Plant Combinations: Summer

 

A Lovely Mediterranean Border with Lavender and Lilies of the Nile

Rich in texture and interest, this fragrant garden border features a fresh color palette of blues and purples with the intent of cooling and calming down an outdoor area overheated after a warm summer day.

A Beautiful Duo with Agave 'Blue Flame' and 'Blue Glow'

Simple but stunning, this Mediterranean duo includes two spectacular Agave hybrids. Imagine how gorgeous this duo becomes when backlit by the sun in early morning or late afternoon! 

A Glowing Winter Border with Dogwood, Heath and Grasses

This incredibly pretty planting includes plants of great winter interest that will lift your spirits during the dull days of winter.

A Pretty Pathway with Grasses and Charming Perennials

A beautiful combination of ornamental grasses and perennials turn this path into a welcoming walkway. The flowing foliage of Fountain Grasses and Feather Grasses helps soften the abrupt transition between the paving and the plantings. They are paired with soft colored perennials and wave a lovely tapestry that will gracefully sway in the breeze from mid summer to fall.

A Pretty Border Idea with Alliums and Persicaria

Create long-lasting, pleasing contrasts in your garden. In this sunny border, the striking and architectural, ball-shaped, violet-lilac blossoms of Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental Onion) look fantastic popping up through the lower-growing, pink Persicaria bistorta 'Superba' (Bistort). A wonderful pairing which is also rich in benefits.

An Eye-Catching Border Idea with colorful Allium and Euphorbia

Create long-lasting, pleasing contrasts in your garden. Combine the showy, bright greenish-yellow flowers of Euphorbia palustris (Marsh Spurge) with the attractive, burnt orange flowers and red-tinged leaves of Euphorbia griffithii 'Fern Cottage' (Spurge). Fairly easy to re-create, deer and rabbit resistant and low maintenance!

A Naturalistic Border Idea with Perennials and Grasses

Awash with colors and shapes from mid summer to fall, this naturalistic planting is really fascinating. Attractive to butterflies, hummingbirds and low maintenance, most plants are deer or rabbit resistant and are recipient of prestigious awards.

An Easy Summer Planting Idea with Sage and Ornamental Grasses

This desirable and long-lasting summer border is fairly easy to replicate in order to be enjoyed at home.

A Fabulous Plant Combination for Moist Soils and Shady Gardens

Brighten a moist and shady area of your garden! Most plants are low maintenance, trouble-free and ignored by deer and rabbits!

An Elegant Summer Garden Idea with Hydrangea, Rose and Astilbe

Rich in texture and interest, this elegant summer garden features a pretty mix of award-winning shrubs and perennials. Most plants are recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society. Easy to grow, they will attract the energy of butterflies.

A Lovely Contemporary Garden Idea

This lovely contemporary garden, rich in texture and interest, features a dining terrace with a cedar patio table cantilevered over an area richly planted with drifts of Verbena, Nepeta, Agastache and Lavandula. All of this delicately veiled by Deschampsia cespitosa.

A Luminous Perennial Planting Idea with Echinacea pallida and Veronicastrum

This pretty and low-care perennial border, in the prairie style planting, is composed of two vigorous perennials which will add drama in your garden from mid to late summer.

A Low Maintenance Summer Idea for your Borders with Alliums and Grasses

A very interesting border idea for sunny spots of the landscape. Easy to grow and low maintenance, all plants are drought tolerant, deer and rabbit resistant and virtually pest and disease free. Enjoy!

A Low Maintenance Summer Idea for your Borders with Bulbs, Perennials & Grasses

A very interesting border idea for sunny dry spots of the landscape. Easy to grow and low maintenance, all plants are drought tolerant, deer resistant and virtually pest and disease free. Enjoy!

A Beautiful Fall Border Idea with Dahlias, Verbena and Grasses

Very attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies and birds, this interesting planting combination reveals its splendor, season after season.

A Beautiful Fall Border Idea with Asters, Verbena and Grasses

Summer might be over but the gardening season is not as evidenced by this beautiful late-summer garden which marries small and medium-sized plants with great fall colors. You can easily replicate it in your own garden.

A Splendid Fall Border Idea with Penstemon, Asters and Grasses

Valued primarily for their fall colors, Asters bear a profusion of attractive star-shaped flowers for weeks that cheerfully enliven the late season garden. Available in a wide array of heights, they are useful in the back, middle or front sections of the border.

A Soft Border Idea with Grasses, Echinacea and Monarda

This soft informal border is composed of low-growing perennials which will introduce romance in your landscape from early summer until fall. Perfect for small gardens or container planting, this pleasing combination will feed many butterflies but will be ignored by hungry deer.

A Lovely Mediterranean Border with Erysimum, Artemisia and Calamintha

Packed with deer and drought resistant plants, this Mediterranean raised bed is a delight in terms of fragrance, color and texture. At the foot of an old gnarled olive tree are easy to grow perennials and shrubs offering a very long season of interest extending from spring to fall.

A Fragrant and Colorful Summer Border Idea

This Mediterranean climate border is almost overwhelming in its profusion of colors, shapes and textures. All plants are deer and drought resistant.

A Lovely Mediterranean Border with Russian Sage and Lilies of the Nile

Rich in texture and interest, this fragrant garden border features a fresh color palette of blue and purple perennial flowers. Plant these wonderful perennial plants near a pool where they can be reflected for double the pleasure.

A Colorful Summer Border Idea with Easy-to-Grow Plants

If you are looking for a colorful, low care and drought tolerant summer border idea, you may want to try this combination of hardy perennials and ornamental grasses. Wonderfully bold, it combines flower colors and shapes to create a spectacular effect.

A Mediterranean Garden Idea with Lavandula, Helichrysum and Kniphofia

This colorful plant combination will cheer you up for weeks from early to mid summer. Easy to replicate, this Mediterranean-style planting is ideal for lazy gardeners who wish to put very little effort into a beautiful and low-maintenance garden. Drought tolerant or deer resistant, most plants provide plenty of nectar and pollen for visiting insects, and make excellent cut flowers too!

A Mediterranean Garden Idea with Eryngium, Helenium and Lavandula

Easy to replicate, this naturalistic planting is ideal for lazy gardeners who wish to put very little effort into a beautiful and low-maintenance garden.