While the impulse to choose high energy primaries or cool blues is often a matter of personal preference, Wilson helps gardeners make a success of those choices by showing how garden colour (in both plants and hard landscaping) works. The size of a garden, light levels, the amount of colour and association with other colours are all critical to the process of making successful colour choices. Colour is a powerful component in the garden and this book is intended to nudge people out of their colour ruts, shake new life into mixed borders and encourage a more experimental approach to the way gardeners perceive, choose and use colour in their gardens. Photographic material is drawn from all over the world and includes both well-known designer gardens and ordinary backyards. * Showcases all the latest hot plant colours * Taps into current awareness that plants and hard landscaping are equally important when designing a garden and the two should work together * Colour is a cheap route to a garden makeover * Standout gardens in Britain, France, New Zealand, Morocco, Mexico and the U.S.A.
Andrew Wilson is the founder and director of garden design studies at The London College of Garden Design in Regent's Park, London and chair of assessors for the Royal Horticultural Society, specialising in show gardens at the world-famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show. He is also the author of many books and a columnist for Gardens Illustrated magazine, as well as a garden and landscape designer with Wilson McWilliam Associates in London and Surrey, England.