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April 11th 2022

The {Farmer} & The Florist Interview: Claus Dalby

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I am so excited to share my latest interview with Claus Dalby (you can read my very first interview with him here). Claus is described as “Scandinavia’s Martha Stewart,” and his books and television show appearances have made him a household name. Claus has been a constant source of inspiration for me and I always love seeing what he’s up to next. 

Claus Dalby in the gardenHis newest book, Containers in the Garden, is filled with creative ideas for small garden spaces. It is one of the best I’ve seen on container gardening and is packed with stunning displays of texture and color. If you’re pressed for garden space, you’ll definitely want to pick up a copy! I asked Claus to share more about his book and some tips for growing in pots and planters. 

Claus Dalby's garden and greenhouseYou’ve written more than 30 books and I’m so excited that your latest, Containers in the Garden, is the first to be published in English! Beyond the incredible photos, it offers such an honest, behind-the-scenes look at how you craft your beautiful garden displays and takes so much guesswork out of the process. With so many topics already covered, how did Containers in the Garden come about and what are some of the ways it differs from your other books? 

Containers in the Garden differs from some of my other books in that its entire focus is on this particular type of gardening. 

I find it a fascinating way in which to garden, as you can make something beautiful whether you have a balcony, a small garden, or whether you garden on a larger scale.

As you so rightly point out there are what you call behind-the-scenes photos in the book, because my aim has been to take the reader through the entire process. To make it not just a beautiful book, but also a practical book that people can learn from.

When thinking about container gardening, so many people are used to using multiple plant varieties in a single pot that would typically last throughout a season. Can you talk more about what you see as some of the benefits of planting just one variety in each container and grouping them together? 

One of the biggest advantages of growing just one variety in each pot is that I can always keep all my displays looking at their best. By this, I mean that as soon as a plant starts to fade, I can replace it with a new one. 

If I were to compose a group of approximately 20 pots, I would not use the same number of different plants, but perhaps use 3 of each plant, so I ended up using 6 or 7 different varieties. This way there would be a form of repetition in the grouping that I find very pleasing. 

Another important thing is that I use a lot of foliage plants. I am very aware to have one type of plant take centre stage. In the spring that is all the daffodils and tulips, and in the summer many annuals are the main focus of attention, to be replaced during late summer by many dahlias. 

Around these ‘main actors,’ I place a lot of plants with smaller flowers and as already said a lot of foliage plants. 

I would like to mention what is perhaps an obvious fact, but container gardening allows you to move your pots around, and in this way, you can keep on fine-tuning and perfecting your displays.

Can you share a few tips on how you keep your containers looking their best for the longest amount of time? 

Adequate water is very important. I very often get asked, if we have an irrigation system in the garden, and we do not. Everything is watered by hand—we use a hose—and I am asked if that does not take an awfully long time. It does take time, yes, but if you make sure to thoroughly water each container every time, many of the plants can actually tolerate to dry out slightly between each watering.

A very useful tip to always have your plants look their best is continuous deadheading. Doing so has two huge advantages—firstly, it keeps your plants looking tidy at all times, and secondly, it encourages the plants to keep producing new flowers. Once a plant has set seeds, it has secured the next generation, so to speak, and then it will stop flowering. 

Your book takes us through all the different stages of each season and shows readers how they can create their own container displays all year long. You share such inventive and well-composed groupings. Do you have a favorite right now?

It would probably be more accurate to say that I have some all-time favourites, amongst which you find plants with lime-coloured foliage, and to name but a few I am very fond of, the perennial Aralia cordata ‘Sun King’—especially because it keeps its fresh colour all season long—and the shrubs Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Dart’s Gold’ and Philadelphus coronarius ‘Aureus’.

An annual I would not be without is Agastache ‘Golden Jubilee’, also because of its lime-green foliage.

Most of your displays achieve a wonderfully grand effect that makes use of stairs or benches to provide varying height. What are some other ways to create this impression if you don’t have these things or might be putting something together on a smaller scale?

You can use anything, really, to achieve a similar effect. If you have a row of apple crates or any other very sturdy boxes you could use those, and if you do not like the look of your boxes, you could cover them in sackcloth or some such material. 

I have also seen pallets used to create a tiered display. 

Over time, you could perhaps build some sturdy benches in varying heights and place them in front of each other to imitate stairs.

It is important to remember that a garden evolves over time. Very few people go from having no containers to having several hundred or even several thousand in one go. I still add pots, bulbs, and plants to my garden too. 

I know your passion is color and Containers in the Garden is filled with it. When you’re dreaming up your arrangements, do you typically get inspired by a single flower and build from there? Are you influenced by current trends? I’d love to hear more about how you “paint with flowers.”

My focus is on colours, shapes, and textures, and my work already begins when I order my seeds and bulbs the previous autumn. I always keep my eyes open for new ways of combining plants, and I actually keep a notebook with me, when I am in the garden, and here I write down any ideas that I may get. 

As already mentioned, I always keep my focus on the entire composition. If I use a plant with variegated foliage, I make sure that the colour in that variegation corresponds with the colours in the surrounding flowers.

Your gardens are absolutely breathtaking and there are so many ideas to take from the pages of your book. I notice you thoughtfully tuck containers into and around your permanent garden areas. Do you have any advice for working pots and boxes into these spaces?

I always place my containers on the hard landscaping in the garden. We have a lot of paved areas around the house and here I fill every nook and cranny with my displays. If you live in a house, you will typically have some nice corners—and maybe stairs—where you can make your displays, and even on a small balcony you can probably find room for a grouping of pots.

Like many of your books, almost all of the inspiring photography featured in Containers in the Garden is taken by you. That’s quite a feat! What’s the process of both writing and photographing a book like?

Because I do my own layout on all my books, this is where the process begins. I am very aware of the importance of showing varying spreads to create a nice visual experience. I make sure to show both close-ups, wide shots, and semi-wide shots. Also when making a book, my focus is very much on design, so I make it a priority to include quite a few wide shots. 

What led you to start taking your own photos? Can you share any tips on how to best capture the magic in the garden? 

Light is (of course) so important for taking good photos, and I soon realised that it would be difficult for me to get photographers to come here at all hours, at the exact moment when the light was perfect, so I thought—why not do it yourself? 

Now photography has become a great passion of mine, and I grab the camera whenever the light is there. 

It seems like you always have a new project or two in the works. What else are you focused on or looking forward to this year?

I am always keen to see the results of the previous autumn’s efforts. Here I plant a lot of exciting new tulips from Holland, and I am of course looking forward to seeing how they turn out. 

I often go to Keukenhof in Holland twice a year but due to Covid, it has been impossible the last two seasons. This year, however, I will be going in April and in May. I go both for inspiration, and also to find new bulbs for my selection of plants and bulbs that are sold in my name in garden centres here in Denmark. I have a really good connection with the Dutch growers.

Dahlias are another of my great passions and I am always testing new varieties here, too. I am very fond of dahlias, and I have gathered quite a few over the years. They add so much colour to the garden in late summer and early autumn, and they keep on flowering and flowering. That is such a treat …

Thank you so much, Claus, for taking the time to share about your new book. I know so many of our readers will be inspired by your approach to gardening and just how much can be achieved in a very small space. 

Containers in the Garden book by Claus DalbyTo celebrate the release of Claus’s new book, Containers in the Garden, we’re giving away 5 copies. For a chance to win, simply post a comment below. In your comment, tell us what you’ve enjoyed growing in containers in the past or what you’re excited to try this season. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, April 19.

A big congratulations to our winners: Violet Garson, Kathleen Jackson, Jennifer Shuler, Jessica Antonyuk and Michelle Garcia.

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1,401 Comments

  1. Martie Kenitzer on

    This season I am so very excited to have tulips in my garden! I keep hoping they will come up and shine. I planted purple and orange to brighten up my space.

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  2. Kim on

    What an inspiring interview. I just adore you both for the knowledge and smiles you share ♡
    I’m looking forward to mixing herbs with colourful blossoms which I am still debating on!
    Thank you for all the incredible photos
    ..Kim

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  3. Jean Schweitzer on

    I have grown Cannas in containers and like the impact they make on my patio.

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  4. Kendal on

    Edit to first comment:
    CLAUS’S work 🤦‍♀️ Thank you auto-correct!

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  5. Kendal on

    I have been inspired by so many pictures of groupings of flowers in pots cascading down stairs, gathered on porches, and beckoning from other corners! After reading the blog and seeing some of the featured pictures I bet at least half of those photos have come from Claude’s work. I have recently started adding potted flowers to my very empty and bare porch which I am thoroughly enjoying. I started with hydrangeas, stock, bacopa, dianthus, and alyssum.

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  6. Karna Olsson on

    I started with pots because the ground was hard. My favorite in pots of different sizes are zinnia and coleus.

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  7. Mike on

    I accidentally discovered growing hostas in containers. I divided too many one year and had to use a few of my nice pots as holding places until I could plant them. Fast forward to the next spring and they were the stars of the show. Now I always have few in pots to show off.

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  8. Cathy Marpasert on

    I love to plant zinnias in containers with lobelia or alyssum that hangs over the edges. Right now I have several tulip pots and I’m loving them. I’m excited to create a container of wildflowers this year. So many colors, sizes and textures.

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  9. Andy Bryant on

    Beautiful photos. Love the colors and patterns with repetition in different pots.

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  10. Annette Tano on

    I love in the dessert so I noticed flowers do best in containers for me, especially geraniums. I’ve never tried growing tulips so I would love to plant those and test my luck because I love Claus’s displays.

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  11. Amanda on

    I’m getting into container gardening this year, so the timing couldn’t be more perfect! I don’t have a yard, so I have 24 new pots this year that’ll grow veggies and flowers.

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  12. Erin Smith on

    This just gave me some ideas for a space that has poor soil, and I’m always struggling to keep things alive. Containers, mixed in with the ground cover that is growing successfully, could be a beautiful solution! Thank you!

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  13. Janice Arone on

    My business partner and I own a small gallery in Virginia.It’s inside a barn built in the 1800’s . So so excited to incorporate Claus’s container creations into our shop that features pottery by the two owners:us!!! Thank you so much!
    http://www.thebarnswallow.com

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  14. Anne Swint on

    I love growing hydrangeas in pots but really want to try tulips!

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  15. Kathy Orchell on

    I’ve always done tulips in the ground but I’m going to do multiple colors in containers!

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  16. Kris McCulloch on

    Container gardening can be so creative and Claus shows his best! Such inspiration to improve upon my small spaces too! Love his use of colors together!! Thanks 😊 for showing us his talents!

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  17. Rylie P on

    I have had a couple of carnations in containers that were so happy and healthy, they were my favorite for sure!

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  18. Kim on

    Wow, these photos are gorgeous! I’ve grown herbs, kale, and nasturtiums in containers, but love the idea of growing flowers in containers.

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  19. Donna Mitchell on

    I have always loved container gardening especially since I rent a home. This year I used Hellebores in my pots for a splash of color during the colder month of March! I’m excited to try using just one variety and cluster the pots together!!

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  20. Vida Wu on

    I’ve bought about 40 pots this year to grow more dahlias as my beds are too shady. Claus is so inspiring!

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  21. Rebecca on

    What a beautiful looking book! I love how he keeps a very monochromatic colour scheme. I will often grow my herbs in pots, grouped with hostas and ferns in pots as well. I’ve tried dahlias this way too, but find they don’t grow as well.

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  22. Briana Wolgemuth on

    This is wonderful! As someone with little experience growing flowers, but yearns for flowers all around my house, this is such a great way to start. What beautiful color palettes. Very excited for this book!

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  23. Carrie on

    Originally from Wisconsin with a 3 acre lawn, I was able to plant bountiful gardens of flowers and vegetables. Now in the foothills in Colorado, I have a lot rock for a yard with larger critters (elk!) and everything needs to be planted in containers and put up on the deck. While I miss my yard, I love the view of the Rockies…but am exploring the container gardening adventures and learning lots. Pansies are a knockout here!

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  24. Kristen Gray on

    I love container gardening and try eavh year to do something different. Different pots and colors:/textutes and groupings.

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  25. Jenna on

    I have a small organic produce and cut flower farm. We don’t currently grow in containers but we are actually building raised beds with the hope of adding perennials for our line up. Here in NH, many flowers don’t do well as perennial so we’re looking to add foliage, rollers, things that don’t need too much love to survive winter. Claud’s photos are stunning, color combos are insane.

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  26. Hannah on

    I have limited growing space and so I will be doing a lot of container gardening on my porch. Where we live, the climate is very rainy which can be tricky with containers. Reading Claus’ book will give insight I need in container gardening, especially with flowers as that will be my main focus.

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  27. Sean O'Neill on

    Great interview, thanks again to Floret for posting insightful and educational content. I love growing herbs in pots by the back door, thyme, oregano, and chives as well as flowers. I have had great luck with zinnias in pots last year and plan to grow more this year along with sweet peas, bachelor’s buttons and roses. Finally, I am growing a Corokia Cotoneaster in a pot on my front porch that I am in love with! Thanks again you for all the knowledge you provide.

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  28. Mary Beck on

    I haven’t grown much in containers at all until last year! I have a couple roses in beautiful big pots, some salvias next to them and I also did 10 pots of tulips this year that I tucked in a bit of a hidden sunny spot for the winter and have now been able to bring them out to enjoy as they bloom! I think I’ll be doing more pots of flowers that can be rotated in and out throughout the seasons!

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  29. Nancy Weber on

    These gardens are absolutely gorgeous, so much to learn!

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  30. Julie Darnall on

    So excited to see more ideas. I have been keeping a large pot by our back door with lavender topiary in the center. Purple and bubble gum petunias and some yellow caliabrochia. I love running my hand on the lavender as I come in and out the back door!

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  31. Linda on

    I have a large pot at the front entry of our home..it has east west and north exposer..it has been challenging to get the right plants to make a statement.your pots are a work of art I dream my pot would look like..

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  32. Vicki on

    I’m in awe when I see the photos in this book. It inspires me to try some container gardening.

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  33. Johnny on

    Inspire me to be more inventive. Such beauty. Will be watching for more ideas. Thank You for taking the time and explaining.

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  34. Sabine on

    So far I’ve only had annuals in containers. This year I’m trying perennials and biennials.

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  35. Vicki on

    I love making special pots especially for the hummingbirds and pollinators. I think there favorite plant was Rockin fuchsia salvia! I plan on potting that again this year.

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  36. Jenny on

    I am always trying to improve my porch pots each year. They are in full shade so usually feature Coleus, begonias, and impatients.
    On the sunny back of the house I would like to have some colorful flowers. Last year we had Snapdragons, Zinnias, and Alyssum, and geranium. So fascinated with how Claus grows and puts together his pots.

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  37. Sherri on

    I’m trying my hand at growing bearded irises in pots currently. Hoping all goes well since it just gets so hot here in Arizona and limited shaded areas in my yard. Although, my Christmas cactus, daisies and snap dragons are doing well in pots on the patio.

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  38. Pirri on

    This looks like a gorgeous book!! I’m fairly new to container gardening but excited to try some new ideas and I would love this book to motivate me!
    Thankyou

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  39. Jennifer Shaburnikova on

    This book looks gorgeous! I’ve grown dahlias, lilies, zinnias, and lots of vegetables in containers. This year I am going to try to grow my floret zinnia, peony, strawflower, and calendula seeds in containers. Excited to see how it turns out!

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  40. Violet Garson on

    Containers give me freedom to experiment in small spaces. I used to be very uniform and two containers had to be identical. I am going out of my comfort zone,and am not going to do that this year. 😵‍💫lol
    I usually grow a tall spike surrounded by geraniums and petunias. This year I’m going to try cut garden flowers.

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  41. Gayle Romano on

    I’m fairly new to container gardening so I’m excited to try planting bulbs (like tulips)…something I never knew you could do! I absolutely love Claus’s displays & would love a copy of his new book. Thank you

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  42. Jaime Brumfield on

    When I remove my containers from my porch each winter, the house looks so bare! Shopping for container plants each year is one of the things I look most forward to! I have always enjoyed using different varieties of coleus for their gorgeous colors and patterns and recently have loved Proven Winner’s Rockin’ Fuchsia. Although thanks to rabbits that one is now only for my hanging baskets!😉

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  43. Wahkuna on

    I love containers for the variety and flexibility and I love coming across pictures of his exuberant work.

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  44. Vicky Harris on

    I would love to have this book. Love planting in containers

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  45. Pascale Langlois on

    I was never successful with pots but I bought a bunch of it last summer in hope to ass volume in my garden. Thanks for all the good tips in this post.

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  46. Sue C on

    I love growing pansies in pots this time of year as our last frost date is May 15th. They bring me such joy. I too have been following Claus for over a year and he is such an inspiration to us all.

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  47. Suzanne DeVeau on

    Love Claus! He is so inspiring! I have enjoyed planting hydrangeas and most recently roses in pots! Gardening makes me so happy! ☺️

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  48. Andrea Frontini on

    What a fulfilling article! Thank you! I’m heading to buy the book on Amazon … no, maybe I should wait til the 19th 😉🤞🏻!

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  49. Michelle on

    What a beautiful post and I follow him on instagram as well. The inspiration is amazing, I’m so excited to try some ideas at my home. Thank you Erin for a great give away. I’m wanting to try changing my flowers throughout the season starting with a pansy mixed pot and then moving on from there and ending with a mum mixed pot, these would be the urns in the front.

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  50. Amber on

    I’ve used an old tin tub for strawberries and planted various plants from a local nursery in a pot by the door. I would much rather learn and use Claus’ methods.

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  51. Bethany B. on

    I’ve grown bulbs in containers in the past, but my goal this year is to provide lots of visual and textural interest from spring to fall. I’ve also been thinking about trying a rose in a large container, it’s the overwintering in our harsh Wyoming climate I’m unsure about.

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  52. Michael on

    This year we’re doing all annuals from seed, which we haven’t done in the past. Also, trying to duplicate some of the hanging ball shaped baskets Disneyland is so good at. We’ll see how that goes.

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  53. Sarah S. on

    I am growing peonies and hydrangeas in containers so I can move them around when not in season. I have 130 dahlia tubers in containers to try and grow in Texas. I found Claus on You Tube a few months ago and have already learned so much from him!

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  54. Kathleen Jackson on

    I appreciate Claus so much I named a hammock in my garden after him. He has such a sense of purpose, I want to follow him around until he sits down for a tea…and just talk about the warmth of the sun and how does he coexists with garden critters?! I’ve asked my husband for a ticket to Amsterdam just to keep a dream alive and I’ve added it to Google map under Places I Want to Go “Tea with Claus.”

    This year Hollywood is trying a dozen new Zone 7 flower seeds in pots & the garden to test his lei making skills here in the foothills of Skagit Valley. Since he’s a dog his duties are limited to supervision. 🐾 We’d very much enjoy bringing some aloha to the local farmer’s markets. If we don’t succeed we’re still happy to be rolling in the flowers to support the neighborhood bees and hummingbirds!

    Mahalo to Erin for sharing your joyful spirit and precious knowledge so freely to us.

    🌺”Flowers as Art. Floret, the Art of Flowers” 💐

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  55. Melissa J. on

    I have actually never grown anything in a container, but I recently moved to a new home with very little outdoor space, so I’m very excited to try! I would really like to try growing some native species, for the bees. :)

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  56. Melissa Lewis on

    Super excited about this book! I’m actually planning on starting a container garden this year, so this is perfect timing. Every year I always do the traditional inpatients in my whisky barrels. They are always so beautiful! Looking forward to expanding to other flowers!

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  57. Gizelle Lamb on

    I can’t wait to get this book! I have been gardening in containers for years due to soil conditions and have experimented and learned so much about what does and doesn’t work! I look forward to getting more ideas!

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  58. Laura Doty on

    It looks like a wonderful book! I have grown many different plants in pots. I love combining caladiums with pretty pink geraniums. I’ve even grown a small butterfly bush in a pot out on my back deck and it did great.

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  59. Patty Gates on

    I just recently moved to a smaller house and yard. It has been a big adjustment, so many plant that I want snd so little space. I have always planted but I will probably do many more now.

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  60. Melissa on

    Not having much of a yard, I’ve had to go with planters. I’ve grown peonies, sunflowers, gardenias, roses
    geraniums, all matter of succulents, and mixed in herbs and vegetables (and many other flowers). It’s been more of a hodge-podge and I’d love some direction on pairing and display.

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  61. Diane on

    I’ve been growing bulbs in containers the past few years, with some success and some failure, and I’d like to try a rose or two. Gardening in north Texas is a challenge, even after living here for 20 hot years! Maybe this book can help me!

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  62. Karin Lyon on

    Every year for Mother’s Day my husband gets me a hibiscus. We are in zone 4 so such beautiful tropical flowers are a special treat. I pot it and keep it in front of my kitchen window so I can see it often (and watch the hummingbirds that are drawn to it). It’s the best Mother’s Day present because it keeps giving blooms all summer long. This year I’m going to try to winter it over and start collecting them!

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  63. Trisha Nason on

    I have loved mixing colorful blooming and non blooming plants with a variety of colors and textures in the past (in each pot). But learning from Erin and now Claus has inspired me to choose one plant for each pot and consider overall groupings of colors and textures. I love Claus’ purple palette in a recent post (and Frank Sinatra 💚). I have loved gifting Floret’s books, and think this new “Containers in the Garden” book by Claus will bless many family and friends in the future. 😊 Many thanks to each of you for making this workload more beautiful place.💚

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  64. Corinne on

    I have a collection of brugmansias that are highlight of my summer container garden. I have to overwinter them inside so they survive my cold northern winters, and they require lots of water and fertilizer during the growing season, but my oh my…when they bloom they are divine! If the beautiful flowers are not enough, the intoxicating scent, released in the evening, perfumes my entire garden. They are amazing!

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  65. Nancy Parks on

    His passion is infectous! I have planted succulents and evergreens, with annuals. Looking forward to trying Alliums and other bulbs.

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  66. Ashley on

    His book is beautiful! I have grown cut flowers like dianthus in the past but I’m now excited to plant tulip and other bulbs this fall.

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  67. Leigh on

    Claus is so inspiring! Love seeing his designs and videos on instagram. Love putting my pansies in pots and giving them shade to get them to trail. I’ve also potted several roses over the years. I like to throw some seeds underneath in late winter or early spring for varieties that trail. Johnny jump ups, alyssum or lobelia work well to create a bit of cottage appeal.

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  68. Ginny on

    Claus is such an inspiration! As an apartment gardener I am limited to growing in containers, and his tips are so useful. Last year I tried calendula in pots and they did amazing. This year I am trying ranunculus and have my first blooms this week- can’t wait to see how it progresses through the season!

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  69. Maddy Fulcher on

    My first year gardening and I’m doing it all in containers! Im excited to see how my zinnias and cosmos turn out. Right now, they are little babies under my grow light but I can’t wait to learn more about the process as they grow.

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  70. Rosemary Easley on

    I love growing tulips and daffodils for spring in pots, followed up with geraniums, lobelia, marigolds calibrochoa

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  71. Kristi Hein on

    Now this is a book I must get! And my husband wants more containers in the garden and will be pleased to have this resource and inspiration. I keep growing more in containers every year — but usually as a way to contain (ha!) the overabundance when I’ve filled the beds, or to learn where some plants would be happier growing in our garden’s mini-climates of sun and shade that change with the seasons. I’d also love to learn how Claus manages the weight of those lovely large terracotta pots.

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  72. Valerie Cundiff on

    I saved some zinnia seeds from last summer’s garden and hope to make a container display with them this season (along with some new varieties)! I started the seeds in the greenhouse about a month ago and am super excited… now if Spring would actually arrive soon in Vancouver, BC!! Yesterday we had some snow and hail!

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  73. Patty Cochran on

    I love growing coleus for their non stop color, and I also like to grow grasses for their movement with any breeze.

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  74. Rachel Parris on

    I’ve really only grown herbs in containers, but I REALLY want to try doing that with tulips!

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  75. Vanessa Pat on

    I have recently “rediscovered” daffodils and I am looking forward to trying all the beautiful varieties, particularly the peachy color ones. I have a tiny yard and found myself adding more and more containers!

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  76. Rachel Lawrence on

    I am very new to gardening but geraniums have been my favorite flowers to grow in a container! I have been reading and studying the Floret books and am eager to put my notes to use! I’ve planned my garden, started my seeds and can’t wait to see my knowledge be applied and hopefully have some success!

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  77. Jenn Tavoletti on

    It depends on where the container is going…sometimes I will have an herb like rosemary or veggie (last year cucumbers) but mostly flowers that can move around to empty spots in the garden. Thanks for the interview, giveaway, and inspiration!!

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  78. maryann adams on

    I have grown all of my vegetables in containers. I have my flowers planted in the beds. And ran out of space. I love the look of the all the planters Claus has planted. My plan is to try more flowers in Pots. He made it look so Beautiful!

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  79. Alyssa Frizzell on

    I have grown tomatoes, flowers, and even a water garden in pots. This year, I am excited to try some morning glories!

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  80. Chris W on

    Most recently, I’ve grown begonias. I garden in 8a, so the pots allow me to move them as the summer gets hotter.

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  81. Fran on

    Lilies have been fun to grow in containers! I wish I had success growing poppies. Try try again, right? ☺️

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  82. Kathy Krambeer on

    I love creating my containers. I mix them up every year. Some of my flower choices in the past have been… Petunia’s, Ivy, Zinnias, Coleus, Sweet Potato Vine, Inpatients, Latana, Mexican Flame Flower, etc. I love seeing Claus Dalby’s container creations! Thanks for the chance to win one of his beautiful books!

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  83. Andrea on

    I am so excited to try and grow roses!!!! I love learning a new skill and this book would be sooo helpful!!

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  84. Amanda on

    I enjoy growing containers of mixed herbs on my patio. I can access them for use during cooking plus they are beautiful and smell amazing! I’d like to up my flower game in containers. I haven’t had much luck getting lush, full flowers in containers🤷🏼‍♀️

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  85. Sara on

    I love growing my October Daphne in a pot!

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  86. Mary Ann Setliff on

    I enjoy mixing all kinds of different plants together in containers. Not just flowers, but, ferns, ivy, grasses, and many foliage plants. Very much enjoy Claus Dalby. He’s a joy and his gardens are stunning !! Such an inspiration.

