Plant Combinations

 

Plant combinations, Border ideas, Shade garden ideas, Perennial combination, Mixed Borders, Shrub borders, Perennial borders, Companion plants, Companion planting, spring garden ideas, summer garden ideas, fall garden ideas

Plant Combination Ideas

All gardeners want to create exciting borders in terms of color, form, or texture. However, pairing plants in a beautiful or dramatic fashion is not always easy. How best to pair perennials or shrubs? What blooms with what and when? What plants to pick for a shady border, dry or wet soils, hot summer or cool winter gardens?

Our goal is to guide you all along the process and provide you with winning design ideas. We collect stunning pictures of gardens created by talented professionals and provide you with all the information you need to easily re-create them at home. We include a list of plants used, quantities needed, and a list of nurseries where to find them.



A Cheerful Summer Border Idea with Easy-to-Grow Perennials

The beauty and diversity of the plants selected for this informal garden will get you to gaze at them all summer long. Easy to grow, they will bloom in succession for a long-lasting floral show.

A Cheerful Summer Border Idea with Dahlias, Helenium and Heliopsis

Try tearing your eyes away! Fairly easy to recreate, this planting includes 3 gaily-colored Dahlias, a caramel and gold Helenium (Sneezeweed) and the profuse sunny, fluffy pompons of False Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides).

A Fragrant Relaxing Spot

Wouldn't such a garden spot make you flush with garden pride?

A Perfect Summer Border with Grasses and Verbena

Long season of interest and easy care!

A Distinguished Border Idea

What a fabulous and distinctive hedge! If you are looking for a low maintenance but stylish hedge for your driveway, this might be the one!

An Outstanding Spring Border Idea with Tulips and Spurge

A striking and easy spring border! Gracefully emerging from the bright chartreuse blossoms of Mediterranean Spurge is a combination of flower bulbs that are worldwide acclaimed

A Stunning Plant Combination Idea with Dahlia and Sage

Create a beautiful garden with this colorful and long-lasting plant combination idea that will enchant your borders from early summer to fall

A Perfect Garden Decor with Roses

Perfect for bringing welcome color to dull walls, privacy screens or fences, they provide an element of beauty to any outdoor structure and create fabulous backdrops. Aside from their amazingly beautiful flowers, they also give off a sweet fragrance and easily add a touch of romanticism to bare settings

A Perfect Garden Decor with Grasses and Verbena

Easy care, drought and deer tolerant!

A Stunning Perennial Planting Idea with Oriental Poppies, Irises, Alliums and Sage

Create stunning, easy care and long-lasting border combinations for your late spring to mid summer garden, intermixing the spectacular flowers of Oriental Poppies (Papaver Orientale) with the rich, cool purple flower spikes of Sage and the highly architectural Ornamental Onions (Alliums)

A Fabulous Plant Combination for Wet Soils: Astrantia, Iris Sibirica and Carex

Brighten a moist and shady area of your garden with this striking plant combination pairing the delicate presence and intriguing blossoms of Great masterwort (Astrantia major) with the royal-blue vertical blossoms of Siberian Irises (Iris sibirica) and the shimmering golden blades of Bowles' Golden Sedge (Carex elata 'Aurea')

A Terrific Fall Border with Asters, Solidago and Rudbeckia

This ravishing mixed border brings a cheerful splash of color in the late summer and fall garden. Combine the golden blossoms of Goldenrod (Solidago rugosa) and glowing Brown-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia triloba) with clouds of rich purple New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae) and you will brilliantly celebrate the coming of fall.

A Fabulous Duo to Try: Campanula and Kniphofia

With their unusual shapes and brilliant colors, Kniphofias (Red Hot Pokers) are wonderful herbaceous perennials to combine with Campanula (Milky Bellflowers) in beds and borders.

A Super Climbing Trio with Clematis and Roses

Dreaming of a resting spot where you could surround yourself with fragrance, color and beauty?

A Super Climbing Duo with Clematis 'The President'

Dreaming of a resting spot where you could surround yourself with fragrance, color and beauty?

A Super Climbing Duo with Clematis 'Ernest Markham'

A nice way of adding color to your walls and fences! Entwine the spectacular Climbing Rose 'American Pillar' which will flaunt its rich pink blossoms, with the showy blossoms of Clematis 'Ernest Markham' for a spectacular color show!

A Super Climbing Trio with Clematis 'Ville de Lyon'

Dreaming of a resting spot where you could surround yourself with fragrance, color and beauty?

A Super Climbing Duo with Crimson Roses and Purple Clematis

With its rich purple blooms, Clematis Etoile Violette' is a favorite among many gardeners, especially in combination with repeat-flowering climbing Roses. Here this pretty Clematis partners magnificently with the crimson Rose 'Tess of the d'Urbevilles'.

A Super Climbing Duo with Clematis montana Grandiflora

Two fragrant and vigorous climbing plants for a spectacular floral display.

A Super Climbing Duo with Clematis montana and Wisteria

Clematis and Wisteria can be perfect companions. They can happily share the same arch or trellis, both reaching for the sun. When combined, they often look many times more beautiful than on a standalone basis.