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Perennial Companions 100 Dazzling Plant Combinations for Every Season

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By: Tom Fischer
216 pages, 100 colour photos
Publisher: Timber Press
Perennial Companions
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  • Perennial Companions ISBN: 9780881929393 Paperback Mar 2009 Out of Print #179267
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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.

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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 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".

Out of Print
By: Tom Fischer
216 pages, 100 colour photos
Publisher: Timber Press
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This little gem ... takes a new approach to guiding gardeners toward success. -- Molly Day Muskogee Phoenix Online 20090305 Other books have presented companion-plant suggestions, but Fischer's seasonal approach is particularly handy - added insurance that a carefully composed arrangement of plants will actually bloom at the same time. -- Peter F. Sleight Hartford Courant 20090306 Simplifies garden design by suggesting plants that not only complement one another in color, form and texture, but also bloom at the same time and have like requirements for sun and moisture. -- Mary Beth Breckenridge Akron Beacon Journal 20090321 Fischer gives as much attention to texture as he does to color, and the results look doable as well as desirable. -- Valerie Easton Seattle Times 20090510 Whether you want to create a small-scale sanctuary, a welcoming path, or a pretty border, you can find ideas in this handy guide. Michigan Gardener 20090801 Much more than eye candy. ! [It] is compelling - one beautiful combination after another. -- Madeline Caliendo Washington Gardener 20091001 Takes away the guesswork of gardening. Houston Lifestyles and Homes 20090701 [Fischer is] affable and quick-witted as any dude I'd ever want to know. -- Douglas Lord Library Journal 20090331 If good garden design starts with choosing the right plant, then Tom Fischer, editor-in-chief of Timber Press, shows how. Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association 20090201

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