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  87. Stacy Waller on

    I have enjoyed growing lantana in pots. One year, they were ginormous! I also love red geraniums in pots, too.

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  88. Patricia Dorman on

    The possibilities for container gardening is endless and fascinating! Love especially the green and white plants. Will definitely try this method.

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  89. Louise on

    I LOVE CLAUS!! Such a gifted gardener! I have just bought a whole lotta pots and will be trying soany of the things shown here!! I love vinca vine with salvia, zinnias, cosmos, alysum etc. Can’t wait!!

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  90. Bob on

    I have had good success with vegetables in containers. I also like mixes of coleus, sunpatiens, verbena, petunias, superbells, canna’s, etc. possibilities are ENDLESS!! That’s what makes it fun.

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  91. Anna S on

    Last year I loved watching my floret flowers dahlias grow in their containers! I couldn’t believe I got them to grow from seeds! 🥰

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  92. JoAnn Hayes on

    I absolutely love Claud’s containers flowers are so beautiful

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  93. Maureen Himmel on

    I have done and perfected the same two large containers in flanking my front steps for years- focusing less on bloomers and more on foliage. This spring I will be doubling my pots because we added a back patio/hardscape and I’m ecstatic at starting over with two new ones!

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  94. Gabriele Montero on

    My container mania (and love of all things plant related) started when I had just a tiny NYC stoop to grow on. Then the need for more growing space drove our move out of the city. I put all those containers and plants in the car, and drove them to the new house. It was so humid in that car. Out of the sunroof, the raspberries waved to other highway drivers. They still taste just as sweet sitting on my new stoop.

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  95. Sharon on

    I’ve only attempted to grow flowers in some copper color window boxes but it was a failure. The boxes get morning and early afternoon sun, then shade, so not sure what to plant that likes hot summer sun and shade (?). Maybe Claus’ book will have some recommendations for me.

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  96. Joy Lyons on

    Claus Dalby is one of my favorite gardeners to follow on social media (along with Floret of course). I like to grow many pots of succulents as I don’t have much time to water. And also love growing mixed herbs in pots. I used to force tulips and other spring bulbs in pots many years ago and this interview is making me want to start doing this again!

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  97. Krista Jeanne on

    I tend to grow extra tomatoes and peppers in pots and I plant out big pots with different flowers and grasses. And I always pot up extra plants that don’t fit in the garden like marigolds and heliotrope and nasturtiums.

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  98. Diane on

    I love his creations of spring bulbs in pots. I attempted it this past fall, but all my bulbs rotted… I would love to know how to avoid this so I have a beautiful display next year! Thank you.

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  99. Ana Teixeira on

    Hello, I have planted a lot of tulips and daffodils together this year, but after seeing Claus photos, I’m sure I will be trying it with containers next year.

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  100. Dolores Rhodes on

    I just bought a little farm called Sanctuary at Green Mountain in Quilcene WA and inherited countless bulbs that have just spring up here and there. I’ve been scooping them up into terrace pots according to leaf type and blossom so that I can assess and organize. I’m a giant advocate of container gardens as I’ve lived in apartments fir 20 years. I’d be so grateful to win this book to validate and further organize what I’m doing. Thank you!

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  101. Linda on

    I’m just starting out with doing flowers in pots. This book looks very informative and be very helpful. Thanks for sharing it & the interview

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  102. Barbara Tutorin on

    At last – a publication from Claus Dalby in English! I’m excited to try growing dahlias, ranunculi, and anemones in containers for the first time this year.

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  103. Teodora on

    I have a large terrace and I am continuously working on it. I tried arrangements with Ranunculus (several varieties in the same pot) as they are some of my favorites but also with scabiosa and carnations. I am still learning and enjoying the process.

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  104. kim on

    Nasturtiums and herbs – I don’t have too many pots – but I love Claus’ displays! So inspirational!

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  105. Winnie on

    Taking tips from Claus, I’m going to beef up the greenery using Kimberly queen ferns & surround the base with all white or pink calibrachoa. In the past, my containers had viola, dragon wing begonias, & geranium- which did not do well.

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  106. Sara on

    I’ve only been able to grow hens and chicks in containers so far. My yard is 98% clay, so potting is the only way I can grow. I’m still learning a lot about plants and this book would help me a lot!! Thank you for sharing!

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  107. Jerri Kelly on

    I’ve always had small yards, and have always had any number of things in containers, from Japanese Maples, fruit trees and lilacs! This year, in addition to a dwarf peach and dwarf nectarine in pots (that give full size fruit!), I’m trying columnar apple trees. Always looking for more inspiration!

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  108. Angela on

    When I lived in New Orleans, I had all manner of growing plants on my balcony and an abundance of herbs that I used daily when cooking. It was heavenly. And in all the six years I was there, there was only one winter that I lost the majority of the plants. Every other winter, things just kept on growing. Living in Indiana with a small front porch and back patio, I have focused on herbs and all things flowering in my containers. I will do so again this year. Thank you for sharing this book and the work of a master!

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  109. Jennifer Shuler on

    I love growing cascading petunias in the containers on my deck. We can see them in our living room and from our patio below. I’ve struggled with how to keep them watered in the summer. They are 15 feet above ground and I haven’t figured out how to run drip. But it’s worth it every year.

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  110. Samantha on

    One of my all time favorites to grow in containers is heuchera – it has such a dramatic range of colors it’s a perfect foliage for just about anywhere.💚

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  111. Ginny on

    I have done some container gardening and I find it easy to control the care. I love to spread the containers on my back patio to bring my garden closer. What’s hard is deciding what to grow and the design of color. I’d love to dig into it deeper. These photos are stunning.

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  112. Janet on

    I love containers but the watering is a real dilemma. We travel often & I’m stumped on how to keep them alive while we’re gone – we live in the country & asking neighbors would be an imposition.

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  113. Ellen Gresham on

    I grow everything in containers and raised beds. I can control the moisture and nutrients this way. Also, it keeps my dogs from breaking stems and branches.

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  114. Donna Dowd on

    I have been embracing container gardening with lots of passion. So much more
    To learn … would be so grateful and love a copy of Clays’ ’ beautiful book for inspiration for myself and customers of my DDDesigns.

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  115. Erin Hughes on

    I’ve only done herbs in containers. Looking at the stunning pictures in this post I’d love to try flowers, definitely some tulips!

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  116. Bird C. on

    I usually have 10 – 15 pots during the short growing season in Massachusetts. I always have two containers of Cuphea ‘Vermillionaire’ because it is a hummingbird magnet! Also tall fuchsia ‘Gartenmeister’ for the hummers. I am very sweet on hybrid begonias in my containers. The Solenia and Non-Stop begonia line bloom heavily and continuously in my zone 6b yarden. I would like to try growing zinnias in pots this year! Claus’s pots of tulips inspired me to plant some test patches of purple tulips directly in the ground last fall and they have sprouted beautifully – I eagerly await the flowering!

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  117. Tina on

    I love to garden and I’m always happy with elephant ear’s in my galvanized tubs! Both Erin & Claus are so inspirational to hobby gardeners!

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  118. Cathy Rutledge on

    I started out years ago with two whiskey barrels on the patio which slowly evolved to dozens of pots of all sizes and shapes. I primarily grow annuals with a few perennials thrown in. Now that I am focusing on my cut flower gardens I hope to maintain my colorful patio container garden but to bring some order and ease of maintenance to it. I love the idea of the one color pots and having pots for each season. I hope to obtain this book soon!

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  119. grace michelle on

    i just started my first container garden this year and i am so excited to keep learning! i know i won’t be able to have an in ground garden for at least 5 more years, so this method satisfies the need to get my hands in the dirt and i love it! claus’ work is so inspiring and beautiful and i’m so thankful that i am able to watch and learn from both of you

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  120. kirstie on

    we have just remolded our home and our garden in the back is a mess. this year i would like to try my hand at container gardening. i know nothing. i have followed claus for a long time and his book looks so inspiring

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  121. Brenda Harvey on

    These Claus container plantings hold more beauty than my eyes can take in! STUNNING!
    I grew tulips in containers this year, and they’re beautiful.
    Looking forward to trying Claus’s approach of one type plant in each container in masses. Brilliant!
    Erin, thank you so much for introducing us to another amazing gardener, and thanks to Claus for offering this book in English!

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  122. Cynthia Baudendistel on

    I love the flexibility that growing in pots gives me. I can change my mind and the whole look of my garden by moving things around! Thanks for sharing this interview.

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  123. Debbie Garcia on

    I loved reading about the interview you did with Claus. The pictures of his pots are beautiful! We have been planting bulbs and all kinds of flowers in many pots for years. Then one day my Mom said, “I know you love your flowers but it looks kind of messy with pots all over and too many different things going on.” The next day while I drank my morning coffee and enjoyed my flowers, I looked around and thought you know my Mom is always right! Seeing Claud’s pictures and grouping colors and pots together makes a big difference. We have planted lots of Dahlia bulbs in pots & love watching them bloom. I look forward to planting flowers that look beautiful next to each other & grouping them together with color in mind instead of everything under the sun & looking disorganized. I’m looking forward to regrouping with the right flowers & the right colors!!
    Thank you for sharing !
    Debbie

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  124. Mackenzie on

    I love growing tulips and daffodils in containers. I can move them to a less obvious place for the foliage to die back, and place them out again the following spring when they bloom.

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  125. Jo on

    I just planted several containers for our back patio and the front of the house. The truth, though, is that I don’t yet know what I like to grow or how well things grow in containers here so it’s a big mix of stuff. My intent is to use this year and/or the next few years to really get a feel for what I like and what works well in my area via trial and error! Thanks for sharing about Claus and his book! I’m definitely going to have to get a copy of it!

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  126. Cassandra on

    Lots of beautiful inspiration in this book. I am looking forward to growing hydrangea in a container this season. I would also love to read about growing tulips and dahlias in pots.

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  127. Kathy Okon on

    Last summer I did a butterfly garden in a large pot. It was beautiful! Love Claus’ style and color combos.

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  128. Michelle on

    We have tried corn, beans, potatoes, zinnias, marigolds, Iceland poppies, gazanias, strawberries, pansies, fushias, carrots, tomatoes and other flowers. Our favorite flower to grow in containers was zinnias. We are excited to try and grow amaranth and sweet peas in containers.

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  129. Debbie Ward on

    Container gardening is my very favorite type of gardening and I love picking plants each season for my pots and window boxes. My fave annuals are calibrochea and , sweet potato vine and the spires of Veronica but I try something new every year. And I’m lucky enough to rent myself out to my neighbor who has stunning pots all over her yard. We pick the plants together every year and I get to use my creative juices and she reaps the results. It’s a match made in heaven. I had never thought to plant just one variety in each pot and my brain is spinning with ideas. I have the perfect corner on my patio to try it out. I live in St Louis and it gets very hot here so being able to easily replace the blooms is very appealing. Thanks for sharing the book!!

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  130. Michaela W. on

    I like growing daffodils/tulips in pots. Easy to hide once the leaves keel over.

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  131. Rhonda H on

    I’ve emjoyed growing tomatoes and cucumbes, as well as pansies and petunias. Would love to try more varieties of flowers!

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  132. Liz Volger on

    Oh I am super excited about this book. I love growing herbs in pots amongst lots of other flowers and edibles. Hydrangeas in pots are amazing.

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  133. Linda Davis on

    Thank you for sharing your brilliance with all of us. Please enter me in your contest. I love Clause’s gardens as well. Enjoy the sunshine!

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  134. Diana Brunton on

    This is a lovely and inspiring book. I never thought of using just one plant in a pot before. Would like to read this one.

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  135. Shelly Jones on

    Thank you for the interview and introduction to Claus!!! I love to garden and rearrange my furniture on a regular basis, what a beautiful marriage of them both! Super excited so to read Claus’s book. The interview and the photography included is just the inspiration I need to try Container gardening. I’m excited at the possibilities to beautify a space without the commitment that you have with in the ground planting and hardscaping.

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  136. Abby M on

    Inspiring! Thank you for bringing Mr. Dalby’s knowledge and talent to my attention.

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  137. Melissa Seibert on

    The only things I’ve had luck growing in containers are mint, mums, and avocado trees! 🤣🤦🏻‍♀️ I’m excited to try again this year. I want to figure out why I can’t get my container plants to flourish past the beginning stages and fill out. My ranunculus FAILED hard last year in containers, this coming fall I want to practice layering bulbs and tubers like ranunculus and dahlias.. things that have to be lifted in our area (zone 6b).

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  138. Rebekah Kristovich on

    What a wonderful book! There’s so many amazing colors! I love container gardening to create an added mix of color combinations. I like to plant taller plants like grasses or dracenas for dimension along with contrasting colors of lower plants like Heucheras and verbena. I love having containers on my porch or patio. In addition to my garden, just can’t have enough!

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  139. Eliska Lynch on

    This year so far I have enjoyed tulips, freesias, daffodils, ranunculus, and dahlias in containers. Most I planted last Fall and their blooms have been so beautiful. I would love to have a copy of his book to learn more!

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  140. Bonnie on

    I love Claus’ arrangements of pots especially the tulips. I planted hostas and astilbes in pots this year and they are doing great so far!

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  141. Leigh on

    I’m always looking for ways to expand my available growing space but have had mixed results with container planting. The pictures alone would make me want this book, but the information on container gardening from such an obvious expert would be invaluable as well!

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  142. Trish Bytheway on

    I love the color combination arrangements! I’d love to try that! Beautiful book!

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  143. Tori on

    Last year I grew zinnias and larkspur! This year I’m so excited to add mint, basil, ( had to start growing some filler material), cosmos and daffodils. My daffodils are just about ready to bloom here in Wisconsin. We rent our home , so all my gardening happens in containers. So excited to learn more from Claus.

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  144. Wanda Carpenter on

    The pictures here featuring containers are fabulous. I love container gardens. I use them each year. But love my in ground plantings also. I will have to get his book. Thanks for sharing it.

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  145. Beverly on

    This book has stunning pictures!
    In the past I’ve grown annuals in containers but after seeing his book I will try spring bulbs!

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  146. Lori McCormack on

    I usall plant mixed annuals, but I want to try some perennials this year. Your book is beautiful!

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  147. Kristen Heimsch on

    I’ve loved planting in containers ever since my first apartment with just enough outdoor space to plant a few herbs in pots. Now I have about an acre and still use containers around my patio, front door and anywhere that’s looking a bit bare. I love this take on planting one variety in each pot, the photos are stunning! One of my current favorite plants for containers is colocasia (elephant ear). I also always plant mint in a pot so it can’t spread across the whole garden.

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  148. Amy on

    I have not grown much in containers and want/need to learn more about how to do so. Claus’ book sounds perfect!

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  149. Lynn on

    I mostly grow herbs in containers and a few larger pots full of mixed plants. I love the look of the groupings of pots with a single variety in each! Excited to try that this year instead. Thanks for the giveaway and this wonderful interview.

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  150. Leslie Lingenfelser on

    Both of you are inspiring! I experimented more last year with containers and even attempted bulbs in containers last fall.
    Not every attempt has been successful but I’m learning and will continue to draw inspiration from Mr. Dalby. Thank you, both, for sharing the beauty.

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  151. Teresa Brown on

    I want to try a Japanese maple in a planter this year. Thank you for providing some inspiring photos in this interview with Claus.

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  152. Abbie Fischer on

    Last year was my first time planting containers. I loved having tradescantia and sweet potato vine as spillers and my favorite thriller was sunpatients. This year I started some dwarf zinnias and sibella carmine to try in containers. I love Claus’s idea of only using one variety per pot and then grouping the containers.

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  153. Carissa on

    I have just tried growing tulips in containers for the first time this year, but have a lot to learn still – I stored them in our hay barn over the winter and something ate all the tulips out of the pots!

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  154. Kristin on

    Just gorgeous! I moved to a much smaller space and I am really embracing containers and have been following Mr. Dalby’s Instagram for inspiration.

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  155. Marilyn on

    What a wonderful book! I have just moved to a newly built house with no gardens in place yet. A few pots with some of my favorite plants came with me – peonies, hellebores, and perennial herbs such as rosemary and chives. Waiting on warm weather to start my vegetable garden in containers. This book will be a lot of help in staging my containers in their new home.

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  156. Marianne Henze on

    Since moving from a 5 acre farm to a patio home, I have learned to adapt to container gardening. I love following you and Claus on Instagram and have learned a lot! From vegetables, to flowers, you learn quickly what seems to work and what doesn’t. It’s a fun new way to garden and the possibilities seem to be endless! Looking forward to reading his new book!

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  157. Brea on

    In the past I’ve bought impatiens, geranium, etc from the local grocery or hardware store. This year is my first year growing from seed. I will have a garden area but I also put pots on my front patio. I am planning on using violas, dwarf stock, marigolds, aster, zinnia and basil!

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  158. Kerry on

    What a lovely interview! I’m so excited for this book, have been following Claus and his enchanting designs for awhile now and just can’t wait to learn more about how he makes the magic happen. I grow herbs in pots and have two front porch planters that I change out somewhat seasonally- but would love to add to these. Thank you for this interview and for the chance to win a copy of the book!

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  159. Kelley on

    Spectacular displays! Guess I am on the hunt for fun containers to plant up!

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  160. Nicholas Golemb on

    I don’t have much dirt area to grow flowers in my tiny backyard so I’ve been growing in containers for years. I do love it but hope to have more land to fill with flowers soon.

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  161. Lizbeth on

    Ohhhhh. This pictures are amazing. In the past I’ve grown vegetables in pots and just a few annuals of certain colors (we have a night garden in pots). I would love to try tulips, lilacs, eucalyptus, and daffodils. I would love to learn more.
    Thank you for the knowledge and chance at winning this book.

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  162. Anna W. on

    I enjoy growing marigolds and succulents in containers. Currently I have them small scale and haphazardly on my porch and I would love this book to help with a more aesthetic look

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  163. Mary Ann Ward on

    Amazing interview, such an inspiration to us all! I would love to try dahlias, daffodils and tulips in containers. Thank you Floret and Claus for a chance to win his new book!

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  164. Debbie Kostolansky on

    Wow! So inspirational! I change my color palette every year in my containers so this would be an amazing addition to my library. Thank you!

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  165. Katie LaMott on

    Wow! What an inspiration! The cascades of color on stairs are so lovely! We have very sandy soil and numerous wildlife visitors 🦌🐇🐿, so I’d really love to try growing tulips and dahlias in containers closer to the house. I have especially enjoyed growing a variety of coleus, sweet potato vines, calibracoa, and lobelia in containers on our partly shady deck.

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  166. Lisa Derx on

    I love cat mint in white urns – showy for a l9n time in sunner, and requires minimal watering.

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  167. Melissa on

    This interview was such a treat to read and the pictures so inspiring!
    I’ve always been a tenant so I use containers to keep my treasures in so that they can be easily moved where ever I may go. Unfortunately I haven’t quite mastered the art of ‘styling’ my containers, so the advice from Claus with regards to varying heights and matching leaf variegation to flower colour made a lot of sense.

    I have a little paved area outside my kitchen door that I’ve started designing with masses of soft pinks and white florals in containers with a little white table and chair. I imagine this area to be my personal ‘hide- away’, a peaceful retreat where I can sit and watch the sunset. After this read, I’m so ready to get my dreamy container garden going.

    Thank you for all the wonderful content and stunning pictures.

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  168. Bridgette Billingslea on

    I have alot of yard but my soil is mostly clay. I love container gardening because of the flexibility to move my plants to better growing conditions quickly. I am growing my dahlias in pots and they are beautiful! I can control fertilizer application better and isolate pest problems with ease. This year, I have added more dahlias to my growing collection, but I am excited to try hydrangeas and peonies in containers to see how they fare.

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  169. Hannah on

    I love to grow annuals in my containers, and I’m interested in this idea of growing one plant in a container and grouping the containers instead of grouping plants within the container.

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  170. Lauren W on

    I’m new to containers, but I now have a huge brick front entrance with stairs! So I’m really excited to keep adding to my collection there!

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  171. Erin Fedewa on

    I live on a remote island in Alaska and highly acidic volcanic soils make in-ground gardening a challenge. Pots have been a saving grace and I love being able to step out on my little balcony deck and still be surrounded by flowers. Added bonus is that the slugs have more of an uphill battle to devouring my dahlias when they’re grown in pots! This spring a neighbor gifted me all her pots while moving and I’m so excited to have a readily accessible potted herb garden alongside my flowers.

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  172. Lies on

    I love tulips and narcissus in my containers. This year I’m trying some annuals for a colorful show this summer.

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  173. Annette on

    I live in an apartment in a tropical climate and I’ve tried growing floret’s zinnias and cosmos in containers with some success! However I grew them with the intention of using them as cut flowers in bouquets. I would like to get some inspiration on how to create arrangements with container plants to beautify my rooftop balcony!

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  174. Julie Gray on

    Dahlias I have planted in pots this year, with amazing success. About half grown by seeds and the other half from tubers. This season is Autumn in Australia and I’ve just planted irises into old tubs.

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  175. Cathy on

    I have typically focused on multiple plant combinations in each container that I do, and in seeing your beautiful work am intrigued by the idea of more pots with single varieties in each. I’ve been gardening for a long time so am looking forward to trying something new.

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  176. Jill Brown on

    I love that he has a large garden and still utilizes pots. It shows the versatility of potted plants.

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  177. E Swan on

    I loved growing blue borage in a pot and I didn’t even know what it was!! Then I was thrilled it survived the AK winter to grow back even though I had cut it and didn’t protect it at all.

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  178. Sandra leung on

    Absolute gorgeous garden!! I can’t wait to try growing more dahlias in containers this season as there’s just not enough garden space for the newer varieties!

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  179. Robin Schulze on

    I want to try everything! Absolutely everything!! Claus Daley is a master with design and color and flair!

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  180. Montanna Larsen on

    Previously I have only dabbled in vegetables/edibles in containers. Seeing the imagery of the masterpieces that Claus creates has inspired me to try floral and foliage plants this next summer season. Love your work! Love all the way from Australia xx

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  181. Aoife Mc Cabe on

    All the way from Ireland I ama florist who’s garden is mostly rock or water logged. I have a tunnell which ibuse for veg and flowers forbthe shop , but my outside garden in all in containers. I would love to see this book.
    Also is there a link to the documentary you mentioned this week about your work/farm/how it works for the family. I have searched and can’t find. Love your work x

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  182. Dasha on

    I’d love to try Tulips in the nezt year. And now I’d love to try pennisetum setaceum.

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  183. Susan on

    I love to try different combinations with each season. Molbak’s, a nursery in my area, is great for inspiration!

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  184. Heather Greaves on

    I have been growing fuchsias in pots this summer and under planting them with pansies and petunias. I am thinking I must try tulips now I have seen these stunning photos.

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  185. Jaci on

    I love using sweet potato vine in my containers and have used all of the different colors and leaf shapes at one time or another. They add so much to a container. I particularly like tri-color for all the color variations and dwarf Marguerite for it’s more manageable size.

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  186. Svetlana on

    I have grown tulips, daffodils and other spring flowers. I love cacti and succulents in containers! I never thought of grouping so many together. It’s more beautiful, I’m so inspired!

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  187. Kara on

    I have a Lantana bush that my parents brought from me AZ 3 years ago. It’s not zoned for my area so I have to winter it in my garage in it’s planter. Each year it gets more and more beautiful!

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  188. Minh on

    I would love to try Dahlia’s this year! In the past I’ve grown mostly herbs but would love to branch out with flowers

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  189. Leslie on

    I’d love to try dahlias in pots near my front door. In the past I’ve done lemongrass and other greenery. I’m going to start collecting pots now that I’ve been so inspired!

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  190. Anna on

    Varieties of basil and tomatoes.

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  191. Annie on

    In my kitchen garden I separate plants by color; I grow them in the ground, espalier them and grow Meyer Lemon trees, blueberries, raspberries, some herbs and vegetables in pots. The tender veggies, fruit and herbs are in pots to protect them from slugs and snails that need to work harder to get to them; I also put wire cages around some of them to protect them from bunnies, raccoons and deer. My front garden is all shades of white, green and grey, so I guess I control colors as Claus does, although he is extraordinary in his disciplined approach.

    Apologies: In my other comment I raved about Claus, but neglected to say what I do. so just enter this comment for one of his books.

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  192. Annie on

    I feel the same way you do about Claus; I have followed him for years. His pot plantings and the grouping of pots are amazing. He is brilliant the way he limits his color palette, but uses texture and repetition to achieve magnificent effects.

    Thank you for this interview, in English instead of Danish! This is a match made in Heaven!

    I would love to be entered for one of his books!

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  193. Linda Taylor on

    I have just grown annuals in my pots, petunias, lobelia, geraniums, etc. But I would love to know more about growing other things. Can’t wait to get Claus’ book! Thank you for sharing!

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  194. Robin L on

    I have always enjoyed growing tree roses in containers. But I have kinda move into growing citrus, in large containers a Mayer Lemon which doing quite nicely. And I just purchased a Lime tree, which they are both in bloom right now. It’s so nice to sit on the patio and take in the aroma of the citrus this time of year. I also have a love for Dahlias, would love to grow in containers. On my bucket list, retirement days are ahead of me.

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  195. Cynthia Trader on

    I absolutely love love this book. It is exactly what I have been searching for since I started getting serious about gardening. As an amateur garden it’s all about flowers for me. I fell in love with Floret because of the colors and variety. I had never started anything from seeds. First year all the seeds from Floret were planted in pots and bloomed!! I was thrilled and hooked and became a committed fan for years. Since that time years back I continue to plant seeds and tubers in pots. I live in Northern California on a mountain with very limited space for a garden. That hasn’t stopped me from having an English potted garden on my deck. Hundreds of potted flowers.
    I searched for a book that would be beautiful, inspirational and educational for my kind of gardening.
    I would absolutely love to receive a copy of this stunning book.
    I would be happy and very proud to send you pics of my garden deck 🌼🌻🌷🌺 that show cases the stunning results from my Floret Flower seeds.
    thank you 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻

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  196. Tammy Walters on

    I can’t wait to read this book! I rent and have taken over as much of the lawn as the landlord will allow, so my container repertoire will be growing!

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  197. Liz Hall on

    I grow petunias, Hostas, herbs, sugar snap peas, radishes, carrots, lettuce, arugula, zinnias, marigolds, vincas, geraniums, gardenias, tomatoes, ferns, garlic, potatoes…. More every year!

