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Fine Foliage: Elegant Combinations for Garden and Container

Articles: Fine Foliage: Elegant Combinations for Garden and Container

Here is your inspirational muse and how-to guide to boosting your garden’s beauty with foliage. Hidden in horticultural plain sight, leaves offer lasting beauty throughout the entire growing season. Authors—and designers— Karen Chapman and Christina Salwitz bring their keen observation and a pro’s perspective to creating dynamic and showy foliage-driven combinations that rival anything mere flowers can dish up.

Fine Foliage profiles more than sixty compositions for both sun and shade cleverly analyzing each combination with an organizational treatment that is one of the book’s strongest elements.  Full-page glamour shots of garden vignettes are complimented by a brief “Why this Works” overview and supported by small thumbnail photos of individual plants further described under “Meet the Players.” Cues as to each combo’s season of interest and optimal growing conditions are clearly called out with graphics at the head of each page for easy reference.

From the first flush of new growth inspring, through verdant summer, to autumn’s fiery show, needles, blades, leaves, and stems offer exciting effects that shift with the light of the seasons and weather the passage of time. No lo...

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