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Review: Creative Combinations

Published Mar 30, 2015

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Creative Combinations In Today’s Gardens

By Suzette Stephenson and Louise van Rooyen

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Metz Press, R210

This book is not about gardening in the conventional sense. Its focus is not on how to plant, when to plant and other nitty-gritty.

It shows you how to see your garden as a blank canvas on which to design a stunning picture with plants. In fact, after paging through this book you may not see gardens in the same way again.

The authors, trained in landscaping and garden design, explain how to mix and match plants of different textures and colours to achieve either a tranquil look, an invigorating scene or a picture-perfect corner.

They explain how to apply the colour wheel when choosing colours and colour combinations for your garden, as well as how to use creepers, groundcover, shrubs, trees, pebbles, paving and rocks to best advantage.

There are 230 beautiful photographs taken in gardens all over the country to charm and inspire you.

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And, if you aren’t a keen gardener, you could just page through the book and let your spirit to soar.

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