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The Perennial Matchmaker: Create Amazing Combinations With Your Favorite Perennials

Want foolproof ideas for pairing favorite perennials with an array of harmonious plant partners but don’t know where to start? Plantswoman Nancy J. Ondra helps you to jump-start your perennial garden with her one-plant-at-a-time approach for choosing plant partners. Having spent more than 30 years growing and experimenting with perennials and plant combinations, Ondra shares her extensive experience in this in-depth guide to eye-catching color combinations, dramatic textural displays, and stunning seasonal effects.The Perennial Matchmaker features 80 individual perennial profiles, close to 400 exquisite photographs of plant partnerships, and Ondra’s insight into the wide array of plants that make great combinations, including annuals, bulbs, grasses, shrubs, and other perennials. Each plant profile gives dozens of ideas and suggestions for pairings, including region-specific choices, Ondra’s top-choice perfect match, and an at-a-glance summary of the best color partners.Whether you are just dreaming of your first perennial garden or are a long-time gardener who wants to elevate plantings for a more cohesive and exciting look, The Perennial Matchmaker is your go-to guide for creating stunning plant medleys.

Paperback: 352 pages

Publisher: Rodale Books (March 8, 2016)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1623365384

ISBN-13: 978-1623365387

Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.8 x 9.3 inches

Shipping Weight: 4.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #287,611 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #39 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Flowers > Perennials #206 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Landscape #290 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Garden Design

Very interesting approach to companion planting... look for what you already have in your garden, then view the list of plants which would go well with it / take the garden bed to the next level of interest and appeal. Includes specific names / varieties, soil, sun & water needs, and even includes the hardiness zones... very important in my Zone 3 garden. I like this book a lot. I would have given it five stars, but I got the kindle (digital) version for portability and it does not allow me to zoom in well enough to read some of the charts ...

A very helpful book for planting combos of plants.

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