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Container gardening
Williams, Paul, 1953-
Personal Author:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York DK Pub., [2004]

Physical Description:
192 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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SB418 .W5199 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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features more imaginative plants than most books on the subject and looks at the latest designs and new materials for containers. Offering practical advice on planting and year-round maintenance, as well as looking at inspirational ideas for today's more style-conscious gardener, the emphasis is always on the plants themselves with expert practical advice on how to grow and maintain them through the year.

Author Notes

Paul Williams trained at one of the UK's top horticultural colleges and went on to become head gardener at a large garden in the Cotswolds. A passionate plantsman and an engaging lecturer, Paul has several books and magazine articles to his credit and also runs a thriving gardening business.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

For would-be gardeners with thin pocketbooks or limited outdoor space, this book is a delightful guide to raising plants in pots. Like skillful flower arranging, container planting starts with an artistic vision of complementary colors, shapes and textures. British gardener Williams's volume blossoms with striking creations, but he also shares practical advice on recreating the "container portraits" pictured. Like a chef, Williams lists necessary "ingredients," and offers detailed instructions on plant care and container size, shape and material for each of the 44 displays. Williams (The Garden Color Book; Digging Deeper) also covers critical gardening principles for picking healthy plants, rich potting mixtures and attractive containers. For readers who want to experiment beyond his arrangements, Williams provides a detailed directory of 300 plants that thrive in containers, including staples like impatiens and begonias, as well as unusual suspects like the soft, silver-leafed plectranthus argentatus, which he calls "a textural delight." The full-color photos are also sure to inspire. (Mar.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 8
Container designp. 12
Container portraitsp. 26
Container materialsp. 116
Container principlesp. 130
Container plant directoryp. 154
Indexp. 186
Acknowledgmentsp. 192