Synopses & Reviews
A total treat — The Independent
A celebration of exuberant colour combinations in the garden…with each season containing three 'colour recipes' that really work at that time of year. Val Bourne knows her plants intimately, and her descriptions are vivid and enjoyable to read, thrown in with hard-working practical tips and asides. — House and Garden Magazine
…packed with tips on keeping a plot colourful throughout the year — Country Living Magazine
Val Bourne's book is a timely reminder that colour is the reason why many of us get excited about plants… beautifully shot, well captioned photographs… Bourne manages to sprinkle her text with all manner of practical tips and anecdotes… this is a super source of inspiration and advice, and a great book for those who want to extend the colour in their garden into new seasons. — Gardens Illustrated Magazine
Also included in Gardens Illustrated's 10 favourite books of 2011.
A sumptuously colorful garden has the extraordinary power to lift the spirits no matter the time of year. Yet many people struggle to create their own color combinations that are suitable to site and soil, and which take their gardens through the seasons. This new book provides inspiration and practical advice for gardeners wishing to improve their plantings, both in appearance and in use. Val Bourne shows how varied and vibrant plantings can enhance the look of beds and borders, and how with a little planning they can be beautiful features for much longer than one season. Color in the Garden is particularly useful for those with small gardens, where every inch of space must work hard for as long as possible. Written by a true plantswoman and experienced gardener, with an in-depth knowledge of plants and how they behave, as well as a strong and creative sense of color, this guide will revolutionize the way we think about color in our gardens and ensure that no gardener will ever feel at a loss again.
About the Author
Val Bourne is an award-winning gardens writer, journalist, photographer and lecturer who contributes regularly to the Daily Telegraph, Gardens Illustrated and Saga Magazine. She is author of The Natural Gardener (2004) and The Winter Garden (2006).