Author(s): Carol Klein
In this irresistible book Carol Klein celebrates her favourite plants. Setting aside more conventional ways of classification, she urges the gardener to choose what they grow according to plant personalities, asserting that personality traits are as valuable as height, habit and flower colour when planning your planting. For example, good-natured 'bread-and-butter' plants contribute to the overall beauty of a garden for months,whereas 'shooting stars' offer a brief but breathtaking performance. 'Touchy-feely' plants add rich sensuality in contrast to the dash of frivolity provided by 'wafty whisperers'. Illustrated with superb photographs by Jonathan Buckley, Carol Klein's Favourite Plants will inspire both new and experienced gardeners to see magic in every plant. The result will be a garden of subtlety and richness.
'Carol Klein is known for her no-nonsense approach and inspires us to garden' -- Gardens Illustrated Carol's books combined have sold more than 260,000 copies through Nielsen BookScan, UK. This book offers a diversion from traditional garden-planning to enable users to plan their own gardens by taste. Stunning photography from award-winning photographer Jonathan Buckley.
'Carol Klein is known for her no-nonsense approach and inspires us to garden' -- Gardens Illustrated
Carol Klein is a much-loved author, television presenter and passionate plants-woman. She combines a career running a nursery in Devon with her role as a regular presenter of BBC Gardener's World. She has also been awarded six gold medals at the Chelsea Flower Show. Her four books for Mitchell Beazley, Grow Your Own Veg, Grow Your Own Fruit, Grow Your Own Veg Journal and Cook Your Own Veg have sold close to half a million copies and she's a regular contributor to Gardens Illustrated and Garden News. Her most recent book Life in a Cottage Garden was one of the bestselling gardening books of 2011. Jonathan Buckley is a specialist garden and flower photographer who has worked closely with Carol Klein for many years, photographing her garden at Glebe Cottage. He has also collaborated with Christopher Lloyd, Sarah Raven and Alan Titchmarsh. His recent book projects include Sarah Raven's Wild Flowers and Carol's Life in a Cottage Garden. The Garden Media Guild has awarded him Photographer of the Year, Features Photographer of the Year and Single Image of the Year.
Introduction Cinderella plants Bread-and-butter plants Shooting stars Will-o'-the-wisps and wafty whisperers Prickly customers and soft touches Seductive sophisticates Dainty and detailed Gatecrashers Drama queens A-Z of plants Index Acknowledgements