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.



An Inviting Home Entry

Isn't it a very inviting home entry?

A Colorful Front Walk

Add splashes of color and fragrance to your path!

A Dramatic Entryway

Want a dramatic front yard? And privacy from the neighbors? Why don't you follow the steps of Joel Loblaw in the layered approach to this Tudor-style home's entryway.

A Colorful Mediterranean Stone Path

Awash with color, this walkway combines striking Mediterranean plants for a long-lasting floral display. All plants are evergreen and their pretty form and attractive foliage fill the garden year-round. Low maintenance, they are drought, tolerant and deer resistant.

A Majestic Walkway

This lovely serpentine bluestone path with plantings of different heights, textures and colors, creates a wonderful experience and feeling as we wander along it.

A Dream Outdoor Space

What a lovely outdoor space with the elegant white pergola covering this home's front porch...

Splashes Of Colors For My Shady Garden

A stunning border for shady gardens. Created by Carter Rohrer Co, only 3 ingredients were used to achieve this lovely decor.

A Fantastic Long Blooming Hedge

Add splashes of color to your hedges to make them eye-catching!

A Ravishing Zen Garden

Dreaming of a Zen garden, love succulents and want drama in your small yard? Not a problem! This project is a great example of what can be accomplished with limited space.

A Californian Retreat

Isn't this spectacular plant combination a real masterpiece with its staggering reddish rosettes of Paddle Plants (Kalanchoe Luciae) providing a strong architectural and exotic presence in this border?

Eye-Catching Retaining Walls

A super blend of perennials and ornamental grasses which softens and enhances these retaining walls.

A Fabulous Mediterranean Border

This warm and eye-catching Mediterranean border is a real delight!

A Long-Lasting Mediterranean Border Idea

Low maintenance and water wise, this warm and eye-catching Mediterranean border combines 2 easy-care ingredients: Ferocactus pilosus (Mexican Lime Cactus) and California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica).

A Low Maintenance Succulent Border

Awash with color and shapes, this warm and eye-catching succulent garden is a real delight year round.

A Fabulous Yard

This spectacular small garden marries beautiful colors, shapes and textures.

A Colorful and Low Maintenance Californian Garden

A glorious mix of colors, shapes and textures for a long-lasting impact. Blooming over a long season extending from late spring to fall, bright red and pink Kangaroo Paws (Anigozanthus) cheerfully contrast with the evergreen ground-hugging Blue Chalk Stick (Senecio mandraliscae) and the incredibly elegant Agave demestiana 'Variegata'.

A Sparkling and Low Maintenance Garden

As if studded with diamonds, Elegia tectorum provides a charming backdrop to the incredibly elegant Agave demestiana 'Variegata' and the evergreen ground-hugging Blue Chalk Stick (Senecio mandraliscae).

A Colorful and Low Maintenance Mediterranean Path

This stunning coastal garden path combines a mix of ornamental grasses and herbaceous perennials, mostly drought tolerant, and providing weeks of colors. Created by Gardens by Gabriel, this low maintenance creation is a real delight!

A Sparkling Tropical Garden with Architectural plants

Quite colorful, this tropical garden is low maintenance and requires little attention to thrive. Most plants are very architectural and are laid out in a tapestry of striking colors, shapes and textures.

An Eye-Catching Mediterranean Garden with Agave, Aloe and Pincushion

This drought resistant Mediterranean garden is low maintenance and requires little water to thrive. The plants consist of south US natives, succulents and drought-hardy plants from the Southern Hemisphere, laid out in broad drifts of striking colors and textures.

A Sparkling Mediterranean Garden with Agave, Aloe and Euphorbia

Looking good all year-round, most of these plants change color over the seasons for a renewed appeal.

A Welcoming Hedge

What a fabulous and distinctive hedge! All plants won the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society. Fragrant and easy to grow, they require little maintenance

A Traditional and Fragrant Summer Border Idea

Shrub Roses can be combined effectively with long-blooming perennials. This superb traditional border is a good example .

A Singing Mediterranean Pathway

This beautiful flagstone pathway is planted with a palette of long-lasting, brightly colored, low maintenance and water wise, evergreen shrubs and perennials.