' [A] smart volume … simple, straightforward photographs and helpful captions accompany text that is lively and amiable.' – New York Times Book Review
Inspiration for stunning planting for your garden throughout the year – from Anna Pavord, one of today’s most inspiring and much-loved garden writers, author of the global bestseller The Tulip
First published in 2001, and now fully revised and updated, in this inspirational book, acclaimed bestselling author Anna Pavord selects 60 ‘star plants’ – from iris to hostas – and pairs each with two perfect partners: shrubs, herbaceous perennials, bulbs, and annuals that no garden should be without. This classic book reveals how best to group plants in a garden to create a year-long display. Ranging from hydrangeas, salvias and ferns to dahlias, tulips and snowdrops, each star plant is paired with two partners, offering gardeners creative planting solutions to achieve stunning results, season by season.
About the Author
Anna Pavord’s books include her globally bestselling The Tulip and The Naming of Names. Her gardening column in the Independent newspaper in the UK ran for 30 years from the paper’s launch in 1986 until the last print edition. Today she writes for the Sunday Times and is an Associate Editor of Gardens Illustrated magazine. Pavord lives in West Dorset and was awarded the Gold Veitch medal from the Royal Horticultural Society in 2001.
'[A] fantastic seasonal guide to planting.' - Publishers Weekly
'An all-star cast that will make your garden look splendid year-round.' - The Sunday Times
'The layout is elegant and easy to navigate...close-ups of each 'star' plant and their companions [...] are as inspiring as they are beautiful.' - Garden Design Journal
'Guides readers through the sometimes daunting task of what to plant together for maximum aesthetic appeal and impact.' - Veranda
'Dazzling' - Triangle Gardner