Seedheads in the Garden

Seedheads in the Garden

Book - 2006
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Seedheads bring impact to late summer borders and linger to provide interest well into autumn and winter. They look dramatic set against a backdrop of fading flowers, associate well with grasses and native plants, and are key components of the naturalistic garden in which every phase of a plant is enjoyed from first shoot to final decay. After providing historical context, No#65533;l Kingsbury explains how plants reproduce and participate in the garden's wider ecology, and explores seedheads' role in diverse gardens worldwide. At the heart of the book is a plant directory in which Kingsbury's hand-picked selection describes the particular characteristics of each plant's seedheads and grades them according to their value and persistence. Jo Whitworth's compelling photographs capture the individual character of each seedhead and open our eyes to the intricate shapes, tempting textures and dense monochromes of seedheads.
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2006.
ISBN: 9780881927962
Branch Call Number: 635.9 KINGSBUR
Characteristics: 144 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.


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Aug 17, 2011

I had never thought of using seedheads in a decorative way in the garden before reading this book. There are heaps of illustrations showing the most awesome colour combinations and effects!


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