The Gardener's Book of Colour

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Frances Lincoln, Feb 6, 2003 - Gardening - 192 pages
A guide to using colour in the garden, written by garden photographer and writer, Andrew Lawson. It explores how to achieve the effect you require, whether you want an instant splash of brilliant seasonal colour, or a sumptuous border with subtle year-round appeal. It discusses the myriad ways to put colour together, and demonstrates the extraordinary power of colour to change the sense of space, to suggest coolness and warmth and to evoke different moods. The basis of creating harmonizing and contrasting schemes is explained and illustrated with examples. All the major schemes are supported by line drawings giving full planting details. In addition, illustrated plant directories, arranged by colour and flowering season, provide cultivation details for over 850 plants, enabling you to assemble the right plants for your chosen scheme, and to carry that scheme throughout the year.

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About the author (2003)

A painter and a passionate and knowledgeable gardener, Andrew Lawson holds the Royal Horticultural Society's Gold Medal for photography. He is the author of Plants for All Seasons as well as five other titles.

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