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Lovely Links: Good Reads on Planting Design

Lovely Links: Good Reads on Planting Design

The arrangement of plants in a garden is sometimes overwhelming. There are so many plant options and how in the world do we combine them into a beautiful composition?  

I often choose themes to narrow down choices, then organize plants by form, texture and color, but there are many, many ways to create that perfect design. Below are some fun resources that showcase additional ways to organize your plants:

THE PLANTING DESIGN HANDBOOK (A very thorough eBook by Nick Robinson)

PERENNIAL DRIFTS & MATRIX PLANTINGS (A simplified tutorial by Alejandra Feliciano)

PLANT STYLES: TRADITIONAL VS. CONTEMPORARY PLANTS (A fun way to look at the use of plants by Matthew Murrey)

PLANTING DESIGN TIPS (These are my basic pointers for plant arrangement)

Happy plant tweaking!

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