"Foliage," by Nancy J. Ondra, with photographs by Rob Cardillo (Storey Publishing, $24.95, 304 pp.)

"Foliage," by Nancy J. Ondra, with photographs by Rob Cardillo (Storey Publishing, $24.95, 304 pp.)

Beautiful photography helps author Nancy J. Ondra drive home the point that flowers alone do not a garden make. Foliage lends structure to a space, she explains, while ensuring season-long interest. Chapters are organized by color, shape and texture, and they illustrate the characteristics of dozens of plants, and instruct on selection and appropriate plant combination.