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Contents

7 FOREWORD

8 THE POWER OF COLOUR

14 UNDERSTANDING COLOUR

16 The colour wheel • 18 Saturation 20 Light and dark tones • 22 The influence of light 24 Colour distribution • 27 Density, shape and texture

30 GARDENING WITH COLOUR

32 SINGLE COLOURS

32 Yellows • 44 Oranges • 52 Reds • 62 Pinks

74 Violets • 84 Blues • 96 Greens

114 Silver-Greys • 120 Whites

136 HARMONIES

138 Harmonies with blue • 142 Harmonies with pink

154 Harmonies with red

158 CONTRASTS

184 MIXED COLOURS

206 KEYLINE DRAWINGS

220 Hardiness zones

220 Bibliography

221 Index 232 Acknowledgments

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