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  198. Kelly Kerstin on

    I’ve grown all my dahlias in containers because I’ve never had a yard to grow them in (always renting, until 2 weeks ago!). We have a yard now, but I’m not going to give up my container flowers just yet. I’ll be planting my cosmos in containers this season!

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  199. Jody Feris on

    I absolutely love planting in all my containers and having them sitting around my yard, deck and giving them to others who need some sunshine in their lives. I love to help others learn how to care for them. I would love to gain more insight and experience as to flower and foliage selection and how to care for themfor the best results in my container garden and help others create something special as well. His containers are absolutely gorgeous!!

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  200. Molly Timothy on

    GORGEOUS! I’ve been so inspired by Claus’s color combinations! I want to try tulips in containers for next year but I’m so scared! I actually purchased the bulbs and containers last year, planted them, and then completely chickened out a few days later and pulled them all and put them in the ground! I’m in zone 5, and I was just terrified to lose the investment if it didn’t work. Fingers crossed for this year!

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  201. Bonnie Lind on

    I have cacti and succulents in containers, and a few geraniums. I have started recently putting drought tolerant perennials in pots as well. Can’t wait to be inspired further by Claus’ book!

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  202. Jamie on

    I am so excited to check out this book! I am excited to try ranunculus this year in containers. I haven’t had any luck in the ground and am hoping to have a little more control with containers. Wish me luck! :)

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  203. Challais on

    Stunning!! I just love his gardens! Truly inspiring! Last year was my first year container gardening, and so I began with the simple superbells in hanging baskets, and petunias with daisies m. This year, we have opened a Farm Stand for our produce & flower farm!! I am currently filling our pots around the farm with calendula, basil, mint, snaps, roses, foxgloves, ad many other annuals I’ve raised from seed. Living in zone 9, pots have to be watered often!!

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  204. Judy Rhine on

    I love to play with planting containers but I’m never satisfied with my results. I will be purchasing Claus’s book an practicing to get better. I love his Instagram posts and Florets too.

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  205. Jaana on

    I’ve grown tulips, daffodils and other spring flowers.

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  206. Judy on

    What beautiful pictures! I have planted iris in containers but struggled with companion plants. Now I’ll try single colors in separate pots and group the pots. Containers work well here due to heavy clay and rocky soil. Looking forward to reading this book!

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  207. Rae Desaulniers on

    I LOVE using containers, and have found over the years that it is easier to have success with large, deep pots. I have three huge ones beside my front walkway that I always get compliments on. I have a Japanese Maple in the middle one, and Hosta Regal Splendour in the other two. With two tall
    obelisks in the Hosta pots, I have strung Twinkly lights across all three, so that at night all year long the lights put on a show.

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  208. Malissa Lauritzen on

    Wow. This book will be filled with so much knowledge and I can’t wait to learn! I do not have a yard of any kind and I’m restricted to growing in pots on my balcony here in the PNW. I’ve had good luck with ferns, but that’s pretty much it. After watching growing floret and diving deep into several of your books, I’m preparing to grow 6 different varieties of flowers this spring! I would love to learn more tricks of the trade from Claus’s book and expand my balcony garden!

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  209. Lori Murray on

    Claus’s containers are amazing!! I grew ranunculus for the first time this year and I grew them in a container. They are absolutely on my list to grow again. I would love this book to find something new to try now!!

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  210. Lisa on

    What beautiful container garden images. I love the color combinations. This is great inspiration for my own containers- I constantly struggle with what to plant in containers and the best companion pieces!

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  211. Kimberly Payne on

    We recently moved from a Mediterranean climate to a climate in zone 4 in the mountains of Utah, USA. Learning and experimenting with what will flourish in a short growing season has been a challenge. Each spring has been adventure to try new things to see what will grow and how it wants to grow up here. I love gardening especially with flowers. I would learn so much from this new book and could spend hours looking at the beautiful pictures. Truly an artist!

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  212. Heather Bright on

    I saw a YouTube plant a bunch of bulbs in containers in the fall to try and mimic Claus Dalby pot displays. When I saw a picture of his displays I instantly wanted to do the same. I gathered all my pots of varying sizes, I gathered all my bulbs and planted them. I waited all winter to see my displays pop up. I was so excited 😊. But the displays never happened. The bulbs for some reason did not come up. I had nothing. When I dug around in the pots to see if the bulbs were still there they had rotted or had simply disappeared. I am dying to know what I did wrong. I have no problem with them in the ground but in containers I fail. Hopefully I will someday get it write. It is nice to know there is a book out there that maybe will clue this clueless girl in on how it is done.

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  213. Sara Taylor on

    Oh my gosh I would love to drool over the pages of this book. I live in a small townhouse style apartment near Boston and have a roof deck container garden about to enter its sixth year. We started with just a few pots and now the containers surround every nook and cranny I can afford. We grow tomatoes (cherry and heirloom slicers), peppers, blueberries, strawberries, loads of herbs, and flowers too: dahlias, a rose, zinnias, cosmos, lavender, chamomile. This year I’m trying a bunch of varieties of viola!

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  214. Tonya Mannes on

    This is so exciting! I planted some tulips in
    pots this year for the first time. I’m excited to learn so
    new ideas. What a fantastic book to put out!! Thank you!

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  215. Val on

    I would love a copy of this book! I always grow tulips in the spring in pots because I have so many rabbits that love to nibble if I plant them in the garden. I always grow lantana on my porch so the hummingbirds are close when I have time to sit. I plan on growing moonflower, dahlias, and so many things in pots on my porch and would love this book

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  216. Connie Grigsby on

    I have watched some of his shows on YouTube and am so impressed with his container’s, I enjoy using Alocasia as a thriller and other Annual’s below it.

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  217. Jill Peterson on

    This looks like an inspirational book – I wouldn’t have thought of growing lupins or wallflowers in containers, but they really look good mixed with the other plants of similar colours.
    I searched our local library for Claus Dalby, and only came up with “The Legend of Saint Nicholas” So strange – I might have to buy this one!

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  218. Melissa B on

    Currently, I’m excited to try succulents and cacti in pots. I’ve recently moved to Arizona, and most of my old favorites do not grow well here. Here’s to new territory and new plants!

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  219. Christine Thomas on

    I have planted hostas in containers and I love cactus and succulents in containers!! I never really considered grouping so many together. They look fantastic!! I am going to look up the plants Claus recommended. Great interview!! Can’t wait to read his book!! Thank you!! Christine

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  220. yena on

    Poppies and ginger(!) but really i’m excited about finally being able to grow anything at all. i grew up in the city with no land and lived in tiny nyc apts for most of my adult life with very little natural light. i still have zero land BUT this time i have access to a roof so plenty of light at last. in researching for how to get started, i noticed how so many resources assumed or focused mostly on planting in the ground with very little focus given to gardening in containers. would LOVE a copy of this book to learn more!

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  221. Cassie McDermott on

    I am extremely excited for this book because my pot planting has not been successful but I look forward to trying hydrangeas or boxwood

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  222. Penny Dominici on

    Clays inspired me to grow all my daffodils in pots this year. They looked great massed together in layers.

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  223. Andrea on

    We typically grow herbs in pots. I am inspired by Claus and will mix in some pots of colorful flowers. Beautiful book. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  224. Lindsey Fredrick on

    I love to plant begonias and impatiens together in pots every year. The combo looks so pretty on our porch all summer. This fall, I’m looking forward to planting tulip bulbs in containers for the first time. It’s so inspiring to see and read about what other gardeners are doing. Thanks Erin & Claus for sharing all you’ve learned!

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  225. Glenda Curdy on

    I am so excited to see a wonderful new book like this it’s so inspiring. I want to do some containers that will attract more Hummingbirds to my gardens. Thank you for the opportunity to win this beautiful book.

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  226. Melanie Heisler on

    I grow spring bulbs like narcissus and species tulips in pots, plus seasonal annuals like violas and pansies. I have serious gopher issues so I’ll put anything that I don’t want to lose in a pot including artichokes! Love Claus Dalby’s color combo’s so I am inspired to expand my container plantings this summer.

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  227. katieonwhidbey on

    I have several begonias that I overwinter inside — Gryphon and some beauty with metallic-sheened leaves — along with some scented geraniums that hide in the garage during the cold. Also potted up daffodils + grape hyacinth and daffodils + tulips and they are all coming into their glory right now here on Whidbey Island. I’ve got some enormous pots, some biggies, some large, some small. Always ready to add more.

    I’m so geeked with the idea of one plant-type per pot. Makes so much sense! Just split a “Cirrus” dusty miller and thinking I should just pot those extras up and get going with a silver plant corner somewhere. How inspiring! The book is unavailable — publisher is reprinting — so how exciting would it be to “win” one here. Thanks for the chance!

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  228. Kristin on

    I actually haven’t done much container planting other than pansies. But I would love to learn. I’m so excited for this book!

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  229. Robin Luchsinger on

    In my pots I have layered tulips underneath seasonal color/flowers and a central evergreen. I have a lot of shade and so I can move my pots as the sun shifts, as well as keep the bulbs away from critters. Lovely looking book!

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  230. Amy Arnold on

    I planted most of my tulips and daffodils in containers this spring after being introduced to Claus. I’m really intrigued by the idea of having each container have different plants.

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  231. Kara Semler on

    Can’t wait to get a copy of this! Hands down my favorite thing to pot has to be Zinnias, they’re literally sunshine in a pot and the happiest thing you’ll see all summer!

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  232. Kirsten Griffith on

    I love to grow dahlias in pots. Since I found Claus and started following him on Instagram, I’m very interested in trying spring bulbs in pots. Currently I have tulips and crocus that I’m anxiously waiting for to pop up!

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  233. Ellen Algier on

    I’ve been building up my deer resistant, full sun perennial garden since I bought my house a few years ago. To fill in empty spaces I put all of my annuals in containers scattered throughout my garden. I’ve had the best luck with verbena, lantana and zinnias.

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  234. Rudy Crownhart on

    You are so inspirational!!! I’ve never grown anything lime green before but I think it’s stunning! Cannot wait to give it a go.

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  235. Justine Muench on

    Living in SE Alaska makes dahlia and other bulbs challenging in the ground due to rot so I container garden all my dahlia and begonias. I’d love to branch out and add containers to the landscape not just the deck. Thank you

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  236. Nga Brickman on

    You are amazing Floret! Thank you for being an inspiration to all gardeners. Unfortunately I got into the Dahlia scene a little too late, but I ended up getting your book to start my journey 😊 I would love to start gardening in pots now too!!

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  237. Erin J. on

    I’ve always decorated with Mums, ferns, and small flowering hanging baskets. I attempting ranunculus in containers this year along with oregano and mint. I want to expand even more with plants in containers to overwinter them in my climate without the space for hoophouses or tunnels. This book seems like such a wonderful resource!

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  238. Kathryn on

    Wonderful interview and photos! I’m looking forward to trying dahlias and zinnias in containers this season. I’m new to growing flowers this year, and have limited space with adequate sun light, so containers are my friends! Excited to learn more about container gardening from Claus!

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  239. Jules on

    I planted daffodils in a metal oval container and they are gorgeous. My first time planting bulbs in a container. I’m in love. I’m definitely hooked!!

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  240. Darlene S on

    Going to try growing lettuce in a container. Did grape tomatoes last year.

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  241. Barbara Nelson on

    I have a few containers that I plant each year. Tahitian Bridal Veil is one that I put in pots on my front porch. It withstands the windy conditions we get here in western Minnesota.

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  242. Toni evans on

    Just got a new beautiful green house next to my garden. First year to try a cut flower garden. I wanted 3 rows but husband trying to rein me in a bit 🤣 . Dahlias straw flowers poppies ranunculus snap dragons….today snow storms 🌨 in Washington state but last freeze on the horizon 🌸🌱🪴

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  243. wendy gray on

    I grow most everything in containers as I am surrounded by walnut trees! So excited to read this and am now more inspired than ever to grow even more this year!! Thanks Claus!!!! And Erin!! :)

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  244. Kelli Mcsheehy on

    Instead of common flowers I’ve used in the past, I started using foliage last season, and I’m looking forward to adding more variety this year.

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  245. Tamara on

    Stunning! I have been collecting pots for the past year to have my first “container” display on the outside steps of our screen porch. I’m going with a white color scheme but haven’t totally committed to variety of plants yet.

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  246. Marshelle Tanner on

    I have a large collection of dahlias, I plan to grow some in containers this year.

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  247. Ellen Woolman on

    I love planting huechera, hostas and tuberous begonias in my shade containers. In my sunny containers; sweet potato vine, diamond frost euphorbia and bacopa. I can’t wait to get my hands in the dirt.

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  248. Meghan on

    I planted some David Austin roses in some antique French wine barrels. It already looks gorgeous! I can’t wait!!

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  249. Jan on

    I love containers. The weather has changed in the Pacific Northwest and I can move my plants if they are getting burnt by the extreme heat which we now get occasionally. I find it interesting that he plants only one type of plant in a pot then puts them together. That’s a really good idea. I saw him recently on a gardening show from the UK. What a nice man. I am retired but have gardened my whole life. I would love a copy of his book.

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  250. Adrienne on

    I’ve dabbled in growing many plants in containers, but I would love to get better results with my dahlias. I’ve also been fantasizing about early spring containers chock full of narcissus and tulips.

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  251. Rebecca on

    I love planting multiple containers filled with flowering herbs. Dual purpose for me. Functional and beautiful too!

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  252. Carrie Davis on

    I can’t wait to read his book! I love to plant coleus and petunias in pots. I’ve never planted bulbs but I plan to for next spring. Gardening is my happy place 😁🌸💮🌼🌷🌹🏵

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  253. Brenda on

    I’ve tries tomatoes, blueberries, and various flowers.i want to do multiplexer pots this year.

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  254. Caryn on

    Those arrangements of different plants are just stunning. I haven’t done much in the way of container gardening just yet, but hoping to in the future!

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  255. Lynnette Kish on

    I love packing annual color in containers! Then spreading them around the landscape and our back porch. This year we are putting pink bubblegum petunias, potato vine and ascot rainbow euphorbia in our large pots.

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  256. Deb Lux on

    I mostly grow the standard thriller, filler, and spiller with annuals but this year I am interested in using this theme with my houseplants.

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  257. Michelle G on

    Love this so much! We are redoing are back yard so last year and this year I have been planting in containers. My favorite is my spring bulbs with planning early to late blooms so pretty! I am excited to plant some summer things soon lots of cut garden type flowers.

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  258. LeiLani Blackwell on

    I find that interview fascinating. His ideas really make a lot of sense. I would love to read this book. Please consider me😄

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  259. Rox deVries on

    I’ve admired Claus’ container displays for a long time, and I’m attempting pots of tulips, wintered in a compost/soil pile, and hyacinth anfritillatia that were stored in my refrigerator. It’s not easy making this work in USDA zone 3b/4a but fingers crossed!

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  260. Britnee on

    I would love this book! As a small flower farmer starting out this will be my second year growing ranunculus and anemones in containers. I’d love to be able to up my container game and have more options to use in my bouquets, as well as decorate the front of our house!

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  261. Jacky D on

    This makes me want to try more containers! I throw just about anything into my containers…annuals, vegetables, strawberries…

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  262. Michelle Enns on

    I grow my different garden teas in pots to keep them contained and from mixing with each other. When I cut yeah I then mix the different varieties and use it to make the MOST refreshing summer meadow tea! This year I am growing a large container of sweet peas with an obelisk for them to climb. I would love to learn more about container gardening because we are most likely moving by the end of the year to an area with very poor soil.

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  263. Celia Wevers on

    I enjoy growing bulbs like tulips, hyacinths, muscari. I also enjoy growing salad greens like rocket as they have the sweetest wee white flowers. They can create such a level of interest to the eye with the unexpected height they can bring.

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  264. Ericka Humbert on

    A tomato plant was my very first introduction to container gardening. I’m embarrassed to admit I never thought of how flowers could be done in the same way!! Sounds like I need to read this book ;)

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  265. Jan Haneke on

    I have never heard of Claus! I am a personal gardener and specialize in containers. This book could be a game changer for me!

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  266. Rita on

    I’ve never seen more beautiful, colorful and rich containers gardens. Just what I need to learn more about. Would love a copy. ☘️💕

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  267. Marie Sander on

    I enjoy Claus so much! He is so joyful in all that he does! I have loved supertunias in containers as well as impatients and begonias. All wonderful in containers and can give so much color to a garden!

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  268. Robin Lines on

    I would love to learn how to garden better with containers. Also my groupings seems odd not cohesive like his. I would love to be able to grow dahlias in containers.

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  269. Rachel Price on

    Due to our backyard being in transition with removing a greenhouse that was completely overrun with ivy, blackberry vines, and full grown cherry trees; I have only used containers for a couple of years. I am am digging the preview of this book! Can’t wait to read it and expand my container yardening!!

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  270. Alicia on

    I’m new to container gardening and also growing flowers. I’ve only grown vegetables. I’ve been inspired by your blog and following you on social media. I’ve gotten all your books and I’m so excited to try growing my own flowers!

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  271. Stacy on

    I overwinter begonias in the pots they stay in for summer. Always have success with them. Going to try more foliage plants this year in pots. Also trying dwarf veggies in pots this year as well.

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  272. Carrie Harvell on

    I usually go with wave petunias & other easy flowers because they do well in just about any summer weather, but I’m ready to try new things & want to put together something new & beautiful.

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  273. Lorrie on

    I grow a lot of herbs. Unfortunately deer can get on my deck where I have most of my pots. I try different types of herbs that bloom like lavender and cat mint. They don’t seem to eat nasturtium which I like to grow the climbing ones on a trellis. I’m growing tulips and sweet peas in my fenced rose garden in pots.

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  274. Ginny on

    I have a perennial blue ballon flower that has grown for four seasons now in a pot on my back porch. It gives me great joy every year it comes back. Thank you for the inspiration Floret Flower Farm and the other gardeners you have introduced us to.

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  275. Brenda Rockafellow on

    It’s time to try something different! I’ve always planted pots but seems like I always plant the same plants! This fall I realized I forgot to plant a bag of daffodils and because I started following Claus on IG I thought…my pots! I am still waiting for them to pop through the soil! But once they do, I’ll have a beautiful sight of 5 pots of daffodils that I will enjoy seeing from my kitchen window! I’m so looking forward to it! And since I’ve just retired I want to make gardening one of my favorite things to do! I have the time to become creative and that’s exciting! I just started 10 flats of seeds so hopefully….I’ll have some fun beautiful flowers to work with!
    My granddaughter and I loved making the snowflakes out of paper bags that Claus shared on IG before Christmas! So fun!
    Thank you for sharing his book and interview,
    Brenda

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  276. Michelle Powell on

    I’m still trying to decide what colors to go with this year. I’m hoping the Cannas I overwintered will be big and beautiful this year in my pots.

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  277. Diana on

    I’ve tried big variety, from hibiscus to bulbs to ferns.

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  278. Ally on

    I did varieties of tulips in clay pots of various sizes and colours. Some voles destroyed them last year in the soil, so instead of going “caddy shack” on the voles, I moved tulips into containers- after I saw some photos on Pinterest. I have buds now but should have a great display in a couple weeks!

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  279. Dinah on

    I’ve put hostas in containers the last few years. This year, I’m hoping to plant some lettuce, simply because I can’t wait for it to be warm enough in my actual garden. The days are so beautiful; surely lettuce will grow in the microclimate on my porch!

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  280. Lauren on

    I currently have lavender in containers, as well as several herbs. I also accidentally started a day lilly in a container a few years ago and it continues to flourish!

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  281. Stacey on

    I’m looking forward to trying some dahlias and climbing roses in containers this year. I’m still very new to gardening so I’ve been enjoying the flexibility that containers offer. Being able to move the plants around is huge when trying to find the best spots in my garden for each plant.

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  282. Maurie on

    I have grown everything in containers for the last three years, adding more and more every time! Some of my favorites I grow are Zinnias, Snapdragons, Sunflowers, Sweet-peas, Cosmos and Celosia (all my favorites to pick as well). I’ve added a variety of Poppies this year as well as Strawflowers. I also grow all my herbs and veggies in containers, even my pumpkins! I love container gardening. It really let’s you maximize a small space!

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  283. Sophie Hartwell on

    In the past I have enjoyed growing begonias in hanging baskets, and this year I am excited to have more flowers, and also some tomatoes in containers, as I do not have a lot of space in the ground at my new house.

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  284. Heather on

    I am relatively new to container gardening but have been so inspired by Claus Dalby and his fabulous gardens. I have grown petunias, geraniums and tall grasses in containers but last year I started a small flower farm and can’t wait to use containers this year to expand the size of my growing space. This book looks fabulous. I can’t wait!! 🌷

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  285. John Costello on

    In the past I’ve grown everything from herbs to veggies in containers. Seeing these photos inspires me to try some tulips and bulbs next season!! Looks amazing.

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  286. Pamela Loxton on

    I love dahlias, but my lovely cottage gets limited sunlight. I have been inspired by Claus Dalby’s Instagram account—all those containers! I feel I can move them around to get eight hours of sun a day. During the worst of the pandemic there was a shortage of containers, but I hope to get a few this Spring. I’ll see if my “moving around” experiment works!

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  287. Holly Peterson on

    I have grown many flowers in containers with luck. I have tried bulbs, but they just don’t do very well for me. I would love to learn what he does to make such amazing containers thrive.

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  288. Lisa Christopher on

    Last year I grew tulips and daffodils for spring and a variety of flowers for the summer. My husband said I had too many planters- jungle like not sure if it was his comment or one of his friends. Lol.
    These planters are gorgeous… total inspiration to try different flowers/plants and some many beautiful colors.
    Maybe possibly inspire some of my friends to pot up some planters too!

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  289. Brittany Trushin on

    I love my rosemary plant in a pot! He overwinters in the house and lives outside in the summer. I’d love to incorporate more planters in my garden- so inspired by this post/ book. Thanks for sharing!

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  290. Stephanie on

    I’m so glad you did an interview with Mr. Dalby! I love his container gardening, especially the beautiful foliage colors and textures he brings in.
    My husband and I are in a rental on a military base, so all my gardening has to be limited to pots right now. I was so pleased with how some of my plants did in containers and DIY wicking buckets this past year. I’ll be adding a number more this year. I have a mix of perennials, herbs, cutting flowers, and vegetables. Last year a real winner was a lovely new yarrow variety that just kept going all summer, and I’m excited to add a couple more English roses and some floret snapdragons this year.

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  291. Kristi on

    I’ve grown herbs, perennials and annuals, but I would LOVE to be able to have pots full of spring flowering bulbs!! It’s a dream of mine!! I need Claus’ book!!

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  292. Lindsey Whayland on

    Honestly containers are one of my main sources for being able to grow and for some reason I just find them more manageable. I have loved having my lavender in a huge pot on my porch. After seeing some of Claus’s displays I’m VERY excited to fulfill all of my tulip dreams in containers.

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  293. Sally on

    I can’t tell you how excited I am for this book. I have grown so many things In containers, but mostly food. I’ve recently moved gardening zones and homes and all of hinge considered, I definitely see my garden shifting to containers playing huge role. I didn’t really know what to do with that change, but this book gives me hope!

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  294. Karen on

    I would love to win his book, I have started doing container gardening since my husband has difficulty to walk around our yard and want to add containers on our deck for him to enjoy. Thank you for this opportunity

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  295. Tyann McIntyre on

    My first hearing of Mr.Claus. I have always grouped flowers and foliage. Mr.Claus has definitely inspired me to begin singles in pots. Thank you for being on Facebook.

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  296. Lisa Edelhuber on

    So far I’ve grown heirloom plants that have been passed down from my mom, that originally came from her mom (my grandmother who had a greenhouse). I have been so inspired by my grandmother my entire life & that is why I absolutely LOVE to keep her plants alive. I feel like I have a little part of her with me still.💞

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  297. Teresa on

    When I retired from teaching several years ago, I dreamed of a raised bed garden with a beautiful deer fence around it so I could keep them from eating everything in sight. We finally got it built last summer and I’m filling one large section with cut flowers inspired by you and your books. This book of Claus Dalbys on containers, has given me new inspiration and I’m imagining these in the new garden. Excited to add to the collection!

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  298. Kristen Beatty on

    As someone with a fairly new garden space I do not have many established shade trees so a shade garden is hard to achieve. Luckily I have two large covered porches. I grow hostas, brunnera and huecherra in containers to achieve the shade garden my heart desires!

    I would love to gather more inspiration from Claus’ newest book. He certainly has an eye for the beautiful things gardening has to offer!

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  299. Cindy McLellan on

    Wow! I am just beginning to container garden. This book would be a game changer!

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  300. Donna on

    I’ve tried rosemary and lavender and roses in containers but have had no luck with any of them here in Arizona. I really need tips on how to make things thrive in containers in this extreme heat!

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  301. Terri on

    I successfully grew plants in a pot for the first time last year. I grew some crazy looking snapdragons that I sprouted from seeds in a 3 ft urn. During the summer and early fall months I often remarked with astonishment at how well they grew and how crazy they looked. “WHAT??? What’s that all about?” I was further surprised after the first hard frosts took them and I tipped the pot over to clear out the plants and dirt. The roots had grown the whole length of the urn. Wow. That surprised me. So encouraged by the outrageous success of the snapdragons, I planted up some bulbs in pots both during the first fall months and then as a Thanksgiving project. The first pots I have planted are now (April) sprouting and I am waiting to see how they bloom. I am glad to take such lovely adventures.

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  302. Marcy Mignone on

    I’ve been gardening in containers for over 30 years! Ive potted up dahlias bulbs, tulip bulbs and all number of bulbs. Also, have had great success with cymbidium orchids in pots. Recently started potting up boxwoods and
    love the way they add a bit of formality to the garden. Its been a challenge the last couple of years as I’ve moved further North in California. Temps and elevation have made it a learning curve but I’m up for the challenge.

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  303. Pam on

    I have a friend who has a beautiful garden! She uses containers and maybe this book will help me create something at our home! Wonderful pictures! Great inspiration for us all! 🧜‍♀️

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  304. Heather Tuck on

    I planted tulips and irises in pots this past fall. The tulips are finally blooming and they are so beautiful. The irises are growing well and I can’t wait to see them bloom.

