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The Creative Shrub Garden

Eye-Catching Combinations for Year-Round Interest

Andy McIndoe


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In The Creative Shrub Garden, author Andy McIndoe calls on his years of horticultural design experience to shine light on all of the innovative ways to stylishly work shrubs into your landscape. This is a new approach to planning your garden—by mood and style. Whether it’s an urban contemporary look, a cottage garden feel, or an uplifting an environment, The Creative Shrub Garden has a wealth of eye-catching combinations that bring new life to this classic plant. 

Praise For The Creative Shrub Garden: Eye-Catching Combinations for Year-Round Interest

“His plant directory is rich and colorful. . . . McIndoe occasionally waxes personal, but his style is assuredly instructional.” —Library Journal

 “Shrubs play a key part in gardening, as McIndoe so clearly explains in this guide highlighting their year-round beauty and maintenance. . . . This comprehensive text [is] sure to please gardeners who love perennials.” —Booklist

 “An invaluable reference source for designers, gardeners and landscapers needing inspiration on plant combinations.” —Gardens Illustrated

“Home gardeners will appreciate this guide to the humble shrub with its glossy color photos and multitude of suggestions for staging and pairing plants.” —American Reference Books Annual

“The author, managing director of Hillier Nurseries and Garden Centres in Hampshire, England, knows his shrubs. His advice on how to combine shrubs visually and culturally, on pruning, growing shrubs in containers, and planting for seasonal interest are so useful.”  —Pacific Northwest Magazine

“The shrub-curious will find a lot to ponder. . . . Plenty of pictures pack the pages, illustrating the chapters and sparking ideas of your own.” —Kitsap Sun

“Explores garden styles that put shrubs front and center, along with choosing low ­maintenance plants. It’s written by an award—winning English plantsman, but the information is useful on this side of the pond, too.” —Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

“A gorgeous book! And oh so helpful.” —Wall-to-Wall Books

Timber Press, 9781604694345, 248pp.

Publication Date: July 29, 2014

About the Author

Andy McIndoe is the former managing director of Hillier Nurseries and Garden Centres in Hampshire, England. As designer of the Hillier exhibit at the Chelsea Flower Show for more than two decades, he has upheld the company's unprecedented record of 68 consecutive gold medals at the show. He is now a freelance speaker, writer, and consultant.