The Encyclopedia of Planting Combinations

The Encyclopedia of Planting Combinations

The Ultimate Visual Guide to Successful Plant Harmony

Book - 2002
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All gardeners have favorite plants, but they often get stumped when it comes to knowing which plants to put beside those favorites. Confidence in which combinations work can mean the difference between a mediocre garden and one that sings. The Encyclopedia of Planting Combinations is the perfect tool to help gardeners create a stunning garden.

This inspiring planting guide features: - More than 4,000 combinations for beautiful and successful plantings - Over 1,000 plant descriptions with full color photographs and cultivation needs - Extensive information on suggested combinations and complementary plants, all fully cross-referenced - At-a-glance symbols - How to assess a site, choose plants and plant borders - How to combine form, color, texture, size and foliage - How to combine plants according to location, soil, climate and seasons

With authoritative and imaginative text, superb photographs and hundreds of planting combinations, The Encyclopedia of Planting Combinations is an exciting sourcebook for gardeners of all experience levels.

Publisher: Willowdale, Ont. : Firefly, 2002.
ISBN: 9781552096239
Characteristics: 416 p. :,col. ill. ;,30 cm.
Additional Contributors: Lawson, Andrew
Alternative Title: Planting combinations


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Feb 11, 2018

I get this book every winter in preparation for what to divide and put where, and to help make lists of what to get at plant sales and nurseries - it gets me excited for spring. The book includes trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals and bulbs and will often have heirloom varieties that may have fallen out of vogue - I've found some wonderful annuals this way for which I subsequently have ordered seeds - most nurseries only stock what's popular. Often, particular cultivars will have alternates listed for creating either a different effect or to lengthen the display time. There are other editions of this volume, published in different years, all provide slightly different combos and all are the perfect accompaniment to a cup of coffee on a winter morning.

Mar 24, 2017

There a few nice combinations in the book.
The best parts were the intro e.g. tips on use of white in garden
and the profiles of major garden designers.
Note a number of the plants presented don't grow in Ottawa.

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