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Perennial Companions: 100 Dazzling Plant Combinations for Every Season

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There is never a dull moment in a well-stocked perennial garden, but with so many varieties to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start. In Perennial Companions, Timber Press editor-in-chief Tom Fischer takes the guesswork (but not the fun) out of perennial gardening, offering up 100 different perennial combinations that span the gardening year. Ranging from classic to unexpected, the pairings in this book are sure to attract both compliments and bees. If I had enough space, I would plant them all.
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Every gardener wants to create breathtaking designs with color, form, and texture. But perennial combinations present challenges: How do I know all plants will bloom at the same time? How do I pick plants that have interest in each season? Most perplexing — which plants look good together in the first place?

Perennial Companions takes away the guesswork by providing Tom Fischer's 100 proven picks. New gardeners will learn how to create simple pairings with two plants and gardeners with a bit more experience — or beginners looking for a challenge — will find complex arrangements with four or more plants. Arranged chronologically by season, spanning the earliest spring to the onset of winter, each entry identifies all the main plants by both common and botanical names, specifies the care and conditions each requires, and indicates when the combination reaches its peak of beauty.

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.

About the Author

Tom Fischer is editor-in-chief of Timber Press. Before moving to Portland, Oregon, in 2004, he was the editor of Horticulture magazine in Boston, Massachusetts. His experiences as a bi-coastal gardener and his inexhaustible curiosity about plants have both shaped his new garden, which in 2008 was profiled in the Oregonian. A prolific writer as well as an editor, his articles have been featured in magazines such as Garden Design, Gardens Illustrated, and Martha Stewart Living.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780881929393
Author:
Fischer, Tom
Publisher:
Timber Press (OR)
Photographer:
Bloom, Richard
Photographer:
Bloom, Adrian
Author:
Fischer, Thomas
Author:
Bloom, Richard
Subject:
Perennials
Subject:
Flowers - Perennials
Subject:
Garden Design
Subject:
GARDENING / Flowers/Perennials
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Gardening-Perennials
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
7 x 6.25 in

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There is never a dull moment in a well-stocked perennial garden, but with so many varieties to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start. In Perennial Companions, Timber Press editor-in-chief Tom Fischer takes the guesswork (but not the fun) out of perennial gardening, offering up 100 different perennial combinations that span the gardening year. Ranging from classic to unexpected, the pairings in this book are sure to attract both compliments and bees. If I had enough space, I would plant them all.

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