Book List:

Planting Design
These next titles fall into the category of stage management, or how to most advantageously display your favorite plants.

Hobhouse, Penelope
Colour In Your Garden

Francis Lincoln, 1985. ISBN 0002171422
The title says it all. A classic among gardening books.
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Kingbury, Noel
Design and Plant a Mixed Border

Ward Lock, 1997. ISBN 0706373677
Good for designing the framework of a border, this text examines compositional structure in terms of plant shape and texture. Useful as a starting point or for going back to basics.
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Good Ideas For Your Garden
Reader's Digest, 1995. 027442418.

Here you will find a variety of inspiring ideas for weekend projects. I particularly like the section on "Features to catch the eye."
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