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Pots in the Garden: Expert Design and Planting Techniques By Ray Rogers

Pots in the Garden: Expert Design and Planting Techniques

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Takes you on an exploration into basic design principles as well as how to create focal points, use water, exploit the potential of empty containers, and more. This book features photographs that provide guidance, and is intended for gardeners at every level of experience.

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Pots in the Garden: Expert Design and Planting Techniques by Ray Rogers

No longer a technique just for apartment dwellers or novice gardeners, the use of ornamental containers on decks, patios, terraces, and in the garden itself can save time, space, and money, while offering experienced home gardeners unique creative challenges, site flexibility, and experimental fun. Author and award-winning horticulturist Ray Rogers takes you on an engaging exploration into basic design principles as well as how to create focal points, use water, exploit the potential of empty containers, and more. Stunning photographs by Richard Hartlage provide guidance and inspiration, as well as visually explaining each principle. Gardeners at every level of experience will find inspiration and instruction in this comprehensive book.

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Offers loads of inspiration for beginners and experienced gardeners. And the photos by Richard Hartlage beautifully illustrate Rogers' lessons on color combinations, container selection, placement and other key design elements. -- Holly Hayes San Jose Mercury News 20070210 This spring I have shifted my thoughts to Design, with a capital D, because of a new book, Pots in the Garden. ... Mr. Rogers has a lot to say about color, line, form and texture in a garden full of pots. So does Mr. Hartlage, whose gorgeous color pictures illustrate Mr. Rogers's every point. -- Anne Raver New York Times 20070405 A great idea book that also offers the nuts and bolts of creating successful potted vignettes. -- Jean Starr Munster (IN) Times 20070405 This well-photographed book offers lengthy advice on growing plants in containers. -- Katherine Grace Endicott San Francisco Chronicle 20070418 Ray takes you through all the basics on containers: soil requirements, pot size, and basic design elements: color, line, form, repetition, texture, space and placement. And then he throws out all the rules. -- Jane Berger Garden Design Online 20070509 I'll be consulting Pots in the Garden as I continue my own quest for magnificent containers. -- Ellen Spector Platt Container Gardens 20070101 A visual blast of a book. Hartlage's photos capture an astonishing array of container pyrotechnics, with how-to-do-it by Rogers. -- Valerie Easton Seattle Times 20070520 No plant-by-number recipes here. Instead, Rogers aims to help a gardener do some sophisticated thinking about pots. ... In addition to much inspiration and advice on selection and care of plants, there is excellent information on the pots themselves. -- Beth Botts Chicago Tribune 20070414 Rogers gives would-be gardeners not only the knowledge to plan their own container gardens, but the principles to creatively reflect their personal style. -- Jennifer Chance Colorado Homes & Lifestyles 20070601 Rogers is a horticultural Einstein whose container theories are sure to inspire even the most insipid containers of garden relativity. -- John Bagnasco Garden Compass 20070701 The quintessential book for creating container gardens. It's bold, beautiful, and useful to boot. -- Jerri Cook The Country Today 20070613 Rogers takes the art of container gardening out of the ordinary and raises it to a new level of excitement that focuses on design, design, design. -- Ethel Fried Manchester (CT) Journal Inquirer 20070728 Perfect for gardeners who are tired of the cookie-cutter container recipe of a tall plant in the middle with a spiller trailing over the edge and filler plants in between. -- George Weigel Harrisburg Patriot-News 20070809 [Rogers] takes you on an engaging exploration into basic design principles, including how to use color, mass, texture, repetition, and spacing, as well as how to create focal points, use water, exploit the potential of empty containers, and more. Walla Walla Union-Bulletin 20070809 A serious book on design, and all gardeners, whether they be container-lovers or not, will get plenty out of its insights. -- Lia Leendertz Gardens Illustrated 20071001 A visually exciting book. Stunning photos by Richard Hartlage illustrate container-garden compositions from timeless to wildly innovative. ... You'll gain both inspiration and the knowledge to design your own pots with confidence. -- Maia Eisen Tacoma East King Trailhead 20070101 Expertly discusses the principles and elements of design that apply to container gardening. ... Extraordinarily thorough in content ... Highly recommended. -- Marilyn K. Alaimo National Gardener 20080401 You'll get plenty of ideas from Ray Rogers' new offering, not only for what to put in pots, but also where to put them and how to combine them. There are potted plants for every situation and every taste, including those stuffed with color and texture and dramatic one-specimen containers. -- Kym Pokorny Homes + Gardens Northwest 20071201 A veritable library of container plantings that teaches landscape design techniques. ... Understanding design is his first lesson before one plant is planted or one container purchased. This is what I enjoyed most ... learning how to put a garden together comes before doing it. -- Joel M. Lerner Washington Post 20071201 Filled with discussions about color, form and texture, this book doesn't merely make plant and arrangement suggestions. Rather, Rogers instructs on design principles, pot-selection, planting techniques and more, inspiring the reader to find his own style and develop his own applications. -- Jessica Damiano Newsday 20080102 Full of good ideas about color grouping and plant selection. ... He's easy to read and a natural teacher. -- Petra McLean Plant Master 20080101 This man is a master at applying the design principles to container gardening. What sets his book apart is his discussion of the way color, line, repetition, form, and mass affect each other and how altering one aspect changes our perception of the whole. -- Bobbie Schwartz Buckeye 20080101 Blossoms with inspiring container creations for beginners and longtime gardeners alike. Sarnia (Ontario) Observer 20090625

About Ray Rogers

Ray Rogers is a garden editor and writer who began his career working at arboretums, nurseries, and horticultural societies. He earned his MS in Ornamental Horticulture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has since then taught at the George Washington University Horticultural Program and been Senior Editor at Dorling Kindersley Publishing. A member of Garden Writers of America, Ray is coauthor of The Philadelphia Flower Show: Celebrating 175 Years and is a consultant for a specialty nursery. Currently a freelance editor and author, Ray is a regular contributor to the American Gardener magazine, Green Scene, and American Cottage Gardening, and was a guest on Martha Stewart Living. He continues to pursue his horticultural interests as a home gardener, an amateur hybridizer of Hippeastrum (amaryllis), and an award-winning horticultural exhibitor at the Philadelphia Flower Show.

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Pots in the Garden: Expert Design and Planting Techniques by Ray Rogers
Ray Rogers
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