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 Charming Mediterranean Stone Path

Who wouldn't want to stroll along this beautiful and fragrant pathway where clumps of Tulbaghia violacea spring up between the ornamental grass, Stipa tenuissima?

A Contemporary Provencal Courtyard

Two thumbs up for this extremely appealing courtyard where the clean and geometric lines of the lavender beds are softly echoed by the silver-gray stone path.

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.

A Lovely Trio To Try: Mexican Bush Sage, Valerian and Roses

This beautiful trio will add fragrance and long-lasting color in your garden. Drought tolerant, all these plants complement each other in color and serve as a feast for hummingbirds and butterflies.

A Fantastic Two Plant Hedge

A drought tolerant and low maintenance hedge idea! This fantastic hedge has been realized with 2 plants, which beautifully provide vertical interest, color and a lovely foliage for months

A successful Marriage

Here is the recipe for a successful marriage!

A Serene Courtyard Designed for Long-Lasting Color and Interest

A peaceful and mesmerizing scene, where we cannot help but admire the purple hues of the delightfully fragrant Spanish Lavender (Lavandula Stoechas) and sculptural Ornamental Onions 'Purple Sensation' (Alliums), delicately undulating in the breeze over a mixed planting of silvery-gray Wormwood (Artemisia) and yellow-blossoming Santolina or Lavender Cotton (Santolina chamaecyparissus).

A Coastal Cottage garden

Isn't this a very desirable coastal cottage garden? Most impressionist painters would have surely fallen for it!

A Natural Path

A jaw-dropping casual and fragrant gravel path winding across a superb mix of drought resistant and salt friendly plantings

Playa La Vista

This small condo backyard, originally a steep hill and not a useable space, has been beautifully terraced by Pat Brodie Landscape Design with stone and includes succulents, seasonal color, and drought tolerant plants.

A Spectacular and Long-Lasting Spring Border idea For Weeks of Display

Designed by the renowned international landscape designer, Jacqueline van der Kloet, for Keukenhof - where over seven million bulbs are planted, offering a glorious decor, rich of colors and fragrances - this soft and tender combination of tulips and daffodils truly reflects Jacqueline's art at uniquely painting landscapes with her bulbs' palette, in a much more casual and feminine way than her predecessors

A Pastel Border Idea for Your Spring Garden

This harmonious spring border has been realized with 4 award-winning flowering bulbs.

A Superb Fall Trio

A great way of coloring your garden in fall! Drought tolerant, this combination is fairly easy to re-create.

A Fall Long-Lasting Pair

Here is a lovely way to introduce waves of colors in your fall garden!

A Striking Mix

An original and ideal mix with which to catch the attention of onlookers or to hide a dull wall or fence.

A Charming Late Summer to Fall Duo: Japanese Anemones & Asters

This spectacular pair of perennials will provide weeks of joyful color in your borders from late summer to fall. A classic and vibrant mix of contrasting pink and purple for the late season perennial border. Perfect for wet soils. Deer and rabbit resistant too!

A Charming Summer to Fall Duo: Achillea & Aster

This spectacular pair of perennials will provide weeks of joyful color in your borders from mid summer to fall.

A Long-Lasting Border

Like a rainbow in your garden, this wonderful long-lasting mix of superb coneflowers (Echinacea) of the 'Big Sky' series with Anise Hyssop (Agastache) and Sneezeweed (Helenium) will enchant any sunny border.

Convert A Dull Spot Into A Dream Place

Need to get rid of a dull wall or boring area of your yard? Why don't you try this?

A Lovely Fragrant Path

Adorned with lavender in full bloom on either side, this path leads to a lovely focal point, an angel statue, which brings interest and a tempting destination.

A Lovely Mediterranean Path

Adorned with lavender in full bloom on either side, this ravishing gravel path features superb Portugal Laurel trees (Prunus lusitanica) clipped into neat mushroom shapes. Two evergreen companions that offer multi-season interest, beauty, fragrance and enable gardeners from cool winter areas to enjoy the true Mediterranean look in their garden.

A Perfect Entrance

It is amazing how trailing flowers can add a sense of romance to any spot. Here, the simple and symmetrical entrance of this Mediterranean home is softened by the Clematis, cascading from the front porch in pink swathes delicately swaying in the summer br