Container Theme Gardens: 42 Combinations, Each Using 5 Perfectly Matched Plants (Paperback)

Container Theme Gardens: 42 Combinations, Each Using 5 Perfectly Matched Plants By Nancy J. Ondra, Rob Cardillo (Photographs by) Cover Image
By Nancy J. Ondra, Rob Cardillo (Photographs by)
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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.

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 Perennial Care Manual, Fallscaping, and Grasses. She currently gardens in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and blogs at

Rob Cardillo has been photographing gardens, plants, and the people who tend them for more than 20 years. Formerly the director of photography at Organic Gardening, he now works for major publishers, horticultural suppliers, and landscape designers throughout the United States. Visit him at

Product Details
ISBN: 9781612123981
ISBN-10: 1612123988
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC
Publication Date: January 26th, 2016
Pages: 272
Language: English