Colour Schemes for the Flower Garden

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9780907462170: Colour Schemes for the Flower Garden

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...also a solidity of aspect that enhances by contrast the graceful lines of the foliage of a clump of the great Japanese striped grass Eulalia, which stands within a few feet of it, seven feet high, shooting upright, but with the ends of the leaves recurved. Snapdragons, tall white and tall yellow, spire up five feet high, following the earlier Foxgloves. At the back is the pretty pink Dahlia Asia with sulphur and pale pink Hollyhocks. A little further along, and staked out so as to take the place of the clumps of Verbascum Chaixii that were so fine at the end of June, is Dahlia Mrs. Hawkins--palest yellow with a slight pink flush. Forward is a group of a Pentstemon of palest pink colouring named Spitzberg, that 1 had from Messrs. Barr's nursery, then a patch or two of palest blue Spiderwort, and, quite to the front; in any spaces there may be among the grey foliage, Lobelia " Cobalt Blue," the taller Lobelia tenuior, and the pretty little blue-flowered Cape Daisy, Agathea calestis. The whole border is backed by a stone wall eleven feet high, now fully clothed with shrubs and plants that take their place in the colour scheme, either for tint of bloom or mass of foliage. Thus the red-leaved Claret Vine shows as background to the rich red region, and Robinia hispida stands where its pink clusters will tell rightly; Choisya and Cistus cyprius where their dark foliage and white bloom will be of value; the greyish foliage and abundant pale lilac blossom of Abutilon vitifolium in the grey and purple region, and the pale green foliage of the deciduous Magnolia conspicua showing as a background to the tender blue of a charming pale Delphinium. The shrubs and plants on the wall are not all there because they are things rare and precious or...

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Gertrude Jekyll
Published by ACC Art Books (1982)
ISBN 10: 0907462170 ISBN 13: 9780907462170
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(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description ACC Art Books, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0907462170

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