Alan Chadwick a Gardener of Souls

Lecture by Alan Chadwick in New Market, Virginia, 1979


Lecture 10: The Grand Perennial Herbaceous Border, Part 4

An Introduction to Alan Chadwick's Lectures and a Glossary of Terms




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One third of the pools of flowers should be in bloom in one of each of the three periods of the year: spring, summer, and fall. Color schemes allow for various possibilities. Alan's experience building gardens on Long Island. The design must be created in advance. It is like a game of chess in its complexity. Each climatic area has plants that thrive better than others, which must be taken into consideration in the design. Warm and cool colors interplay. Blue flowers must be set off with two other colors, as in musical compositions. Shapes of plants are important to consider. (12:10)



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