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Seedheads in the Garden

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Seedheads bring impact to late summer borders and linger to provide interest well into autumn and winter. They look dramatic set against a backdrop of fading flowers, associate well with grasses and native plants, and are key components of the naturalistic garden in which every phase of a plant is enjoyed from first shoot to final decay. After providing historical context, Noël Kingsbury explains how plants reproduce and participate in the garden's wider ecology, and explores seedheads' role in diverse gardens worldwide. At the heart of the book is a plant directory in which Kingsbury's hand-picked selection describes the particular characteristics of each plant's seedheads and grades them according to their value and persistence. Jo Whitworth's compelling photographs capture the individual character of each seedhead and open our eyes to the intricate shapes, tempting textures and dense monochromes of seedheads.

Synopsis:

Seedheads are key components of the naturalistic garden. After providing historical context, Noël Kingsbury explains how plants reproduce and participate in the garden's wider ecology, and explores seedheads' role in diverse gardens worldwide. Analysis of various seedheads' aesthetic merits is accompanied by cultivation advice and a plant directory. Jo Whitworth's compelling photographs capture the seedheads' unique qualities.

About the Author

Noel Kingsbury, well known as a designer, commentator, and writer on plants, gardens, landscape and environment has played a major role in popularizing a more naturalistic and sustainable planting style since the mid 1990s. His doctorate from the University of Sheffield applied plant ecology science to the selection and management of ornamental perennials and he continues to engage in active research.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780881927962
Author:
Kingsbury, Noel
Publisher:
Timber Press
Author:
Kingsbury, Nol
Author:
Whitworth, Jo
Location:
Portland, Oregon
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Garden Design
Subject:
Ornamental Plants
Subject:
Native plants for cultivation
Subject:
Seedheads
Subject:
Seedheads - Ecology
Subject:
Gardening-Landscape and Design
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback - With dust jacket
Publication Date:
20060629
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9 x 10.625 in

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"Synopsis" by , Seedheads are key components of the naturalistic garden. After providing historical context, Noël Kingsbury explains how plants reproduce and participate in the garden's wider ecology, and explores seedheads' role in diverse gardens worldwide. Analysis of various seedheads' aesthetic merits is accompanied by cultivation advice and a plant directory. Jo Whitworth's compelling photographs capture the seedheads' unique qualities.
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