Extend the life of your container garden beyond the summer months with an innovative system created by Sara Begg Townsend and Roanne Robbins. Beginning with a central woody plant, garden ornament, or eye-catching perennial, you’ll learn how to swap in seasonal plants for a dynamic display that looks great year-round. This inventive guide presents 48 tried-and-true designs that yield endless variations. No matter the season, your container garden will be glowing with bursts of color and varied textures that are in tune with nature.
|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 www.naturecontained.com.
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 GardenNotes from Roanne's GardenIntroductionPart 1: A New Take on Container GardeningExpand 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 CarePart 2: Twelve Containers Through the YearContainer 1: Colorful SticksContainer 2: Cool BarkContainer 3: Off-Season BloomsContainer 4: Dressing Up TopiaryContainer 5: A Shrub for All SeasonsContainer 6: Purple DeluxeContainer 7: Woodland ShrubberyContainer 8: Flowering TreeContainer 9: Very BerriedContainer 10: Transplant TimeContainer 11: Ornamental GrassContainer 12: Structure & Vines