Encyclopedia of Planting Combinations: Over 4000 Color and Planting Schemes

Encyclopedia of Planting Combinations: Over 4000 Color and Planting Schemes


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Encyclopedia of Planting Combinations: Over 4000 Color and Planting Schemes by Tony Lord

This is the reference book your library can't do without.
— Garden Design

A comprehensive, easy-to-use guide on how to mix and match for successful plant harmony.

All gardeners have favorite plants, but they often get stumped when it comes to knowing which plants to put beside those favorites. Making the right decision 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. New gardeners will learn the principles of mixing and matching color, texture, form and foliage, and experienced gardeners will find fresh inspiration. Over 1,000 lush photographs demonstrate the visual effects of suggested combinations and a new flexibound format makes the book easy to use.

This inspiring planting guide features:

  • More than 4,000 combinations for beautiful and successful plantings
  • Over 1,000 plant descriptions with full color photographs and cultivation needs
  • Extensive information on suggested combinations and complementary plants
  • Thoroughly cross-referenced for easy navigation
  • At-a-glance symbols
  • How to assess a site, choose plants and plant borders
  • How to combine form, color, texture, size and foliage
  • How to combine plants according to location, soil, climate and seasons
  • Includes small trees and shrubs, climbers, roses, perennials, bulbs and annuals.

With authoritative text, imaginative guidance, and superb photographs of hundreds of planting combinations,
The Encyclopedia of Planting Combinations is an exciting sourcebook for gardeners of all experience levels.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781554079971
Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date: 01/26/2012
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 831,693
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Tony Lord is an author, photographer and horticultural consultant. His books include Designing with Roses and Best Borders, winner of the 1994 Garden Writers' Guild "Best General Gardening Book" Award. He edits the Royal Horticultural Society's Plant Finder, and lectures widely. Tony Lord is also a Gardens Advisor to Britain's National Trust.

Andrew Lawson is a leading garden photographer contributing to magazines such as Gardens Illustrated and House and Garden. He has been honored twice by the Garden Writers' Guild, winning an award in 1996 for his book The Gardener's Book of Colour, and was named Garden Photographer of the Year in 1999.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a gift. The recipient was extremely pleased.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As an award-winning author, photographer, horticultural consultant, and an adviser on gardens to Britain's National Trust, Tony Lord combines his talents with the exceptional photos taken by Andrew Lawson, an award-winning photographer in 'Encyclopedia of Planting Combinations: Over 4000 Color and Planting Schemes.' 'Every gardener wants to create the perfect garden. We all have a favorite plant - but it is not always easy to know what to plant beside it, or how to display it to its best advantage...' 'Encyclopedia of Planting Combinations: Over 4000 Color and Planting Schemes' can help you solve the problem: it features over 1,000 individual plants and more than 4,000 combinations. It includes 8 chapters: The Art of Combining Plants, Great Planting Styles, Shrubs and Small Trees, Climbers, Roses, Perennials, Bulbs, and Annuals. It covers practical and useful information such as assessing the sites, choosing plants, scale and size, plant habit, form and texture, color in the garden, timing the season, planting beds and borders, woodland planting, meadow planting, naturalistic gardens, country style, cottage gardens, grasses, Mediterranean style, Minimalist styles, and great planting designer case studies. 'Encyclopedia of Planting Combinations: Over 4000 Color and Planting Schemes' has 464 pages and many beautiful interior color photos. It is a valuable addition to your garden library.