You know what you like – the twinkle of blue-eyed grass, the neat geometry of echeveria, the rustle of blue oat grass. But how do you put great individual plants together so they look fantastic in tandem and also make sense in your garden space? There are so many choices – red, purple, yellow, pink, frilly, spiky, glossy, tiny, tall. And they all have to groove with your soil, light, and moisture conditions. Our experts can point the way and simplify the process, whether you have a large landscape or a collection of containers on a deck.
Ken Druse, author of the new book Natural Companions: The Garden Lover’s Guide to Plant Combinations, will draw on his coast-to-coast experience with discovering and composing beautiful, appropriate, and unified garden groupings. California native-plant expert and author Katherine Greenberg will take important, and sustainable, cues from native plant communities. Owner of Succulent Gardens nursery Robin Stockwell will show you how to synchronize your aloes, sedums, yuccas, and aeoniums. Eileen Kelly, garden designer and owner of Dig Your Garden, is adept at composing perfect plant vignettes – a good place to start for any size garden. And Patrick Lannan, a designer with Flora Grubb Gardens, will demonstrate how to assemble container combos with panache.