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  305. Karen McLucas on

    I’ve never seen such beautiful container arrangements! I have also gravitated to one type of plant per pot. Geraniums are my go to but this year I’m going to try some begonias and coleus.

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  306. Kelly on

    I grow all my dahlias in containers because I have such heavy clay soil!

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  307. Christa on

    I have been following Claus for over a year and I love his garden. It would be wonderful to win his book.

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  308. Betsie Cunningham on

    This spring I planted tulips in pots. By chance I found bulbs at 50% off when it was past time to be planting them. I potted them up and ignored them all winter. This spring it has been delightful to watch them grow!

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  309. Gianna Guzzardo on

    I have been obsessed with container growing and have loved feeling like I have my own tulip farm come spring! Excited to venture out and am going to be trying someone Florets Zinnias in pots this year!

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  310. Katy Hassenrik on

    Living in Holland, MI, I’m excited to celebrate spring and our city’s Tulip Time festival by planting tulips and other colorful bulbs in containers!

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  311. Becky Mousel on

    Beautiful! I’d love to win a copy and try my hand at container gardens!

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  312. Sandy Willyerd on

    I enjoy planting impatients and creeping Jenny in containers. Would love to win that beautiful book🌷

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  313. Glenda Ingram on

    I have 8 sons. My second son is a sweet generous compassionate soul who has struggled to find the right girl. Now about to turn 40 this year and after finally finding a beautiful girl he wants to marry he has given us 3 months to prepare for it and it is to be held at our home here in Australia in June. Our winter. So I want to add colour to the garden by using pots. I have gardened all my life but am in need of inspiration to create the best possible display for Matthew and Emma. This book I’m sure would be an amazing source of inspiration.

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  314. Melody on

    Omg, so many more new ideas, this year I tried zinnias and cosmo, and at the mo now daffodils
    and tulips, love colour, all the best to everyone from Aotearoa ❤

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  315. Sheryl on

    I would love a copy and excites to try cannas in the container this season

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  316. Catherine Fulbright on

    As I age I am doing more container gardens to get the flowers within easier reach. Stairs with pots are a nice solution. I enjoy rotating these pots to keep those plants in bloom in full view.

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  317. Jen on

    So inspiring and beautiful! I love ornamental grasses in containers!

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  318. Athena Simpson on

    I have enjoyed vegetables, mostly tomato and cucumbers, in Pots and i have begun to grow flowers. Last year i had heuchera, persian shield, and torenia.

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  319. K on

    I am SO excited to grow forced muscari and daffs in containers this spring! I love their delicate look and am pumped to grow them in a little pot! :)

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  320. Erica on

    I’m excited to try growing more cut flower foliage varieties in containers. Also, perennials. I love using containers as a sort of nursery for young plants that will later find a home in the landscape permanently. It offers an opportunity to compare their growth under different growing conditions; pot vs. bed and allows me to enjoy them while I continue the pursuit of building out more garden beds.

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  321. Crissy Brady on

    I usually plant a mixture of Supertunias, alyssum and other annuals in mixed pots. I’m excited to try a display of a single variety per pot to see how I like that!

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  322. Jackie Zi on

    I am just starting to look into container gardening. I have some strawberries and raspberries in some containers. This year I am going to try sweet peas!

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  323. Lesley chinn on

    I live in hot Arizona so I usually grow hibiscus and cactus in pots on my porch! This year I potted a garden of zinnias and cosmos! Can’t wait to see how they do!

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  324. Deb Cullen on

    So glad to see this book!!! Toady I went to the local garden center looking at different plants to use in my containers this year . The last few years I’ve used the same ones and want a total different look on my front porch and around the tree I have in my yard. The pictures of his plantings are amazing!

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  325. Susan Baker on

    Dahlias! It interested me at the end of the blog that dahlias were another focus for Claus. So are they in the containers? So want to know more. I love container gardening – I can control the water and fertilizing. It does make it hard to go on vacation during the summer. No one else understands what they all need. ☺️

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  326. Dana on

    I grew some dahlias last year and this year I’m trying my hand at ranunculus.

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  327. Jenny Pope on

    I love tulips in a pot. Those first green shoots in Spring make the heart soar after a long Winter. I would like to try dahlias in pots this year. My first try growing dahlias from tubers – Cafe Au Lait.

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  328. Carolyn Williams on

    We are just a week away from starting to fill our pots and planters here in Oklahoma. I can hardly wait to get started.

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  329. Connie on

    Beautiful pictures! I am looking forward to growing dahlias in containers this year.

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  330. Lacey Tucker on

    I am so excited about this book!! This is how I do most of my gardening is in containers and pots. I have been wanting new ideas and different ways of gardening this way. Right now I do Dahlias mostly and some annuals. I never even thought of doing tulips 🌷 I’m already getting so excited to put containers on my back deck and porch! I love color so this book is right up my alley, I can’t wait to read it!

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  331. VJ on

    I’m interested in knowing what perennials would be a good choice for my pots.

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  332. Marge S on

    I have grown dahlias in pots but this year will be trying something else. Just waiting for garden centers to open for some inspiration. I’ve watched Claus’ videos about planting tulips in pots but that hasn’t worked well for me. His displays are unbelievable.

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  333. Maggie bones on

    This is the perfect way to expand my garden and make my porch areas even more beautiful I can’t wait to see all his ideas!

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  334. Amber Uhlhorn on

    I have grown a lot of tulips in containers. Usually because I run out of room in my garden.
    My husband is a potter and will be making large containers to put on our property. It would be great to get some ideas on making the flower and plant display look as good as the pots.

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  335. Joni Bunk on

    I love adding a splash of color in areas of my landscape that are mostly green! What a gorgeous book this is! Lots of great ideas there!!

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  336. Laura Dowden on

    I’m so excited about this book! I love Claus! I grow all sorts of annuals in containers including geraniums, petunias and begonias. I’ve recently tried tulips and had success this year! I’d love to win a book.

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  337. Addison Bechard on

    I can’t wait to expand my front porch and garden areas with containers this year! I love how this gives me plenty of options for variety!!

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  338. Brandy on

    I saw Claus’ comment today on your IG about maybe one day visiting your garden! That would be so fun!

    He made my morning today with a very nice comment on my account.

    This year I have added several more pots to the garden. I have already added more million bells, and I am looking to to grow more sweet potato vine and vincas this summer in pots in my garden.

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  339. Lori Crozier on

    I have planted containers for the front porch every year but never did I realize bulbs can live and bloom in containers!!! Oh my!! Bulbs are on my list!!!

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  340. Alice Kelly on

    I love that I can move containers around. My 89 year old mother loves flowers and with growing flowers in containers enables me to move the ones in bloom so she can see her favorite flowers.

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  341. Kristy B on

    Since I’m a renter I grow everything in containers. I love scented geranium and flowers. We also grew a lot of herbs in the containers as well last year. Someday I would love to have my own property to have a nice garden and greenhouse.

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  342. Meghan Marshall on

    I am attempting ranunculus for the first time in pots. I am crossing my fingers for a glorious show in a few months.

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  343. Antionette Bracher on

    Large strawberry pots planted with impatiens give a brilliant pop of color to shade gardens fill with hosta, and hydrangeas. This book looks like it would be so filled with eye candy that one could find lots of inspiration and creative artistic ways with container gardens!

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  344. Nancy Pook on

    Love following Claus on Instagram! I have been inspired to grow nicotiana and coleus. Also love lime green!

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  345. Susan Bragg on

    I love container gardening and find it one of the easiest and most rewarding ways to garden. I follow Claus on Instagram and I am a huge fan. His displays are just beautiful. I live in Texas and last year, I grew Dahlias from seed and then planted the plants in containers. I was thrilled with how they looked. I also plant Hosta’s in pots, Zinnias, Dianthus, herbs, sunflowers, tulips, daffodils and so many more. I would LOVE a copy of Claud’s newest book. He is a true artist!

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  346. Sheri on

    I have been binging on his YouTube channel and Instagram ever since he was recommended by another gardening resource. The idea of the flexibility using containers brings fascinates me. We have a new home where everything is a blank slate and I am looking forward to adding living color everywhere.

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  347. Elizabeth Findeis on

    This book looks amazing! It’s an inspiration to see how you can do an amazing garden without a lot of property/land. I can’t wait to try some of his techniques.

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  348. Ava on

    I’m super excited to grow trufula pink gomphrena that Laura from garden awnser has really enjoyed. I’m just so excited to see life in pots and in the ground again😁

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  349. Sandi on

    I haven’t done much container gardening yet. Looking forward to trying some this year and would love some guidance from Claus’s book.

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  350. Kaitlyn W on

    Would love this book, his displays are incredible!

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  351. Jennifer on

    What a wonderful preview of the book. I would love it for the pictures alone! Every year I put out a container of pansies at the very first possible moment because after our long 5A winters, I need some spring color. I also grow blueberries and raspberries in containers, but need more info if I am going to up my container gardening game. Thanks for this great interview!

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  352. Caroline on

    What a creative master, not just the container gardens but the conceptualization, the photography, laying out his own books. He is a true artist. This blog has already provided inspiration by reminding me to group containers together and provide repetition. I look forward to expanding my container garden and making it ongoing throughout the seasons!

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  353. Stacie Thaxton on

    I would love to try bulbs in containers on my porch and patios. Would love to get ideas and knowledge around how to do this!

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  354. Robin Clapp on

    I am a fan of old fashion clay pots! Every summer I pot several different types of ferns for the front porch. They look so nice against the white of our farm house.
    I can not wait to see this new book!

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  355. Kate Johnston-Legg on

    Claus’ containers are stunning! I have hanging pots on my front porch that I painted red and fill with white plants. This year it will be Snowstorm bacopas, Diamond Snow Euphorbia, and either geranium or petunias in white. Can’t wait!

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  356. Justine on

    I tried Claus’s signature technique for planting tulips in containers over the winter, and I’m so pleased to see them coming up this spring! Would love to learn more from his new book! 🌷 📖 🌷

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  357. Patti Toohey on

    What I love about pot planting is the pots themselves. I love collecting pots. And planting in pots is so easy to manage…no digging out a space, cleaning or mulching. Super manageable.

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  358. Alica on

    What beautiful displays & inspiration! The use of colours is very attractive in terracotta. As a gardener I have avoided terracotta as they tend to dry out easily here in the Australian heat, but you may have persuaded me to give them a try.
    Thank you.
    Your book looks impressive.

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  359. Patricia Maher on

    I am looking forward to planting begonias and dahlias in containers this year.

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  360. Diane Wellman on

    Inspiring photos and great interview. I have enjoyed growing vegetables in containers in the past and this year I’m so excited to expand my container garden with cut flowers. Can’t wait to see the beauty in my backyard.

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  361. Kelli on

    This book looks AMAZING! This is how I started with gardening, all within pots. I have done anything from veggies, different pollinators to anything and everything my microclimate will grow. My front porch is my happy place, would love to use this book to make it even better!

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  362. Barbra Stevens on

    Great interview! This is my second year of growing dahlias and tomatoes in containers. I’m going to try other veggies and zinnias this year as well.

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  363. Susan Stinnett on

    I like growing in containers because it’s a way for me to bring color and interest to my patio. Also, living in Richmond ,Virginia we have problems with voles and moles which devastate my flower beds. Using containers is a way for me to have bulb plants in my yard. I’m looking forward to planting my zinnia seedlings I started with Floret seeds this year. I haven’t been able to find Queen Lime Blush zinnias here. I used them in my daughter’s wedding bouquet a few years ago and I’m excited to have them in my yard this year.

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  364. Kay on

    I would love to try new combos this year his book looks so helpful

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  365. Lora Whitehurst on

    I planted daffodils and alliums in pots in the fall. They have grown and bloomed over the last few weeks and look beautiful on my patio. Now I have to decide whether to plant them in the ground or leave them in the containers.

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  366. Chris on

    I have just moved to a different home and in the transition to creating a new garden I am looking forward to gardening in containers ! Particularly using dahlias .

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  367. Brooke Reeves on

    I always like planting bulbs! I just planted some elephant ears and ferns for the spring, but I would like to get more comfortable in planting flowers! Nothing would make me happier than being able to step outside and make a flower arrangement from everything in my pots!

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  368. Kaylynn Litersky on

    I have grown cardinal flower vine in a container before and I’m hoping to grow it again this year. The hummingbirds love it!

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  369. Brooke on

    I would like to add some smaller dahlias to containers. I’ve always grown dahlias in the field – but they would look so good on our porch in a pretty container!

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  370. Cynthia Rothschild on

    At the moment all I have is a small balcony, but it’s lovely to see all the varieties that Claus grows in pots. The book is wonderful and it inspires me to try growing flowers I love in 1 pot at a time!

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  371. Dana on

    My containers are a mix every year. I need to look at the overall picture better as Claus suggests. The book would be great inspiration

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  372. Hilary Glynn on

    I am going to try planting Dahlia Totally tangerine with Panicum Sparkling Fountain- a recommendation in one of Sarah Raven and Arthur Parkinson podcasts. Im only new to mixed container planting so excited yo see how it turns out.

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  373. Laurie Taylor on

    Thank you for sharing. Love all of Claus’ ideas. The pots are all beautiful but I would especially like to try planting bulbs in pots. Hopefully this will keep the rabbit and deer from eating them.

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  374. Kelly Moberg (swedish name)😉 on

    I have always done mixed containers…I am now inspired to do single plantings and group together….beautiful pictures…hope to win!

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  375. Olivia on

    I have really enjoyed mixing varieties in containers before but I am so eager to plant some summer blooming bushes this year. I will try out some astilbe for this season. Thank you sharing this beauty with us Erin and Claus!

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  376. Sofia Michelena Crocy on

    I love Claus’s gardening. The color palettes and the pots put perfectly together is just amazing. For me this is just perfect, as my garden is not that big!

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  377. Christine Rockwell on

    I’ve done some container gardening, but after stumbling on the Middle-Sized Garden’s post focusing on Claus and his amazing gardens (this morning, in fact), I very well may plant some dahlias in pots. On the heels of that revelation, several hours later, I then saw Erin’s post on IG and then read the interview between Claus and Erin. There’s some kind of kismet going on here!!

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  378. Madie on

    Last year i had grown dahlias in containers. It has surprised me how much different they were in pots vs the ground. I think they need groupings like Claus’s to shine. His pots by the gate are absolutely magical.

    I think i will go back to coleus and other annuals in my containers. They look amazing and showy the entire gardening season.

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  379. Jody on

    I plant hibiscus in pots. Interested to try seasonal bulbs.

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  380. Melanie on

    I love growing ornamentals and food crops together. I also enjoy growing grains such as wheat and barley to use in flower arrangements. Honestly the list is endless!

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  381. Anne McGilvray on

    Claus has so many great tips I enjoy watching him on YouTube. This will be the first time I try growing dahlias in containers to fill in any holes in the garden.

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  382. Monique Van Halteren on

    I enjoyed my first David Austen rose in a container on my appartment porch. I was thrilled with my first flush of flowers the following season. Was difficult to learn to manage containers. I’ve been looking forward to this book for months from Claus. Love his instagram. (And yours).

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  383. Kristin on

    I live in an area with a robust local deer population. I have used containers to showcase favorite tulips, pansies and other high impact colorful flowers that would be eaten if planted in garden beds. What a lovely and inspiring book!

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  384. Meghan on

    I was surprised to find success growing dahlias in containers. I want to try spring bulbs next year and will check out this book. Claus’s Instagram page is beautiful.

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  385. Glenice Buck on

    I always have a potted annual and bulb display for the cooler months here in Young, NSW Australia. Its a bit too hot here in Summer for a potted annual display. The display will allways include a variety of pansys, silver dust plant ( Cineraria) and Daffodils. I love the large faced Pansy in the traditional shades of blues, white and yellow. The Daffodils are always King Alfreds.

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  386. Sam Tulenko on

    What a stunning book! I’ve got a rose in a large pot right now, and I’d love to read Claus’s advice for helping container gardens thrive. I don’t have much yard to work with in my townhouse, and container gardening is the perfect answer to my limited space. I’d like to try my tulips in pots next year!

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  387. Robin on

    I’ve grown in pots lilacs, irises and even asparagus!

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  388. Patti on

    Last year I planted a whiskey barrel planted with monarda, brunnera surrounded by diamond frost euphorbia and superbena. My container faced easr and looked fabulous all year! I am in Maine, zone 5b. I hope the monarda comes back this spring as I left it in the barrel.

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  389. Kay Blades on

    Wonderful tip regarding variegated plants to complement the colors of flowering ones. I have been enjoying salvias recently, so have the birds.

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  390. Sam Tulenko on

    What a stunning book! I’ve got a rose in a large pot right now, and I’d love to read Claud’s advice for helping container gardens thrive. I don’t have much yard to work with in my townhouse, and container gardening is the perfect answer to my limited space. I’d like to try my tulips in pots next year!

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  391. Cori on

    Fascinating feature! I hadn’t ever tried the concept of one variety per pot with such a display but am tempted. Looking forward to seeing and learning more in the book

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  392. D McKinlay on

    Lovely book! I have very poor soil where I live so containers work wonderfully well! I’ve been using simple annuals in the past but I am inspired to try some new plants after reading the interview with Claus!

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  393. Julie Zee on

    After 32 years we downsized from an acre to a courtyard and a few beds. I have had to adapt my garden to mostly pots due to soil conditions. I follow Claude and love what he does. His book will continue to inspire me to find new ways to enjoy plants and flowers.

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  394. Suzanne on

    Right now I don’t have any containers for my plants that are this gorgeous and thoughtful looking. I’m hoping to learn more about this creativity when putting pots on our new back deck for the summer. Hoping this will help me with the designs!

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  395. Sasha Thomas on

    I have a huge container garden but it’s mostly hodge podge set-up where I go crazy at the nursery and then get home and kind of just plop things into whatever pots are open. I’d love for it to look more like his displays where are both creative and yet structured. So beautiful. This gives me so much to think about making it what it can really be. And feel better that you can do it without an expensive watering system in place too. Excited to get this book and get to work. Thanks so much for sharing

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  396. Jane Sutton on

    I have a small courtyard garden and this year I’ve got containers with a variety of cottage garden seeds in blues, lilacs and pinks. I’m looking forward to watching them grow through the summer. My spring display of tulips includes the gorgeous blue diamond: which I know is a favourite of Claus Dalby!

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  397. Janell on

    Can’t wait to dive into this book!

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  398. Kari Grebe on

    I’m SO excited to read this! I’m fairly new to gardening. My family and I just bought our first home and I can’t wait to fill all the outdoor space with beautiful flowers and vegetables. I absolutely love how practical planting in containers is, but also how you have so much control over the vertical look of your garden. It’s like a new facet of gardening. Thank you for writing this!💓

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  399. Katie on

    I enjoy having spring bulbs in containers bc it brings spring a little earlier to the bleak Minnesota “spring”.

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  400. Caroline Obrien on

    This inspires me beyond anything else right now and simplifies the idea of having so many pots and ,for me, simplifying is always a goal.

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  401. Donna Howard on

    How wonderful. Thank you for this wonderful information.

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  402. Janet O’Dea on

    New to the gardening and flower journey. This gives so much inspiration in starting small in the months ahead.

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  403. Renee Marquardt on

    This is definitely inspirational to focus on my deck pots after summer season is over. I’ve had good success with combonations of a variety of coleus mixed with hakone grass, mondo grass and creeping jenny for shady spots on my porch. This year I’m excited to prep my deck pots for spring bulbs so that this time next year, my deck will be exploding with tulips and hellebores (my new absolute favorite flower atleast until dahlia season.) Looking forward to this book!

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  404. dolly gauthier on

    I don’t do a great deal of container gardening because it’s so hot here in the summer. But I like to put a couple on the walk to the front door in the winter. Now that I have a covered patio in the backyard, I’m trying to up my game and this gorgeous book would certainly bring some inspiration! Can’t wait to see it.

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  405. Leanne Carroll on

    Oh my goodness, Claus’s displays of containers are just so stunning! I tried bulbs in the fall to look like his. It wasn’t quite the same, but I am going to continue using my beautiful pots and following his advice!

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  406. Anne M. on

    I tried a variety of bulbs in a pot for the first time this year, because of inspo from Claus, and so far they are doing great. I don’t know who I found first on Instagram, you or Claus, but I love what you both do with flowers. Amazing!

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  407. Alexandra yepes on

    How gorgeous! I love it a And would really love to learn more. I think that growing in pots can sometimes be freeing, because you don’t have to commit a space to bed! Crossing my fingers to win one of these!

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  408. Beckie F. on

    Excited for this book, absolutely love his yearly compositions!

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  409. Amy Weimer on

    I have large pots that I place on my deck to add color through summer and into fall. This year, I would like to try groupings of smaller pots going down the deck stairs and on my front porch. I’m inspired by the photos of Claus’s gardens.

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  410. Amanda Garrison on

    I’m a gardening newbie, but I’m so excited about this book! I’ve grown mostly lavender and herbs in planters. I’m really excited to try tulips, daffodils, peonies, and dahlias in pots. I also loved the idea of mixing in lots of foliage. Cheers!

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  411. Kathleen Waugh on

    I love varying my beds & pots each season. In a round pot, it’s almost always ‘thriller’ in the center, surrounded by lower ‘filler’ plants & of course I’ve got to have ‘spiller’ around the bottom…often a lovely ivy. Claus is an inspiration for color mixes & different plants than I usually use. What a gorgeous book!

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  412. Liz S. on

    The last few years I’ve grown some of my dahlias in pots due to renting and not having garden space, and will be glad to create some beds for them this year in our new place. One of my favorite combination pots I’ve planted has a mixture of maidenhair fern and hellebore – and the juncos love to nest in that one! I love pots of mixed sedums, with their interesting combinations of colors and textures. I want to try growing star jasmine on the patio, and I am looking for new ideas to add color around other containers. I’m also looking for ways to add potted plants into our landscape for interest.

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  413. Nicola Partridge on

    This has inspired me to spend some time focusing on my containers this year-had lots of failures! Agapanthus is my favourite to grow in pots – thankfully they like being tightly bound in a pot so I can’t go wrong!

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  414. Kim Chandler on

    I love following Claus! His container gardening is so inspirational. I love container gardening because it’s gives me such satisfaction of creating a mini garden in a set space. There are so many ways to add seasonal beauty using containers!

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  415. Mary Murray on

    I’ve grown herbs in containers in the past but I’m very excited to try tulips and dahlias this year since there are so many deer around my home.

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  416. Amanda Lomax on

    Love how enthusiastic Claus is and he comes across so enthusiastic and always willing to share his knowledge. His garden is so stunning you can see how much love he has for gardening. I feel he has pushed the boundaries with container gardening and shares his ideas for people that may not have a large garden or lots of money to spend. Just a little pot of flowers in a window ledge can bring you such delight. I will be growing lots more dahlias and experimenting mixing them in large pots with annuals and perennials I’ve grown from seed.

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  417. Angela Kuhl on

    My favorite container combination is red and purple. I usually use geraniums with a purple annual. I love this book!

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  418. Sara on

    I haven’t had much success growing a garden. If I don’t know enough about a plant to make it happy, the deer and rabbits usually enjoy the fruits of my labor. I have decided this year to start smaller with containers and hope I do better…This way if a plant doesn’t like where I put it, I can move it to another place. I easily get inspired by your posts and the beauty of the flowers, but saddened by not being able to grow them at home. As you might have surmized, I am a new-ish gardener and am struggling. So far, it is hit or miss, but I am not ready to give up! Thank you for all you share.

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  419. Sandra Perry on

    I have always done planter gardening on a small scale, but after being inspired by Claus, I am ramping that up this year. Fingers crossed.

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  420. Adrienne Karpov on

    I have used containers for my tender plants that need winter protection as well as to showcase favorite perennials and shrubs on the patio. We’ve just finished a new display of pots on our front steps including a small red Japanese maple that deserved more attention! I’m excited to experiment with rotating new plants in as some finish, and to curate containers in the back garden using my cobalt pots.

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  421. Lydia on

    Last year i planted everything in containers. This year i planted my seeds on the field but kept the bulbs in the containers. Daffodils, tulips and freesias, they are gorgeous!

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  422. Diane on

    I was absolutely intrigued about all of the beautiful ideas and the beautiful magic that can happen in containers. What a master at his trait!

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  423. Gina on

    Yes, love gardening in pots! For years have had our big front porch full of pots, as well as a few scattered in my gardening beds….plant flowers and herbs and occasionally bulbs….so enjoy both of your pages…think am going to try some tulips in my pots next year since we have too many deer to grow them in my gardens!

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  424. Stephanie Blooming on

    I love container gardening and trying out new combos for both sun and shade. I would live to get inspiration from Claus’s book. I’m looking forward to the new tulip bulbs I planted in the Fall to come up and creating new container gardens this year, as well as working in my perennial flower beds!

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  425. Brenda Hanrahan Waterman on

    After years of battling standing water in a portion of our sloped PNW yard, I started growing roses in large containers. They love it, I love the increased blooms. Goodbye black spot and powdery mildew. Woo-hoo!!

    Can’t wait to be inspired by the new book!

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  426. Viola McShannon on

    I’ve planted containers for my front patio but this year I plant to do more. I love his color themes! I have so many new ideas! Thanks . Claus is a favorite for me too.

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  427. Michelle Garcia on

    I am currently a senior in college, so I have been living in small apartments all 4 years of my university life. When COVID started I discovered my new found love for plants, flowers and really all things gardening and home decor. I am currently growing all sorts of vines and they are trailing beautifully. I am in love! Very Excited to learn more about the beauty of caring and tending to flowers. :’)

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  428. Georgia Alexander on

    I’m just through my first summer with my first garden. I loved the color of the dahlias that I bought on a whim to just tuck in somewhere. But they didn’t tuck in, they were the star of the show! My favorite was predominantly cream with yellow and purple streaks, so surprising, but so lovely. And now that autumn is setting in here, I still get to enjoy the bright happy colors as they keep working hard. I’m looking forward to seeing how autumn and winter transform the garden and seeing what needs adjusting or nurturing asking the way.

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  429. Alexandra on

    I planted tulips in pots for the first time last year in autum and used Claus‘ method. They all growd so nice and i thing they will bloom in one week. I am so excited to see the amazong flowers at my front door.

