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In this gardening guide for the South, Roxann Ward shows how color provides one of the easiest and most impressive ways to shape a garden with intense eye appeal. The book is built around ten original design templates--"Ode to the Camellia," "A Spring Kitchen Garden to Delight the Senses," "A Carefree Border with Summer-Blooming Bulbs," to name a few. Each template provides detailed instructions for a trouble-free start while offering plenty of room to adapt designs in ways you might not have before imagined. With Ward's signature approach to plantings of annual flowers layered with bulbs, perennials, woody ornamentals, and fruiting shrubs, you will soon be combining beloved southern plants with new plant varieties to create lively, long-lasting color displays.
*Provides 10 beautiful and flexible templates to get you started
*Features gardens with uniquely southern looks that will thrive in USDA zones 6b-8b, including 15 southern states
*Useful for both beginning and experienced gardeners, as well as for commercial landscapers
*Highlights organic practices and solutions
*Gives step-by-step instructions for choosing locations, preparing soil and garden beds, selecting the best plants, designing, landscaping, sustaining your garden through the seasons, and much more
*Richly illustrated with photographs, plant lists, and other resources