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Consider the Leaf: Foliage in Garden Design
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What gardener hasn't been disappointed with borders after spring blooms have faded? Designing a garden with the focus on flowers is missing half the fun, according to the author, an expert plantswoman and popular horticultural educator. Working on the premise that the form of the leaf is the most important design element, Glattstein explains the basic leaf shapes and how to balance them pleasingly. Color also adds dimension to plantings, and Glattstein includes individual chapters focusing on specific tonal palettes. Each chapter is filled with plant suggestions and hints for successfully incorporating foliage into the garden. More than 110 photographs illustrate foliage effects, from subtle to dramatic. This lively and information-rich book will benefit gardeners and landscape designers alike.
Book News Annotation:
New Jersey garden consultant Judy Glattstein combines interviews with some remarkable American garden designers and her own personal musings on garden aesthetics to provide a well-rounded, personable account of how leaf form, color, and texture may be used to best effect in the garden. Includes 114 attractive color plates. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Filled with plant suggestions and hints for successfully incorporating foliage into your garden, this book explains basic leaf shapes and tonal palettes, and how to pleasingly balance them in your garden.
Working on the premise that the form of the leaf is the most important design element, Glattstein shows how to balance them in a garden's overall design. 110 photos.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-203) and index.
About the Author
Judy Glattstein is a garden consultant and the author of several gardening books—Bulbs for Garden Habitats is her third book on bulbs—and numerous magazine and newspaper articles. She is a popular instructor at the New York Botanical Garden and the Cook College Office of Continuing Professional Education at Rutgers University and lectures widely both in the United States and abroad. An enthusiastic gardener, she finds less time available for her own garden in western New Jersey than she would like; nonetheless, the tens of thousands of bulbs she's planted return year after year whether or not she finishes all her garden chores.
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