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

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Colourful Gardens: How to Create an Exciting Environment in Your New Zealand Garden by Dennis Greville
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"Beautiful book with great presentation"
5 stars"
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This book is a beautifully presented it has in depth photos of plants and great information for any gardener.i love this book and recommend it for any gardener

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
"Finally! Advice amateurs can understand!"
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Great tips to help design and develop a garden from whoa to go! Even though the author is obviously an artist, he knows how to help the less talented come up with a lovely landscape that changes with the seasons. Can't wait for the swing sets to move aside so we can give it a go!

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Bought this for mum's birthday, had it couriered to her, she absolutely loved it. She said it was colourful and very informative, and because its a nz author, no worries about planting times etc. Good on you mighty ape,

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Description

This is a book for all those who are driven to passionate exploration of colour in their lives.
Colourful flowers and foliage have the power to transform the garden into a personal space that will stimulate the senses and give pleasure throughout the year.

‘In this book I invite you to explore the exciting opportunity to use colour in your garden so that it becomes an energising and visually pleasurable added dimension to your world, a dimension that reflects your own sense of space, mystery and drama.’

DENNIS GREVILLE is New Zealand’s most respected gardening writer and photojournalist. In Colourful Gardens he shares his secrets and takes us through the essential steps necessary to create glorious, eye-catching gardens.
He draws on his expertise as a plantsman and designer of beautiful gardens, on his training and practice in the fine arts, and on a consummate understanding and knowledge of plants acquired after many years of practical experience.
He explains first how to structure a garden along the basic principles of colour combinations. Each following chapter showcases a different colour or tone (red, orange, yellow, green, blue/purple, white, pastels), and a final section goes into the use of ornament.
Through his superb photography he demonstrates how to work with colour harmonies, exploit the interplay of sunlight and shadow, use colour to manipulate volume and perspective, extend the use of colour into ornaments and outdoor areas, and plan your plantings to keep the colour going throughout the seasons.

Author Biography


Dennis Greville is the author of 15 authoritative books on gardening, and his writing and photography have for many years featured in New Zealand Gardener, Burke’s Backyard, Weekend Gardener, and other magazines. Dennis lives in Auckland and travels extensively, photographing natural flora and the world’s great gardens.
Release date NZ
October 2nd, 2009
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Country of Publication
New Zealand
Illustrations
full-colour illustrations
Imprint
New Holland Publishers (NZ) Ltd
Pages
144
Dimensions
211x270x13
ISBN-13
9781869662691
Product ID
3136178

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