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I am going to create container plantings for some customers, and I wonder if you know the best source (book) for combining plants in containers. Also, where might I take a class in container planting?


The Miller Library has a large number of books in its online catalog on container planting, but here are a few which may be helpful to you:

Container Gardens by Number by Bob Purnell (Reader's Digest, 2004)
Contain Yourself by Kerstin Ouellet (Ball Publishing, 2003)
The Complete Book of Container Gardening edited by Alan Toogood (Quarto Publishing, 1991)
The Book of Container Gardening by Malcolm Hillier (Simon & Schuster, 1991)
A Practical Step-by-Step Guide to Complete Container Gardening compiled by Ideas into Print (Whitecap Books, 1997)

This booklist will give you an idea of the selection of books on the topic.

UW Botanic Gardens occasionally offers classes on container planting, as does Seattle Tilth.

Also, some local nurseries occasionally offer classes. One example is Swanson's Nursery.

Keywords Continuing education, Container gardening
Season All Season
Date 2007-12-13

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