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This is an analysis of each plant combination explains how it works and why it is effective, and what you need to do to keep it 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.
How to use this book; Hardiness zones; How to combine plants in season; Shrubs and small trees; Climbers; Roses; Perennials; Bulbs; Annuals; Common plant names; Index; Acknowledgements.
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.