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Christopher Lloyd (1) (1921–2006)

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Christopher Lloyd OBE VHM captivates with his adventurous and witty approach to gardening
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Verk av Christopher Lloyd

The Well-Tempered Garden (1970) 253 exemplar
Trädgården i mitt hjärta (1990) 206 exemplar
The Adventurous Gardener (1983) 120 exemplar
Trädgårdsmästarens kök (1997) 101 exemplar
Colour for Adventurous Gardeners (2001) — Författare — 99 exemplar
In My Garden (1963) 91 exemplar
Foliage plants (1973) 70 exemplar
The well-chosen garden (1984) 69 exemplar
Clematis (1964) 58 exemplar
Garden Flowers from Seed (1991) 57 exemplar
The Year at Great Dixter (1987) 52 exemplar
Meadows (2004) 51 exemplar

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Christopher Lloyd is my favorite garden writer. He is very down to earth- no pronouncements from the gardening gods- and humorous. So of course I really like this book, but even if he wasn’t my favorite, I’d think this was a really good book.

First, he gives us the basics- mainly, that color is one of the last things you worry about when creating a garden. Structure, good soil, and the rest come first. Color is easy to change (except for trees), but it’s a lot harder to change up hardscape. He points out that color harmonies are wonderful, and that he uses them a lot himself.. but.. he likes some excitement in the garden. So he pairs something like an intense orange dahlia with a purple verbena. Sometimes shocking color is fun. He says that you need to know the rules before you can break them, but that one should go for wild combos.

Then he give a chapter to each color, running through the spectrum and including black and brown. He gives a lot of plants that fit the chapter, including what growing conditions they like. The book is filled with gorgeous photos, as well. It’s not a coffee table book of all pictures and little info; it’s got a lot of information, provided in an informal voice, as if you were talking to him out in the garden or discussing the garden over tea. Five stars.
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lauriebrown54 | 1 annan recension | Jan 15, 2018 |
Lloyd und seine Familie haben durch vieele Jahrzehnte die Wiesen von Great Dixter betreut. Weltweite Recherchen am Standort fliessen in das Werk mit ein. Ein Standardwerk.
KlasseImGarten | Jan 17, 2016 |
Lloyd is well known for his forthright opinions on planting, plants and all things gardening. A book for the enthusiast, written in Lloyds very quaint, but descriptive style
PIER50 | Jan 2, 2013 |
Written for a British audience, but a great many of this book's ideas can be put to use in certain areas of the United States. Finding certain cultivars is always dicey, but with luck and patience suitable replacements can probably be found.
MsMixte | Dec 8, 2012 |


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Jonathan Buckley Photographer, Cover photographs
Jeff Melman Director
David Lee Producer, Director
Mark Evans Catalogued by
James Burrows Director
Gordon Hunt Director
Dan Butler Director
Ken Levine Director
Vivien Bowler Commisioning editor
Will Exley Illustrator
Justin Poulter Cover artist
Andy Forshaw Illustrator, art director
Felicity Page Photo editor
Ali Glossop Project editor
Gail Mancuso Director
Fred Savage Director
Fred Goss Director
Peter Casey Producer


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