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Book by Griffith Stephen
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Tropical plantings with their associated lushness and vibrancy are all the vogue at the moment. From public parks to the smallest courtyard you'll find yuccas, agaves, cordylines and bananas bringing a touch of the exotic to our often far from tropical clime. But many people think these plantings can only be achieved with tender plants, needing annual replacement or fussy care through our cold, wet winters. How wrong they are. Stephen Griffith, curator of that South coast Eden, Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, includes many hardy, tropical-looking plants for year round impact in this attractively presented, well-illustrated guide to the subject. Hardy perennials such as fiery, spiky-leaved kniphofias, large, downy-leaved shrubs such as Brachyglottis, the enormous leaves of the Indian Bean Tree, Catalpa, palms and ferns, annuals such as the stunning Ricinus and bulbous plants like the exotic Hedychiums and Cannas - all carefully chosen to bring a touch of the jungle to your garden. Although many are reputedly not hardy, a modicum of care such as a mulch or cloche will ensure repeat performances year after year and well worth the time and effort in terms of star quality in the garden. Whether you have a garden, a balcony or just a few containers outside the front door, you'll be able to create an exotic effect with many of Stephen's selections. Reflecting his years of horticultural experience and containing many tips learnt at Abbotsbury, this is a must for gardeners looking for something a little more daring and different. - Lucy WatsonReseña del editor:
Exotic gardens are free of the restrictions of conformity, they are imaginative, experimental and exciting. The strange and architectural beauty of big-leaved plants can be used to evoke a tropical atmosphere, even in a cool, temperate climate. The shadows they create and the way they catch the light makes the most of changing conditions, from early morning mists to hot summer evenings, and with so many evergreen species, the colour and shape of their foliage can add interest year round. Through detailed photographs and clear, concise descriptions, the book explains how to choose and use large-leaved plants to create drama, add accent to garden schemes, and make bold architectural statements. In-depth explanations of microclimates, providing shelter and plunge bedding cover all you need for their successful care and maintenance: trees & shrubs; perennials & ground cover; ferns & tree ferns; tuberous roots; bulbs; climbers; bananas; palms; grasses & bamboos; water plants
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Descripción Guild of Master Craftsman, 2004. Paperback. Condición: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. del artículo: P111861082622
Descripción Guild of Master Craftsman. PAPERBACK. Condición: New. 1861082622 New Condition. Nº de ref. del artículo: NEW7.1711119