Foliage plants offer year-round interest in the garden. This highly illustrated book is an introduction to using a wide range of plants with attractive foliage in milder climate gardens. An introductory chapter looks at the use of foliage plants in various situations and styles of garden - in the shade, in water gardens and damp areas, by the sea, in Mediterranean- and subtropical-style gardens, and in containers.
The book then gives descriptions and cultivation information for over 120 species of foliage plants in the following categories: trees and shrubs, palms and cycads, climbers, perennials, bamboos and other grasses, ferns, bromeliads, cacti and other succulents. Lists of foliage plants with particular attributes or for particular situations complete this useful book.
Illustrated throughout with photographs by leading garden photographer Gil Hanly, this beautiful book is an important addition to the gardener's reference library.