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

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The difference between “container gardening” and “gardening in a container” is not merely semantic. While the former implies a reliance on a standard mix of spectacular but short-lived annuals, the latter draws on the vast array of plant material one would use in any mixed border. Bending the boundaries of typical planter plantings, Townsend and Robbins begin with a basic design scheme that can be updated throughout the seasons. The key to this flexibility is a strong foundation on which central plants such as trees, shrubs, and perennials are supported by a cast of sequential secondary players. Highlighting 12 containers that illustrate a favorite theme such as foliage, structure, color, or movement, the authors deconstruct each vessel’s composition and subsequent adaptations and include such vital information as off-season care and proper container selection. With a bright, breezy, conversational style, the authors’ infectious enthusiasm and extensive experience will empower gardeners to think outside their usual container comfort zones. --Carol Haggas

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Keep Your Containers Fresh and Vibrant Season After Season

Bring your containers to gorgeous year-round life with twelve miniature garden plans designed to be as appealing in January as they are in July. Begin with a dramatic main-stage plant, swap supporting players in and out throughout the year, adn enjoy the beauty of nature contained.

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  • File Size: 8496 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC; Original edition (March 30, 2012)
  • Publication Date: March 30, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007Q25THE
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Continuous Container Gardens: Swap In the Plants of the Season to Create Fresh Designs Year-Round
Right 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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Lots of great plant combos and container ideas. Great photography. Nice book for my collection. I would recommend to professional or homeowner
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great ideas for plants to use in permanent or seasonal containers. Suggestions for a main shrub or tree and then changing out accompanying plants for each season. Highly recommend for anyone interested in container designs and inspirational combinations. Book recommends experimenting with shrubs and perennials rather than traditional annuals.
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