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Continuous Container Gardens: Swap In The Plants Of The Season To Create Fresh Designs Year-Round

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. 

Paperback: 272 pages

Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC; Original edition (February 26, 2011)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1603427023

ISBN-13: 978-1603427029

Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.7 x 9.1 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Continuous Container Gardens: Swap In the Plants of the Season to Create Fresh Designs Year-RoundRight from the first page, the authors declare that a container garden is better than a large flower bed because with containers, the gardener can focus on less and do more with it. For example, deadheading a container garden takes 30 seconds if done a few times a week. Furthermore, because pots are closer to eye level, they make it easier to appreciate individual plants. The restricted amount of gardening surface also teaches and inspires the gardener to become a better editor and a better designer.Traditional gardeners better hold onto their hats because this book will provide a roller coaster of a ride as the authors present a new treatment for an established style of gardening. According to the publisher, the authors submit " 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."Essential to the theme of this book is that for container gardens to be sustaining, annuals won't do.

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