Astonishing Color and Texture Beyond Flowers

By Nancy J. Ondra; Rob Cardillo (Photographer)
(Storey Publishing, Paperback, 9781580176484, 304pp.)

Publication Date: April 2007

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Velvety or rough, silver or chartreuse, saw-toothed or scalloped -- foliage can be the star of your garden. This comprehensive guide describes the features and requirements of dozens of leafy plants, each one perfect for mixing and matching with flowers and ornamental grasses in vivid home landscapes. Handsomely illustrated with hundreds of full-color photographs, "Foliage "will inspire you to look at leaves with fresh eyes. Winner of the 2008 American Horticultural Society Book Award.

About the Author
Nancy J. Ondra is a garden writer and editor who owned and operated a small rare-plant nursery for six years. She is the author or co-author of a dozen gardening books, including "Foliage "(winner of the 2008 Book Award from the American Horticultural Society), "The Perennial Gardener's Design Primer "(winner of a 2006 Silver Award from the Garden Writers Association), "The Perennial Care Manual, Fallscaping, " and "Grasses." She currently gardens in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and blogs at

Rob Cardillo has been photographing gardens, plants, and the people that tend them for over twenty years. His work appears regularly in books, magazines, and advertisements. You can see more of his award-winning photography at
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