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Foliage: Astonishing Color and Texture Beyond Flowers

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Plant foliage brings drama and structure to the garden with color, shape, and texture all its own. Bright, cheerful flowers may have beauty-pageant appeal that gets noticed by passers-by, but where would all those pretty floral faces be without the stalwart presence of foliage? Every garden benefits from an inspired selection of plants chosen for the beauty of their leaves, and the harmony their presence brings to the entire landscape.

Organized by color and texture, each chapter in Nancy Ondra's eye-opening new guide illustrates the features and requirements of dozens of plants, all chosen for the unique appeal of their leaves. Colors range from brilliant chartreuse to stunning silver to dusky, moody maroon. Surfaces can be rough or smooth, velvety or prickly, and edges can be scalloped, smooth, or saw-toothed.

With the stunning range of color and texture represented in Rob Cardillo's rich photography, it's easy to see how much season-long interest foliage can add to a garden. In addition to identifying and discussing beautiful plant possibilities, Ondra draws on her many years of gardening experience to present vivid plant combinations that work together to enhance and extend garden color. Knowing how and where to use foliage to complement flowers and grasses is as important as understanding the plants themselves.

Flowers come and go, weather can kill blooms prematurely or prevent them from ever appearing, but sturdy, reliable foliage can be the gardener's salvation, year after year.

Winner of the 2008 American Horticultural Society Book Award

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Look to the leaf, artfully combined with other garden plants, to achieve textural depth and season-extending color not possible with flowers or grasses alone. A stunning array of shapes, sizes, textures, and colors awaits the gardener eager to experiment with foliage. Its variety and durability will bring out the best in your home landscape.

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Velvety or rough, silver or chartreuse, saw-toothed or scalloped — foliage can be the star of your garden. This comprehensive guide describes the features and requirements of dozens of leafy plants, each one perfect for mixing and matching with flowers and ornamental grasses in vivid home landscapes. Handsomely illustrated with hundreds of full-color photographs, Foliage will inspire you to look at leaves with fresh eyes. Winner of the 2008 American Horticultural Society Book Award.

About the Author

Nancy J. Ondra is the author of seven books, including Foliageand Grasses. She has worked with Stephanie Cohen before, on the award-winning Perennial Gardener's Design Primer. Ondra lives in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, where she operated Pendragon Perennials for six years.

Table of Contents

1 Exploring Your Options
The Foliage Factor * Finding Exceptional Foliage Plants * Creating Exciting Combinations * Growing Great-Looking Foliage

2 Go for the Gold
Getting Started with Gold * Gold in the Garden * A Palette of Gold

3 Rousing Red to Basic Black
Getting Started with Dark Foliage * Dark Foliage in the Garden * A Palette of Red, Purple, and Black

4 Stunning Silver, Gray, and Blue
Getting Started with Silvers, Grays, and Blues * Silvers, Grays, and Blues in the Garden * A Palette of Silver, Gray, and Blue

5 Marvelous Multicolors
Getting Started with Multicolored Plants * Multicolored Plants in the Garden * The Variegated Palette

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580176484
Author:
Ondra, Nancy J.
Publisher:
Storey Publishing
Photographer:
Cardillo, Rob
Author:
Cardillo, Rob
Subject:
Flowers - General
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Gardening
Subject:
Garden Design
Subject:
Leaves
Subject:
GARDENING / Techniques
Subject:
Gardening-Garden Structure
Subject:
GARDENING / Landscape
Subject:
GARDENING / Ornamental Plants
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.5 x 9.5 in

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Look to the leaf, artfully combined with other garden plants, to achieve textural depth and season-extending color not possible with flowers or grasses alone. A stunning array of shapes, sizes, textures, and colors awaits the gardener eager to experiment with foliage. Its variety and durability will bring out the best in your home landscape.
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Velvety or rough, silver or chartreuse, saw-toothed or scalloped — foliage can be the star of your garden. This comprehensive guide describes the features and requirements of dozens of leafy plants, each one perfect for mixing and matching with flowers and ornamental grasses in vivid home landscapes. Handsomely illustrated with hundreds of full-color photographs, Foliage will inspire you to look at leaves with fresh eyes. Winner of the 2008 American Horticultural Society Book Award.
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