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Seedheads in the Garden

SKU: 9780881927962 Supplier: Timber Press


Author:  Noel Kingsbury , Illustrated by  Jo Whitworth

Format:  Hardback 144 pages

Dimensions: 235.71 x 276.35 x 17.27mm | 920.79g

Publication date: 29 Jun 2006

Seedheads bring impact to late summer borders and linger to provide interest well into autumn and winter. They look dramatic set against a backdrop of fading flowers, associate well with grasses and native plants, and are key components of the naturalistic garden in which every phase of a plant is enjoyed from first shoot to final decay. After providing historical context, Noel Kingsbury explains how plants reproduce and participate in the garden's wider ecology, and explores seedheads' role in diverse gardens worldwide. At the heart of the book is a plant directory in which Kingsbury's hand-picked selection describes the particular characteristics of each plant's seedheads and grades them according to their value and persistence. Jo Whitworth's compelling photographs capture the individual character of each seedhead and open our eyes to the intricate shapes, tempting textures and dense monochromes of seedheads.


 Seedheads in the Garden