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Gardening with Colour: Creative Design Ideas for Canadian Gardens Rob Sproule

Gardening with Colour: Creative Design Ideas for Canadian Gardens

Rob Sproule

Published March 2011
ISBN : 9781551058733
Paperback
320 pages
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 About the Book 

If you yearn to make your garden the jewel of the neighbourhood--or even if youd just like some fresh, new ideas to update the look of your front entry or deck--look no further. Rob Sproule is here to help. Hes spent most of his life at hisMoreIf you yearn to make your garden the jewel of the neighbourhood--or even if youd just like some fresh, new ideas to update the look of your front entry or deck--look no further. Rob Sproule is here to help. Hes spent most of his life at his familys garden centre absorbing information on what plants look nice together, and he knows what plants work where and with what other plants. He calls the plant combinations recipes and in this book provides you with all the ingredients and instructions youll need:* How to plan garden recipes keeping in mind the elements and principles of design, such as colour, texture, harmony and contrast, balance and proportion* 60 featured recipes with gorgeous colour photos, illustrations of plant placement, descriptions of specific plants and their needs, plus alternatives to suit your taste, zone and space* Basics such as soil types, container styles, what to look for when buying plants and how to care for the plants once you get them home* Answers to commonly asked questions relating to plant size and habitat, exposure, moisture, fertilizer requirements, and compatibility.Its a win-win approach to creating living art in your garden.