The flower-powered garden Supercharge your borders and containers with bold, colourful plant combinations

Andy Vernon

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Published
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press 2018.
Language
English
Physical Description
295 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (page 284) and index.
ISBN
9781604696660
1604696664
Main Author
Andy Vernon (author)
  • Reinventing bedding displays
  • Plant care and cultivation
  • Colour planting themes
  • A florapedia of marvellous plants.
Review by Library Journal Reviews

British gardening expert and award-winning author Vernon (The Plant Lover'sGuide to Dahlias) is on a horticultural mission to bring back color in gardens. He intends to do this by reintroducing gardeners to the concept of bedding plants. After providing the basics on improving soils, watering, mulching, and dealing with garden pests, Vernon uses 15 different color-themed planting schemes to demonstrate the ways in which bedding plants such as petunias, dahlias, and begonias can be incorporated into not just beds and borders but pots and patios, as well as balconies and baskets. A floripedia covering 50 different types of bedding plans rounds out the valuable information offered here to aspiring bedding plant enthusiasts. VERDICT While many standard gardening guides, such as The New Sunset Western Garden Book, supply the basics of incorporating flowers into a landscape, Vernon's gorgeously illustrated guide drills down deep into the topic, making this an indispensable resource for anyone looking to add a powerful punch of color to their garden.—John Charles, formerly with Scottsdale P.L., AZ Copyright 2017 Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A guide for adding color to home gardens provides color combinations, plant profiles, and information on plant care and cultivation.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

The producer-director of popular gardening TV programs for the BBC—and a self-professed flower fanatic—urges home gardeners to embrace color, one of the most important parts of a garden, and provides color combinations, plant profiles, information on plant care and cultivation and much more. Original.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Trained horticulturist Vernon has produced and directed garden shows for the BBC and worked at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park (Cayman Islands). This award-winning garden writer and photographer presents his florapedia, color planting themes, plant care and cultivation, and bedding displays. A self-admitted plantaholic obsessed with color, he believes it is time to shake off tradition and open our eyes: the range and types of plants for bedding have moved on, and many of the old issues have been solved by plant breeders. Finding inspiration all over the place, like sherbets and strawberry and cream, he believes it is time to right a wrong and to re-embrace the over-the-top Victorian spirit and variety of marvelous blooms and super-colorful bedded-out plants in our parks, gardens, patios, balconies and containers. Included are a florapedia of marvelous plants and suggestions for further reading. Annotation ©2018 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

Review by Publisher Summary 4

'vernon's gorgeously illustrated guide'is an indispensable resource for anyone looking to add a powerful punch of color to their garden.' 'Library JournalThe Flower-Powered Garden urges home gardeners to embrace one of the most joyful and important parts of the garden'color! Andy Vernon, a self-professed flower fanatic, highlights perennials and annuals that pack a punch, and shares 15 color combinations that can be used in containers and gardens. The boisterous combinations are inspired by some of Vernon's favorite things'like sherbet, birds, and candy. A floripedia of 50 marvelous plants includes colorful favorites like dahlias, petunias, hollyhocks, fuchsias, and more. Vernon also shares basic gardening tips, with helpful advice on planting, watering, soil, and growing in containers. This colorful guide has everything you need to supercharge your garden with the power of flowers!

Review by Publisher Summary 5

“Vernon’s gorgeously illustrated guide…is an indispensable resource for anyone looking to add a powerful punch of color to their garden.” —Library JournalThe Flower-Powered Garden urges home gardeners to embrace one of the most joyful and important parts of the garden—color! Andy Vernon, a self-professed flower fanatic, highlights perennials and annuals that pack a punch, and shares 15 color combinations that can be used in containers and gardens. The boisterous combinations are inspired by some of Vernon’s favorite things—like sherbet, birds, and candy. A floripedia of 50 marvelous plants includes colorful favorites like dahlias, petunias, hollyhocks, fuchsias, and more. Vernon also shares basic gardening tips, with helpful advice on planting, watering, soil, and growing in containers. This colorful guide has everything you need to supercharge your garden with the power of flowers!

Review by Publisher Summary 6

The Flower-Powered Garden is a joyful celebration of one of the most important elements of a home garden'color! With planting themes like royal velvet purples and the breezy blue seaside chic, along with information on plant care and cultivation, home gardeners can confidently add exuberant color to their yards.  

Review by Publisher Summary 7

The Flower-Powered Garden is a joyful celebration of one of the most important elements of a home garden—color! With planting themes like royal velvet purples and the breezy blue seaside chic, along with information on plant care and cultivation, home gardeners can confidently add exuberant color to their yards.