Colourful Gardens: How to Create an Exciting Environment in Your New Zealand Garden

Author(s): Dennis Greville


Partly through a revival of interest in classic gardens, and partly out of a reaction to the severe, minimal look that dominates the style magazines, gardeners are increasingly turning to colour. In Colourful Gardens Dennis Greville takes us through the essential steps in creating a gloriously eye-catching garden. The introduction explains how to structure a garden along the basic principles of colour combinations. The following chapters are then given to the different colours or tones: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue/Purple, White, and Pastels. Each chapter showcases the use of each colour in scenic and close-up photography, describes the characteristics and uses of the colour, and includes a magnificent portrait gallery of 24 plants that span the full range of the spectrum and help the gardener keep colour going through the year. The result is a beautiful, inspirational and practical introduction to creating an unforgettable garden. Colourful Gardens is styled and pitched as a stable-mate to Get Fresh, New Holland's vegetable and herb book by Dennis Greville.


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Writer and photographer Dennis Greville has for many years been a regular contributor to several magazines including New Zealand Gardener. He can also name more than a dozen gardening books to his credit, including Gardening in New Zealand Month by Month and Get Fresh, also published by New Holland.

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  • : 9781869662691
  • : New Holland Publishers (Nz) Ltd
  • : New Holland Publishers (Nz) Ltd
  • : October 2009
  • : 270mm X 210mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

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  • : Dennis Greville
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 635.9680993
  • : 144
  • : Flowers
  • : full-colour illustrations