The seasonal gardener Creative planting combinations

Anna Pavord

Book - 2022

"Inspiration for stunning planting for your garden throughout the year - from Anna Pavord, one of today's most inspiring and much-loved garden writers, author of the global bestseller The Tulip. First published in 2004, and now fully revised and updated, in this inspirational book, acclaimed bestselling author Anna Pavord selects 60 'star plants' - from iris to hostas - and pairs each with two perfect partners: shrubs, herbaceous perennials, bulbs, and annuals that no garden should be without. This classic book reveals how best to group plants in a garden to create a year-long display. Ranging from hydrangeas, salvias and ferns to dahlias, tulips and snowdrops, each star plant is paired with two partners, offering garden...ers creative planting solutions to achieve stunning results, season by season"--

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London : Phaidon Press Limited 2022.
Main Author
Anna Pavord (author, -)
Revised and updated edition
Item Description
Includes index.
"First published as Plant partners by Dorling Kindersley Ltd, 2001 and 2004"--page [208].
Physical Description
207 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Signs of spring
  • Spring turns to summer
  • High summer
  • Into autumn.
Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

"Among gardeners, as with fashionistas, what goes with what will always be a matter of debate," writes Pavord (The Curious Gardener), associate editor of Gardens Illustrated magazine, in this fantastic seasonal guide to planting. In spring, she suggests scattering pale blue Puschkinia to prettify the ground until geraniums leaf out. In summer, she recommends planting phlox paniculata 'David' with penstemon for their "superb foliage," and the fall, when "warm, still days... provide the best gardening conditions of the year," demands such plants as autumn cyclamen, which will hold a "sculptural presence through the dark days of winter ahead." Each season's chapter starts with a discussion of gardening theories and plant types, followed by trios of suggested plantings, with the "star qualities" that make each plant special highlighted. Beautiful photos appear throughout, and Pavord's wit is a big plus: "If slugs ate bindweed, it would be much easier to believe that we are, indeed, part of some Grand Design," and "Irises are made for hedonists." Readers should be prepared for a very British vibe, and some of the author's favored plants may not be readily available in the States. But even armchair gardeners will appreciate the author's expertise. (Apr.)

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