cloth, 280 pp., $34.95
Broad sweeps of layered, multi-colored plantings; trees painted a vibrant blue; and structures that contrast boldly in hue with the surrounding landscape are examples of the influence of dramatic color in contemporary landscape designs. The prominent British landscape designer Andrew Wilson presents a discussion of color theories, the effects of light on the plantings in a garden, and how to create intensity through color harmonies and contrasts. Gorgeous photographs of new plant and color combinations make a powerful statement and serve to inspire all gardeners and landscape designers.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden