With the skill, flair, and ingenuity that so delighted readers of "The Book of Fresh Flowers" and "The Book of Dried Flowers, " Malcolm Hillier has created the ultimate guide to growing garden plants in window boxes, barrels and tubs, pots, urns, and hanging baskets. Drawing on a glorious profusion of plants for all seasons, he imaginatively combines flowers, foliage, and berries to come up with eye-catching schemes that complement containers of all shapes and sizes. He explains the principles of designing a scheme and planting it, then provides a wealth of advice on the care and attention needed to keep the plants in their very best condition and ensure a healthy, long-lasting display. Large color photographs of sunbaked roof terraces, shady court-yards, and wind-swept balconies demonstrate how containers can be arranged to enhance a garden or decorate the individual features in it: brick walls and wooden fences, flights of steps and fire escapes, porches and pergolas. Lavishly illustrated with color photographs and supplemented with all the practical know-how needed to ensure success, "The Book of Container Gardening" is a rich source of inspiration for all who wish to enhance a garden, balcony, or window-sill with decorative containers.
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