Gardening with Shape, Line and Texture: A Plant Design Sourcebook by Linden Hawthorne available soon at the outstanding BookLovers of Bath web site!
Portland & London: Timber Press, 2013, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;
From the cover: Gardening with Shape, Line and Texture bridges the gap between garden design books and plant reference encyclopaedias. Leading landscaper Linden Hawthorne looks at plants from a designers perspective, where colour is often a secondary consideration, and emphasizes the important roles of plant shape.
Part 1 reviews fine art principles and shows how they can be successfully applied to plant compositions by grouping plants into three heights: ground to knee, knee to navel, and navel to crown. She identifies different plant shapes buns, mounds, tiers, fountains, uprights and shows how the use of them contributes to the success of the finished design.
Part 2 is a plant sourcebook with plants listed alphabetically within their key plant shape categories. This innovative plant reference delivers plant information in a form that neatly dovetails with the garden design process and will inspire gardeners to look beyond colour and begin to appreciate the whole plant.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.
Green boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 280 pages. Index. 11¼” x 8¾”.