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Design and plant a mixed border

Author: Noël Kingsbury
Publisher: London : Ward Lock ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. by Sterling Pub. Co., 1997.
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A guide to border design and planting, including tips for selecting border plants and advice on which plants work best together.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Noël Kingsbury
ISBN: 0706373677 0706378431 9780706378436 9780706373677 9790706378435
OCLC Number: 38948665
Description: 160 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Types of mixed border. Strip borders ; Island beds ; Open borders --
The mixed border in garden design. The function of a border ; Shape and size ; Backdrops ; Small spaces --
Choosing a site. Aspect ; Soil conditions ; Slopes --
Planning and planting. Choosing plants to suit the site ; Theme plants and supporting plants ; Introducing scent ; Plant groupings ; Repetition and rhythm ; Grouping and scattering plants ; Planing plans --
Seasonal interest. Bulbs and perennials ; Shrubs andn perennials ; Climbers ; Annuals and bedding plants for late-season colour --
Structuring and composing the border. Height ; Shape ; Foliage ; Texture ; Artefacts --
Colour. Season and climate ; Colour strategies --
Mixed border plants. Shrubs ; Dwarf shrubs ; Herbaceous perennials ; Ornamental grasses ; Bulbs ; Climbers ; Annuals ; Trees ; Seasonal plantings ; Fruit, vegetables, and herbs --
Practical points. Preparing the site ; Selecting plants ; Planting distances and numbers ; Planting ; Establishing plants ; Border maintenance ; Adapting an existing border ; Low-maintenance borders.
Responsibility: Noël Kingsbury.

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A guide to border design and planting, including tips for selecting border plants and advice on which plants work best together.

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