Author(s): BISGROVE RICHARD
With advice about how to make the most of your garden site, the author demonstrates many different approaches to grouping and planting flowers, with detailed descriptions of more than 200 flowering plants and recommendations for ideal planting partners.
Part 1 A setting for flowers: sun, soil and aspect; garden character; creating a background; foliage colour; focal plants; planning the flower garden. Part 2 Ways with flowers: a time of flowers; tapestry planting; group planting; mass planting; broad-brush planting; the mixed border; limited colour schemes; bedding; container gardening. Part 3 Flowering plants: hardy annuals; half-hardy annuals; tender perennials; biennials; bulbs; herbaceous perennials; sub-shrubs; roses; flowering shrubs; climbers; annual climbers.