I picked up ”The Gardener’s Palette” by Jo Thompson and the Royal Horticultural Society to advance my understanding of garden planning and over-sowing, especially across seasons. Whilst there are an astonishing number of colour palettes in the book, each with a description, list of plants, and beautiful photos, it didn’t quite meet my need. Each palette stands well alone but there is no guide on how go integrate them across a garden or through the season. There are relatively few Autumn and Winter palettes.
If you are looking for inspiration and colour combining guidance especially designed for Britain, this one may be for you. For me, its a three out of five on the enJOYment scale.
I received a complimentary copy of the book from Timber Press through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
From the back cover:
Fill Your Garden with Color!
Everyone wants color in their garden, but each gardener’s preferred palette is unique. How do you choose the right one for your garden, and how do you find the plants that will help you fulfill your vision?
The Gardener’s Palette, published in partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society, shares an entirely new way for home gardeners to confidently incorporate color at home. Award-winning garden designer Jo Thompson offers 100 evocative and fresh palettes, pairs them with beautiful images of professionally designed gardens, and breaks them down with charts showing the exact plants used. Thompson also provides full growing specifications for every plant to allow home gardeners to successfully re-create these stunning gardens.