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

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Storey Publishing, 2011 - Gardening - 270 pages
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Tired of container gardens that look great in the summer but not the rest of the year? Garden designers Sara Begg Townsend and Roanne Robbins offer an innovative system for creating stylish container gardens that can change with the seasons with a minimum of fuss. They begin with a "main-stage" plant--a woody plant, garden ornament, or eye-catching perennial--and then add a secondary player for texture and variety. As the seasons change, they show how easy it is to swap plants in and out for a dynamic display that looks great year-round. Their simple approach yields endless variations, seasonal bursts of color, and varied textures that echo the ever-changing beauty of nature. The book features designs for twelve containers, each with a unique plan for swapping plants every season, for a total of 48 exciting looks.

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User Review  - gypsyatheart - LibraryThing

An excellent and well-crafted book for those who are looking to take their containering to a whole new level. Sharp, clever, stylish and down-to-earth advise. This is one I'd have in my own library for regular refreshing of my garden style. Read full review

Contents

Notes from Saras Garden
8
Notes from Roannes Garden
10
Introduction
12
A NEW TAKE ON CONTAINER GARDENING
14
TWELVE CONTAINERS THROUGH THE YEAR
56
Resources
258
Index
261
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About the author (2011)

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

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.

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