By Janice Eaton Kelly, Sterling Pub., New York, NY
For anyone who enjoys container planting, this book could be one of your favorites–I know it’s one of mine. It’s that cool. I container garden for about 40% of my clients and for myself, and yet I own precious few container planting books. Why? Because many are redundant and uninspiring at best (seen that ten times in other places), and downright wrong at worst (plants potted together don’t have the same requirements, or drainage is not considered.).
This book features a number of different designers, each with an original idea that I can almost guarantee that you haven’t seen before, or a twist on something you may have. When you buy it, check out the design on page 79 (it’s a brilliantly simple Zen design that I’ve done several variations of) and page 97 (a painstaking but incredibly beautiful compilation). Let me know which one you create!