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Planting Schemes from Monet's Garden

By Vivian Russell, Vivian Russell (Photographs by)

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Format: Paperback, 160 pages
Other Information: 150 colour photographs
Published In: United Kingdom, 17 April 2003
Monet's garden at Giverny is the world's most visited garden. It inspired about 500 treasured paintings and reflects Monet's passion for gardening and eye for colour. Containing photography by award-winning photographer Vivian Russell, this volume reveals the ideas and planting schemes that underpin this lovingly maintained garden so that readers can learn from and replicate some of the wonderful planting schemes to be found at Giverny - from Oriental water lily pond to wild flower garden, from rose-covered pergola to paintbox beds. A short introduction to Giverny is followed by the colour photographs, with detailed captions describing the plants and techniques that make up the garden. There are also planting schemes, inspired by Giverny, to try out in your own garden.

Table of Contents

Into spring with blossom and bulbs; spring into summer - a shifting kaleidoscope; high summer - flowery profusion; extending colour into autumn; the water garden; garden plans.

Promotional Information

Vivian Russell won the Garden Writer's Guild Award for the best general gardening book of 1995 for "Monet's Garden: Through the Seasons at Giverny".

About the Author

Vivian Russell is a writer, photographer, film maker and gardener. Monet's Garden: Through the Seasons at Giverny won her the Garden Writer's Guild Award for Best General Gardening Book and established her reputation for combining superb photography with a gift for writing. Edith Wharton's Italian Gardens, Monet's Water Lilies and Monet's Landscapes, all also published by Frances Lincoln, received further acclaim.

Reviews

"Praise for the original edition of Monet's Garden: 'Vivian Russell sets new standards for studies of an artist's garden and, perhaps, for gardening books in general.' Gardens Illustrated

EAN: 9780711217874
ISBN: 0711217874
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Dimensions: 18.64 x 16.66 x 1.42 centimetres (0.42 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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Beautiful book. As a person that has been to Monet's Garden in Giverny, France, it is a great book to reflect on the plants that I saw there. It is also a fantastic book to try and recreate similar looks Monet's Garden. I have found the book useful for it's plant types and what works well together. For me this book is a must.

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