Shrubs In Colour Author:A.G.L. Hellyer F.L.S. More and more gardeners are realising how ideally suited are ornamental shrubs to present-day gardens and what possibilities these provide for the creation of beauty and interest. With their relatively modest cultural needs once they have become established, apart from pruning for shapeliness and an occasional mulching to maintain soil fertility... more », they have a natural appeal to those wanting--as most of us do these days--a labour-saving garden. It is to meet the need for information, both written and visual, on this fascinating branch of the plant community that Mr. A.G.L. Hellyer, Editor of Amateur Gardening and a noted plantsman, has collaborated once again with those two talented artists, Miss Cynthia Newsome-Taylor and Mr. G.R. Kingbourn.
Mr. Hellyer's text bears the hall-mark of authority, coming, as it does, from many years of practical experience and the keen observation of shrubs under many different conditions. His detailed advice on individual plants and their requirements is direct and to the point, and has the perfect accompaniment in Miss Newsome-Taylor's colour plates and Mr. Kingbourn's many line-drawings. The remarkable accuracy of the beautiful watercolour drawings, which almost makes them come alive on the page, has been achieved by the artist working from living material. The line-drawings, attractive in their own right, are designed to acquaint the reader with the typical habit and average dimensions of the shrubs described by Mr. Hellyer. This, in short, is a book for ALL gardeners, experienced or inexperienced.« less