Succulents for the Contemporary Garden
by Yvonne Cave
176 pp, 346 colour photos, hardcover
Price: $29.95 US
Succulents grow in an incredible range of forms and colours, and one
can find native succulents almost everywhere on earth.
Though most originate in warmer climates, a number of them
are cold tolerant and even hardy, Succulents for the Contemporary
Garden. Yvonne Cave reveals her proven techniques for helping these
fascinating plants to survive and thrive.
She provides the information to successfully grow succulents
in the garden, containers, and indoors.
Each species listing details the habit
carefully, and many provide interesting historical or geographic
facts, suggestions for garden placement, and information about any
plants that are particularly cold hardy.
The accompanying photos are both inspiring and instructive,
making Succulents for the Contemporary Garden a treat for everyone.
Consider the Leaf Foliage in
307 pp, 114 colour photos, hardcover
Price: US $24.95 CAN
today have time for a high maintenance garden, so popular writer
Judy Glattstein urges us to consider plants that pay their own way
with fantastic foliage. A
garden designed with the important elements of leaf form, texture,
and colour in mind is both more interesting and more long-lasting
than a garden composed for flowers alone.
offers plant combinations that offer foliage contrasts and
complements, teaching basic design principles along the way.
Following chapters flow into discussions of colour, with
individual chapters devoted to yellow and gold, dusky red and
purple, and silver.
The books chapters on colour are conveniently sectioned by
trees, shrubs, vines, and perennials.
The book also covers variegated plants, herbs and other
edible ornamentals, geometry in the garden, and seasonal
An Encyclopedia of Shade
W. George Schmid
494 pp, 500 colour photos, hardcover
Price: US $49.95
Gardening in the shade can be an inevitable challenge for many
everywhere, who are looking to expand their garden palette from the
standard shade-tolerant hostas and ferns, can turn to An
Encyclopedia of Shade Perennials for literally thousands of other
plant choices. From Acanthus to Woodwardia, this book provides
information on more than 7,000 species and cultivars in 184 genera -
all suited for growing in the shade.
Shade perennial expert W. George
Schmid dispels the myth that shade gardening is difficult, and
offers his readers real-world advice n choosing the right plants for
the right locations, preparing the soil, and cultivating and
maintaining the garden. His
conversational style is not only fun and enjoyable, but also
stunning colour photos, most taken by the author himself, illustrate
the text, giving readers an even closer view of the multitude of
choice perennials available.
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