Container Gardens: A guide for the Novice Designer

Gibbs, Dolores
January 2017
African Violet Magazine;Jan/Feb2017, Vol. 70 Issue 1, p30
Academic Journal
This article offers tips for novice designers on container gardening. It discusses the importance of reading the schedules for the container garden, the creation of display names for the plants and materials, ways to design a garden depicting a mountain scene and arrangement of the plant containers.


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