Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC; Original edition (February 26, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.7 x 9.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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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 "...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."Essential to the theme of this book is that for container gardens to be sustaining, annuals won't do.
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