Foliage: Astonishing Color and Texture Beyond Flowers
Velvety or rough, silver or chartreuse, saw-toothed or scalloped -- foliage can be the star of your garden. This comprehensive guide describes the features and requirements of dozens of leafy plants, each one perfect for mixing and matching with flowers and ornamental grasses in vivid home landscapes. Handsomely illustrated with hundreds of full-color photographs, Foliage will inspire you to look at leaves with fresh eyes. Winner of the 2008 American Horticultural Society Book Award.
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This is a terrific book! I can see why it won an American Horticultural Society Award. Even though I no longer garden, I love gardens and visit them at every opportunity. This book presents ideas and ... Read full review
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