DESIGN IN THE PLANT COLLECTORS GARDEN: FROM CHAOS TO BEAUTY

Author(s): TURNER ROGER

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All gardeners love plants, but if you love them too much, chances are you will end up with a plant collection, not a garden. Roger Turner, confessed plantaholic and landscape designer, offers helpful advice on how to indulge a passion for collecting plants without forfeiting the joys of a coherent, well-designed garden. Happily, the book does not prescribe curbing the excesses of plant addiction but simply recommends ways for plant collectors to focus it to the advantage of all who share or visit their gardens. Over 200 eye-catching and informative photographs highlight successful planting methods and illustrate the rewards to be gained from finding the perfect setting for a treasured plant.

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Emphasizing compatibility and successful relationships, Turner aims to let gardeners have both their ferns and euphorbia (and alpines, bulbs, viburnums, too). -- Valerie Easton Seattle Times 20050320 It's one of the best inspirations to look through before heading out to your next collecting spree. -- Jean Starr Munster (IN) Times 20050407 This book shows how to indulge a passion for collecting plants without forfeiting the joys of a coherent, well-designed garden. Publishing News 20050225 Turner understands the collector's psyche. This book is one of the best inspirations to look through before heading out to your next collecting spree. -- Jean Starr Munster (IN) Times 20050407 I always pick up new garden books at the library but never read them. ... Turner's humor hooked me into reading the entire book. His writing is excellent and his suggestions practical. -- Cheval Force Opp Washington Gardener 20060301 Plant enthusiasts, collectors and gardeners everywhere will unite in their enthusiasm for this practical book that provides the key to making beautiful gardens while keeping the spotlight on the plants. Rainy Side Gardeners 20060508 Good advice from a plantaholic on how to create a well-designed garden. -- Lorraine Flanigan Canadian Gardening 20060401

Roger Turner trained as an architect and now works as a landscape designer. He is a knowledgeable plantsman, active in the Hardy Plant Society, and a founding member of the Gloucestershire group of the National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens. Author of the monograph Euphorbias, Roger Turner also wrote Better Garden Design and Capability Brown. He contributes to a number of journals and magazines including Hortus and The English Garden, and lectures on a wide range of subjects.

General Fields

  • : 9780881926903
  • : timber
  • : timber
  • : 0.828
  • : February 2005
  • : 229mm X 197mm X 20mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : TURNER ROGER
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : 712.6
  • : 224
  • : 246 color photos