The Creative Shrub Garden: Eye-Catching Combinations for Year-Round Interest (Hardcover)

The Creative Shrub Garden: Eye-Catching Combinations for Year-Round Interest Cover Image
$32.95
Backordered

Description


In The Creative Shrub Garden, author Andy McIndoe calls on his years of horticultural design experience to shine light on all of the innovative ways to stylishly work shrubs into your landscape. This is a new approach to planning your garden—by mood and style. Whether it’s an urban contemporary look, a cottage garden feel, or an uplifting an environment, The Creative Shrub Garden has a wealth of eye-catching combinations that bring new life to this classic plant. 

About the Author


Andy McIndoe is the former managing director of Hillier Nurseries and Garden Centres in Hampshire, England. As designer of the Hillier exhibit at the Chelsea Flower Show for more than two decades, he has upheld the company's unprecedented record of 68 consecutive gold medals at the show. He is now a freelance speaker, writer, and consultant. 

Praise For…


“His plant directory is rich and colorful. . . . McIndoe occasionally waxes personal, but his style is assuredly instructional.” —Library Journal

 “Shrubs play a key part in gardening, as McIndoe so clearly explains in this guide highlighting their year-round beauty and maintenance. . . . This comprehensive text [is] sure to please gardeners who love perennials.” —Booklist

 “An invaluable reference source for designers, gardeners and landscapers needing inspiration on plant combinations.” —Gardens Illustrated

“Home gardeners will appreciate this guide to the humble shrub with its glossy color photos and multitude of suggestions for staging and pairing plants.” —American Reference Books Annual

“The author, managing director of Hillier Nurseries and Garden Centres in Hampshire, England, knows his shrubs. His advice on how to combine shrubs visually and culturally, on pruning, growing shrubs in containers, and planting for seasonal interest are so useful.”  —Pacific Northwest Magazine

“The shrub-curious will find a lot to ponder. . . . Plenty of pictures pack the pages, illustrating the chapters and sparking ideas of your own.” —Kitsap Sun

“Explores garden styles that put shrubs front and center, along with choosing low ­maintenance plants. It’s written by an award—winning English plantsman, but the information is useful on this side of the pond, too.” —Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

“A gorgeous book! And oh so helpful.” —Wall-to-Wall Books
 


Product Details
ISBN: 9781604694345
ISBN-10: 1604694343
Publisher: Timber Press
Publication Date: July 29th, 2014
Pages: 248
Language: English

215-862-2452

farleysbookshop@netscape.net

 

Situated on the main street of the historic Delaware Riverfront town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, Farley’s Bookshop and its knowledgeable, experienced staff have endeavored to satisfy the literary tastes of the area inhabitants for over fifty years. Whether you are Bucks County born-and-bred or just stopping by to enjoy the crisp river air and delightful scenery, you will be pleasantly surprised to find the largest and most diverse collection of books-in-print in Bucks County. Farley’s may have competition, but it has few peers. We encourage you to browse our website, but please remember that getting acquainted with our online persona is no substitute for exploring the narrow passageways and teeming shelves of our storefront and discovering that perfect book nestled amongst so many others.

 

New Hope for American Art

                                               New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools. 

In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:

  • Daniel Garber
  • Edward Redfield
  • George Sotter
  • Arthur Meltzer
  • Robert Spencer
  • William Langson Lathrop
  • Kenneth Nunamaker
  • John Folinsbee
  • Henry Snell
  • William F. Taylor
  • Fern Coppedge
  • M. Elizabeth Price
  • Clarence Johnson
  • S. George Phillips
  • Rae Sloan Bredin
  • Walter Baum
  • Walter Schofield
  • Morgan Colt
  • Charles Rosen
  • Joseph Meierhans
  • Charles F. Ramsey
  • Louis Stone
  • Charles Evans
  • Josef Zenk

New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.