by High Country Gardens

English Lavender (Lavandula), Coreopsis (Tickseed), Partridge Feather (Tanacetum) and Silky Thread Grass (Nasella)
Lavandula angustifolia (English Lavender ), Tickseed (Coreopsis), Partridge Feather (Tanacetum) and Silky Thread Grass (Nasella)

Horticulturist David Salman's Favorite Combos

For me, the most satisfying element about gardening is when you create, either by plan or accident, wonderful plant combinations. Not only do companion plants make each other look better, but many plants actually grow better alongside compatible neighbors. I often make the analogy that putting a new plant into the garden is like assembling a new outfit. It's not done when you buy the jacket. It's all the other parts of the outfit like the pants, shirt, tie and socks that make the jacket really standout.

Pink flamingo and blonde ambition.
Muhlenbergia 'Pink Flamingo' and Bouteloua 'Blonde Ambition' (Blue Grama Grass), Salvia Raspberry Delight (in the rear)..

Factors to Consider When Putting Together Plant Combinations

Make sure that the basic growing conditions preferred by the plants in the planting combination are a match. Here are the questions I ask myself before creating a combination planting: