Foliage: Astonishing Color and Texture Beyond Flowers

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Storey Publishing, 2007 - Gardening - 304 pages
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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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3 Rousing Red to Basic Black
4 Stunning Silver Gray and Blue
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She owns a small specialty nursery in Emmaus, Pennsylvania. She is the editor of many Rodale gardening books. She lives in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania.

Rob Cardillo has been photographing gardens, plants, and the people who tend them for more than 20 years. A former director of photography at Organic Gardening, he now works for publishers, horticultural suppliers, and landscape designers throughout the United States. Visit him at

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