Encyclopedia of planting combinations / Tony Lord ; photography by Andrew Lawson.

Even the experienced gardener can be stumped when considering which plants to put where. Confidence in working with plant combinations 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 stunni...

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Main Author: Lord, Tony, 1949-
Other Authors: Lawson, Andrew, 1945-
Language:English
Published: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2008.
Edition:Fully revised and expanded edition.
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Physical Description:464 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Variant Title:
Planting combinations.
Format: Book

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520 |a Even the experienced gardener can be stumped when considering which plants to put where. Confidence in working with plant combinations 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. Rich with inspiration and practical advice, the expanded and updated edition includes: An 18-page analysis on combining plants according to location, soil, climate and seasons; An 18-page analysis of planting styles, with instructions on how to re-create many of the combinations shown in the book -- perennials, meadow planting, matrix planting, grasses and more; 12 pages on the leading innovators in combination planting, including Piet Oudolf, Penelope Hobhouse and Beth Chatto; An additional 300 color photographs; Garden designers' signature combinations and why they work; An updated easy-to-use layout that features more prominent at-a-glance symbols and spotlights plant characteristics and cultivation requirements. This comprehensive directory and cultivation guide provides 4,000 combinations for beautiful and successful plantings, with entries fully cross-referenced. With authoritative and imaginative text, superb photographs and thousands of planting combinations, the Encyclopedia of Planting Combinations is ideal for gardeners at all experience levels. - Publisher. 
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