Author(s): Tony Lord
This title presents an analysis of each plant combination that explains how it works and why it is effective, and what you need to do to keep the plants flourishing. Suggestions for many alternative plant pairings allow you to create thousands of the most imaginative and visually effective planting combinations available. Plants are grouped into shrubs and small trees, climbers, roses, perennials, bulbs and annuals. This book is the reference book for those who wish to combine plants seasonally by colour, shape, texture and form in every corner of their garden.
RHS branding endorses this 'plant combinations' category-killer. The title is small and portable. The first 100 percent photographic guide to plant combining by season. Special photography by world-famous gardening photographer, Andrew Lawson. Written by leading plant expert and RHS Plant Finder guru, Tony Lord. New easy-to-follow key for the at-a-glance symbols that indicate ideal soil and growing conditions for all 410 plants. Detailed information about which plants go best together according to location, soil type, climatic, and/or seasonal considerations.
Tony Lord is a gardening author, photographer and consultant with an expert eye for effective plant combinations. He edits The RHS annual Plant Finder, and lectures on plants, gardens and history. Andrew Lawson, photographer, was a major contributor to Highgrove, Portrait of an Estate by HRH The Prince of Wales, and as author and photographer has published Performance Plants. In 1999 he was named 'Garden Photographer of the Year' by the Garden Writers' Guild. Andrew lives in Oxfordshire.
How to use this book; Introduction; SHRUBS AND SMALL TREES; CLIMBERS; ROSES; PERENNIALS; BULBS; ANNUALS; Hardiness zones; Common plant names; Index; Acknowledgements.