The Flower-Powered Garden: Supercharge Your Borders and Containers with Bold, Colourful Plant Combinations

Andy Vernon (Author)


"Vernon's gorgeously illustrated an indispensable resource for anyone looking to add a powerful punch of color to their garden." --Library Journal

The Flower-Powered Garden urges home gardeners to embrace one of the most joyful and important parts of the garden--color Andy Vernon, a self-professed flower fanatic, highlights perennials and annuals that pack a punch, and shares 15 color combinations that can be used in containers and gardens. The boisterous combinations are inspired by some of Vernon's favorite things--like sherbet, birds, and candy. A floripedia of 50 marvelous plants includes colorful favorites like dahlias, petunias, hollyhocks, fuchsias, and more. Vernon also shares basic gardening tips, with helpful advice on planting, watering, soil, and growing in containers. This colorful guide has everything you need to supercharge your garden with the power of flowers

Product Details

Timber Press (OR)
Publish Date
March 07, 2018
8.2 X 0.9 X 10.7 inches | 2.6 pounds
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About the Author

Andy Vernon is a producer-director of popular gardening TV programs for the BBC including Gardeners' World and The Great British Garden Revival. He trained at the Royal Horticultural Society Gardens at Wisley and worked at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He lives in Cheshire, England, where he runs Planet Dahlia, a horticultural media consulting firm.


"Full of good tips, growing and design guides, and an invaluable, zippy-zappy plant encyclopaedia, Andy Vernon's new book will help you plot your own flower-powered collections to make your garden glow." --Sarah Raven, gardener, cook, teacher, and mail-order nurserywoman

"Vernon's gorgeously illustrated guide drills down deep into the topic, making this an indispensable resource for anyone looking to add a powerful punch of color to their garden." --Library Journal

"[Author Andy Vernon's] colour combinations are eye-popping: zingy greens, browns and blacks, reds, yellows and pinks and every shade of sultry red and purple. Follow his advice and your garden will be an explosion of colour next summer." --Mail Weekend

"Captivating from cover-cover. . . . photographs that are absolutely stunning. . . . The Flower-Powered Garden is a beautiful book, packed with 878 color photographs, that represents Vernon's encouragement to 'be bold, be joyous, be blooming marvelous.'" --The Oregonian

"Lush photos that help gardeners discover new or surprising plant partners and encourage embracing the bold or the trendy to find fun hues." --Country Gardens