Garden Puns and Wisdom
Gardeners can sometimes take themselves too seriously, so here's a little comic relief. The Spirit of Gardening Web site offers a fun collection of gardening quotes, quips, sayings, and proverbs. Categories include garden history, trees, flowers, ideas from the backyard, garden writing on the Internet, and suggested inspirational readings.
The Harmonious Garden
The Harmonious Garden, by Catherine Ziegler (Timber Press, 1996; $45), is a practical guide that tells you how to compose satisfying plant arrangements by balancing textures and forms along with color to produce appealing, ever-changing, and attractive landscapes. The author suggests matching the plant with the site and incorporating subtle hues and tints to provide an overall design in landscapes large and small. The book contains a 16-color wheel to encourage experimentation with various shades of primary colors for just the right effect.