The Flower Yard

This lushly photographed idea book proves that it is possible to create a glamorous outdoor space of ever-changing color, teeming with life, in the smallest of spaces, whether a patio, terrace, or front porch.

This inspirational guide demonstrates how a glorious outdoor space is possible, even with only a small patio and a few pots. Featuring detailed photos and text by Parkinson who has been named a rising gardening star by Architectural Digest, this new book is the key to success with container gardening.

Parkinson shows how to create a veritable paradise in pots with aspirational season-by-season ideas that are easy to replicate in any situation. The emphasis is on creating a small haven for birds, butterflies, and other wildlife—from flowers for pollinators to small fruiting shrubs that provide winter sustenance for birds. Even an upturned pot can create a welcoming space for a mosquito-eating frog.

The book is filled with planting and propagating advice, tips on improving soil, seasonal tasks, and suggested planting ideas that include both flowering and edible plants for a vibrant backyard oasis. This is container gardening at its most romantic and stylish.

About The Author

Arthur Parkinson trained at Kew Gardens and later worked for Sarah Raven before becoming head gardener for potter Emma Bridgewater. Based in Nottinghamshire, he continues to assist Sarah Raven. His work has been featured in Gardens Illustrated, The English Garden, Gardenista, The Guardian, and the Financial Times.

  • Publish Date: February 27, 2024
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Gardening - Container
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 7-1/2 x 9-3/4
  • Pages: 208
  • US Price: $29.95
  • CDN Price: $40.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-9985-2