Pots in the Garden: Expert Design & Planting Techniques

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Timber Press, Sep 1, 2009 - Gardening - 248 pages
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No longer a technique just for apartment dwellers or novice gardeners, the use of ornamental containers on decks, patios, terraces, and in the garden itself can save time, space, and money, while offering experienced home gardeners unique creative challenges, site flexibility, and experimental fun.

Author and award-winning horticulturist Ray Rogers takes you on an engaging exploration into basic design principles as well as how to create focal points, use water, exploit the potential of empty containers, and more. Stunning photographs by Richard Hartlage provide guidance and inspiration, as well as visually explaining each principle. Gardeners at every level of experience will find inspiration and instruction in this comprehensive book.

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Great idea book for gardener

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Really nice book with helpful tips and many ideas. Beautiful photos. Read full review


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About the author (2009)

Photographer Richard Hartlage is an associate principal at AHBL, Inc., managing the landscape architecture division and working with private and public clients around the country. His garden designs have been featured in the New York Times, Horticulture, Traditional Home, Pacific Horticulture, Garden Design, the Seattle Times, and other publications in the U.S., Japan, and Europe. Richard lectures regularly on gardening and garden design, while his photographs and articles appear in a variety of horticultural magazines and books. He is a contributing editor to Garden Design and author of the book Bold Visions for the Garden, as well as photographer for Plant Life: Growing a Garden in the Pacific Northwest by Valerie Easton. Richard lives in Seattle, Washington.

Ray Rogers has won 397 blue ribbons and 88 top awards (including 5 Best in Show) for container-grown plants at the Philadelphia International Flower Show. After a career in public horticulture with the Morris Arboretum and the American Horticultural Society, he turned to garden writing, speaking, and editing. He is the author of Coleus and Pots in the Garden and the editor of several major gardening titles published by Dorling Kindersley. He holds a master’s degree in horticulture and is an avid hybridizer of Hippeastrum, better known as amaryllis. Visit him at www.showplants.net.

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