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Beds and borders for year round colour

Cowley, Jill.

Beds and borders for year round colour

by Cowley, Jill.

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Published by Ward Lock, Distributed in the U.S. by Sterling Pub. Co. in London, New York, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Beds (Gardens),
  • Garden borders.,
  • Color in gardening.,
  • Plants, Ornamental.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    StatementJill Cowley ; photographs by Clive Nichols.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsSB423.7 .C68 1995
    The Physical Object
    Pagination144 p. :
    Number of Pages144
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL563483M
    ISBN 100706373480
    LC Control Number96147892
    OCLC/WorldCa34986462

    Shrubs: smaller for year round interest. Shrubs form the framework of the garden and if selected carefully, can provide interest throughout the year. Shrubs, especially small ones, are easy to care for and therefore often labour-saving. Small shrubs, especially evergreen ones, can be closely planted to form ground cover. Their bright white blooms with sunny yellow centers are perfect for beds and borders, as well as vases. Name: Leucanthemum varieties. Growing conditions: Full sun to part shade and well-drained soil. Height: To 3 feet tall. Zones:

    Jun 1, - Explore Nita Unroe's board "Outlines //frames // edges // borders" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Coloring pages, Colouring pages, Coloring books pins.   Forever popular, especially with children, they have been greatly improved and their yellow, white, creamy, red and even ochre flowers on plants raised from seeds sown now make great border .

    Working with color is one of the most exciting aspects of designing with hostas because their leaves range from sharp white or brilliant yellow to silvery blue or near-black green. These colors become even more striking when you accent them with other plants. Different textures and plant forms can spice up a flower border considerably. The two bright red flowers in this garden are "love-lies-bleeding" and coleus. Coleus is an annual foliage plant that is indispensable for gardeners looking to experiment with color combinations in planting beds.


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Beds and borders for year round colour by Cowley, Jill. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Beds and Borders for Year Round Colour (Year Round Colour Series) Hardcover – March 1, by Jill Cowley (Author) › Visit Amazon's Jill Cowley Page.

Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an Author: Jill Cowley. pages: illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm: Contents: Jill Crowley shows how, with a little planning and imagination in choice of plants, it is possible to create flower beds and borders that will be attractive throughout the year.

She provides suggestions for planting schemes, and covers a range of plants from ornamental trees to vegetables. Summary: A collection of ideas for beds and borders in the garden, that will last throughout the year.

Covers a variety of plants from trees to ornamental vegetables, with tips on laying out planting areas and maintenance. First published in Book Descriptions: Create colorful beds and borders that are eye-catching all year long.

Beds and borders are essential elements for a full, rich landscape plan, and with this essential guide, you can choose the right plants for maintaining stunning visual effects for every month. Beds & Borders book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

Each project Beds and borders for year round colour book complete with an inspirational color photo and an overhead-pla more.

Get A Copy gardening, crafts, healthy living, decorating, and entertaining. The magazine is published 12 times per year by the Meredith Corporation.4/5.

To ensure months of colour, go for perennials that respond well to deadheading or being cut back for more flowers. There are lots to grow, including knautia, cosmos and dahlias.

If you have seedlings from sowings made earlier in the year, start hardening them off in a cold frame before planting them outside.

Offering year-round interest for little effort, shrubs bring all-important ‘body’ to your borders, too. As a guide, most mixed plantings should contain at least 40 per cent, spaced evenly throughout the display, from the back right down to the front.

If you would like to enjoy year-round color in your flower beds, you have to go to the garden center in the spring with one concept foremost in your mind: a continuous sequence of picking out plants that bear great-looking flowers in late spring will not get the job done.

Mixed borders contain a bit of everything – trees, shrubs, roses, evergreens, flowers and bulbs – so that they remain colourful all year round. You need quite a large area to fit in so many different plants, but in a small garden you can make a smaller mixed border without the trees and use only small shrubs.

Its startling colour, emerging from clumps of bulbs in warm moist soil, rests on top of a sea of light-green sword-like foliage. And every year more and more of these jewels appear. Architectural. What better way to add a little color to your garden than with a round flower bed with bright colorful flowers.

The round cement border makes this little flower bed stand out and make a statement. The painted concrete border is an easy DIY that makes this backyard flower garden look customized and almost like a built-in feature.

Perennial borders: choosing plants. Planning a border is one of the most exciting aspects of gardening. You may like to create a crescendo of colour over high summer, or a more staggered season of interest from late spring to late autumn.

The choice is yours; our list will help inspire you. Make sure you use a beige/buff colour to fit with the country feel. The easiest way to do this is to scrape away the top soil, lay down semi-permeable membrane and tip gravel on top of it.

The bed's design also plays up contrasting plant shapes—big leaves next to strappy ones and upright plants alongside weeping forms. Evergreen shrubs and trees provide year-round color and create a backdrop for the multihued foliage plants.

Packed with solid information, the book includes construction tips on everything from trellises to bark paths, necessary tools for each project and detailed planting schemes which generously feature alternate plant lists for nearly every design (suitable choices for a white as well as a pink single-color bed Reviews: 4.

To get a garden that really looks good all year round, a little planning is needed. The key steps are to take control of the garden, put in structure, and then fill it up with flowering plants.

Plan beautiful borders for your garden Borders that look good all year round are an art form, but once you have planned and planted your design, it will look after itself with only a little. Plants that offer interest across the seasons are invaluable in gardens great and small.

Designer Andy Sturgeon recommends his top 15 plants for year-round interest. There are plenty of good plants for year-round interest, but some plants have better staying power than others.

T he herbaceous border is the ultimate demonstration of gardening skill: a masterpiece of juxtaposed shapes, colours and textures, all reaching a climax.

Year-round variety Dwarf shrubs are ideal for keeping garden beds visually interesting during all four seasons. Many new varieties of evergreen dwarf shrubs actually have interesting leaf color or variegation year-round, and you can vary the size, shape or texture of the leaves and the overall shape of the plants (droopy, spiky, upright.

- coloring pages of frames and borders. See more ideas about Coloring pages, Page frames, Borders and frames pins.If you’d like to provide year-round cover for a particular garden area, turn to evergreen groundcover varieties for the job.

These beautiful, hard-working plants have so much to offer. A mixture of groundcovers provides many benefits to a garden and helps. Of course, your year round stars will need some support from other plants – discover 12 plants for colour in every month. Here are 10 plants that offer (almost) year-round interest.

Choose carefully and you'll find a range of plants that offer more than one season of interest.