Author(s): SMITH GEOFFREY
From the grandeur of majestic trees to the small-scale charm of scree gardens and patio containers, from choosing plants to flower arranging, the author discusses every aspect of ornamental gardening with the aid of illustrations. He includes advice from his favourite gardening writers.
Why be a gardener?; Adam's profession to till the ground - soil, design, choosing plants; order is truth - an explanation of Latin names; the artistry of plant association - beauty through the seasons; from the four corners of the world - plant hunters through the ages; brief but beautiful - annuals, biennials and tender perennials; a hint of grandeur - plants of stature; a hint of subtlety - foliage, stems and fragrance; gardens within gardens - rock garden, scree garden, alpines, pools, orchards, the modern rose garden; the flower arranger's garden; sociable climbers; the link between house and garden - containers for patio, terrace and courtyard; indoor gardening.