Be forewarned. The minute you open The Gardener's Color Palette, you can kiss your savings account goodbye. Because once you get a look at the stunning photographs of flowers by Clive Nichols and dip into author Tom Fischer's suggestions for plant combinations, you will want to rush out and buy the flowers for your garden- every single one!
Subtitled Paint Your Garden with 100 Extraordinary Flower Choices, the flower selections detailed by Fischer's graceful prose are organized by color, from blue, orange, red and yellow to such unusual shades as mahoghany, copper, lime, and jade. And the photographs are simply gorgeous.
Some of the more unusual selections of annual, perennials, bulbs and shrubs may send you scouring the Internet, but most are readily available, although no sources are listed for the plants described. Along with suggestions for companion plants, there is information on size, hardiness, bloom time and cultural requirements for each selection.
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