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  430. Betsy Wright on

    I planted my first bareroot rose in a container this spring and I kind of have a bug now to do more! I’d love have more inspiration!

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  431. Angie Butler on

    I love growing Hibiscus in a pot! Hibiscus don’t like their roots to stay wet so having them in a container allows the roots to dry out between waterings and they thrive! I also have strawberries in a raised planter. It’s my first time growing them but so far so good!

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  432. Marilyn on

    Excited to start growing flowers in pots. I have an assortment of dahlias in pots, and was going to put them in the ground when the frost goes out. But now, I might leave them in pots! Thoughts?
    I would LOVE a copy of your book!
    My heritage is Swedish, do you have a long growing season there or very short?
    Thank you!

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  433. Cyndi on

    I have planted my seeds exactly as you instructed and am giddy about what joy my little seedlings will bring this summer! Container gardening is next on my list!

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  434. Kate Barry on

    I’ve had roses in large pots and Dahlias which have worked well. Once they get too big they go in the garden and new varieties go in the pots. I enjoy doing it this was as I can move them to where I can enjoy them when they are in full bloom.
    This year I had two full pts of marigolds at the door they have been absolutely amazing and have provided colour for a very very long time. I do mix planty pots and after reading this I’m excited to try putting single varieties in one pot. We are going into autumn/winter here so I am due for a big clean up and replant with the pots. I’ll be looking for maybe to extend the flowering season chrysanthemums and foliage to put in and compliment the structure and sculpture of the roses once they are pruned.

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  435. Catherine on

    I’ve got roses in containers for this season and want to try foxglove, marigolds, tulips and lots of herbs. Can’t wait to read this book for tips!

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  436. Lilian on

    Second year of “gardering” here. No garden, just a balcony so stuck to just (small and big) containers, i do have some spring bulbs this year, but of course not as spectacular as Claus. I did not have foliage or repeated main character plants. It just looks like a random collection of containers, i still love it because it grows and flowers and make me smile. So happy the perennial plants potted last year survived. But still so much to learn, how the make it look pretty. A good book would be helpful. The money saved by winning it instead of buying would go straight to the containers i guess. Maybe just in time for the summer setup. I really want to try dahlias this year. Love the atmosphere at your site btw!

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  437. Sharon Ranney on

    What a lovely book! I live in a floating home on Lake Union in Seattle so only have containers for gardening. Right now I am excited for lilac blooms emerging! I adore springtime!

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  438. Crystal Rogers on

    I started gardening with containers a few years ago, growing peppers, garlic, and herbs, as well as flowers. I live in an apartment, so I’ve had learn to garden creatively. Tulips are my all-time favorite flower; I’d love to have tons of pots filled with them each spring! From the previews, the book is just beautiful. I would very much love to have a copy!

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  439. Tanya on

    I just finished planting some zinnias and cosmos in containers to try this year. Most of them are from Floret seeds! Excited to see how they do!

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  440. Dee on

    I was very excited about this interview with Claus, I sto admire and love his beautiful photos, and what a wonderful opportunity to win his book!
    I usually grow petunias, supertunious which I love even more because they’re so ridiculously easy and prolific, and I have some geraniums that always seem to do well but I would love to have some lavender and pots, and I’m thinking about trying to grow some delphinium in pots. Seems every time they’re in the ground they get eaten and stripped completely bare overnight and so I’m wondering if I try them in pots if they will do better? I would love to try several groupings of colors I usually go toward all different shades of pink, Rose, magenta, but since I grow a lot of Columbine I think it would be nice to add some cool tones as well.

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  441. Andrea on

    Thanks for another great opportunity! My yard is full sun so I enjoy planting shade loving plants in containers to put on my patio. My favorite is heuchera!

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  442. Tsu Lin on

    I would love to win a copy of Claus ‘s book.
    I am so impressed by his idea of putting together pots to create an outstanding display of colours and texture! 😍

    Much love,
    Tsu Lin

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  443. Terri Lowdon on

    I love growing flowers in pots! I am so inspired by the photos posted above. Time to buy some more pots, flower plants, and a copy of your beautiful book! Keeping my fingers crossed!
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  444. Debbie Kizer on

    I would love to grow tulips 🌷 in containers because I haven’t had much luck in the garden. I love Claus Dalby’s gardens and hope to complete an Claus Dalby inspired entrance on my front steps this spring and summer. I love the pinks and purples that he uses.

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  445. Gloria Nikkel on

    I have two big barrels that I plant Kong Koleus, ferns and a bunch of trailing vines. It looks stunning!
    Would LOVE to be a winner of one of these books😍

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  446. Jane Aronson on

    I love container gardening! To have a garden in most of the places I have lived have been small and required pots. I love mixing sizes, shapes and colors. There are so many obtains when using containers.

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  447. Lynnette on

    I have followed Claus for some time and always enjoy his ideas. I’m so excited about this new book!

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  448. Keri on

    I still consider myself a beginner, but I love bulbs and perennials the most. I love the process of burying something brown and shrively in the fall and watching the beauty and glory of colorful blooms resurrect in spring. I like to experiment and try new plants every year – watching to see what does well and what doesn’t. This year I am excited to try a separate bed for shade plants.

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  449. Susan T. on

    Containers on my patio have brought much joy, with a few small shrubs but mostly seasonal flowers. Currently enjoying some beautiful yellow and purple pansies. Haven’t yet decided on summer plants, but begonias and geraniums are favorites. It is an ongoing challenge with the squirrels and raccoons who like to tip pots or pull out plants. Currently watching squirrels and birds who like to sit in the pots and enjoy the plants.

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  450. Sarah on

    I’ve just ordered a bunch of tulips to try in containers! I used your guide to plan ahead for this falls planting. The book looks like it’s loaded with inspiration 🎉 thank you!

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  451. Alison Turner on

    I have multiple posts in my shady zone 7B garden, and recently switched from using small shrubs for height (boxwood, etc) because they tend to get leggy over time. I am now using a combination of Cast Iron Plants (Aspidistra elatior) and Autumn ferns (Dryopteris erythrosora) for height and add in annual color as the seasons change.

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  452. Joy on

    So inspiring! I have a garden area with lots of trees and nothing grows well there. For many years I thought it was the soil but now understand the trees take all the nutrition! I’m going to try containers in this are and see how they do!

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  453. Kerry on

    I love using large pots for pansies. It is so much easier to deadhead when the pot is a little higher off the ground! I would like to know more about container gardening through the winter months.

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  454. Amanda on

    Container gardening is all I know! I’ve done tulips & different herbs with mixed results. I’d love to learn more about gardening in containers!

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  455. Lynne on

    Absolutely beautiful gardens! These photos are great inspiration to me as I begin my new gardens!
    Can’t wait to read your new book!

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  456. Susan on

    I’m excited to use some perennials or evergreens and then switch out annuals based on the season

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  457. Tiffany on

    I’m really thinking of trying out roses in a container. I just have to do more research on what roses do well in containers. I am excited to check out this new book. I follow Claus on Instagram and I just love seeing all he does!

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  458. Erin M on

    I love seeing this! I grow mainly in containers and have some success with my dahlias and zinnias. This year we’re adding snapdragons and a few fillers like Bells of Ireland. I even put some hellebores in a container this year! I don’t know how it’ll go but it’ll be a fun experiment!

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  459. Moe on

    I can’t wait to get some of my annuals like baby’s breath in with my herbs this summer! I have lots of fun annuals sprouted indoors now and will plant out in some containers in May! Yay!! Love summer containers!!!

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  460. Helen Murphy on

    Love Rhodanthe anthemoides in a pot at this time of the year.

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  461. Jenni on

    Oh my goodness! These are all so beautiful! You are such an inspiration! I can’t wait to read your book to learn how you make such beautiful arrangements! Erin, thank you for sharing!1

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  462. Meg on

    I’ve always been amazed by his container plantings! I’ve done some mixed annual containers with dahlias, calibrachoa, geraniums, etc. I’d love to figure out how to do tulip container gardening successfully in New England. Love it! Getting this book ASAP. Even if I win it, I’ll give it to a friend!

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  463. Kelsey on

    My husband and I are growing an orange tree, lemon tree, and lime tree in containers so that we can have them pool side during the summer and in the house during the winter!

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  464. Randa on

    Potato vine with heat-loving annuals are my only successful container go-to. Would love to learn more!

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  465. Ellen Lee on

    I’m adding herbs mixed in with my annuals this summer, and planting dahlia tubers & spring flowering bulbs in the fall. Collecting all my containers and grouping them instead of separating them.

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  466. Kim Richter on

    I’m very interested in learning your secrets to container gardening. Yours are beautiful!

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  467. Cherry in the Garden on

    I saw his container tulip displays on IG and just knew I had to try it!!! So last fall I planted tulips and daffodils in containers. I can’t wait to see what comes up this spring!! I’m zone 4 so tulips are great wins! Would love his book to keep the motivation up high! Thanks from Calgary Canada!!

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  468. Cherie on

    Love Claus’ garden so much!

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  469. Brenda on

    Green foliage plants with a splash of color are my favorites

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  470. Aimee on

    I’m looking forward to trying a David Austin Rose in a large Terra Cotta Pot on my deck this year.

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  471. Donna Nowicky on

    I am in love with flowers! I try to find different annuals to grow in containers every Spring and Summer. Since I am unable to start from seed due to space issues, I enjoy filling my deck with beautiful plants. I would love to learn more about bulbs as well as different annuals to make my space beautiful. I will certainly follow Claus after reading this blog! I love his beautiful choices! I am excited to try new combinations!

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  472. Wendy Swears on

    Containers are such a versatile way to grow colors and textures.
    Your photos are so inspiring! Flowers connect us to nature and fill our souls.

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  473. Alyssa Robl on

    My all-time favorite container plants are sweet potato vines. I love them in a variety of colors. I feel like I can pair them with pretty much anything, from coleus to geraniums. I also love mandevilla and elephant ears.

    I always look forward to warmer weather. I enjoy gardening and creating colorful spaces, especially the entryway leading to my front door. Warm weather cannot come soon enough.

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  474. Megan Clinch on

    I think Hellebores & climbing roses or flowering tobacco are so great in larger terra cotta near entrances & walkways.

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  475. Suzanne Wu on

    Gorgeous book just popping with color and design details. I need to garden in containers on my deck because my yard is so shady. I have loved masses of snap dragons. This year I am going to try a longer season vibe with sweet peas, snaps dragons and zinnias and dailias. My fingers are crossed. And I will take his advice to put in variety per pot.

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  476. Michelle on

    I love this idea of doing more containers due to watering from a well. Beautiful displays and I am planning a shade display for my front porch this year.

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  477. Brenna on

    Amazing! I can’t wait to read this. Container gardening can add such color, joy and depth to an outdoor space. I look forward to trying new types of flowers in this way, since I can really manage the soil. I also like that I can move things around and want to tryout different placements of color, etc. Loved this interview!

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  478. Jackie on

    I grow in a small urban space, so I love containers. I’m super excited to be trying tulips in containers that I started in fall. They’re just starting to sprout now!

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  479. Louise Carlson on

    Last year I planted a Japanese maple in a large pot. I’ll be using Claus’ beautiful arrangements as inspiration as I add flowers and other plants next to the maple. This interview and the gorgeous photos made by heart sing!

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  480. Ursula Fischer on

    For almost 30 years now I have been growing various plants in containers: annuals, dahlias, roses and above all a great variety of hostas. The foliage of the hostas and the beauty of the Impruneta-Terracotta complement one another perfectly. I move the pots around in the garden to whereever I need an eye-catcher. My hostas seem to enjoy their lives in the containers and I enjoy my hostas!

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  481. Jussy Ramsey on

    I have grown mums and different vegetables in containers. As well as different flower varieties for the season. However, I struggle to pair flowers together for beautiful eye catching containers. I would love to learn how to pair flowers together to get a wow when people visit our home.

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  482. Jordyn on

    Every bit of gorgeous! I usually plant annuals in containers, but I would love to learn more about perennials in containers! I am going a container veggie garden this year.

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  483. Katie on

    While I am not generally a huge begonia fan, I adore a pot stuffed full of different shapes and sizes of begonias that just spill out all over the place. There is just so much texture, it’s amazing.

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  484. Theresa on

    I just started with a few of the resin barrel planters this year, and I love the immediate results of putting some flowers in there. One of them is dedicated to herbs, and I can’t wait to add some more pots with different plants!

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  485. Emily Allen on

    Containers gardens are always a delight. We have some with succulents and even dahlias. Will be planting many spring blooming bulbs in containers this fall!
    Loved the interview and can’t wait to read the book!

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  486. Brenda Schwald on

    In the past, I’ve grown vegetables in containers and a few flower varieties. This year I purchased several packets of seeds and hope to increase my container gardening. Would love to follow along with some of Claus’s displays — they look amazing!!

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  487. Sheryl Ingram on

    I have always had containers in my garden, at one point or another. Weather it was a container used as a focal point in a border or multiple containers set as a grouping by doorways. I’ve grown just about everything in containers, succulents, perennials, shrubs etc. I’ve always loved how Martha Stewart designed her containers, and cant wait to see how the “Scandinavian Martha Stewart” Claus Dalby designs his containers!!

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  488. Grace on

    I want to try more contrasting colors and textures. I always choose things that compliment similar shades but trying to get out of the comfort zone with bolder contrasts!

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  489. Diane Capezza on

    Wow!! Love planting in containers on my balcony. This is great. Thank you.

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  490. Victoria on

    I tried some fun mixes of daffodils down my porch stairs and I have enjoyed seeing them all pop up first thing in spring!

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  491. Sherry on

    Containers are a must for my small yard with its host of rabbits and other curious creatures. I find they’re not so inclined to bother with pots, so I have an abundance of different flower seeds started this year in my tiny greenhouse. Cosmos, zinnia, marigolds, strawflowers, bachelor buttons! I can’t wait to plant out in my containers and usher in spring.

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  492. Karen on

    Oh my gosh, thank you so much for this interview and introducing me to Claus Dalby. What an absolutely gorgeous post; the photos are beautiful. I have found container gardening challenging to say the least but keep trying every year. I will have to look his book up for more help!

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  493. Catherine LaRochelle on

    I am experimenting with dwarf sweet pea varieties in containers.
    I am going to attempt morning glory in my large planter vases with a climbing trellis.

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  494. Brenda on

    I grow annuals in containers to bring color to our dr k.

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  495. Gwen on

    I have done a lot of succulents in containers, but what I really want to try now is growing bulbs in my containers!

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  496. Lily on

    I’ve grown a lot of herbs in containers but cannot wait to try tulips next year!!

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  497. Lynn Marie Hicks on

    Containers always make a home entrance look inviting. I have grown small flowering bushes grown as standard trees in containers. One I have about to flower now is my Miss Kim Korean fragrant lilac, possibly the most fragrant of lilacs. I have grown a fragrant vibunum as a standard. I enjoy growing fragrant plants. I keep my potted herb garden near my kitchen for quick, fresh herbs when cooking. Spring potted bulbs are lovely, and my annuals. My scale is small compared to his, but his pictures create joy in my heart.

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  498. Donna Murphy on

    What a wonderful book! I’ve always combined ivy, geraniums, and white tuberous begonias in pots but can only imagine the impact they would have if potted separately against my log home! Why didn’t I think of this?? Thank you!!

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  499. Annelise on

    My favorite container garden combo is a tomato plant surrounded with basil and pepper plants. Summer bliss!

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  500. Emilie W on

    What beautiful inspiration! I’ve only grown tomatoes and herbs in containers so far (everything else is in the ground) but have plans to do some floral container displays in my patio/sitting area next year!

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  501. Linda Mishler on

    This is so absolutely beautiful and gives me hope that I can actually create beauty around my home without being on my hands and knees in the garden. I’m 66,retired,recently lost my husband and need something like this to create beauty and fill up my empty days. I new to gardening and it all feels overwhelming but this I can do!

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  502. Tara on

    I love Rannunculus, and lantana. I had a beautiful lantana pot all summer, and it brought alot of color and joy to my yard. This year I am going to try the Rannunculus. They seem to be a little tricky for our region. Thank you for a chance to win a book.

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  503. Mandy U. on

    I have been following Claus on Instagram for years! I have a small Seattle lot, so container gardening his way with many pots is a really great route for me. Especially with limited sunshine as trees and buildings on surrounding lots grow and block my sun. I’ve had much success with dahlias in containers, tulips, and daffodils. I have many more I want to try!

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  504. Calista Richards on

    Absolutely gorgeous! My favorite thing we have grown in pots are climbing roses. Lots of people ask me for help with pot design so I would love to help them better with the ideas in this book!

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  505. Mary on

    I’ve only tried vegetables in containers – I’m so intrigued by doing all flowers! Teach me your ways!

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  506. Alicia G. on

    I really enjoyed this article. He has such beautiful displays. I have started to all my herbs in pots this year. I’m hoping they will preform better.

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  507. Faith on

    I love growing in pots and have had so much fun! I’ve decided to branch out with dahlia tubers within pots and now with 33ft of new space in my large yard…so excited and a little apprehensive, but here I go!! I love the book as it seems to show beginning, middle and end of growing in pots which will be very useful to me!

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  508. Jennie on

    What an awesome book and his place looks like a dream!!!
    In the past I’ve enjoyed growing Tulips, Charisma Roses, Bougainvillea, Hydrangeas, and even Asparagus in containers! This season I’m excited to try Marigolds in a container and I also transplanted an Apricot Snapdragon (from Floret) that actually survived through this past winter in my garden. It was the only plant to survive so I’m curious to see how it does throughout this season in its gorgeous container I found!
    Thank you for sharing this amazing interview and I can’t wait to get my hands on one of his books!!!

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  509. Amy Reay on

    I like containers for annuals in places I can’t garden directly into the ground but need color. I like to change it up every year with whatever catches my eye. The only containers I keep somewhat the same are my red/white/blue pots on the porch, also filled with American flags, for my Americana-themed porch decor.

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  510. Stephanie Reed on

    I have grown herbs and zinnias, and mums in containers, but am moving to an area where my yard will be much smaller so this looks exactly like what I need to read. 💗💗

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  511. Tara Ferrari on

    Claus sets up yhe ultimate small space gardening goals! I can’t wait to learn more about what he knows so I can attempt (and fail a zillion times 😅) to make creations half as good as his!

    As a new space small grower, growing on way less than will “only growing on a quarter acre,” I very hungry to learn ways I can maximize my space AND make it look fabulous too.

    I can’t wait to check out this book!

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  512. Nancy Belanger on

    I’m looking forward to doing more grouping of containers. The color displays are amazing!
    Thanks for the opportunity to receive a gift of this book.

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  513. Isabel on

    I plan to do a large container of geraniums mused with some sort of thriller. I haven’t decided which one yet.

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  514. Margaret Baily on

    I love to grow perennials and grasses in containers and then plant them in the garden beds in fall.

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  515. Jan Sutter on

    Wow, what an inspiration. I garden also in alot of containers due to sandy soil. All of my bulbs for spring are in containers as well as my dahlias for summer and fall. Got some good ideas with just looking at the pictures in this interview. Thanks Erin for sharing!

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  516. Carrie Cole on

    I’m ready to try mint again and experiment with plants that love shade. Our current place has very little summer sun and I’m curious to see what will grow.

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  517. Elizabeth Kalbfleisch on

    I love growing Dwarf SweatPeas in containers along with Dahlias. Being in the military and constantly moving, investing in good containers has allowed me to garden wherever the Army sends us :)

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  518. Stacy Helton on

    Can’t wait to get my hands on this beautiful book!

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  519. Debra Rodgers on

    Our house, with the garden I created and nurtured, recently sold. We will be moving into a rental next month where it will be necessary to adapt to creating a garden with containers, which has been more of a challenge for me in the past. It is timely that this beautiful book is coming out just when I need its inspiration and assistance to help me create another peaceful refuge!

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  520. Christin Peng on

    I’m so excited for the book! I’ve planted supertunias, begonias, and coleus in containers every summer. This spring I have tulips popping out of my terra cotta pots. I hope to add more containers in my front driveway and learn to group them like Claus!

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  521. Cristina Wheeler on

    Such inspiration! What an insightful interview with beautiful photos. I can’t wait to dive into the all the colors of the book and look forward to learning.

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  522. carol Nelson on

    I grow coleus along with king tut grass, petunias, astilbe, hostas, dahlias and all kinds of other flowers. I do want to try tulips as I haven’t done those yet. Love his color arrangements they are beautiful.

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  523. Colleen Friskey on

    I just recently discovered I could plant tulips in containers and I can’t wait to try it. Tulips are my favorite flower and I’m looking forward to doing some research and learning more about planting them in containers.

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  524. Laurie McLane-Higginson on

    I love growing plants and pots and in the ground. I have a great deal of shade so in order to obtain color, I have to use mostly leaves not flowers. I have grown to love them and appreciate them for their beauty. I would love to step up my container planting to another level. Cannot wait to see this book !

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  525. Lieve Dewolf on

    I wish I could show you a picture of how beautiful my tulips look in their containers… I tried this method for the first time and it’s defenitely a success. I think I am going to do the same for my new dahlia tubers. Check my instagram “house of cesar” if you want to see my pictures. Can’t wait to read this wonderful book to learn more tips & tricks.

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  526. Susan Hansen on

    We’ve downsized and moved to a home with a much smaller lot so now I mostly use pots on my deck. I’m fairly new to gardening but i usually just gather a mix of annuals and maybe a perennial or two in my pots. It depends on what I can find locally.

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  527. Teresa Riehl on

    I follow Claus on Instagram and his posts are the highlight of my feed. Thanks for a terrific interview with an inspiring gardener.

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  528. Kathy Lowther on

    His colour combinations are so beautiful and inspiring. In our zone 3b in Alberta, Canada, our short growing season has encouraged me to grow in pots to extend the season. We grow hardy pansies in pots to give us early spring colour and also shorter dahlias and even eucalyptus for fall season extension. (we bring those eucalyptus indoors as a houseplant over the winter)Would like to grow more tulips in pots next year!

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  529. Janelle Greene on

    I love growing herbs in containers so when it gets cold I can bring them indoors.

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  530. Susan Friedman on

    Since I’m mostly confined to container gardening, I can’t wait to explore this book to learn what to plant. I’ve done the usual impatiens and the like but to grow more varieties would be great. For now, it’s mostly veggies and herbs.
    Lovely interview with the author!

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  531. Aemee Grene on

    Beautiful! I’ve mostly planted vegetables in my garden but I am looking at planting cut flowers as well but I have been worried if I would have the space for it. I planted lily of the valleys in a container and I can’t wait for it to start blooming!

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  532. Barb F on

    Always the geraniums on front porch. Enjoy mixing herbs and annuals in pots on patio

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  533. Kelly S. on

    These containers are so divine. I love all the variety in colors and how impactful they are! Well done, Claus.

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  534. Joy on

    This book looks beautiful! So inspiring!
    We grow a lot of herbs, greens and some veggies in containers, along with containers of blooming things for the different seasons. I have always wanted to try growing bulbs in containers, but never seem to get around to it…
    Feeling inspired and grateful for you sharing this. Thank you🌷

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  535. Julie on

    The single species per container is a total game changer for me. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  536. Sally Sommers Smith on

    I love container gardening, but the photos of this book just blow me away! I try to change the mix in the large containers on my front steps with the seasons; one of my favorite results appeared last fall: tall grasses, with plenty of purple asters and lime-green succulents. And coleus, left over from the summer mix … until the first frosts!

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  537. Judy Anderson on

    What a beautiful looking book to inspire. Already just from your interview I am looking at ways to incorporate containers in my landscaping. I also love the idea of repetition with a single variety in each pot and using complimentary varieties of several green foliage along with flowers. That creates more impact. I am particularly challenged by having deer terrorizing my unfenced areas.

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  538. Linda on

    Wow thank you for sharing the interview. Super excited there is a book like this as I have completely maxed out my space in our gardens. I usually just do hanging baskets plus the garden but now I can learn how to plant more containers and have even more color 😃

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  539. Norma Gage on

    One of my favorite things to do in a pot is to layer different things that bloom at different times. For example daffodils with tulips planted deeper so as the daffodils are fading the tulips are blooming and then I have some black eyed susans that bloom the rest of summer. I would love to learn different ideas for pots and Claus’s book looks like it’s a wonderful book to add to my library!

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  540. Alana on

    We love growing plants in containers, they are scattered all over our property, although none are as beautiful as the displays in this post. This year I am really excited to try growing some dahlias in containers! My tubers should be here soon!!

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  541. Laura on

    I’ve enjoyed growing sweet peas in containers along the path to my front door. The scent fills the air and welcomes visitors!

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  542. Cory Camp on

    I’ve never had much luck with container gardening but really want to make it work this year since having a newborn last month has limited any work I can do in my more established gardens. Looking forward to getting my hands on this book and seeing what magic comes from it!

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  543. Shantell on

    I’m trying ranunculus and anemones this spring! Hoping they turn out.

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  544. Bev Ferguson on

    every yr I grow flowers in containers for the hummingbirds, I plant red cardinal vine, red and white salvia, Texas hummingbird mint and 4 o’clocks

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  545. Jan vander Haak on

    What a beautiful book! Thank you for sharing your knowledge. For years, I have enjoyed container gardening, in pots on the deck, near the front door, and in hanging boxes on the deck railings. The color and interest of having growing plants near by gives a beauty and calmness like no other, not to mention, fragrance, texture, and screening value. This year, I will once again grow an herb garden on the deck, large pots on the drive way full of colorful flowers, hanging baskets near the front door, and hanging planters on the deck rail filled with flowers, inspired by European window boxes. In a new pot this year, I would like to try a fine leafed maple tree.

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  546. Anna on

    Love to grow elephant ears, monstera and lavender in pots, but would like to branch out and learn more about growing showier flowers.

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  547. Natalie M on

    I am so excited to get my hands on this book! I am moving into my first home and while I’ve been dreaming about growing flowers/herbs/veggies, I don’t have any land to plant! Containers on my patio are my next best option and I’m thrilled to have this resource available to make my ultimate gardener dreams come true. I can’t wait to dive in!!!

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  548. Keeley on

    My mom always grows a great selection of herbs in containers that pepper the front porch of my childhood home. I would love to learn more about what flowers would thrive as well in containers, to replicate some of Claus’s gorgeous displays!

