The Encyclopedia of Container Plants

The Encyclopedia of Container Plants

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By Ray Rogers and Rob Cardillo

This new book is a fantastic reference for anyone interested in growing unusual annuals and tropicals in containers.  The book is beautifully illustrated with container designs from Chanticleer, the Scott Arboretum, etc.  Over 500 choices of plants are highlighted.

The A-Z reference covers everything from Abutilon to Zinnia.  For each entry there is a description of the plant’s attribute, several species or cultivar listing, beautiful color picture, and cultivating and overwintering information.

We are excited to have Ray Rogers and Rob Cardillo on hand for book sales and signing, and to serve as plant experts at the Unusual Tropicals and Annuals Sale on Saturday, May 21. Many of the plants featured in our sale are featured in their book including Abutilon, Acalypha, Aechmea, Alocasia, Begonia, Brugmansia, Cissus, Dahlia, Hedychium, Kalanchoe, Melianthus, Musa, Salvia, Solanum, Solenostemon (syn. Coleus), Strobilanthes, and Xanthosoma.

Ray Rogers is well known to many in the Delaware Valley for his exquisite plants at the Philadelphia Flower Show.  Over the last couple decades, Ray has won 397 blue ribbons and 88 top awards.  In addition to his most recent reference, Ray has also authored Coleus and Pots in the Garden.

Rob Cardillo is a professional horticultural photographer who was formerly the Director of Photography at Organic Gardening magazine.  Rob is widely published in both gardening books, as well as, in many periodicals including Green Scene, House and Garden, and Horticulture.

Come on May 21st and to meet and talk to Ray Rogers and Rob Cardillo while doing one-stop-shopping from an incredible range of tropicals and unusual annuals. Pick up a copy of their book to inspire and inform your containers combinations.

Andrew Bunting
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