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The Art of Planting

The Art of Planting Takes up the important topic of companion planting to achieve effective plant associations and season by season discusses plants that work together both chromatically and texturally Verey considers

  • Title: The Art of Planting
  • Author: Rosemary Verey
  • ISBN: 9780316899765
  • Page: 328
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Takes up the important topic of companion planting to achieve effective plant associations and , season by season, discusses plants that work together both chromatically and texturally Verey considers every aspect of year round gardening, from timing and soil conditions to the often overlooked harmonies between blooms, bark, stems, and fruit 150 full color photographs.

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      Published :2019-07-23T07:05:45+00:00

    About "Rosemary Verey"

    1. Rosemary Verey

      Rosemary Verey, OBE, VMH was an internationally known English garden designer, lecturer and prolific garden writer who designed the famous garden at Barnsley House, near Cirencester.She was born Rosemary Isabel Baird Sandilands and educated at Eversley School, Folkestone, and University College, London In 1939 she married David Verey, whose family owned Barnsley House.Verey s most famous garden design was that of her own house, Barnsley House near Cirencester in Gloucestershire In 1970 she opened the garden for one day to the public for the National Gardens Scheme but eventually it was open 6 days per week to accommodate the 30,000 annual visitors In 1984 when her husband David died, Rosemary began designing gardens for American and British clients Most notable are HRH the Prince of Wales, Elton John, Princess Michael of Kent, the Marquess of Bute and the New York Botanical Garden.Rosemary Verey was well known for taking imposing elements from large public gardens and bringing them into scale for the home gardeners use Her laburnum walk, which has been photographed many times, is an example of this technique The National Trust s Bodnant Garden in North Wales has a very large laburnum walk that inspired Verey to plant a similar, smaller scale laburnum walk at Barnsley House Verey is also noted for making vegetable ornamental potager gardens fashionable once again The potager at Barnsley House was inspired by that at Villandry, on the Loire in France.She was awarded the OBE in 1996 and in 1999 from the Royal Horticultural Society the highest accolade that Society can award, the Victoria Medal of Honour VMH.

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    1. Every gardener needs a dozen or so inspirational books, and this is a terrific one. While I wouldn't hope to achieve Verey's classic English perennial border effects, her use of color and shape is inspiring. She does give many planting suggestions, as the title suggests, though I inevitably found that many of the plants used were simply ones that don't do well in my area. However, the many stunning photos in this book combined with Verey's encyclopedic knowledge of garden plants makes this a gre [...]


    2. Rosemary Verey has simple clear ideas on how to plan a beautiful space for your yard. Great ideas on color combinations and designs. Excellent reference.


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