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The Flower-Powered Garden: Supercharge Your Borders and Containers with Bold, Colourful Plant Combinations

By Andy Vernon

Discover the joy of a flower-driven garden!

For many gardeners, the low-key colors of the naturalistic gardening movement are just too quiet. Andy Vernon, a self-professed flower fanatic, is one of these gardeners. In The Flower- Powered Garden, he urges everyone to embrace one of the most joyful and important parts of a garden—color.

The Flower-Powered Garden highlights perennials and annuals that pack a punch, and 15 color combinations that can be used in containers and gardens. The boisterous combinations are inspired by some of Vernon’s favorite things—like sherbet, budgies, and candy. A floripedia of 50 marvelous plants includes colorful favorites like dahlias, petunias, hollyhocks, fuchsias, and more. A section on growing details the basics of planting, watering, soil needs, and growing in containers.

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Andy Vernon

Andy Vernon is passionate about dahlias, incorporating them into every available planting opportunity in his garden. He has produced and directed popular television programs for BBC including Gardeners' World and BBC Gardener of the Year. Trained as a horticulturist, Andy has worked at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and at Botanic Park in the Cayman Islands.

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