By Ruth N. Joyce
Bring the dazzling beauty and year-round bloom of the Winterthur Garden to your home landscape. Henry Francis du Pont devoted some 70 years to creating his world-class garden. In The Winterthur Guide to Color in Your Garden, Ruth N Joyce discusses du Pont's techniques and the practical plants that have stood the test of time-native and non-native, common and unusual. Organized by succession of bloom, with plants introduced as they appear each month throughout the season, this practical guide highlights groupings from Winterthur's renowned garden, bringing together plants that bloom at the same time in colors that enhance one another. From damp and boggy settings to fish pools to patio and container gardens, Joyce explores a wide variety of planting situations and settings. Most important, she clearly and engagingly describes many of du Pont's design principles and reveals how you can achieve the same stunning effects in your own garden.
• Guide to create year round interest in your garden.
• Paperback, 204 pages; 200 color illustrations, glossary, selected readings, index
• 8 x 8 x .5