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  549. Amy Sullivan on

    I usually plant combination pots with geraniums, sweet potato vines, dusty miller, petunias, and lobelia. I love color! For shade, the typical impatiens and coleus. But, I really like seeing the pots with different shades of all one color. I may try some of those this year, as opposed to different combinations in one pot! Im newer to gardening and dont always want to do the same thing. I need ideas!

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  550. Stephanie Libby on

    I love growing roses, iris and Angel Trumpet in containers!

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  551. Rebecca on

    The color combinations and foliage textures are inspiring! I’m looking for ways to beautifully utilize pots in the garden.

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  552. Leesa Dowding on

    I’m in Kansas and I love a tropical vibe. I have enjoyed growing tropical hibiscus in contractions for several years now. Sometimes I bring them inside to overwinter and they always grow bigger and more beautiful. But when they get to big for the container I just start over.

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  553. Miryan Garcia on

    Love that this is available! I have moved to San Diego about 6 years ago and don’t have a yard to plant. Container planting is how I started my gardening journey. For the first 4 years I only had a tiny balcony. I grew some petunias, and begonias. I tried some zucchini and was so excited to finally try my have at one vegetable. Currently I have beautiful succulents. After watching Growing Floret I was so inspired to try and grow flowers. I had just moved to my first home in SD with a tiny front yard. I went crazy putting in flowers. I have room for some containers and want to swap out my succulents for more color and flowers but don’t know how. My succulents will have a new home at my sisters back yard that will complement her palm trees. I plan to use what I learn to hep her with beautiful containers as she has a huge front porch and back porch too. Thank you for the opportunity to be considered.

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  554. Linda Hillesheim on

    I have been looking for new ideas in container gardening, trying sustainability practices with pollinator garden groupings, some edibles, and cut flowers for ikebana. Working with children in schools, especially around Earth Day, is a pleasure when introducing gardening in containers. The best way to celebrate a birthday is to create a special container with young and old alike. I can see so much in your new book to inspire.

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  555. Sheila on

    This year I am focusing on greenery and topiaries, along with seasonals that complement my patio. I live in Northern California in zone 9b, and I am trying to decrease the overall water needs of the garden. In doing that, I need to really focus on creating the best show of fewer annuals and flowers. I love Floret and Claus and follow them daily!

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  556. Amanda on

    I love planting herbs in containers and I’m excited to try planting tulips in containers. So many varieties I want to try but I have very limited space!

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  557. Stephanie on

    I’m completely a novice with container gardening but I love the artistic flair you can have with containers – they are all so beautiful! Excited to read this book!!!

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  558. Mila on

    I love growing all types of coleus in the 5 galvanised containers on my porch steps. It’s mostly shade with filtered sun in the afternoon. This year I have a newly painted green front door! Can hardly wait!

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  559. Sherry on

    My front porch steps are filled with containers of unique evergreens in various colors and textures. After seeing the pictures of Clause’s gardens I am super stoked on adding pots of colored flowers! Thank you, Erin…..inspiring, as always.

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  560. Andrea Muth on

    I enjoy growing a huge assortment of flowers and plants in containers. I’ve even got 2 Wisteria that I am shaping into trees. Looking forward to my land so I can get them in the ground.

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  561. Gayle on

    I usually reserve pots for things I bring into the house to overwinter – geraniums, begonias, etc. I grow a lot of dahlias, and have in the past grown a few in pots so the vermin don’t get them. I plan on doing more pots this year on our hardscape as suggested here and now need to go find or make some nice pots for that. Thank you for the beautiful inspiration. The photos in this post alone are just breathtaking!!

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  562. Doris Martinez on

    I enjoy growing Tulips in containers! This year I’m growing lots of fresh herbs in pots that benefit pollinators!

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  563. Darlene MacDonald on

    Your book looks awesome! Congratulations!
    I have tried a number of plants in containers & added dahlias to my rose containers for the first time last year. They were delightful! I’ve ordered a number of new dahlia tubers this year so I look forward to testing them out.
    Again, congratulations!
    I enjoy watching you on you-tube.

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  564. Kim Akins on

    Soooo beautiful! Last year I planted hydrangeas in large planters and this year I would really like to add a Japanese Maple 🍁

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  565. Kathy on

    We live in Georgia where the winters are mild and the summers brutal. The Georgia clay is even more brutal. I finally gave up on planting hosta in our woods and started putting them into pots. Hosta and impatience and caladiums in the summer. And hosta and pansies and violas in the winter. Right now we have eighteen plus pots. But none displayed anywhere near what I just saw in this article. I’ll buy this book. But I’d sure love winning a copy.

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  566. Jackie W on

    I had containers made just for my sweet peas! My husband has quite a container garden growing on a patio. Lots of ferns, palms, begonias and schefflera plants (that he’s grown from seeds). Pots with flowering bulbs like freesias get sprinkled in amongst his plants. Our yard is riddled with gophers so planting in the ground is difficult.

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  567. Sarah on

    I have enjoyed growing New Guinea Impatiens, violas and Scented Geranium in containers. After seeing some inspiration here I’d love to try spring bulbs, Heuchera and Japanese Maple. My aunt has always done large container displays on her deck…I always thought it was a unique hobby. Now I see she’s not alone! Would love to give her a copy of this book.

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  568. Tricia Flaherty on

    This is just the kind of inspiration I need to expand my available growing space as I run out of room to plant in the ground!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  569. Patricia McMackin on

    I love corabells. The foliage is beautiful and so many different color varieties.

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  570. Laura C. on

    I’ve planted all sorts of things in containers over the years, which has, unfortunately, been a hit and miss operation. But, my most successful container plantings are my bushes – specifically, two dwarf blueberries and two Oakleaf Hydrangea. I wrap them up for the cold Winter months and come Spring, they are ready to go! I have a collection of containers of different sizes and would love to learn how to sustain hardy plants in them that produce beautiful blooms for many years to come.

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  571. Mary on

    Growing in containers is how I started my gardening journey! I love putting colors and textures together to make a beautiful container. I really enjoy planting petunias and putting other things with them that pick up their colors and have varying heights and textures. This looks like such a beautiful book!

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  572. Trisca on

    I love to plant herbs in containers throughout my garden!

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  573. Robbi R. on

    A few go to container plants for me over the last 30 yrs gardening would be various coleus , dusty miller creeping Jenny , they always add texture to the arrangement. This year I’m adding in a favourite from my childhood that has been hard to find the last few decades , kochia . It has a “muppet” feel to it that changes from bright lime green in spring and summer to deep burgundy in the fall. Claus’s book looks divine!

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  574. Tanja on

    Wow! Those containers are so amazing! I change my front porch pots out for each of the four seasons annually, and have small clusters of other pots with bulbs in spring and the spiller/filler/thriller plantings in summer. I need to up my game! Would love this book to get some wonderful ideas on how to make them amazing.

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  575. Katherine T on

    I have great success with petunias and coleus. I love the inspiration that Mr. Dalby brings to the garden…would love to win this book!

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  576. Tricia on

    Since moving to Florida I’ve struggled with container gardening because of schedule and water demand when I’m not home for several days. I’ll be spending the spring in the Midwest and look forward to having the opportunity to have more down time to visit nurseries and find a few old favorites to pop in containers. While I always keep fresh herbs in a few pots I’m excited to get some geraniums (old family favorite) and any new finds I might come across.

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  577. Amy Jouwsma on

    Our garden is a combination of containers and in ground planting along with our raised beds. What a fun way to add splashes of color and depth to a boring lettuce patch.

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  578. Jessica Antonyuk on

    I live in an HOA subdivision so we can’t have an in ground garden. I’ve been very interested in growing flowers in containers but surprisingly there isn’t much information! I’ve had amazing luck growing calla lilies in pots last year, and to win a book specifically dedicated to growing beauty in containers would be SO helpful! Thank you Erin for this amazing opportunity ♥️

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  579. Aubrey on

    I realized last year I would only be able to successfully grow tulips in containers where I could position them away from the relentless deer population here. I never even thought about making a display with additional flowers! This would be uncharted territory for me (which is exciting!) so I would love to learn more! :)

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  580. Carley on

    I loved growing chili pequins, viola hederacea, and so many varieties of mints in my shade container garden I had a few years ago in Central TX. Now, I live in the PNW and I’m so excited to grow lupines for the first time in my new container garden! Love the looks of this book :D

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  581. Kathy Ward on

    I love big yellow begonias in my window boxes . They love lovely against our barn red old farmhouse. I love the wisteria that hangs on the arbor by the pond. This year I am planting salmon colored zinnias that I bought from seed at Floret around the pond and in containers. I am so excited!

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  582. KristeenBaughan on

    Very nice…. I’m not going to worry I need irrigation any more. Hand watering is relaxing for me. And I can’t get down on the ground anymore so lifting bulbs from a pot would be better!

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  583. Andrea on

    Last year, my favorite containers had a small eggplant that both looked ornamental and were delicious. In the future, I’m very much looking forward to trying tulips in containers.

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  584. Patty Luke on

    I love growing anything in containers. I just put out some tulips and pansy’s with a few pussy willows for height. I’ll change them out when the weather gets warmer. I’m always looking for more inspiration and this book looks amazing.

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  585. Katrina Peebles on

    I have a lot of shade in my garden, and I recently began growing caladiums in pots. They come in so many different colors, and growing them in pots make it easy to remove the bulbs after their growing season to store them during the winter. Thank you for the opportunity to win this beautiful book!

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  586. Farai D Harreld on

    I love planting my grandmas “grape soda” irises in pots – that way I can take them with me when we move without having to dig them up too much. This is all so lovely.

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  587. Rhonda Miller on

    I have planted marigolds, begonias and Zinnias in pots. I have a huge variety of cut flower seeds that I bought this year. I love just about all flowers.

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  588. Brittney Hall on

    I have never thought of doing a beautiful display like this, but how inspiring! I love it and it gives me some new ideas!

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  589. Tia Jackson on

    I’ve grown herbs in containers and pansies are always a favorite. I’m looking forward to branching out with more containers this year. This book looks beautiful.

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  590. Melanie Blum on

    Owning a small farm in country inspires my planter containers to be rustic in nature – galvanized wash tubs and pails, part of an old corn picker, wagon wheel trellises….and always bright coloured flowers with my favourite mix of oranges lime greens hot pinks and plums. Would love more inspiration!

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  591. Karly Astley Haigh on

    Thanks for introducing us to Claus and his beautiful work. I love creating new potting arrangements so am excited to see his ideas and methods!

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  592. Margie Hakala on

    I love how you plant one plant per pot and stay color coordinated! Hoping to do the same this Summer!

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  593. Zoe Baracco on

    Looking forward to planting all my “wholesale supercenter” bulbs (still in the bags) in my beautiful and under-used pots. Thank you for sharing these beautiful and inspiring images.

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  594. Marianne on

    I connect with Claus’s love of the color lime green-currently I am growing in pots a lime green variety of Coleus-the color both makes me calm and smile at the same time!

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  595. Debbie Shue on

    I have never had the courage to try and grow in containers, now I will.

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  596. Crista Johnston on

    I’m branching out into new growing experiences this season. I have my very first seeds from Floret (YAY!) and I’m learning about so many things with each different type of flower and how to get them started. I’m just beginning to try to figure out my yard and where to put things. I have a lot of shady spots as I am finding and most of the flowers I bought require full sun. I’m just learning! Anyway, containers are a great idea for my testing of types of plants and different areas around my house. I would love to learn more about this from an expert. So glad you posted this blog. Now I’m full of ideas I hadn’t thought about before!

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  597. Lynn Taylor on

    Oh, that book looks wonderful! I have started to use containers the last couple of years. I’ve had success with fuchsia and grew 2 hibiscus last year. I’m looking forward to trying to grow some different things this year!

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  598. Melanie Campbell on

    I have grown wildflowers, zinnia, cosmos, parsley and basil in containers and this year I am trying my hand at tulips.
    So excited to read his book!

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  599. Jessica on

    I have enjoyed being able to combine different colors and textures in one container that I wouldn’t be able to do in a natural setting. I insert cardboard verticallyans create
    2-3 different zones that I am able to fill with different potting mixes so I am able to grow succulents alongaide water loving plants with no problems. 😊 End of season I recycle the potting mixes and cardboard into the worm bin and start again.

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  600. Kathryn on

    What a gorgeous book! I live in Virginia with mainly a shady yard. I have three big whiskey barrel planters. I grow herbs in two and leave the third for bright flowers. Right now, that means, apricot tulips, heuchera “Fire Alarm”, a rosy sedum, and some yellow and apricot pansies. Come summer, I’ll line my driveway with pots and fill with a variety of herbs and flowers. Would love some new inspiration!

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  601. Mary on

    Like the idea of planting fewer varieties of plants in containers. I have many different hostas that would look wonderful in containers by them along with other shade loving plants. Always looking for fresh ideas and and inspiration!

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  602. Quinn Sullivan on

    Have grown so many herbs over the seasons but really excited about the possibility of a container cut garden!

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  603. Ann Woleben on

    Our garden is heavily shaded. I fill pots with a combination of impatiens, coleus, creeping Jenny and ferns. The garden is my sanctuary.

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  604. Sharon on

    I have always had different pots, birdbaths that I plant different sedums and hens and chicks in. They do amazing for me. I saved a lot of pots last year and will try some different plants this year. Also have had luck with a few hostas. Your book sounds awesome. I am an Ontario gardener and not sure which plants will do well here.

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  605. Penny Bees on

    Inspired by Claus, I planted a ton of crocus and tulips in pots this fall, and am just starting to see the gorgeous results. My husband was kept busy during our cold winter moving pots in and out of our crawl space to keep the bulbs safe and happy. I learned it’s not as easy as Claus makes it look to stick to a single colour palette!

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  606. Katina Eklund on

    Would like to grow some bulbs in containers, and some herbs!

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  607. Loretta Wallace on

    Loved the interview and pictures. I used to live in the South and grew begonias, petunias, pansies, and mums in pots, just to name a few. I recently moved out west to a high desert climate so I’m planning on having to grow a lot more in pots since our ground here is not conducive to some flowers. I have a lot to learn. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and inspiration.

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  608. Meagan Funk on

    I have grown annuals in containers and tomatoes. This year I would like to do more veggies and maybe strawberries in containers.

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  609. Janet on

    Growing spring bulbs and annuals in containers has become a real passion for me in the past 10 years or so. I am always looking for fresh inspiration and look forward to seeing this new book.

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  610. Debbie on

    This is eye candy! This year I’m going to plant HS date dahlias in containers.

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  611. Gina W. on

    I just last spring began to plant pots, metal buckets, old milk cans etc. to place at the gate of my back yard to greet visitors and enjoy myself as I come and go . We are farmers and my passion is my large perennial garden. One good thing about container gardening for me is less to no slug damage on leaves. I love changing the pots with the seasons, spring/summer, then fall and then winter greens and branches. We pick up many deer sheds on the farm and they look so cool weaved into my winter containers. I would love this book!

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  612. Bonny on

    Such amazing beauty in lots of pots 😀. I’m excited to try dahlias this year & more foliage plants like hosta.

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  613. Janie Hansen on

    I love a collection of similarly colored pots to give a pop of color in the garden.

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  614. Di Gow on

    I love container gardening. During the pandemic I amassed over 100 pots and had a 3 level terraced garden. I have since moved to a different location and now all those pots are lonely and looking for love…..I would love to use this book to help replant those pots and bring back the magic.

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  615. Di Gow on

    I love container gardening. During the pandemic I amassed over 100 pots and had a 3 level terraced garden. I have since moved to a different location and now all those pots are lonely and looking for love…..I would love to use this book to help replant those pots and bring back the magic.

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  616. Emily Meagher on

    Absolutely Beautiful!!! I’ve used containers for years for all my flowers but I now see there is room for improvement. I’m going to put this book on my Mother’s Day wish list, along with a pot for more flowers.

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  617. Heather on

    I’m excited to plant on her new property that’s a blank slate! So I’ll my dahlias, zinnias and different fillers I’ve ordered and started from seed.

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  618. Betty Grogan on

    I have a small yard and it’s been so challenging because I want to be able to have more flowers. Your interview with Claus is so encouraging that more can be grown in pots that I can’t wait to go crazy as soon as the weather permits. His book would be a wonderful gift of inspiration. Annuals and bulbs here I come.

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  619. Rebecca Hudson on

    I love Claus Dalby’s work! I wish he had more books/tv in English. After seeing some of his work, I changed up my pot schemes to have single plants rather then the multiple ones I usually do. Excited to see it come together this year and would love to have this book for inspiration! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  620. Jessica Kenerson on

    I would love to grow tulips in a container because the chipmunks tend to eat them. Also dahlias would be great to try also, normally I put them in the ground but 1 year I lost them all because time got away from me and I lost them all and the ground froze.

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  621. Julie lee on

    His containers are truly breathtaking and inspirational. Trying alliums and double tulips this year in pots but definitely planning to step up my game and order nicer containers as well. His garden is paradise.

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  622. Sara on

    I’ve never grown in containers but I was just thinking about doing a display of different tulips in containers on our deck and this book would be so helpful to get started!

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  623. Emily N on

    I’d love to read this book – it looks so inspiring. I’m looking forward to growing hot peppers in containers this year.

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  624. Tereza on

    I’ve never grown tulips in containers before and in the past I’m always looking for places to sneak them into my garden beds. Will definitely be planting them in containers now!

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  625. Vanessa (vvplantspeak) on

    Wow! I can’t wait to take a look! The front of my house is one huge concrete pad, so pots is the only way I add beauty up front. I absolutely love my window boxes to add some height to the planting display, and I love adding trailing plants like diachondra silver falls, potato or vinca vine, or creeping Jenny to both window boxes and pots. Amaranthus is a go to addition for height and drama. So is King Tut! Wave Petunias and silene for instant pot fillers! And lobelia, and coleus are all-time favourites for me. This year I’m trying banana plants for a tropical vibe!

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  626. Abigail on

    I normally do annuals in pots on my small balcony. I LOVE TULIPS BUT APARTMENT LIVING MAKES IT HARD TO HAVE THEM!! I would love to learn more about how to start and maintain a really good patio garden! Definitely checking this book out!!

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  627. Niki Williams on

    I have grown mostly annuals (pansies, dragons breath, grasses, gomphrena) but I’m looking forward to doing almost all of my growing this year in containers so that I can experiment with light and position in my yard this year before beginning to put in more permanent structures.

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  628. Kathy larkins on

    Love to have this book. What beautiful pots in pictures.! What a great therapy my flowers are. Thanks for sharing

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  629. Deb on

    This book looks amazing! 🌹🌷🌼🌸🌺🌻 who knew containers could be so beautiful! I’m so inspired- in honor of my mother I want to do some pots for every season to keep her near me. ❤️ Thank you for sharing your beauty- we all need to see this ❤️

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  630. Linda Forsmann on

    We sold our home last summer and now have to adjust to container gardening- on our small south facing balcony..
    I would love to grow a combination of edible plants w sparks of color from flowers. I also need ideas for layering plants so there are seasonal changes within thenpits- if thats possible? Thanks!

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  631. Gayle Barton on

    I manage an herb garden at my community garden. It’s beautiful with rock walls and stone pathways. My intention was to have a mass of flower pots with herbs/flowers on the steps and around the garden. The pots look fantastic and there is so much potential here – BUT I am horrible at getting anything to grow/thrive in the pots. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. The pictures above are exactly what I want to add to our herb garden. There is flexibility to bring in color and try new things. I am so excited about this book and hope that it will help me figure out how to grow in pots and take our herb garden to the next level.

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  632. Kristin Cooper on

    I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this book! The photos alone look incredible. I’m excited to try dahlia’s in pots this year. I don’t have a lot of space for them and they are my absolute favorite.

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  633. Cheryl Mayen on

    Thanks for sharing great interview with Claus Dalby. I’ve been eagerly anticipating the release of “Containers in the Garden” for weeks. When I sold my home, I lost my garden. I live in a condominium now & my “patio” garden is mostly confined to containers. I pot up ornamental grasses, mandevilla, sunpatiens, sweet potato vine, vinca, Egyptian star flower, diamond frost euphorbia…just to name a few. Can’t wait for new ideas & inspiration – this book would be a treasure on my bookshelves.

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  634. CD on

    I’m excited about planting my new seedlings from your farm in containers because my chickens and the bunnies eat all my flowers.

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  635. Whitney Courson on

    What a gorgeous book! Hope to add to my collection soon! In the past I have grown salvia and coleus in containers but look forward to trying some bulb flowers like daffodils and tulips🥰 thanks for inspiring and I love the show on Magnolia!

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  636. Karen Tavolacci on

    I love growing herbs in pots on the back deck off my kitchen. One herb per pot makes a beautiful arrangement, and it’s convenient for gathering to cook with.

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  637. Shelley Robillard on

    I love to grow a kitchen garden in pots on my patio. I also have a few usually coordinated plantings in pots on my front porch and each side of my driveway. I’ve always done the “put a whole bunch of different plants in there and keep them all summer” thing, but I am pretty intrigued about the one type of plant in each idea, and switching and rearranging. That sounds fun.

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  638. Jess Friedman on

    I’m another apartment gardener. Most of my patio garden consists of veggies, but I always try to grow some flowers for pollinators and for some extra beauty. This year, I’m growing a mix of edible flowers that I’m really excited about! I can’t wait to see the salads I’ll be able to make with these!

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  639. Michelle McCarthy on

    I love using containers on my front steps and also mixed in my raised beds to add flowers for beneficial insects near the veggies.

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  640. Wanda Kent on

    Beautiful container gardens!!! 🪴 I am inspired to start a container garden along a stone pathway we just installed at our new home. Tulips 🌷 🌷 will be a definite choice for spring. My favorite flower!!

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  641. Loni Chernenkov on

    I have always planted annual flowers in my pots, but last year I added perennials and dahlias, and placed my pots throughout my garden beds. They added visual interest in my beds and provided additional planting space. I am excited to read this book to get ideas on color and texture.

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  642. Paula Robinson on

    I love the peaceful beauty of this post. The containers are absolutely fabulous. Thank you for always sharing your knowledge.

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  643. Alice Walley on

    I live in an apartment….so flower boxes & pots are my Garden❤. Geraniums, & double bloom impatients have done well for me & tried my fav Hydrengas last year…looking to see if they cime back this year. Would love to dig deep into this book!

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  644. Julie Tetter on

    I am growing a petite knockout rose and a limelight hydrangea as well as annuals in pots. First time growing a perennial in a pot, but hopefully, will try other plants in the future.

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  645. Lynn Cullen on

    Containers can bring joy back to little spots in the garden that may be waning or need a bit of brightening. Last year we grew canna lilies in containers and they were spectacular in the back row of our patio display. Claus has inspired me to pay more attention to the pots I use, keeping them beautifully simple, and letting the plants shine.

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  646. Andrea Steele on

    I just purchased a green house and am thrilled to be growing plants. I have some containers filled with geraniums, marigolds and nasturtium. I’d love to learn good combinations and how to grow tulips in pots. I’m planting my first cut flower garden this year due to my finding the Floret Farm website. I’m learning so much!

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  647. Stevie Westman on

    My home is Capitola, ca, in a condo. I have been growing everything from herbs, tomatoes, string beans, snap peas, stargazer lilies, succulents in all types of containers for years. It is wonderful to be introduced to someone who takes such care and pleasure in container gardening. Thank you for introducing me to Claus Dalby.

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  648. April Luu on

    What a lovely and inspiring book. I love growing spring bulbs in pots to line my porch stairs. I’ve also grown a border of herbs in containers along my garden beds, this has had mixed success.

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  649. Karen Keller-Eyer on

    Just reading this interview with Claus and seeing a few pictures culled from the pages of this book makes me want more !!! Container gardening allows more control than soil gardening and doing both in my gardens gives me the best of both worlds.

    I’d love to win one of these books to peruse on my sofa until my broken leg (ouch!) heals completely and I can get back to full gardening around my 1860 Pennsylvania farmhouse. Thank you Erin for the opportunity and for introducing me to this wonderful book !!!

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  650. Julie Tetter on

    Love Claus’ pots fillets with such beautiful plants and such thoughtfulness!

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  651. Catherine Hoernlein on

    I’ve been container gardening for about 10 years now. I’m thrilled to see this book!! Where we are now there is a lot of graveled areas and pathways that I’ve felt needed folige and color.. hence the pots. In addition, I love tropical and the only way to have is to pot them and winter over in the garage..lol..
    So many now the car is in the driveway for the winter.

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  652. Heather gessele on

    I absolutely love the dimension that containers add to my greenhouse and garden area. It turns little corners into magic where you otherwise couldn’t plant.

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  653. Sue holloway on

    His knowledge is superb and I’d adore obtaining this book. I’ve had successes and failures with floral pots and he’s the king of answers to my struggles and display dreams. I’d love to receive this one
    His interview with @letsgrowgirlspodcast got me hooked

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  654. Laurie Youngquist on

    My favorite containers are my window boxes filled with red geraniums. They are so bright and cheerful! I can’t wait to read this book for more ideas.

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  655. Naomi on

    Last year was my first time doing large containers out front with a mix of summer annuals in varying heights that bloomed all season long and they delighted my heart every time I came home! ❤️ Geraniums, snapdragons, ranunculus and creeping Jenny.

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  656. Nora on

    Containers were my first introduction to gardening when I lived in a small apartment while going to university. My little pots on the patio brought me so much joy. Since then I’ve moved into my own house with a yard and the last couple of years I have worked on getting my garden beds developed. This year I want to bring some colour into my front driveway and container are the way to go. This has left me inspired to create a stunning display.

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  657. Kim Logan on

    I love adding containers to my gardening. The hosta needs divided? There’s another pot. Many of my herbs are clustered around the veggies. How I arrange them is different from year to year. I would love to have the resources of this beautiful book.

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  658. Kimberly Beaumont on

    I can’t wait to read this book. My kitchen window looks out over our driveway pavers and once spring comes I place 30-40 containers in the area and fill them with annuals and dahlias so I can see flowers from my kitchen window all season. I love my “driveway garden” and hope to get new ideas from this book!

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  659. Denise Cummings on

    Using containers to bring focus to areas around the yard and house that don’t have growing beds has been a practice for more than a decade here at Pell Creek Ranch. I can’t wait to pour through this book!

