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Designer plant combinations; 105 stunning gardens using six plants or fewer.


Designer plant combinations; 105 stunning gardens using six plants or fewer.

Calhoun, Scott.

Storey Publishing


239 pages




Thanks to species variation and the diversity of nature, you can produce comfortable and attractive garden spaces with six different types of plants or even fewer. Writing primarily for visually ambitious amateur gardeners with relatively little time or expertise, garden designer Calhoun uses a folksy approach and conversational language to present 105 gardens. He advocates mixing annuals, perennials, and grasses to produce garden spots rich in texture and color that are also responsive to seasonal changes. For example, he uses groups of presses that work together to represent the four seasons, masses of perennials that work together with annuals, and ground cover that remains attractive from spring through winter. He also includes tips for more advanced gardeners about companion planting and maintenance, and includes designs from public gardens for inspiration, along with designer resources and a USDA hardiness zone maps.

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Date:Mar 1, 2009
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