Perennial Combinations: Stunning Combinations That Make Your Garden Look Fantastic

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Perennial Combinations by C. Colston Burrell features plant medleys that bring color, texture, and excitement to the garden in every season. The book features 130 of the best perennial combinations with photographs of each grouping, along with a numbered photo key and plant list. Each grouping features just two to six plants; gardeners can plant the combinations as they appear for small garden spaces or they can repeat or mix the combinations for large beds and landscapes.

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Overview

Perennial Combinations by C. Colston Burrell features plant medleys that bring color, texture, and excitement to the garden in every season. The book features 130 of the best perennial combinations with photographs of each grouping, along with a numbered photo key and plant list. Each grouping features just two to six plants; gardeners can plant the combinations as they appear for small garden spaces or they can repeat or mix the combinations for large beds and landscapes.

 

Available for the first time in paperback, with a new chapter of plant combinations featuring today's big, dramatic perennials, backyard gardeners will find the best choices to accent wide open spaces, marry slopes and high foundations, and make an impact on the landscape with impressive and showy plants. From tall plumes to bold foliage, many of these plant combinations create a living privacy screen and offer a bounty of bloom for those looking to make an "architectural" statement in their perennial beds. Plant cultivar names have been updated throughout the book so gardeners can choose perennials that are readily available at local nurseries.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594868535
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/19/2008
  • Series: A Rodale Garden Book Series
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 714,945
  • Product dimensions: 7.51 (w) x 9.15 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

C. COLSTON BURRELL has gardened in different climates across the United States, so he's included plants that thrive in many zones, from Maine to California. He holds a master's degree in horticulture and Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Minnesota. He's a lifelong gardener, garden designer, photographer, and teacher and is the author and coauthor of numerous books, including Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Perennials, which has sold more than 500,000 copies.
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Table of Contents

A World of Change     8
Acknowledgments     9
How to Use This Book     10
Creating Great-Looking Combinations     12
Combinations by Color
Single Color Combinations     26
Warm Color Combinations     36
Cool Color Combinations     46
Contrasting Color Combinations     56
Color Echo Combinations     66
Color Theme Garden Designs     76
Combinations for all Seasons
Spring Combinations     88
Early-Summer Combinations     100
Late-Summer Combinations     112
Fall/Winter Combinations     124
Garden Designs for All Seasons     136
Combinations for Special Sites
Combinations for Sunny Sites     146
Combinations for Partially Shaded Sites     158
Combinations for Shady Sites     170
Combinations for Heavy Clay Soil     182
Combinations for Sandy Soil     194
Combinations for Wet Sites     206
Garden Designs for Special Sites     218
Combinations on the Wild Side
Soothing Woodland Wildflowers     232
Lively Meadow Perennials     242
Perennials Down by the Seashore     252
Perennial Companions forWater Gardens     262
Garden Designs for Wild Gardens     272
Combinations for Extra Fun
Combinations for Hummingbirds and Butterflies     282
Fragrant and Evening Combinations     292
Combinations for Cutting and Drying     302
Garden Designs for Extra Fun     312
New Combinations for Dramatic Effects
Bold Foliage Combinations     320
Bold and Colorful Flower Combinations     328
Bold Accent Combinations     336
Garden Designs for Dramatic Effect     344
Garden Plot Plans     350
Mail-Order Sources of Perennials     363
Recommended Reading     365
Photo Credits     366
Index     367
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map     384
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2014

    excellent book!!

    Very informative, tons of pictures. Very helpful for planting an awesome flower garden.

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