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 Fabulous Duo: Tulip 'Carnaval de Nice' & Tulip 'Blue Diamond'

In need of an eye catching attraction in your bed or borders in late spring? Why don't you try this bulb combination?

A Striking Spring Border Idea with Lily-Flowered Tulips & Anemone Blanda

Create dazzling spring borders like this one! All plants have won the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society!

A Striking Spring Border with Tulip 'Early Harvest' & Crocus 'Pickwick'

Cheerful colors in early spring that will put a smile on your face!

A Beautiful Lawn Idea with Chionodoxa, Anemone Blanda & Muscari Azureum

A lovely way of 'coloring' a lawn in early-mid spring!

A Spectacular Spring Border Idea with Double Early Tulips & Muscari

A festive and fragrant marriage of tulips and muscari!

An Elegant Shady Corner

On display in the New York Botanical Garden, this is a soft and elegant combination of colors that will brighten your shady garden from summer to fall

A Brightly Colored Path

Awash with color, these terracota slab stones steps are closely adorned with Verbena 'Homestead Purple' (Verbena Canadensis), a vigorous, award-winning perennial that blooms its heart out in a profuse display of rich, bright purple blossoms from late spring

A Steep Hillside Is Turned Into A Lush Landscape

Using a fairly basic Mediterranean plant palette, this steep hillside has been turned into a lush landscape that is also easy to care for! When in full bloom, this hillside burst with colors.

A Lush But Water-Wise Garden

This remarkable oasis, set in Wentworth Falls, Australia, is Arthur Lathouris's own garden, an award-winning landscape designer of 25 years of experience.

A Stunning Perennial Garden

This lovely hillside perennial garden is a feast for the eyes with its harmonious mix of textures and colors. Low maintenance and full of charm, most plants won prestigious awards and are easy to grow. They will attract the energy of butterflies and hummingbirds while most of them will be ignored by deer

An Eye-Catching Succulent Garden

This eye-catching garden weaves together succulents and other drought-tolerant plants for a long-lasting impact. Color and texture highlight this landscape creation, where bold plants like Agave americana (Century Plant), Dracaena draco (Dragon Tree) or the gigantic Kangaroo Paws (Anigozanthos flavidus) draw attention with their sculptural forms.

An Eye-Catching Mediterranean Entrance

Drought tolerant, this Mediterranean front yard displays a pretty combination of succulents which fill the garden with color and texture year round.

A Long-Lasting and Colorful Front Garden

This elegant front yard features a beautiful marriage of colors, shapes and textures for a long-lasting impact,

An Elegant Front Garden

This spectacular front yard is a beautiful marriage of colors, shapes and textures. These creative plantings raise interest and confer a rich and casual elegance to the area.

A Terrific Mediterranean Garden with Color and Texture

This garden is a spectacular tapestry that weaves together succulents and other drought-tolerant plants.

A Colorful Succulent Garden

This tapestry garden weaves together succulents and other drought-tolerant plants for a long-lasting impact. Color and texture highlight this landscape creation, where the focus was laid on foliage, and blooms regarded as a bonus.

A Mediterranean Raised Bed Idea

These blue and silver plants show to advantage against the stucco wall of this retaining wall. All plants are evergreen, drought-tolerant and deer resistant.

A Pretty Container Idea with Sea Lavender and Lotus

An eye-catching idea for your summer containers. All plants are evergreen, drought-tolerant and deer resistant.