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Title:
Perennial combinations : stunning combinations that make your garden look fantastic right from the start
Author:
Burrell, C. Colston.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Emmaus, Pa. : Rodale Press : Distributed in the book trade by St. Martin's Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
352 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Single color combinations -- Warm color combinations -- Cool color combinations -- Contrasting color combinations -- Color echo combinations -- Color theme garden designs -- Spring combinations -- Early-summer combinations -- Late-summer combinations -- Fall/winter combinations -- Garden designs for all seasons -- Combinations for sunny sites -- Combinations for partially shaded sites -- Combinations for shady sites -- Combinations for heavy clay soil -- Combinations for sandy soil -- Combinations for wet sites -- Garden designs for special sites -- Soothing woodland wildflowers -- Lively meadow perennials -- Perennials down by the seashore -- Perennial companions for water gardens -- Garden designs for wild gardens -- Combinations for hummingbirds and butterflies -- Fragrant and evening combinations -- Combinations for cutting and drying -- Garden designs for extra fun -- Garden plot plans.
ISBN:
9780875968063
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Perennial combinations are the building blocks of beautiful, successful gardens. Choosing perennials that look great and grow well together is a skill that can take years to develop, but with this book, you're guaranteed to make perfect plant choices right from the start. In Perennial Combinations , expert plantsman, C. Colston Burrell hand-selects 120 of the best perennial combinations for homeowners, then offers his expert advice on how to grow and use the combinations to create great gardens.

Each combination is featured in a stunning color photograph accompanied by a numbered photo key and plant list, so it's easy to find and buy exactly the right plants to re-create the combination in your own garden. Each combination features just two to six plants, so they're perfect for even the smallest garden space. You can plant each combination just as it appears in the book, or for a bigger color splash, just repeat the combination or mix it with others that are suited to the same conditions. You'll find combinations for stunning bloom from spring through fall; combinations especially suited to challenging sites like heavy clay soil or seaside gardens; and combinations just for fun, like fragrant combinations and combinations that attract butterflies.

C. Colston Burrell has lived and gardened in different climates across America, so he's made sure this book is useful to gardeners from California to Maine. He's also a professional garden designer, and he's applied his talents to create 22 original garden designs that feature the book's individual combinations. Plus every page includes his personal gardening wisdom, so you'll not only know which perennials to plant together, you'll know how to maintain those perennials so your garden will look beautiful year after year.


Author Notes

C. Colston Burrell is the author of A Gardener's Encyclopedia of Wildflowers , which won the American Horticultural Society notable books of the year award for 1998. He is also the co-author of Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Perennials , Successful Organic Gardening: Perennials , and Successful Organic Gardening: Landscaping with Perennials . He is a garden designer, writer, photographer, and the owner of Native Landscape Design and Restoration, which is located near Charlottesville, Virginia.


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