Malcolm Hillier's Color Garden
Malcolm Hillier, an expert in many aspects of design, shares his personal approach to combining colors in the garden to create different effects. Hillier uses innovative studio photography to explain the accepted principles of color theory. More than 250 full-color photos and illustrations depict the translation of each concept into reality.
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acid soil apricot aromatic beauty berries blooms blue bracts bright bulbs chrysanthemums climbers color wheel combination conifers contrast cool Cotinus coggygria cream dahlias daisy flowers daylilies Delphinium double flowers early summer Euphorbia characias evergreen shrubs feathery flower spikes flowerheads flowers in late forms full sun garden glow gold grown as annuals Half-hardy hardy hostas hues hybrid ice pink lady's mantle large deciduous shrubs late spring late summer Lavatera TRIMESTRIS lavender leaves light lilac lime green Long-flowering mauve Medium perennials midsummer Moist but well-drained Moist soil Moist well-drained soil mood orange ornamental onion pair pale palette perennials petals plants poppies Profuse purple Related Color Swatch Rhododendron Rich soil rose scarlet scented flowers sea holly season semievergreen shade showy shrubs or small small trees smoke tree soft spires stems STRAWFLOWER subshrubs Sun with shelter texture tones topiary tulips turquoise variegated viburnum violet warm white flowers Yellow Zealand Zealand flax