Garden Design by Chris Young

By Chris Young

From the writer of category-killer backyard books together with encyclopedias on gardening, perennials, vegetation and backyard plans, here's the one publication you'll ever have to layout your personal backyard, even if small or huge. For newcomers or specialists and regardless of the measurement of the backyard, this reference exhibits the strategies step-by-step for tackling each point of backyard layout from making plans and planting to basic development initiatives.

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As pure white reflects the most light, these pots stand out against the purple wall. You can achieve some bold effects in a garden using color highlights. 45). 44) (purple, red, and pink) blend to form a harmonious effect. The introduction of a single, intensely colored plant against a recessive background (such as green or blue) will make the bright plant stand out, and combining warm and cool colors can also result in eye-catching compositions that highlight the more dominant color. ) 17/9/08 10:46:11 1/12/08 14:40:55 COLOR EFFECTS 47 THE PROPERTIES OF COLOR Warm colors (reds, yellows, and oranges) can make spaces appear smaller and intimate.

Primaries blue and red produce secondary purple Primaries red and yellow produce secondary orange Primaries yellow and blue produce secondary green INTRODUCING COLOR IN THE GARDEN PLANTING COMBINATIONS Creating a variety of color combinations with plants and flowers is exciting. You can alter the palette to produce changing colors for each season. indd HARD LANDSCAPING When nothing is in flower, hard landscaping can provide color and interest. The effect is consistent, although weather conditions may affect the colors.

Use hard landscaping and planting to create the effects you want. HEIGHT LEVELS A see-through trellis distracts the eye from a shed It is practical to think about height levels in terms of how they relate to the adult human body, which affects how they are viewed and experienced. Anything below knee height is viewed from above. Waist-high elements are seen at an angle, and form a screen, partly blocking views to anything immediately behind them. At shoulder and head height, dense or opaque elements (such as closely planted tall shrubs, hedging, or high screens) will completely block a view.

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