Author(s): Giles, Will
A celebration of the exotic-style garden, where vibrant colour, dramatic architectural shapes and lush tropical leaves fill every available space. Experienced sub-tropical plant grower Will Giles proves how easy it is to grow lush and hot-coloured plants in temperate as well as hot climate gardens and that many 'tender' plants can easily survive cold winters. Besides chapters on the different types of exotic plants - from cool and lush to brightly coloured to drier Mediterranean-style gardens, there is also a practical guide to planting and maintaining exotics, as well as directory of key plants, organised by climate. A book that will inspire all garden lovers attracted to visually dramatic gardens of year-round interest that use plants which hint at warmer climates.
A passionate gardener, Will Giles has been inspired by his many trips abroad to create a glorious exotic-style garden in East Anglia. Will's garden has been featured on Channel 4's popular gardening series Real Gardens, as well as in a number of magazines and books. He has been a presenter on the Anglia TV series Home Grown and can be heard weekly giving adviceon a whole range of gardening matters on BBC Radio Norfolk.
The new exoticism; form and texture in exotic plants; exotic colour; the lush, jungle-style garden; the dry, mediterranean-style garden; a practical guide to exotic gardening - cultivating exotic plants, directory of exotic plants.