New Country Garden by Elspeth Thompson
There has been a quiet revolution in country gardens, with country dwellers creating exciting new outside spaces. Plants remain at the heart of these gardens, but are used in strikingly new ways - with a wild mix of height, scale and colour. Traditional cottage garden flowers meet bold, architectural plants; evergreens come in new, graphic shapes; colour accents are stronger. The book explores the themes that characterize the new country garden. In A Plant Lover's Paradise, the cottage garden has been given a bold new look, while New Formal Gardens are elegantly modern. Family Gardens are flexible spaces where children's play harmonizes with adults' relaxation, and in Wildlife Gardens, grasses and wildflowers flourish beautifully.