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 Pretty Rock Garden Idea with Colorful Alpine Plants

Transforming a dull slope into a beautiful rock garden is easy when you chose the right plants. Here, a colorful selection of Dianthus (Pink), Phlox subulata (Creeping Phlox), Aubrietia (Rock Cress), Euphorbia (Spurge), Stachys byzantina (Lamb's Ears), and Helianthemum (Rock Rose) create an eye-catching display.

An Eye-catching Rock Garden Idea with Easy-Care Perennial Plants

Add dramatic impact to your rock garden by choosing a variety of fast-growing groundcovers with attractive blooms. These evergreen groundcovers are great picks for various reasons. They fill in spaces between rocks quickly. They are deer resistant and drought tolerant. They add year-round interest to the garden.

A Colorful Garden Path

Create beautiful garden paths or walkways with these 3 outstanding mat-forming perennials, all of them with so profuse blooms that they completely obscure their handsome, semi-evergreen foliage!

A Stunning Plant Combination Idea

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

A Long-Lasting Border Idea with Pelargonium, Heliothrope and Senecio

Create a beautiful summer garden with this colorful and long-lasting plant combination idea that will enchant your hanging baskets, window boxes and raised beds for weeks from spring to fall. Bright pink Ivy Geraniums (Pelargonium peltatum) are beautifully combined with heliotrope (Heliotropium arborescens) and Dusty Miller (Jacobaea maritima) to create a terrific summer border jostling for your attention week after week.

An Easy Plant Combination Idea

Long-lasting and low care!

A Breathtaking Duo

Great for small gardens, borders, containers or in a vase!

A Charming Duo

Two breathtaking beauties for a duo that is easy to re-create at home in borders, containers or in a vase!

Softening Path Edges With Ajuga reptans

Ajuga reptans or Bugleweed has been selected here by Arthur Lathouris, an Australian award-winning landscape designer, to soften the path edges leading visitors to the house through the front garden and around the back garden.

An Explosive Mix!

A long-lasting spectacular mix!

A Pastel Spring Border Idea with Tulips, Daffodils & Forget-Me-Nots

An enchanting scenery that can be easily replicated at home!

A Cheerful Spring Duo: Tulip Mona Lisa & Wallfowers

Tulips are popular for growing with biennials to create attractive shape and color contrasts in spring. Two traditional partners are Wallflowers (Erysimum) and Forget Me Nots (Myosotis) which contribute to easily create superb combinations.

A Fabulous Duo: Rose 'Harlow Carr' & Lavender 'Hidcote'

One of the most venerable shrub companions for perennials is roses. Paired with classic partners like lavender, their exquisite flowers and fragrance create glorious borders for weeks of color and scent.

A Distinctive Spring Border with Tulip 'Negrita', Tulip 'Spring Green' & Tulip 'Menton'

A stunning combination that will make your garden look fantastic!

A Fragrant Path

Providing months of fragrance and color, while being trouble-free and moderately low maintenance, this beautiful path could be yours.

A Fragrant Garden Retreat With Roses

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

A Stunning Spring Border Idea with 2 Award-Winning Tulips

2 award-winning Tulips create this captivating scenery