Synopses & Reviews
In Natural Companions, acclaimed garden writer Ken Druse presents recipes for perfect plant pairings using diverse species that look great together and bloom at the same time. Organized by theme within seasons, topics include color, fragrance, foliage, grasses, edible flowers and much more, all presented in photographs of gardens that show planted combinations from a wide variety of climates and conditions. Natural Companions also features more than one hundred special botanical images of amazing depth and color created in collaboration with artist Ellen Hoverkamp using modern digital technology. Filled with an incredible amount of horticultural guidance, useful plant recommendations, and gardening lore — all written in Druse's charming, witty style — this book is a must-have for gardeners and lovers of plants and flowers.
"Provides seasonal tips on planting flowers that bloom (and look lovely) together. Whether or not you have a patch of dirt, you'll dig the book's stunning, hyper-detailed photography." Wall Street Journal
"An engaging blend of humor (the punning titles are rib-ticklers), garden history, botanical knowledge, and practical advice" Organic Gardening
"Foodies have bread and chocolate. Romantics have Rogers and Astaire. Now, in Natural Companions, garden expert Ken Druse presents the perfect partners of the plant world" New York Spaces
Acclaimed garden writer Ken Druse presents hundreds of perfect plant pairings with diverse species that look great together and bloom at the same time. Organized by themes, seasons, color, fragrance, foliage, grasses, edible flowers, and many more, the striking photographs are created on a giant flatbed scanner, resulting in images of remarkable depth, clarity, and color. Also included are Druse's photographs of gardens showing examples of the plants and flowers growing together.
Filled with an incredible amount of information on gardening techniques and lore, written in Druse's charming, witty style, this book is the ultimate tool for gardeners and lovers of plants and flowers.
About the Author
Ken Druse is the author of 17 award-winning gardening books. He has a weekly public radio show and podcast, Ken Druse — Real Dirt, and has written for the New York Times and many shelter magazines. Druse lives in Brooklyn and New Jersey.