The Flower Yard: Growing Flamboyant Flowers in Containers by Arthur Parkinson
The Flower Yard is simply gorgeous. Inspirational, sumptuous and packed with refreshingly down-to-earth advice. I love this book.' - Nigel Slater. Arthur Parkinson, who trained at Kew Gardens and has worked with Emma Bridgewater and Sarah Raven, grows a flower-filled jungle in his town garden. This is gardening done entirely in pots, yet on a grand scale that will inspire anyone who wants their doorstep or patio to be a glamorous and lively canvas that nurtures them visually and mentally. From jewel scatterings of crocus, flocks of parrot tulips and scented sweet peas to galaxies of single dahlias, towering giraffes of amaryllises grown inside for winter and endless vases of cut blooms through the seasons. With his bantam hens at his feet, Arthur shares his life, knowledge, flair and influences for planting creatively, all of which combine to create a space that?s rich in ever-changing colour and life. Hardback, 207 pages, 25 x 19 cm.