Synopses & Reviews
Choosing color is one of the most delightful and personal choices a gardener makes. For one gardener, the shock of a garden full of pink and red is a picture of beauty. For another, white flowers may be more tranquilly inspiring.
The Gardener's Color Palette features ten plants in ten color groups and offers gardeners hundreds of opportunities to mix and match. Want a red garden? Choose the 'Crimson Star' columbine, the 'Lucifer' crocosmia, and the 'Gardenview Scarlet' bee balm. For a metallic garden plant the Japanese cobra lily, the Chocolate cosmos, and the Kamchatka fritillary. Or, create a multicolored array by picking plants from each category. Plant profiles include a description, the common and botanical names, information about expected height and spread, bloom time, hardiness, and light and water requirements.
Combined with Clive Nichols' stunning photographs, The Gardener's Color Palette is an invaluable source of practical advice and visual inspiration.
"This is a delicious little book that arrives just in time for spring planning." In The Garden Online
"While Clive Nichols' phenomenal photos were what attracted my attention, Fischer's writing was what kept me reading ... Fischer makes it clear that color is a joy that should be wholeheartedly embraced in our gardens."
Choosing color is one of the most delightful and personal choices a gardener makes. This collection features 10 plants in 10 color groups and offers gardeners hundreds of opportunities to mix and match. Color photographs throughout.
About the Author
Tom Fischer is editor-in-chief of Timber Press. Before moving to Portland, Oregon, in 2004, he was the editor of Horticulture
magazine in Boston, Massachusetts. His experiences as a bi-coastal gardener and his inexhaustible curiosity about plants have both shaped his new garden, which in 2008 was profiled in the Oregonian
. A prolific writer as well as an editor, his articles have been featured in magazines such as Garden Design, Gardens Illustrated
, and Martha Stewart Living