Gardening With Shape, Line and Texture

Gardening With Shape, Line and Texture

A Plant Design Sourcebook

Book - 2009
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Gardening with Shape, Line and Texture bridges the gap between garden design books and plant reference encyclopedias. Leading landscaper Linden Hawthorne looks at plants from a designer's perspective (where color is often a secondary consideration) and emphasizes the important roles of plant shape.

Part One reviews fine art principles and shows how they can be successfully applied to plant compositions by grouping plants into three heights: ground to knee, knee to navel, and navel to crown. She identifies different plant shapes—buns, mounds, tiers, fountains, uprights—and shows how the use of them contributes to the success of the finished design. Part Two is a plant sourcebook with plants listed alphabetically within their key plant shape categories.

This innovative plant reference delivers plant information in a form that neatly dovetails with the garden design process and will inspire gardeners to look beyond color and begin to appreciate the whole plant.


Publisher: Portland : Timber Press, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780881928884
0881928887
Characteristics: 280 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm

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