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Natural Companions: The Garden Lover’s Guide to Plant Combinations Hardcover – March 1, 2012

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About the Author

Ken Druse is the author of 17 award-winning gardening books. He has a weekly public radio show and podcast, Ken Druse—Real Dirt, and has written for the New York Times and many shelter magazines. Druse lives in Brooklyn and New Jersey.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang; First Edition edition (March 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1584799013
  • ISBN-13: 978-1584799016
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 1.2 x 12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #645,321 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I ordered "Natural Companions"from Amazon the moment I heard it was available. Garden books by Ken Druse are not to be missed. The moment my copy arrived, I opened the box, looked inside and gasped! This is a breathtakingly beautiful "garden book." Now that I've begun reading it, I can say it's full of valuable information, too. And plenty of Ken's humor! Ellen Hoverkamp's dramatic, lifelike photographs have such impact, I fall in love with plants all over again. Most of the photos are composites of many flowers, helpfully accompanied by a identification key. Since the book is divided into many subjects, it works well to read just a few pages at a time--take a break to digest -- then move on. Savor it: this book is a treasure.
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I have just finished looking at every picture. This is probably one of the most
beautiful and informative books on gardening ever published. As I turned the pages I
gasped out loud with delight. I have already purchased two more as gifts.
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The illustrations in this book make it worth the purchase. Ellen Hovercamp is an accomplished artist and digital photographer/scanner, and the result is eye candy beyond belief. Ken Druse's prose is also lovely. Well worth having in my collection!
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This beautiful book will soon become a bit ragged around the edges because I can't keep my hands off of it. It is a work of art! I plan on giving this book to all my gardening friends as gifts this year.
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The book shares many colorful companion plantings that add interest, texture and forms; all aspects of good design principals. I highly recommend this book where you can get ideas for plant companions. Do not overlook foliage colors for added interest.
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Ken Druse always tells you interesting and surprising things about plants, and his photographs are a guarantee you'll have a very beautiful book. No one can match his combination of lively, intelligent writing and great horticultural photography. So I ordered Natural Companions as soon as I learned about it. The book explains how to combine flowers, leaves, stems, etc. to get the best effects in your garden. A very special treat here would be the many amazing displays of cut flowers and foliage beautifully arranged and scanned (it's hard to believe how gorgeous and fresh they look!) by his collaborator, Ellen Hoverkamp, which are included along with Druse's in situ garden shots. The book is loaded with ideas you can use to make your own creative displays. It has many short sections, grouped by broad topic, that explain a wide range of factors you can consider in planning a garden, and I think you'll want to dip into it again and again. It would make a great gift for a gardener, or for that matter, for anyone who appreciates nature's beauty.
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I am a flower painter and this book "Natural Companions: The Garden Lover's Guide" is a magnificent large format book by Ken Druse. The flowers are artfully arranged and beautifully photographed by Ellen Havercamp on a dark background. The photographs are designed in clusters of a wide variety of flowers, some similar, some widely different in a botanical style and will serve as a beautiful book to treasure for any avid flower lover or artist as I am and will serve as a wonderful reference. It was reasonably priced on Amazon and I highly recommend it.
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There are lots of books that show you combinations of plants to make your garden more interesting and beautiful. This book provides wonderful information in such a different way. Truly eye candy. The larger size of the book does justice to the images of plants on the dark scanned background, arranged artfully. I like that there are different themes for the photo compositions. The "Families" chapter lets you visually compare similar plants. The "Color" themed plates are helpful and provide food for thought in your own arrangements. I love the concept and the execution. Well worth the price!
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