Author(s): Dennis Greville
Whether we recognise it or not, gardeners are artists. Indeed, experimenting with the colours of plants is one of the most rewarding aspects of gardening. While the shapes and grouping of plants in the garden are as important as form and composition are to a painting, colour brings the scene to life, giving it personality and atmosphere. Unlike most works of art, however, your garden is a living creation, always changing and full of surprises. The main points of colour theory and how they relate to gardening are covered in the first chapter of this book. In the remaining chapters the author looks at each colour individually, its special characteristics and how we can use it in garden design.