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The Encyclopedia of Planting Combinations By Andrew Lawson

The Encyclopedia of Planting Combinations by Andrew Lawson

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Guide to 4,000 color and planting schemes including shrubs and small trees, climbers, roses, perennials, bulbs and annuals.

The Encyclopedia of Planting Combinations Summary

The Encyclopedia of Planting Combinations by Andrew Lawson

All gardeners have favorite plants, but they often get stumped when it comes to knowing which plants to put beside those favorites. Confidence in which combinations work can mean the difference between a mediocre garden and one that sings. The Encyclopedia of Planting Combinations is the perfect tool to help gardeners create a stunning garden.

This inspiring planting guide features: - More than 4,000 combinations for beautiful and successful plantings - Over 1,000 plant descriptions with full color photographs and cultivation needs - Extensive information on suggested combinations and complementary plants, all fully cross-referenced - At-a-glance symbols - How to assess a site, choose plants and plant borders - How to combine form, color, texture, size and foliage - How to combine plants according to location, soil, climate and seasons

With authoritative and imaginative text, superb photographs and hundreds of planting combinations, The Encyclopedia of Planting Combinations is an exciting sourcebook for gardeners of all experience levels.

The Encyclopedia of Planting Combinations Reviews

Unique among gardening books available today with its practical recognition of what makes garden-scapes beautifully tranquil.--William Johnson "E-Streams Vol. 6, No. 4 "
[An] unusual reference that is both inspirational and practical, for the photos are beautiful and the writing clear and detailed.--Valerie Easton"Seattle Times" (10/20/2002)
The most important lesson I took from this book is that form, whether in flower or foliage, is paramount to creating perfect plant pairings.--Christina Selby"Canadian Gardening" (11/01/2002)
[Andrew Lawson's] exceptional images alone make this plant encyclopedia a pleasure to own.--Steve Whysall"Vancouver Sun" (11/29/2002)
Overall the book offers beginning gardeners a wealth of creative ideas for planning their gardens, and it contains enough innovative combinations to be of value to more experienced gardeners and landscape designers.--Mark Miller"The American Gardener" (09/01/2003)
Wow! This is a stunning book. Packed with a menu of suggestions, it shows how a simple garden can be turned into a work of art.-- (11/16/2002)
Covers all the bases with concise yet comprehensive commentaries on the design characteristics of more than 1,000 individual plants ... Lord could set a new standard for the term user-friendly, for few guides could rival his treatise for the practicality of its structure or for the quality of its information ... this guide is a god send.-- (11/01/2002)
Since the warm spring months would be incomplete without a good gardening book, check out the updated editions of [these] two door-stopping classics of the genre. [featured with Perennials]-- (01/01/2008)
A stunning book that is destined to become an essential reference on combining plants ... Clear advice and vivid photographs.-- (10/15/2002)
A very good reference book whether or not you are trying to find successful combinations -- and a book of exceptional value.-- (06/01/2003)
This book is a visual delight... It is beautiful to look at, informative to read, and offers first-rate suggestions for making one's garden truly a work of art.-- (01/01/2004)
Concise text and abundant, gorgeous photos ... make this reference source, especially at its reasonable price, essential for libraries and aspiring gardeners everywhere.-- (01/01/2003)
A book of rare quality, this tome ought to be in every serious gardener's library.--Globe and Mail (11/23/2002)
A brilliant gardening resource. Make no mistake. This is no ordinary encyclopedia.-- (12/15/2002)
What a wonderful resource... truly encyclopedic.-- (08/22/2003)
Beautiful colour photos, sturdy binding, excellent research presented in a sensible format and an engaging writing style...Helps gardeners create beautiful and harmonious gardens.... The Encyclopedia of Planting Combinations is a lively and authoritative book, packed with information.-- (06/01/2008)
[A] comprehensive guide for both novice and experienced gardeners...Accompanied by a bounty of gorgeous color photographs... This book contains invaluable information on plant selection and placement. The color illustrations throughout the book are particularly enlightening-- (08/01/2008)

About Andrew Lawson

Tony Lord is an author, photographer and horticultural consultant. His books include Designing with Roses and Best Borders, winner of the 1994 Garden Writers' Guild "Best General Gardening Book" Award. He edits the Royal Horticultural Society's Plant Finder, and lectures widely. Tony Lord is also a Gardens Advisor to Britain's National Trust.

Andrew Lawson is a leading garden photographer contributing to magazines such as Gardens Illustrated and House and Garden. He has been honored twice by the Garden Writers' Guild, winning an award in 1996 for his book The Gardener's Book of Colour, and was named Garden Photographer of The Year in 1999.

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The Encyclopedia of Planting Combinations by Andrew Lawson
Used - Very Good
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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