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

By Andy Vernon

Vernon’s gorgeously illustrated guide drills down deep into the topic, making this an indispensable resource for anyone looking to add a powerful punch of color to their garden.

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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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"Vernon’s gorgeously illustrated guide drills down deep into the topic, making this an indispensable resource for anyone looking to add a powerful punch of color to their garden."

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About the author

Andy Vernon

Andy Vernon is a producer-director of popular gardening TV programs for the BBC including Gardeners’ World and The Great British Garden Revival. He trained at the Royal Horticultural Society Gardens at Wisley and worked at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He lives in Cheshire, England, where he runs Planet Dahlia, a horticultural media consulting firm.

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