Designer Plant Combinations

105 Stunning Gardens Using Six Plants or Fewer

Put plants together in your own backyard using the best combination ideas from design professionals across the United States. More than 100 stunning gardens inspire you to mix and match your favorite plants with confidence. Spark your garden-design creativity with proven groupings, test-planted and enjoyed by the experts. It’s easy when every combination uses no more than six different plants!

The exciting ensembles include a variety of textures, colors, and seasonal displays. You will find chapters devoted to Perennial Partners, Masses of Grasses, Annual Acquaintances, and Ground Cover Groupies. There are plants for every preference and colors for every season, with alternatives for various climates. Choose your favorite and plant it as a gorgeous focal point in your garden or as a splash of fresh color in a small space.

“Scott Calhoun is the ideal garden friend — an opinionated observer, a collector of cool plants and esoteric information, and a writer at the top of his game. A browse through Designer Plant Combinations is like spending an afternoon with a civilized gardening companion who has chosen to share his secrets gleaned from a lifetime obsession with plants.”
— James A. Baggett, Editor of
Perennials and Nature’s Garden

$ 18.95 US

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  • Paper
  • Pages: 240
  • Size: 8 x 8 1/2
  • Color: Full-color; Photographs and illustrations throughout
  • ISBN: 978-1-60342-077-8
  • Order Number: 62077
  • Ebook