Pots for All Seasons

Pots for All Seasons

All the practical advice and inspiration you need to create a stunning container plant display

In Pots for All Seasons, gardening guru Tom Harris offers a visual feast of container plantings, combined with solid, practical advice born out of his years of experience.

The author suggests a wide range of seasonal plantings - as well as a variety of themes including seaside, tiny plants, climbers and trees and shrubs – and guides the reader on choosing what to plant (and the most suitable container to put it in), planting up and maintenance, and combining pots for best visual effect so that the display is always lively and appealing.

Chapters include:

  • Collecting pots: using the pot as the inspiration, Harris shows how to use different types and styles, explaining their advantages and disadvantages and how to choose between them.
  • What to grow: making the right choices between plants that play a permanent role and temporary ‘visitors’.
  • Planting for success: how to plant up your pots and maintain them so they are always in top condition.
  • Making pictures: how to arrange and compose pots to show them off at their best.
  • A seasonal gallery brimming with ideas for glorious seasonal container plantings

Packed with practical advice and ‘how-to’ illustrations, Pots for All Seasons also includes page after page of photographs of glorious container plantings to inspire readers to be bold in their choice of plants, containers and arrangements.

Pots for All Seasons is the essential handbook for all container gardeners.

Professional horticulturist Tom Harris has been a keen grower of plants of all types since childhood. His particular interest is in greening unpromising small spaces: he has held a lifelong love for container gardening. In his time he has planted thousands of containers to adorn not only his own plot but gardens throughout the UK and Europe. He occasionally contributes articles to national publications.

"Brilliant...inspired...Page after page of glorious photographs really make this book and help to inspire readers to be bold in their choice of plant, containers and arrangements."

Country Smallholding

"Practical, inspiring advice...direction on planting techniques, container selection and plant management as well as more aesthetic concerns such as colour selection and composition. At the heart of the book are seasonal planting suggestions, and in this it really excels."

The English Garden

"Packed with all the practical advice and inspiration you need to create stunning container plant displays...this contemporary look at container planting will encourage many to try something new and have some fun."

Gardens Illustrated

"If you want to learn more about growing plants in pots then this gorgeous new book is a must...It's creative, flexible gardening, told engagingly in a thoroughly inspiring book."

My Weekly

"Offering inspiration for container displays, and the pros and cons of different plant choices, [Tom Harris] shares how to combine temporary and permanent plantings for new interest."

Period Living

"Full to the brim with everything one could wish to know about container planting...neatly organised into clear sections...accompanied by stunning photos throughout. Perfect for the beginner gardener but also has plenty of fresh ideas for the more experienced."

Flora Magazine
The Pimpernel Press Ltd
The Pimpernel Press Ltd
Product Format
235 x 200
Publication Date
Jun 25, 2020
Number of Pages