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  660. Brittany on

    I have 5 empty containers and I never know what to do with them or what to plant in them. This book is going to be a wonderful guide and I can’t wait to use it! Thank you for all of the inspiring pictures!!

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  661. martha wall on

    Beautiful book. I grow lots of bulbs, hostas, ferns, monther in law tongue in pots so I can move them around. I like to test new plants in containers to find where they are happiest. I also love being able to switch out containers past their prime. I would love to have a copy of this book.

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  662. Debra on

    Very helpful am glad to,see dahlias grown in pots as that is how I started my container gardens

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  663. Molly on

    These pictures are stunning and inspiring! I’m in process of building out my garden (to Claus’ point, are we ever really finished?) and these beautiful color and texture and height displays are helping me think about what else is possible! Right now I have mostly tomatoes and succulents in pots but I do love growing bulbs in pots as well. I am tempted to put a Bolero rose in a pot with wheels so it can travel around the garden… thanks for sharing this interview!

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  664. Brooke Rodgers on

    Containers bring joy to my porches, yard and most of all giving them to friends who are just starting their gardening experiences. Small herb gardens are the best, along with plants for each season.

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  665. Mark Nisius on

    Great article & information accompanied by outstanding photos I am Looking forward to starting container flowers

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  666. Kristi Mackh on

    I just moved back home to Northern California from the Midwest where I did use some containers both on the front porch and the back patio but I also had a good amount of outdoor space in which to garden. This book comes at the perfect time for me because although we haven’t bought a new home yet, we are definitely downsizing and I know I’ll have a much smaller space in which to create a beautiful garden sanctuary! Can hardly wait to get my hands on this gorgeous book 💗

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  667. Karen D on

    Beautiful gardens! Last year I added a couple hanging pots of flowers to my vegetable garden and the color it brought to that area brought much joy.

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  668. Dana on

    I love this! After seeing the photos, I have an area I plan to transform with pots. I was already going to plant lots of dahlias in pots (so I can move them inside if it frosts before my brothers fall wedding), but now have inspiration to make more of a display.

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  669. Krista Freitas on

    Wow! what a visual feast. I am thrilled to be inspired to go create a beautiful display with all my old pots!

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  670. Pamela Bowers on

    I have raised many things in containers, some good some fails. My favorite are spring bulbs because I have critters that like to eat them and have better success in containers.

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  671. Rachel Doutrich on

    I am finding that container growing is both difficult and easy. Having the knowledge of this book would be so helpful!

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  672. Olivia on

    Geraniums have to be my current favorite for containers. I have a very sunny deck, so I’ve also grown some very delicious cherry tomatoes (‘Veranda’ by Burpee is super productive yet small). Just bought my first house, so looking forward to incorporating some of Claus’ strategies in my new space!

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  673. Kelsie on

    I’m really looking forward to this book!

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  674. mary O"Brien on

    I like to pot moss roses …. in containers… easy to grow in Iowa weather !!! thanks

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  675. Lynne Achterberg on

    I adore my potted purple smoke tree “Grace” whose leaves look like stained glass and act as a dramatic foil for other nearby plants.

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  676. Ellen Pastusak on

    Thank you for the chance to win this must-have book! I love planting maidenhair fern, any and all topiaries and of course boxwood. I also delight in seasonal flowers here in Ca. I’m a big fan of clay pots. Lots of watering by hand but I enjoy it. Next to try…dahlias!

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  677. Shari on

    I started growing cut flowers in raised beds two summers ago. I planted some in containers and would like to experiment with more eventually. I follow Claus and would love to win his new book, thanks for chance to win it!

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  678. Pam Lewis on

    I have always wanted to create a pot/crate display and this book is most certainly going to offer me excellent guidance. Wow 🤩….. that’s all I can say about Claus’s garden!!

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  679. Melissa Geoffrion on

    I saw this post and immediately was excited! I rent my home but wanted to try growing my own cut flower garden this year in pots in our backyard. I’ve been so nervous about the success but after seeing this blog post and this wonderful book, I’m excited for all the possibilities! We grabbed Cosmos, Zinnias and Dahlia seeds to start with. My boys and I are so excited, thank you for all you do!

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  680. Cari on

    I am currently playing with purple flowers in my containers: lavender, pincushion flowers, viola, petunias. I use lime colored contrasting foliage, lysimachia gold, scotch moss etc. And lots of wire vine so things look a little “wild”. 🙂

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  681. Lenora OConnell Balda on

    Such an inspiration! I have never enjoyed the look of several pots sitting around but when you look and the glorious gardens that can be constructed…and moved around or replaced as plants fade this is magnificent container gardening!!!

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  682. Marcia on

    My favorite plant in containers is the begonia. I use to think it was an “old lady” plant because my grandmother always grew them. Now, I have fallen in love with all types of begonias!

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  683. Christina Cavalier on

    I have a large deck where I do lots of container plantings. I grow a large variety of flowers out there, and some small shrubs of varying heights. The deck is the length of the house, so as I walk through the house, I see the riot of color out there through the windows! I spend most of the summer out on the deck reading, eating meals, relaxing, and entertaining! It’s so easy to take care of them!

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  684. Marian Walbert Wyble on

    I love containers to create a statement entry to my home and to frame quiet sitting areas for reading and dining. I love adding a mix of perennials, annuals and herbs so that there is a feast for all the senses. I particularly love using coleus for their variety of color and texture — and their ease in propagating so I can keep creating new containers.

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  685. Terra Mulliner on

    I absolutely love using containers in my garden! Since I live in an area where I have to amend my soil anyway, containers are a great alternative. I grow cosmos in containers every year and last year I had amazing success with dahlias in an old wheelbarrow!

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  686. Sherri on

    I have just started with Begonias and have enjoyed wonderful success in pots and yes it’s great to be able to move them around !

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  687. Vicky Thompson on

    I love container gardening, mostly annuals and herbs but this fall I plan to plant spring flowering bulbs such as daffodils,
    tulips, dutch iris, hyacinths etc. in containers for the first time. My garden space is jam packed with perennials and I’m always bumping into their roots when trying to tuck in more bulbs so this seems like a great solution. Can’t wait to see how it goes!

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  688. Sherri on

    I love growing lemon grass, purple basil and violas together in one pot. I also grow my mints in pots to keep their root system contained.

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  689. Laura Erikson on

    My favorite container plant has been a Weeping Maple. Every other year we take it out and saw off the sides. It’s very happy in its pot. A little work but worth it. Even in the winter when it’s leaves have fallen it’s a stunner.

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  690. Melissa Salinas on

    I love this. I would love to do this in my new yard. These displays are gorgeous.

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  691. Betsy Schaechterle on

    Loved the interview with Claus! He has inspired me to switch up my gardening this year. Love the idea of single planters with a similar color scheme! I’m reading to start digging in the dirt!🥰🌸🌺🌼

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  692. An G on

    Container gardening would be a great start for a novice like me. Inspired to try this season.

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  693. Michele OJ on

    I would love to learn from this book. I really need help keeping things alive over the Winter. And over all bring more color onto our property.
    As of right now, I’ve been lucky with bulbs and perennials.
    Thank you for writing this book and sharing your knowledge.

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  694. Bobbi R. on

    I’m excited to grow some new roses I scooped up in containers for the first time! I live in the south Texas heat and it’s my first year experimenting with David Austin roses, so the ability to move my Desdemona, Gertrude Jekyll, Litchfield Angel babies around to see how they thrive best will be interesting :)

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  695. Sara Frank on

    I’m excited to try dahlias this season- I overdid the tuber ordering this year and my poor little community garden plot just doesn’t have enough space. But a friend just told me she’s had great luck with container dahlias- what a revelation!

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  696. Mishel Stonely on

    Having lived in the city for more than a decade, I loved exploring different possibilities with container gardening. This book is going to have a great place in my library gardening section.

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  697. Jeanne Bernardin on

    Shade being a challenge in my yard, containers are a must as I can move them around between spring and fall and follow the course of the Sun.

    Light is so important for an abundant flower harvest!!

    This year I will try various stocks, anemone and ranunculus for the first time in containers. Eager to find out who likes it better in a cosy planter!

    Thanks for sharing of your knowledge and passion Claus and Erin ✨🌱✨

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  698. Leah Morrison on

    I loved this interview and all the pictures that were included! I have just started making my own containers to start adding to the garden. The thing I’m most excited about for this year is growing turmeric! The leaves are so green and tall.

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  699. Alice on

    What a beautiful book! I like containers because I can plant in better soil than what’s in the yard and move things around at will.

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  700. Donna Anderson on

    With our clay soil, pots seem like the way to go! I love the idea of grouping pots, with only one variety featured in each one!

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  701. Geri Olson on

    I have a serious gopher problem and have to grow nearly everything in containers, so I keep adding raised beds and pots in my backyard whenever I can. Last year I started growing ranunculus in containers and I’m trying Lisianthus this year. I keep adding zinnia varieties and just added drip to those pots because they are hard to reach, but I mostly water by hand. I thought I was out of room, but I think this book will show me how to squeeze in more!

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  702. Lorraine on

    I love to grow bulbs in pots. You can force them as well as rotate what looks best at your door. Also great for containing invasive plants like mint.

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  703. Danielle Myrick on

    Looking forward to this book because my soil is a bed of basalt rock. Container gardening would be much less labor intensive! I have enjoyed growing many annuals (alyssum, marigold, petunias) in containers but this year will try daffodil bulbs, and some seeds instead of starts.

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  704. Julie VanAgtmael on

    I would love this book! So far only have grown annuals, some dahlias and just tried cannas in containers. Would love some help witb this!

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  705. Hilda B on

    I’ve been busy adding flowers to our front and backyard but would love to add potted plants. My front door entry and small patio area could use a pop of color. I’ve tried growing flowers in pots/containers before but I’ve struggled in finding the right flowers to grow and watering – Claus’s expect advice would be awesome.

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  706. Lori Nash on

    I am one of those people who has flowerbeds, but unfortunately they are FULL and I have run out of options for new plants; containers are the perfect option! His designs are amazing… I love the combinations of plants and I love that he lists specific varieties. This book looks like a must have!

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  707. Doro on

    My garden is in Maine and I love growing dahlias and other perennials which bloom later on so throughout my garden I include containers filled with annuals that bloom all summer. I love the concept of planting just one thing in each pot.

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  708. Charlene Skalmusky on

    I’ve been watching Claus Dalby’s YouTube channel. He inspired me to plant tulip bulbs in containers! They will be blooming soon! I can’t wait! I also planted up some pansies!

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  709. Lori mash on

    I am one of those people who has flowerbeds, but unfortunately their fall and I have run out of options for new plants and so containers are the perfect option! His designs are amazing… I love the combinations of plants and I love that he lists specific varieties. This book looks like a must have!

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  710. Julie Gillette on

    Trailing plants are my favorite. I’m next going to pot vinca minor in pots to enjoy their trailing and keep them rangled.

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  711. Alisha McArdle on

    Being a military family, having a garden is a hard feat indeed. On base, most of the houses look the exact same and not very cozy. I love reading how you can have a beautiful garden in containers which can be put anywhere and it makes me excited to see what I can come up with! I am looking forward to hopefully brightening up the neighborhood with love and blooms!

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  712. Karen Boldt on

    I live in the middle of the Canadian prairie and I’ve grown containers for years however this interview and photos have inspired me to try new varieties I wouldn’t have considered using in containers before. We are moving shortly to a new house and there’s a small triangle of paving stone by the front door and I think you’ve just given me inspiration for what will be going there! So beautiful!

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  713. Jane on

    I love following Claus and Erin both! I always experiment with new container combinations, but looking back, the best ones have usually always been the ones with a single plant variety. The ones I’ve had the best luck with are bat wing begonias and new guinea impatients.

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  714. Karen Risser on

    Claus is truly gifted and passionate. It spills over in his design work and photography. We can only aspire to this.

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  715. Yvonne Ranft on

    I love container gardening! I have a very small in-ground area to work with so lots of potted flowers and vegetables on the deck area are a must!

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  716. Dana Young on

    Your interview with Claus has inspired me to try container gardening this year. I want to do tiered displays and take his advice of using one variety per container.

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  717. Ingrid Derrickson on

    Container gardening has become a new idea for me just in the past couple of years. I’ve grown amazing tomatoes, trellised cucumbers, and grown bountiful assorted peppers in containers. Last year, I purchased 4 very large containers to place around our outside seating/dining area, growing caladium, tall Mexican petunia surrounded by trailing petunias. I love the idea of container gardening and will definitely expand on the idea. It is also one of my favorite gifts to give someone, a small container garden. Thank you Erin and Claus.

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  718. Rosemarie Freeman on

    My favorite thing to grow in containers now is tomatoes and herbs. They need so much sun and I can place them where the sun hits without having to build a vegetable bed there. Beautiful book!

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  719. Jessica on

    I love following claus on ig ash’s have adored his gardens for years, so I’m thrilled to read this interview!

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  720. Amy on

    This year my tête-à-tête daffodils were spectacular in pots. They were outside my dining room indie and provided so much joy.

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  721. Maureen Wildes on

    I enjoy planting many annuals in pots, but this year I’d like to try bulbs. These pictures are so inspiring. I’m excited to try different plants!

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  722. April on

    I have thoroughly enjoyed growing a mix of coleus and herbs in containers. Also, hydrangeas! Really, just about anything, but this year, I would like to add some containers with Japanese maples. I just love their elegance. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!

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  723. Patti Doyle on

    I have used container on my deck for both flowers and herbs. I would love to them through out my yard to enhance. Owning this book would be a great tool. I love gardening🪴

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  724. Carole Ostrom on

    My daughter moved to a new apartment with a balcony! I want to help her with potted flower/containers and the book would be a nice gift for her.

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  725. Brandie on

    I LOVE this book so much. I’ve been playing with roses in containers which is difficult in zone 4 but so satisfying. I can’t wait to show my mother this book. She love to garden but is getting older and digging and maintaining the earth is becoming harder. I think container gardens might be her next passion.

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  726. Ingrid Thornton on

    Very inspiring for those of us with only a balcony. Thanks for introducing a new source of garden beauty to me!

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  727. Peg Sage on

    I grow all sorts of shoots, off springs and dried seed pods from my moms & siblings gardens in pots. They are beautiful-but the real beauty to me is that they came from my Mom & siblings!

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  728. Paula Suter on

    I love containers that have beautiful blooms cascading down the pot with gorgeous blooms. I would love to have this book to have inspiration in my subdivision garden. We already container garden to keep the wild animals up and away from their reach but I would love more ideas and photos of what could be possible!

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  729. Lisa on

    I’ve loved growing culinary herbs in pots. Want to try bulbs in pots!

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  730. Victoria Tripiano on

    I have enjoyed growing herbs in containers but want to start moving more toward color containers for seasonal planting to add variety and beauty in the overall look of our established landscaping.

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  731. Jessica Weaver on

    I have never had much luck growing peonies in the ground. This year I’m proud to say, new growth has been successful since switching to containers. Would love to learn more about container gardening 🌼🪴

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  732. Eileen Mize on

    I love color and texture so I go for dahlias, marigolds, hydrangeas to name a few. I’d like to talk and some succulents around the side so there’s always something growing when the blooms are not.

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  733. Tricia Woodward on

    Thanks for sharing this book, it sounds wonderful. He is truly an artist. I love to combine varieties of coleus in a pot, occasionally mixed with other plants. They thrive both in sun and shade, which is necessary here.

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  734. Christy Crockett on

    I planted my spring blooming bulbs in containers for the first time this year. Then I clustered the containers in little groups through out my landscape. I’m loving the little pops of spring color. Im so excited about this book. Watching Claus always brightens my day ☺️

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  735. Lisa Willett on

    I have grown mostly succulents due to irrigation challenges. I was inspired to grow Tulips this year and was totally blown away watching all stages of their development!

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  736. Hannah on

    I love the look of one variety in a single container and I’m excited to try that out this year. I also want to “up” my veg garden with beautiful potted flowers throughout.

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  737. Sharon James on

    Love all the ideas of color design and placement with containers!

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  738. Lee Ann Parrish on

    What an inspiration! I’ve grown tulips & herbs in containers. It would be fun to expand. I have just the spot in my backyard!

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  739. Debbie Lowe on

    Having recently downsized to a smaller home & property, I have found that movable container gardening has helped me to study & learn the always changing light patterns. It has also helped to ease the sadness I felt from leaving my mature landscape behind. Claus has been a huge inspiration for me.

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  740. Gail on

    Thank you for your book giveaway.

    I like to make texture and color “recipes” for large pots.
    Choosing a color scheme and then texture contrast, I’ll gather plants together in my shopping cart to see what looks great together, then bring it home to create. It helps to write the combinations down on a recipe card to remember the plant names, colors, and varieties.
    Example:
    Lime/ Lavender Lovely
    Shade
    14” pot
    1-6” Boston Fern
    1-4” Tradescantia ‘Zebra’
    3-4” Lysamachia, ‘Goldilocks’
    1- 4” purple Lobelia or purple Fushsia

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  741. Stacey Davis Jacobs on

    I have moved from ten acres in Zone 9a to less than 1/8 of an acre in 5b, so I am going to plant roses in containers next month! What an inspired and inspiring book. Thank you for previewing it for Floret followers!

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  742. Linda Howd on

    I’ve enjoyed planting Dahlias in containers. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of Claus’s New book!

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  743. Karen E on

    I so need help with container gardening. This weekend we will be moving some agapanthus that never bloomed to a pot, as I heard their roots like to be crowded. Fingers crossed—for both flowering agapanthus and winning a copy of this book!

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  744. Lori Guilfoyle on

    I really like the idea of a single variety in each pot and will give that a try for my summer pots and next fall bulb planting! I also like the encouragement to get started and continue to add over the years.

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  745. Grace on

    My mint must be contained or it will run wild, but I love what it brings to the garden. This year, I’m excited to see what bulbs will do in containers!

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  746. Michelle Fritz on

    With a lack of space I have mostly done herbs and a few veggies in pots, but am excited to try some flowers and watch my world bloom and color! I use potted flowers as inspiration for my paintings; the more colorful the better!

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  747. Heather on

    I’ve tried many things in containers but Japanese maples are my favorite. I’d like to try a lush shade container this year but I’m not sure yet what to put in it.

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  748. Theresa on

    I can’t wait to read this book! I have been slowly building up my container collection so that I can fill my front porch with plants, and Claus’ photos and recommendations have been such a huge help! I love the idea of having a whole book of ideas. Last year I grew lantana in pots and they provided the most amazing colors all through our hot Midwest summer.

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  749. Bethany on

    This year I am hoping to successfully grow carnations and baby’s breath in containers.

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  750. Melissa on

    I began container gardening when I lived in an apartment and read many of You Grow Girl’s blogs. It was so satisfying. I’m a flower farmer now and this would be fun to make this pretty in places that don’t have flowers yet.

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  751. Carol on

    When we lived in a condom we grew everything in containers and packed our balcony! Herbs, marigolds, lemon and lime trees (had to take these in during the winter), roses. Now that we had more room to garden I fill the with petunias, grasses, coleus, impatiens and anything else I can grow from seed :-). I just planted some spring containers of pansies, violas, snapdragons that I started from seed in January.

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  752. Cory Kelso on

    Wow, such an inspiration! Thank you for sharing this treasure with us, Erin! I had been thinking about putting together a pot display in my garden and this has sealed the deal!

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  753. Cheryl Mayen on

    Thanks for sharing great interview with Claus Dalby. I’ve been eagerly anticipating the release of “Containers in the Garden” for weeks. When I sold my home, I lost my garden. I live in a condominium now & my “patio” garden is mostly confined to containers. Can’t wait for new ideas & inspiration – this book would be a treasure on my bookshelves.

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  754. Cate Pomelow on

    I have hydrangeas, ranunculus, anemones, and tulips in containers this year! Some have faired better than others, but this book makes me more excited to add even more containers to our garden this year!

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  755. Dana Hotle on

    Oh this book looks amazing. I have a decent size container garden but have found very few resources on managing things like small trees and shrubs in pots so it’s trial and error. I’m going to have to check out this book!

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  756. Cathy on

    I am very excited about this book! I’ve grown flowers in small, medium and large pots but I tend to grow the same flowers year after year for a few reasons. I am ready to branch out, learn, and create new pots of beauty this year!

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  757. Marti Wilmot on

    Blueberries and basil – would like to try some beautiful flowers – wonderful interview

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  758. Deanna Pavlacka on

    I love growing impatiens in pots. They flower all through the spring and summer up until we get our first freeze here in Kansas. And no maintenance, no dead heading, just water, and occasionally fertilize and they look beautiful!! Lovely interview and gorgeous pictures!!

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  759. Jane Burrill on

    Oh my , it would be wonderful to receive this book . I’ve been admiring the gardens of Claus through Instagram and my mind has been making plans to do more container gardening. I have always had hanging baskets on my front porch and back deck, which I get much pleasure from . I plant them up myself, with Fuschia being one of my favorite plants to use , sometimes on their own , sometimes combined with other things. I currently have about 15 pots with tulips and daffodils just coming up … first time doing this ! This year I want to try some small shrubs in large pots. Seeing the beauty that Claus creates in so inspiring!!

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  760. Annie McLaughlin on

    I usual grow veggies in my containers in Baltimore city but have been leaning into doing more flowers. I can’t wait to try some this season! And need to plan for some more!

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  761. Chelsea Savage on

    Wow – what a beautiful book! I’m moving to a home with a smaller garden-space so planning to use more containers this year. My favourite previous container was a Baby Tut grass surrounded by calibrachoa. I’m sure this book will give me more ideas!

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  762. Alexis on

    He has inspired me to add pots to my garden. This year I planted several tulips in pots and next year I’m hoping to expand that even more!

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  763. Lauren on

    I can’t wait to try some Erlicheer daffodils in containers next year, this post inspired me! I can only imagine how inspired I’d be with this book!

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  764. Rachael Schultz on

    Container gardening is what got me into growing flowers. It’s still my preferred method-it’s so much easier to control the soil, the placement of plants, and the weeds when you have a container garden. I’m still discovering all of the beautiful varieties of plants you can grow in containers, but recently I discovered that hydrangeas can be grown in containers, and I’m really excited to try that this season!

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  765. Lou Bauer on

    Just the interview has given me new ideas for pots! I can wait to get the book! I have recently started the small clematis in hanging pots and some of the non hardy clematis in pots that I can winter over here. So excited!

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  766. Chelsea on

    I’m looking forward to trying out wildflowers, grasses and perennials in pots. I also plan to have single varieties in pots, like mentioned, rather than many plants. I like the impact it has.

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  767. Cathleen on

    I would love to add containers to my gardening! I just put some daisies in a container we. Now I need to get the book and see if they will even grow in one lol. I look forward to this book!

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  768. Coleman on

    Currently loving my ranunculus in containers, but very excited to plant some gorgeous begonias I’ve ordered, and try out some smaller dahlias in containers this summer!

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  769. ed on

    for the last several years i have enjoyed setting out seasonal containers around my home. i love the ability to transform any space every now & then mixing annuals & perennials in containers all while my new-ish garden gets established. i also love finding new containers unexpectedly & adding them to my growing collection, even if i don’t use them immediately i know they’re there & they’re mine! most recently i am trying my luck at growing small citrus trees in containers so i have the ability to move them around & protect from our occasional hard frosts. also happy to say i finally succeeded growing spring bulbs in containers this year, just a few muscari, but still, so happy they didn’t rot like most of my container bulb experiments in the past. ooh & i’m super proud of a hellebore (bought at trader joe’s) i’ve kept alive in a container that bloomed beautifully this spring!

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  770. Robin Spencer on

    What a beautiful book! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy! I’ve been implementing this method of beautifying our outdoor and indoor space for years. Here in Alaska we have several areas on the property that don’t tolerate permanent plantings, but benefit from the placement of potted plants that can easily be moved and winterized when the conditions turn harsh. Sadly, most perennials don’t survive staying in pots over the winter months unless buried in the ground. Winters can be harsh here in Alaska!

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  771. Cristal Beckman on

    I love growing in containers! They add a certain depth, another layer of beauty, and the containers themselves can be beautiful 😍

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  772. Jamie Schmidt on

    Can’t wait to look through the book! I hope to grow more geraniums in pots this year. They are so hardy, can tolerate some under/over watering when I leave them to a neighbors care, and can be brought inside for the winter.

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  773. Rebecca Stone on

    We discovered Claus about two years ago and since then I’ve LOVED growing bulbs in pots! It’s fun to have color I can move around and then share with others! I’d love to try growing a few trees and shrubs in pots as I don’t have a ton of space in the garden but do have a big concrete pad out back!

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  774. Jen on

    I love planting all of my edible flowers and herbs in my pots but Claus’ approach fascinates me and the way he moves color through the organization is compelling!

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  775. Juliana on

    Loving pansies is containers🌼

    Thus book looks amazing!

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  776. Carrie on

    This is absolutely wonderful. I live in a small home with lots of hardscaping and xeriscaping since I live in the west. These gorgeous plantings could really open up a new world for me. I’ve struggled a lot with planting in our very clay soil, but using containers as a garden could work! Thank you for this interview! And the opportunity to win this amazing book.

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  777. Geralyn on

    Right now all I have in containers are my devils ivy but I’m hoping to start some outdoor container gardening with food and flowers now that I’m finally in my house. Claus’ flowers and colors are so beautiful. Such joy they must bring! I’d love to have that same experience and to share it with my family and friends.

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  778. Sabrina Johnson on

    This year I am trying daffodils and tulips in pots. I would love some new inspiration on how to use containers in the garden! Can’t wait to read the book!

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  779. Jennifer Applin on

    I love lilies, coleus, and petunias together! This year I am experimenting with an all pink color pallet and adding bleeding hearts. Claus’ book looks like a wonderful resource to get the juices flowing! Thanks for allowing me to enter.

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  780. Bobbie Grimes on

    Containers are my favorite way to showcase my flowers. Love the interview!

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  781. Leah Cushman on

    I am considering trying an Edgeworthia chrysantha in a container – I love the winter/early spring flowers, they smell so good!

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  782. KLS on

    This book looks amazing! I love planting in containers. I usually have some herbs and flowers in a set color palette. This summer will be peachy-pinks!

