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As a gardener and professional potter, Jim Keeling combines these skills in an insightful publication on the importance of selection of the right containers for the garden. After a discussion of the process of pot production and the history of the craft, he illustrates how containers can be used successfully in the garden through all seasons.
The author points out that pots add architectural interest, so selection of the proper size and style of a container is critical. He offers practical advice on suitable potting soil and container maintenance. A list of desirable plantings highlights those that are decorative in all seasons. This publication is full of ideas on how to combine and display containers. Gardeners will find that by employing containers throughout their gardens, they can add refreshing decorative changes with less labor than in ground plantings.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden