Synopses & Reviews
Simple and foolproof! Enjoy beautiful container plantings with no stress or fuss. Container Theme Gardens offers 42 plans for container arrangements, each using just five specific plants that you can find at your local garden center. There's something here for every setting and every style, including a meadow in a box, a pond in a pot, a simple salad garden, and a combination that will attract hummingbirds. Each plan includes photographs of what the full planting will look like, as well as a handy shopping list so you know exactly what you need.
From a mini-meadow to a pond in a pot and a simple salad garden to a balcony planting, these 42 plans for perfect container combinations offer something for every setting and every style. And the best part is that each combination requires just five plants that are all commonly found at garden centers and big box stores. Photographs of every combination show exactly what the full planting will look like and feature clay, cement, wood, and metal containers of all sizes and shapes.
About the Author
Nancy J. Ondra, author of Container Theme Gardens, is a garden writer and editor as well as the former owner and operator of a small rare-plant nursery. She is the author or co-author of a dozen gardening books, including Foliage (winner of the 2008 Book Award from the American Horticultural Society), The Perennial Gardener’s Design Primer (winner of a 2006 Silver Award from the Garden Writers Association), Five-Plant Gardens, The Pe