Using architectural plants, a plain garden can become an exciting space filled with drama and dimension. Gem Architectural Plants is the only guide you need to successfully choose, plant and care for the most popular varieties. For year-round presence in the garden, architectural plants like ferns, palms, bamboo and cacti are a perfect solution. The unique shapes and exotic origins of these plants are guaranteed to make a statement. This indispensable guide, part of the successful Gem series, introduces the beginning gardener to one of the fastest growing areas of British horticulture today. Gem Architectural Plants begins with the basics of plant care, focusing especially on pruning in order to keep plants looking their best through every season. A directory of the most popular architectural plants provides essential information on where to site, height, spread and maintenance. With pruning and care tips for each plant, even the most inexperienced gardener can't go wrong. High-quality photography and clear design throughout make this guide the best way to bring your garden to life with architectural plants.
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Christine Shaw studied horticulture at the Isle of Wight Horticultural College while working nights as a croupier. She has worked at Angus White's famous nursery near Horsham, and set up a new branch at Chichester in 1996, which she continues to run. In addition, Christine has established a successful career for herself as a freelance horticultural journalist, writing articles for The English Garden, Garden Inspirations, RHS The Garden and Exotic Gardening.
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Book Description Collins, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0007201249