Flint Memorial Library (North Reading)

Container theme gardens, 42 combinations, each using 5 perfectly matched plants, Nancy J. Ondra ; photography by Rob Cardillo - pbk. : alk. paper

Ondra shows you how to choose a container and a five-plant theme, and use them to create a beautiful combination for any season, situation, or taste. She shows you how to choose the color scheme, arrangement, and container that will fit your style
Table Of Contents
Why try containers? -- Nine reasons to try containers -- Basics of container gardening -- Playing with color. Five-part harmony of color ; Bold contrast ; Pretty in pastel ; Rich reds ; Orange all over ; Growing sunshine ; Singin' the blues ; Regal purple ; Elegant whites ; Sparkling silvers ; Back to black -- Through the seasons. Spring cheer ; All-summer color ; Autumn's brilliance ; Winter wonders ; Year-round interest -- Location, location, location. Made for shade ; Beat the heat ; Balcony beauties -- Designed to attract. Hummingbird haven ; Butterfly banquet ; Kid attraction -- Small wonders. A mini meadow ; Pond in a pot ; Magic in miniature -- Fun and colorful edibles. Salad on deck ; Herbs on the windowsill ; A pot of tea ; Bursting with berries -- Special themes. Just right for night ; Living perfume ; Asian-inspired tranquility -- All about the plants. Annual appeal ; Perennial punch for shade ; Tropical sunset ; Lovely leaves -- All about the containers. Terra-cotta charm ; The everyman's plastic pot ; Copper beauty ; Cemented in place ; Country hardwood ; Eye-catching ceramic
Literary Form
non fiction
Includes index
Physical Description
267 pages, color illustrations, 24 cm


Library Locations

  • Flint Memorial Library (North Reading)

    147 Park Street, North Reading, MA, 01864, US