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Color Your Garden: The Royal Horticultural Society
Synopses & Reviews
Color Your Garden is an invaluable source of inspiration and reference for all gardeners who wish to master the use of color. An artist before she became a garden designer, author Jill Billington's skill in explaining the use of color in planting design is unmatched. Practical guidance is provided on using color in different waysfrom bringing harmony and balance to the garden and creating its main focus to spicing the garden up by introducing deliberate contrast. Gardeners are given suggestions on how to group together a variety of plants when planning beds and using them as a border. This guide shows how to best use color to suit the personality of the gardener, and detailed illustrations capture the essence of different moods, based on planting designs using cool, calm pastels or vibrant, vivacious hues. Every page offers beautiful photographs, many of them specially commissioned, offering a continual source of inspiration and showing the rich variety of stunning effects that can be achieved in your garden through the use of color.
• The Royal Horticultural Society, the internationally renowned gardening authority, has for nearly 200 years provided inspiration through its shows, gardens and horticultural expertise
• Includes a color-based plant list that presents a wide palette of plants that will help gardeners become more effective colorists
• More than 20 watercolor illustrations of planting designs are featured
Book News Annotation:
In conjunction with The Royal Horticultural Society, an award- winning British garden designer/flower show judge advices gardeners on how to think about their garden's personality through color. Still allowing for serendipity, Billington offers planting schemes for various size plots and puts these plans into the context of specific climate and light situations. She includes plant lists by color and color illustrations for Spring planting fantasies.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
How to master the use of color by an internationally renowned gardening authority.
About the Author
Jill Billington is a successful garden designer, lecturer, and author. She is a regular on the judging panels for the RHS Horticultural Shows, such as the Chelsea Flower Show and Hampton Court. She lives outside of London.
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