Frances Lincoln, distributed by Bookwise International
THIS English book looks
behind the scenes to discover how innovative gardeners have achieved
herbaceous and mixed borders that are models of excellence. In doing
so, Tony Lord has also created a model of excellence for garden
books: Best Borders has won a Garden Writers' Guild Award.
Best Borders is
based on discussions with the creators of some of England's best
gardens, so it reveals how each order's distinctive style and individuality
illustrated, this book is definitely a superb guide to planning,
planting and maintaining any kind of garden border.
Contents include formal
double borders; a border in the "mingled" style; double summer borders;
borders with annuals; a purple border; contrasting double borders;
a rainbow border; and bold mixed colour.
There are also chapters
on borders with tender perennials; borders in a small town garden;
and informal early summer borders.
The book has a clear
English bias but it remains relevant, well indexed and very useful.
Gardener, Issue 93, February 28-March 13, 2002, Page 28
Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH