Burrell offers plenty to ponder with his 130 perennial combinations featuring two to six plants, each of which can be easily recreated in either the smallest or largest garden. Burrell offers numerous suggestions of perennial combinations for the challenging conditions found in wet or dry sites as well as clay or sandy gardens. A stunning book full of practical ideas, Burrell illustrates his ideas with live perennial grouping, a drawn plan, and photo key. His parsley, lamb’s ears and ‘Vera Johnson’ sedum grouping is particularly inspiring for a sunny and slightly dry location. He even offers others suggestions of using yellow thyme, golden oregano, or deep purple opal basil in this design.
A new section in the latest revision of this book specifically offers combinations for dramatic effect - bold foliage, bold and colourful flower combinations, and bold accents for those gardeners that need a little more drama in their garden.