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Foliage: Astonishing Color and Texture Beyond Flowers

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Framing the edges of a peaceful garden retreat or serving as a background color to make your flowers stand out, foliage is an important part of any well-thought-out planting. In this fun and informative guide, Nancy J. Ondra shows you how to use foliage plants to add drama and structure to your landscape. Ondra’s approachable and easy-to-follow advice, along with Rob Cardi ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published April 15th 2007 by Storey Publishing, LLC (first published March 28th 2007)
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Apr 21, 2016 Pam rated it liked it
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While this is a great book to teach gardeners how to really look at foliage and determine its attributes, I think one important aspect is missing and that is teaching gardeners how to make beautiful combinations. I would have liked recommendations for each plant on possible companions as far as color and texture combinations and similar growing conditions. Without these the book feels a bit like an encyclopedia which requires it to be used in combination with other gardening books. Despite its n ...more
Jun 30, 2009 William rated it it was amazing
Recommended by Laurie Weiss in her "Chocolate" talk for the master gardeners of Milwaukee County.

Packed with stunning color photographs.

Excellent book, worth buying.

Valuable resource for those trying to achieve special effects in the garden.
May 31, 2012 Katie rated it it was amazing
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Love this book. Want to own it someday, great reference!
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Under the supervision of my two alpacas, Duncan and Daniel, I garden at Hayefield in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Now in its 15th year, Hayefield includes about two acres of managed meadow, one acre of pasture, and one acre of intensively planted garden and open shrubbery areas.

I earned a B.S. degree in Agronomy and Environmental Science from Delaware Valley College of Science and Agriculture in Do
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