"Cool Containers" pumps up the action in pots. Here is an innovative approach to container gardening, the first book to combine the cool style of modernism with plantings that really work. Throughout, the emphasis is on reality - real containers with established plantings in specific locations - combined with a sense of adventure. "Cool Containers" shows how understanding a location's particular set of constraints will enable you to choose the perfect container and plant species that thrive in it.
There's a city roof garden without any protections from the elements where tough concrete planters, heavy enough to stay put in even the fiercest storm, are filled with maritime plants chosen to withstand drying winds, lashing rain, burning hot sun and airborne pollution. A damp and gloomy basement garden is home to a pot of dellcate ferns and woodland flowering plants. There are schemes for all sites, whether kind or cruel.