Plant Combinations

 

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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.



An Eye-Catching Spring Border Idea with Tulip 'Ballade' & Tulip 'West Point'

A sensational duo including 2 absolutely ravishing lily-flowered tulips

An Elegant Spring Border Idea with Tulip 'Ballerina' & Tulip 'Mona Lisa'

Elegance and grace all together! Easy to replicate, this bulb combination will undoubtedly bring many smiles to your face in late spring!

Bouquets of Blues & Whites

Easy to grow, elegant and attractive in late spring or early summer!

A Regal Border for Your Mid-Late Spring Garden

Stately and tall, Crown Imperial (Fritillaria imperialis) makes a striking statement in the garden, whether in beds or borders. Underplanted with cobalt-blue Grape Hyacinth (Muscari), the effect is stunning!

A Sensational Daffodil Mix for Your Spring Garden

Combined in a traditional manner, here is a simple bulb combination with 4 award-winning flower bulbs, which creates a sunny and impressive effect in the mid-spring garden

A Lovely Border Idea for the Mid-Late Spring Garden

If your heart is set on a multicolored effect rather than a harmonious border in a single color, you could consider this combination, where flowering is spread over a longer period

A Flamboyant Spring Border idea with Tulip' Ballerina' & Tulip 'Orange Princess'

Orange flush! Two orange-superstars with very different personas make quite the duo in the late season garden

A Colorful Early Spring Combination

In this deer and rabbit resistant plant combination, all plants have won the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society for their outstanding merits!

Jacqueline Van der Kloet's Tea garden

The combination of blue-flowered forget-me-nots and chartreuse lady's mantle is always stunning. But with the addition of the colorful tulips selected by Jacqueline, the border sings

A lovely Hedge Idea with Sword-Lilies and Foxtail Lilies

Wouldn't you just love to relax and enjoy the passing summer in this welcoming garden, replete with this subtle mix of soft colors?

A Fabulous Spring Container Idea

A gorgeous way of celebrating the return of Spring!

A Fantastic Border Idea for Your Mid-Late Spring Garden

Extremely easy to re-create in no time. You have to try it!

A Pretty Flower Carpet for Your Mid-Late Spring Garden

Reigning as supreme ground covers in the mid to late spring garden, Erythronium (Dog Tooth Violet) and Corydalis (Fumewort) intermingle to create a wonderful floral tapestry. Part shade lovers, they are perfect to underplant shrubs and roses or to brighten up woodland gardens. Extremely easy to re-create in no time. You have to try it!

A Sparkling Border Idea for the Mid-Late Spring Garden

Isn't this overall combination a dazzling way to enliven your garden?

A Spectacular Tulip Border Idea for your Mid-Late Spring Garden

Want vibrant colors in your mid - late spring garden?

A Jaw-Dropping Border Idea for Your Late Spring Garden

A jaw-dropping border for your late spring garden!

A Fabulous Border Idea with Single Late Tulips

Aren't those colorful dots rising above the level of the grass a fascinating sight?

A Pretty Spring Border Idea with Rhododendrons and Crocuses

Rhododendron 'Praecox' is a beautiful early-flowering shrub bearing rosy lilac flowers in profusion in late winter to early spring. It is underplanted with the reddish-purple blooms of Crocus tommasinianus 'Whitewell Purple'. Among the earliest to flower, this crocus withstands wind, rain and is a great choice for naturalizing.

A Fabulous Duo: Tulip 'Angelique' & Tulip 'Mount Tacoma'

A fascinating and romantic display for late spring!

A Spectacular Spring Border Idea with Tulips, Daffodils & Bleeding Hearts!

Over delicate clouds of pink Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis) and elegantly dancing like ballerinas, are 3 romantic tulip cultivars interplanted with a beautiful daffodil variety, creating a fascinating display in the late spring garden