Designer Plant Combinations: 105 Stunning Gardens Using Six Plants or Fewer

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Storey Publishing, Nov 9, 2012 - Gardening - 240 pages
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Turn your backyard garden into a lush and colorful wonderland where every plant is presented to its fullest potential. Scott Calhoun provides more than 100 stunning garden designs that are adaptable to a range of climates, budgets, and space considerations. As you learn to use proven groupings and discover ways to make your garden glow throughout all seasons, you’re sure to find the right combination of flowers, grasses, and ground coverings to transform your property into a jaw-dropping display of color, texture, and fragrance.

 

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User Review  - reddnas1 - LibraryThing

This is a great book if you have space and don't know which combinations will work best in it. Calhoun traveled throughout the U.S. and met with other designers who showed him their best gardens. It's also pretty, and has great photos, which I like. Read full review

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User Review  - sliebler - Overstock.com

For the novice and the pro gardener this has great ideas for perennial gardening arrangements. Its also very colorful and works as a coffee table book as well. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
8
Partners
12
Grasses
64
Acquaintances
106
Associates
136
Groupies
176
Woodies
198
Designer Resources
228
Plant Resources
229
Public Gardens for Design Inspiration
230
USDA Hardiness Zone Map
231
Index
232
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Scott Calhoun is an award-winning author and garden designer based in Tucson, Arizona, where he lives with his wife and daughter. In his design practice, he incorporates cactus into every residential space and sees them as the plant family of the future—especially in arid parts of the world. Calhoun is the author of six gardening books. His work has earned an American Horticultural Society Book Award and a Garden Writers Association Silver Book Award. He writes a monthly garden column for Sunset magazine and has written for most national gardening magazines.

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