Synopses & Reviews
Summer can be a glorious time when a garden glows with continuous color, and this practical guide will show you the way. Planning and follow-through are clearly spelled out in simple instructions that cover every step to success. Ten varied garden styles are showcased in over 130 beautiful full-color photos and watercolor illustrations that demonstrate the ways to use different groups of plants. Detailed plant lists and timetables help create variety with trees to give height, shrubs to give structure, foliage to give breadth, and flowers to create flashes of color. And the flowers! See how to highlight roses, the stars of the summer garden, as well as perennials, ornamental grasses, borders, herbs, and plants in containers, plus decorative features such as arches and pergolas. Get tips on adapting the plans to your climate, and turning problem-area eyesores into eye-catchers. It's just the kind of planning guide needed to bring sweet dreams on cold winter nights.