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Love flowers? You'll find both quiet compositions and bold blends. Prefer the texture of leaves? You'll find ferns and soft sweeping grasses. Better yet? Combine both for sophisticated tapestries that beguile and dazzle the eye.Whether you want to create a small-scale sanctuary, a welcoming path, or a bewitching border, you'll find an abundance of inspiration in this perfect package.
“Other books have presented companion-plant suggestions, but Fischer’s seasonal approach is particularly handy—added insurance that a carefully composed arrangement of plants will actually bloom at the same time.”
“This book simplifies garden design by suggesting plants that not only complement one another in color, form and texture, but also bloom at the same time and have like requirements for sun and moisture.”
“Fischer gives as much attention to texture as he does to color, and the results look doable as well as desirable.”
"Provides readers with a multitude of plant combination suggestions."
"Combining plants … is not easy. [This book] can help."
"Filled with helpful photographs of plant combinations."
"A great little book for helping a gardener to create or enhance borders and beds."
"Takes away the guesswork of gardening."
“This little gem…takes a new approach to guiding gardeners toward success.”
"This book is much more than eye candy … [It] is compelling—one beautiful combination after another."
Early spring to Mid-Spring 10
Early Spring to Late Spring 16
Mid-Spring to Late Sprinq 32
Late Spring 46
Late Spring to Early Summer 48
Late Spring to Summer 54
Late Spring to Autumn 58
Early Summer 60
Early Summer to Midsummer 78
Early Summer to Late Summer 88
Early Summer to Autumn 92
Midsummer to Late Summer 118
Midsummer to Early Autumn 136
Midsummer to Autumn 138
Late Summer 148
Late Summer to Early Autumn 174
Late Summer to Autumn 178
Early Autumn 182
Late Autumn to Winter 206
Chart of USDA Winter Hardiness Zones 210