Continuous Container Gardens: Swap In the Plants of the Season to Create Fresh Designs Year-Round

Continuous Container Gardens: Swap In the Plants of the Season to Create Fresh Designs Year-Round

by Roanne Robbins, Sara Begg Townsend


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Keep Your Containers Fresh and Vibrant Season After Season

Bring your containers to gorgeous year-round life with twelve miniature garden plans designed to be as appealing in January as they are in July. Begin with a dramatic main-stage plant, swap supporting players in and out throughout the year, adn enjoy the beauty of nature contained.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781603427029
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 02/26/2011
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 901,200
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Roanne Robbins is a design consultant who specializes in creative plant and floral designs for small-space gardens, containers, and special occasions. She lives in Rhode Island and blogs at

Sara Begg Townsend is a garden writer and the former executive editor of Horticulture magazine. She lives in Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Notes from Sara's Garden
Notes from Roanne's Garden

Part 1: A New Take on Container Gardening
Expand Your Plant World * The Four-Season Container Garden * Picking Plants * Get Thee to a Nursery * A Village of Underplantings * Containers Are Your Cardigans * Planting Up and Swapping Out * Planting Up Your Container * Initial Underplanting * Caring for Your Contained Garden * Pruning for Long-Term Care

Part 2: Twelve Containers Through the Year
Container 1: Colorful Sticks
Container 2: Cool Bark
Container 3: Off-Season Blooms
Container 4: Dressing Up Topiary
Container 5: A Shrub for All Seasons
Container 6: Purple Deluxe
Container 7: Woodland Shrubbery
Container 8: Flowering Tree
Container 9: Very Berried
Container 10: Transplant Time
Container 11: Ornamental Grass
Container 12: Structure & Vines

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