizens of the plant kingdom are irresistible to anyone drawn to nature's more unusual manifestations.

In this compact, accessible volume, Paul Bonine profiles 75 of the most alluring black annuals, perennials, bulbs, and shrubs. Some of the plants--like agapanthus and lilies--are darker versions of familiar favorites, while others are rarities that will appeal to the most discerning collector. Each entry describes the plant's essential features and details the requirements for growth and care.

Whether your taste runs to pansies, columbines, and sweet williams or to obscure orchids from the Andes, you'll find a host of intriguing choices in this beautifully illustrated, entertaining book. Black Plants is sure to haunt your dreams.

Book News Annotation:

Bonine has worked in the nursery industry in Oregon for some two decades. He offers gardeners a concise guide to 75 annuals, perennials, bulbs, and shrubs with dark foliage, flowers, or fruit, including both darker versions of familiar favorites and rarer plants that will interest collectors. Each entry contains a description of the plant's features and requirements for growth and care, accompanied by a full-page, full-color photograph. No subject index. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Paul Bonine is a garden writer, lecturer, and co-owner of the wholesale and retail specialty plant nursery Xera Plants, in Portland, Oregon. A lifelong plantsman, Paul has worked in the nursery industry for nearly twenty years and has consulted for NPR, the Sunset Western Garden Book, and the Oregonian.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780881929812
Author:
Bonine, Paul
Publisher:
Timber Press (OR)
Subject:
Plants, ornamental
Subject:
Color in gardening
Subject:
Ornamental Plants
Subject:
Garden Design
Subject:
Flowers - General
Subject:
Plants, Ornamental - Color
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Gardening-Landscape and Design
Subject:
GARDENING / Garden Design
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
6.36x7.04x.41 in. .62 lbs.

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This year, I added chocolate cosmos to my garden. Not only do they actually smell like chocolate, but their striking burgundy-black petals add some welcome discord to an otherwise harmonious landscape. Gardeners looking to recreate this dramatic effect need look no further than Paul Bonine's Black Plants, which showcases 75 stunning varieties of what Bonine refers to as the "dusky denizens of the plant kingdom."

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