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  783. Jean on

    His displays are so beautiful! Have grown tomatoes in pots for years but would like to start growing flowers as his displays are so inspirational.

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  784. Cindy Brenna on

    This book looks so interesting! Last year I planted a hosta in a pot and loved the ease and look of it. My front porch is shady so it was fun to have greenery by the front door.

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  785. Jennifer Post on

    Love this whole article!
    In the past we haven’t had a lot of space, I tried my hand at growing vegetables! Sugar snap peas and tomatoes were most successful. Now I am trying to start a bunch of flowers indoors for outdoor planting in the warmer weather but, they are looking so good I might leave them in containers and direct sew new ones outside! Tulips have done really well so far, I really do need to try more color varieties next year. New goals to create vast sweeping color scapes in containers next spring!

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  786. Melissa Hosegood on

    I don’t have many containers but reading that interview has me excited about his book…my luck I’ll have 200 pots next year;) I do like planting unconventional things in my pot that I do have and peoples reactions when they see what I’ve done.

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  787. Debbie Macy on

    Claus is an artist with his containers. Such beauty. I have been doing the thriller,filler,spiller for years but have actually been looking for new pots to try my hand at grouping of single plants in one pot.

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  788. Stephanie Kuntz on

    This past winter I went through a divorce and down sized big time from having a full back yard to garden in to having a paved patio and no yard. My rental is at my work- a garden center, where I’m a manager, but there is nowhere to dig up and plant a traditional garden. My bosses/owners of the place I’m renting have large decorative pots galore so I’ll be attempting a lot of annual flowers as well as using some large nursery pots to grow potatoes, sweet potatoes, and maybe some onions and tomatoes as well. I can’t wait! I’d love a copy of Claus’ book because container gardening could change my life for the better and allow me to give advice to customers and coworkers about container gardening. An extra bonus is that I’m 50% Norwegian! Scandinavian pride! 🇳🇴

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  789. Jenny Staats on

    I’m really excited to add more pots and grow a single variety of flower or plant in each pot on our front porch steps. I also like to add herbs to my pots and focus on attracting bees/butterflies to our yard.

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  790. Holly on

    Wow! These are beautiful! I always try to use several plants in my containers. I am so excited to do individual ones! I always love using a margarita vine. I am going to try dahlias, I have never had good luck with them.

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  791. Jen Sacklin on

    I tried a spring bulb display in containers for the first time this year and it’s been gorgeous! I usually scatter plants around to get more of a tapestry effect, but having each pot full of one variety of brightly colored bulbs really made an impact.

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  792. Barbara Jones on

    I agree, this book is very inspiring. For the first time I am planting containers of annuals – nasturtiums, centaurea and lavender. I already use your seeds for all my annuals and am the talk of the neighborhood for my flowers. So, next year – I will collect additional containers to my already growing number of them and try some spring plantings for an earlier show, as well as, more annuals to fill my back patio!
    Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  793. Jacquie Byrd on

    Living on a military base, we are limited to container gardens. I’m trying this year to grow snap dragons, zinnias and dahlias in containers. Fingers crossed! ❤️

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  794. Paulette Deal on

    I’ve mostly lived in Apartments so containers have been my get down!! I love planting everything but mostly wildflowers. I enjoy watching what each different packet will bring and seeing all the birds and bees stop by for a snack or sometimes a nap. This book looks is so inspiring I’d love to add it to my life! 🐝🦋🌻

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  795. M kenny on

    I love seeing CLAUS on IG or You tube and his displays I love when he has discussions like you did with him

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  796. Pam on

    Lovely ❤️

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  797. Pattie on

    I attempt to grow everything in a container, sometimes I’m successful, sometimes not. I do get a fairly good vegetable harvest, so I’m proud of that. I recently started growing roses, and was delighted to see the rose that I planted last year starting to come back this spring.

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  798. Andréa on

    I am trying tulips for the first time and they’re lovely!

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  799. Samantha L. on

    I’ve grown pansies and columbine in containers. This gives me new inspiration to keep on using containers in my garden in a more thoughtful way. And gives opportunities to grow more flowers.

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  800. RoxieAnn H. on

    Inspired by Claus’s beautiful container display’s every season! I am currently enjoying my first “bulb lasagna” container with snowdrops, muscari, daffodils and my all time favorite flower TULIPS.

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  801. Gina McRae on

    This year I am preparing a small bed for cut flowers but it will need some time to be ready. I want to plant some containers near that space to look at how sun patterns work. I live in zone 8s and humidity and heat are real!!

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  802. Teresa on

    I’m looking forward to trying some tulips and daffodils in pots for next spring!

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  803. Kristen Primrose on

    I’m determined to step up my pot game. I LOVE growing tulips and spring bulbs in pots. This year I’m trying ranunculus in pots.

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  804. Natalie on

    So beautiful and inspirational! I definitely need a few more containers and display areas in my garden!

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  805. Kimberly C on

    I grow roses in mine. Well, some of mine! The others house Chicago Hardy figs so I can protect them from my Nebraska winter weather. They might be “hardy to zone 5” but I’ve noticed microclimates don’t always care what the tags think!

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  806. Nicole Swick on

    I live in a somewhat harsh environment, so I’ve decided to stick with more herbs this year (sage, lavender, mint, etc). In the past, however, I’ve loved the first sign of spring showing in a container FULL of daffodils.

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  807. Lynette Bryant on

    This article/interview with Claus was very inspiring. I typically don’t do single plant varieties in one container but it makes total sense to do so. His containers are simple beautiful. I’m anxious to get planting here in Wisconsin and putting into practice some of what I just learned. Thank you for the new inspiration and a wonderful new book.

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  808. Taylor on

    I enjoy learning what I can do with pots! I’m still new and am excited to try new techniques!

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  809. Sue Martin on

    I love container gardening and have been doing so for many years now. Claus’s new book is sure to be helpful to me in choosing different types of plants and using more foliage plants to show off my blooming plants. I find his photography here in your interview to be very interesting and terrific images. I look forward to having his book and learning even more. Thank you for this wonderful interview and the knowledge of an English print book by claus. I’m sure it will be a great reference.

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  810. Erin Reese on

    His Instagram is so pretty to scroll through. I would love to try some bulbs and perennials in pots next year.

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  811. Kristy Larson on

    Geraniums but want to branch out this year for sure!

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  812. Nancy DeWitt on

    I live in an apartment so container gardening is the best. I love planting spring flowers especially pansies with daffodils, tulips. Summer containers I love combining flowers like begonias and coleus and other assorted flowers. I even tried dahlias in a container which were beautiful until a huge windstorm broke the stalk. I love Claus and follow him on IG! Would love his book but if I don’t win, I will certainly buy it for myself!

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  813. Paula Salazar on

    He is the reason why I started container gardening and I can’t stop now!

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  814. Eileen Ferrari on

    This year I’m trying tulips & dahlias in pots – I have a small garden. Hoping to try fruit trees & roses in containers. Normally I’ve only done annuals in containers. His garden is gorgeous- so many ideas to try!

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  815. Stephanie G. on

    I’d like to try roses in a container! I’m also really excited about my basil aromatto, it’s thriving in a few different containers already!!

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  816. Katie Smith on

    My
    Mother in law uses containers a lot in her garden and I always have thought they were so pretty! I look forward to doing some containers this year with my son who loves watering them!

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  817. Michelle on

    Beautiful! I too have limited space and grew about half of my plants and flowers in pots last year. I am renting and there is no room to dig, however, I have 2 very small raised beds to accompany the pots and give me a small garden!

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  818. Susan Erisman on

    I have always had trouble with my container plants and keeping them on a positive growing schedule. I have also struggled combining complementary plants together for beauty and balance. I am so excited to get new advice and tips to help me grow my containers with more confidence.

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  819. Allie Ellis on

    Looking forward to potting a rose for the first time this season. Usually I just follow the thrill, fill, spill, formula for my other containers. My Nana has a garage full of containers that I’m going to help fill this spring, and I need more ideas!

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  820. Lindsey Hofman on

    After seeing this book, I feel inspired to do a lot more single flower containers vs various different in one container. I never thought container gardening could be so incredible fluid, eye catching and an absolute work of art!

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  821. Cindy Nicholls on

    I grow rainbow loveliness dianthus in pots and watch the hummingbirds feed on the flowers. Would love to try some of the techniques from the book.

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  822. Megan Wisener on

    My favorite is doing fall planters with mums, coleus and different textured plants. They just look so great while everything else is starting to die.

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  823. Denise Campbell on

    Wow, very informative and truly inspiring! I make up about 12 planters every year to leave at various cemeteries on memorial day. My favorites have calibrachoa and lobelia. I’m trying lots of different plants this year just to make it more interesting.

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  824. Allison Cherry on

    I enjoy growing lavender and rosemary in pots and would love to try tulips and hyacinth bulbs! 🌷

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  825. Katharine Berg on

    I can’t wait to read! What a great interview. I’ve been so frustrated with the conventional mix of thriller/filler/spiller. I think using one plant per container is so much nicer, and I would absolutely love more help on display and care and rotation throughout the season, especially as an urban gardener. Thanks for this!

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  826. Melanie Gothman on

    I love container gardens. Because of where we live this is the only way we can have a garden. The variety of what you can grow is amazing. I love all the colors and variety.

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  827. Sheashah Rutherford on

    This post came at a perfect timing! I was just looking up container gardening for a spot in my yard. Thank you!

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  828. Tricia Farrar on

    I recently purchased a few varieties of David Austin Roses ( after seeing a Carding Mill picture you posted). I have 4 in containers & the other 13 in the ground. I can’t wait to see them grow. The ones in containers have really taken off.
    I wouldn’t mind having a copy. I have also made 2 new flower beds out back. They will have to have container plants in them due to the trees nearby competing for water & nutrients. I would love to have a lovely eye catching containers back there. This would be very helpful.

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  829. Carrie on

    What a wonderful interview! And what a beautiful book!

    I plant sunflowers surrounded by nasturtiums in our containers with our child. But she’s getting bigger and we’re ready for more sophisticated projects. Thank you for this inspiration.

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  830. Maleah Lloyd on

    I’m a single mom in a small apartment. I have a balcony that could use a few pots of beautiful things. I’m hoping this book will help me learn how to do that. I would be so blessed by a free copy!

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  831. Holly Hintz on

    Omg what a gorgeous book! I’ve done the mixed planters before (the thriller, spiller, and filler look), and 2 summers of cosmos and zinnias in containers because I don’t have much ground space to plant. But I love his ideas of a single variety per container, then grouping them together to make a stunning display!

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  832. Aimee C. on

    I love planting tulips in containers!

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  833. KK on

    I have some tulips in containers but like to grow more flowers in containers and I need to learn how to give them water from time to time. Nice book!

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  834. Alex Garner on

    This is the first year I’ve tried starting bulbs in containers- inspired by Claud. It has been so wonderful watching the daffs and hyacinth bring the bare containers to life. I am trying some dahlias this summer and can’t wait!!!

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  835. Angela on

    I ordered too many David Austin roses and didn’t have enough space, so they will be going in containers this year.

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  836. Nicole Crumbley on

    What a beautiful book! Thank you for the interview Erin. The most satisfying and rewarding thing that I’ve grown in containers are my Japanese Maples! I had a hard time controlling the water and nutrient content when they were in the ground. One reported into whiskey and wine barrels they thrived!!! I’ve also filled barrels with tulips and daffodils. Makes a beautiful display!

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  837. Dawn Wehrman on

    What great ideas! One thing I have enjoyed is planting tulips in the fall in containers to have an early spring container to admire…

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  838. Rochelle Koberoski on

    This looks like a wonderful book to add to my gardening collection! I usually plant pots for full sun in bright colors. Last year I tried some large pots of a variety of sunflowers in smaller sizes – not too successful! This year, I’d like to plant some containers for shade with a more natural look. Gardening life in Minnesota is one, long wait for spring!

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  839. June Endersen on

    Claud is such an inspiration! I have an espaliered pear tree in a pot and just potted up my first David Austin rose. So looking forward to this book.

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  840. Alison & Ed McSweeney on

    Simply beautiful & inspiring! We have planted herbs & annuals along with Japanese maples & bonsai in our containers. Now we are looking for what to plant in containers that will be displayed on our redone deck, steps & accent stone wall in full sun.

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  841. Leslie Shelley on

    I love growing kitchen herbs in pots mixed with pots of marigolds, snapdragons, and a large variety of colorful peppers. I keep this potted garden right outside my kitchen door. Fun, functional, and beautiful! I love the beautiful colors in this book!

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  842. Megan on

    Wow! This is the book I never knew I needed. Claus’ photography is stunning. I’ve only ever done herbs in pots, and a bunch of succulents when I lived in southern California, but I’d love to try really anything in containers. Will definitely be getting a copy of this book!

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  843. Alisha Loveless on

    Wow! Gorgeous book! One of my staple container plants is my geraniums! Love them!

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  844. Dahlia sheldon on

    I’m a relatively new gardener and have decided to start with small veggies but want to accent with flowers in pots. Dahlia and tulips here we come!

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  845. Lisa B on

    I love growing in containers because you can change up your display or bring your plants in to overwinter, etc. Roses, hydrangeas, and hostas are probably my favorites, but I’m looking forward to growing all the specialty narcissus that I just ordered for next year.

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  846. Danielle on

    Ahh!! I need this book! Living in a condo doesn’t allow you the space to go nuts in a garden. I have been dying for a comprehensive guide to container gardens💜💜

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  847. Nicole J on

    Absolutely stunning! Thank you for introducing him to us! I’ve only grown geraniums in pots and we tried potatoes in pots last year! This year we’re trying tulips!

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  848. Elizabeth on

    I used to grow passiflora vines in pots every summer but honestly I don’t grow enough in pots these days and need inspiration. This book looks amazing!

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  849. Maria Cozzo on

    I arrange a big outdoor seating area for a Restaurant everything year here in Austria/Europe. As there is no possibility to plant in soil I do everything in pots. The area is partly sunny but mostly on the shady side. Everything year I learn more about container gardening, but would definetly need and want more knowlege. So this book would be my new favorit bedtime reading. :) 🤞🏽

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  850. Sandra on

    I love Clause’s gardens and container arrangements! This year I will be growing ranunculus and anemonies in the containers. Can’t wait to see them blooming!

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  851. serina on

    In the summer, I love filling my containers with Creeping Jenny or trailing nasturtiums to flow over the sides. For fillers, I love using petunias in an array of colors obnoxious, punchy colors. In the past, I’ve used snap dragons to add height. My containers are massive, so I have a lot of space to add variety, depth, and texture. Last year, in an effort to naturalize some of the containers on our deck, I decided to pot up some evergreen shrubs to compliment the woodland landscape that skirts our pond and property. I filled our containers with Passion Party Japonica and Heavenly Bamboo, with some trailing species below to flow over the edges. They contrasted amazingly with the dark terracotta/bronze shimmer of the planters and blended nicely, looking very organic to our San Juan Island woodland landscape. They’ve also added year-round color. I love containers! There is so much room for creativity. Big fan.

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  852. sandra ballardini on

    I love planting small fruit trees/bushes in pots. Last year we had a lovely lemon bush in a white pot and not only enjoyed the fruit but the green foliage. I also always have a bright Hibiscus in a pot for constant color.

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  853. Sheila on

    I enjoy container gardening because I’m in a rental and only until the owner decides to sell. Instead of amending the soil in an awkwardly placed flower bed that is only visible to my backdoor neighbours, with containers I have flowers where I can see them. Plus, I can move plants around (more sun/more shade) and inside to avoid storms or an early frost if necessary. Clearly I don’t have quite as many containers as Claus! :)

    This year I’m excited to test the seeds I harvested from last year’s poppies and will try some dwarf sunflowers for the first time.

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  854. Danielle Hudson on

    So beautiful. I’ve done veggies in pots but I’d like to try more flowers this year.

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  855. Lyn on

    On my front porch I usually start with pansies in the cool of early spring and then move to ferns once the heat of summer begins. Out back on the patio I have peppermint and herbs in pots. This year I’m also trying blueberries!

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  856. McKenzie on

    I’ve never tried to grow flowers in containers but I’m excited that it is possible! This gives people in apartments and smaller homes access to so many opportunities!

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  857. Julie Hull on

    I love having zinnias in pots on my deck so I can cut them and have inside too! I always have herbs to enjoy . Excited to read and use this book!

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  858. Beth Snively on

    I love how he groups everything by colors and I can’t wait to try potting up some dahlias and tulips!

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  859. SarahR on

    I’ve always struggled growing things in pots and really appreciate the tips and inspiration to keep trying.

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  860. Annmarie St. Peter on

    I love to grow all my herbs in containers so they are right outside my back door and close to my kitchen. I’m very interested to learn how he staggers plantings with bulbs, especially after they have flowered and died back. Can’t wait to read more!

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  861. Dxiña on

    Last year I lost all of my tulips to voles, so this year I’m trying them in double layers in big metal pots. The top layer is just starting to come up. Fingers crossed 🤞. I love the way gardening in containers looks, and I appreciate the room to change things up. I am always wanting to dig things up and move them around 😂

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  862. Celeste on

    Wow I just started getting into this! So glad I found this!

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  863. Jessica Ordo on

    I will be planting dahlias in containers after watching Mr Dalby’s dahlia containers on his YouTube channel . Also will be trying putting vines in a container with an obelisk as restraint. The goal is to have sweet peas, Black eyed Susan Spanish eyes and Moon Flowers growing vertically. I found Mr Dalby while on YouTube and was enchanted by his gardens. Stunning! Been a follower since.

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  864. julie on

    I’m excited to try tulips!

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  865. Hannah Precup on

    I am so excited to try some dahlias in pots!! It will be an adventure

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  866. Nikki on

    Wow! I found Claus on IG accidentally last yr and I was in awe of what he created with pots. I cannot tell u how many screenshots I took and studied! It inspired me to dive into experimenting with bulbs and color. Such a unique form of gardening. I was so excited when I saw your post that he released a book! No more having to screenshot hopefully!🤣🤣🤣

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  867. Julie on

    Cannas grow well in containers along with dianthus! Such lovely color. I’ve also grown roses successfully in larger containers too! Would love to try some of the suggestions in the comments especially dahlias 😊

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  868. Hannah on

    I’m so inspired by this! I’m currently growing tulips and blueberries in containers and can’t wait to try a bigger display this summer!

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  869. susan v on

    This interview and photos are so inspiring! I am having huge success with growing hostas in containers!
    I have only a back porch but with lots of afternoon sun. Red baby kale seeds planted by my granddaughter have jumped from pot to other pots and keep reappearing! A climbing clematis comes back every winter as do 2 rose bushes purchased at Lidl a couple of years ago. Last year they survived an infestation of something that made holes in the leaves. My garlic chives were damaged by low temperatures this year. That pot has traveled with me from Chicago to Brooklyn to Montana then Virginia. You inspire me to plant and organize pots by color . Thank you!

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  870. Georgia Lucas on

    I haven’t grown anything containers but as I am going to be moving into my own space I am excited to add this element to the garden I have planned!

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  871. Dora on

    I’ll be trying dahlias this year in containers! Along with several shade tolerant annuals like begonias, violas, caladium, dichondra, coleus, calla lily, and elephant ear.

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  872. Aimee on

    I have grown dahlias, salvia, and super bells in containers. I am hoping to grow more dahlias in containers this year to help them produce more tubers to expand my inventory. I love how Klaus uses colours with his gorgeous terracotta pots to create such beautiful visual interest.

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  873. Katie on

    I’ve enjoyed growing violas in spring in containers.
    Living in the city, I was so excited to find container friendly vegetable seeds from Renee’s Garden. It was a game-changer for me to be in control of growing more for my family to eat with minimal space! This year I’m really leaning into adding beauty to my landscape with flowers and herbs. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  874. Carol Allen on

    I grow Dahlias, Snap Dragons, Gerber Daisy, Zinnia, Sweetpeas, Larkspur, Sunflowers and Delphinium in containers.

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  875. Molly Chapman on

    Oh how I wish this had come out several years ago! The past five years I’ve lived in an apartment with only small patios/balcony’s and never really knew what to do so no flowers. I now have a rock garden that I want to use containers on so this book is a must! His displays are gorgeous!

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  876. Ainsley on

    I’m trying David Austin Roses in containers this year. We’ve been house hunting without luck and I’m tired of waiting for a new home to plant roses, ha! I hope it goes well. This book looks incredible and I’m so surprised by how many different flowers he grows in containers!

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  877. Rebecca on

    I’ve never thought to try growing bulbs in containers, definitely putting that on my list this year!

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  878. Sandy on

    I am so excited about this book! I love to fill our patio with pots! I’m always planting one big pot of Nasturtium in addition to a fig, bayleaf and rosemary that come out each year. I have been wanting to try tulips and daffys in pots – particularly since my daughter is getting married next May and I would love to have pots of her favorite daffodils if possible!

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  879. Amanda on

    I love Claus Darby! He inspired me to grow tulips in containers for the first time this year. Some of them turned out amazing, and I can’t wait to try more next year. 🙌🏻

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  880. Kelly Graye on

    “Hello, hello “ This endearing welcome to his many videos never fails to make me smile. Beyond excited by this new book. Hoping that this container master reveals some of his secrets and methods to achieving such a high level of beauty 🤩

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  881. Laura on

    What an inspiration! I always look forward to planting season as it’s a special bonding time for me and my 9 year old daughter. Giving her rein over the containers is so exciting for her and I know this book would give both of us some fresh and beautiful ideas.

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  882. Sonia Acone on

    We recently moved to NC and the landlord of our house won’t allow us to plant anything on the grounds of our property. So, I’ve had to start growing in pots. I would love some inspiration! Beautiful book!

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  883. Nicole H. on

    I grew tulips in containers for the first time this year and I’m hooked! This book looks amazing!

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  884. Tjarda de Nood on

    I grow everything in pots as my garden is far from ready atm. I have to grow something, I cannot not plant because my current garden state! My favourites are tulips, as they early, colorfull and really shine for me! Also they naturalize so good in my area, so when I’m ready I will plant them out under the old willow tree in my garden!

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  885. Gina Hamilton on

    I enjoy following Claus on Instagram. Living in Florida it’s difficult to grow tulips so I’m most excited to try them in containers!

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  886. Sherrie H. on

    I grow Dahlias in pots. It makes it so much easier than trying to stake them in the garden. I also grew snapdragons in pots for the first time this year. I love how container gardening allows you to mix and match the different colors and varieties of flowers. 🌸

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  887. Lori Larue on

    This blog/book could not have come at a most perfect time! First, let me say I love the photographs in the blog ( I’m a serious photographer!) Who wouldn’t want to give container gardening a go. Why I’m really excited is that I sit on a nonprofit board in my community that helps the elderly. Our fundraiser is an annual garden tour which we are moving forward with after two years of cancellations. One of the workshops we want to offer is container gardening! Anyway, I now have a sllew of ideas from reading this blog. Thank you. Personally, in the past I’ve just planted veggies, but that’s changing this summer. Sorry to be long-winded. I’m just excited.

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  888. Dani Boss on

    This book looks so beautiful! Thank you for this interview. For container growing, probably my biggest things I plant are shade plants for my patio, like shrimp plants and creeping jenny, and herbs in hanging pots on my back fence. I also keep several milkweed plants in pots so I can rotate them in and out of my butterfly enclosure to help raise monarch butterflies. My girls absolutely love that! I’d love to add more containers in my garden for viewing pleasure.

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  889. Kathleen Walters on

    I grow zinnias in my containers, but I’m hoping to try some dwarf sunflowers this year

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  890. Andrew on

    Last year I grew foxglove in pots and they did great!

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  891. Whitney on

    Last year I had half a dozen varieties of mint and some zinnias. This year hoping to have a wider variety of herbs and some landscape dahlias!

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  892. Janice Joyner on

    This book totally speaks to me. I have a very small garden space and just recently tried adding pots for more blooming power. I, like Claus, don’t like a mixture of differnet flowers in one pot. I mostly use coleus, petunias, and begonias in my pots, but now I’m going to try adding bulbs.

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  893. Teanne Teeft on

    I started my “Claus” journey 2 years ago and this year I finally have about 15 pots that are going to put up a display on my small enclosed patio!
    Black hero tulips, flower surprise daffodils, some vibrant heuchera— I can’t wait to see them bloom!

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  894. Margaret on

    This year I grew daffodils in containers and it was a lot of fun to pack the pot full. They’ve bloomed now and added so much cheer to my porch entrance.

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  895. Heather on

    Love this! I love growing my tulips in a container.

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  896. Jill Rains on

    I haven’t ever grown anything in containers! I’m just now enjoying the efforts my first Fall planting. Now that Spring is here my seedling plants will go out once they get a little bigger. I can’t wait to try some containers!

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  897. Joce on

    Excited to try growing hydrangea trees in containers! I’m anticipating it being challenging but very excited! This book definitely inspires more container/pot growing for me this season! 🤍

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  898. Josie on

    I love growing roses in containers and hope to add annuals into the mix this year!

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  899. Sheri Hovey on

    I grow my mint in containers and will be growing my dahlias in grow bags this year as I have run out of ground space:)

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  900. Rose Anna Welch on

    Marvelous book! Marvelous information! Breathtaking colors!!! Have turned to containers more in my older years and I love this book ❤️

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  901. Cynthia on

    I have planted containers for a long time and even have them on drip irrigation which was a game changer. I have planted lots of plants in them.. coleus is one of my favorite things to add bc the foliage is so striking.

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  902. Gabriele on

    I have a container garden with many zinnias and the seeds I purchased from Floret Farms are in the first stages of life. I would so love to win this book.

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  903. Erin on

    Mostly growing veg in containers (tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants in grow bags) but I have some Iceland poppies in a large pot now as well. Love it!

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  904. Stephanie on

    I usually stuff my pots with flowers, something trailing & something unique.. different every year.

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  905. Karen Yoder on

    I love taking my houseplants outdoors in the summer and adding them to pots of annuals. These container gardens are stunning!

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  906. Ross B on

    Echinacea, liatris and peonies. Wanting to try more bulbs this year!

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  907. Jennifer McKay on

    What a stunning and inspiring garden space he’s created! This is my first year trying to grow flowers in containers (its actually my first year, period!) and I’m especially excited for my zinnias and dahlias.

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  908. Teresa on

    Fascinating to hear about Claus and container gardening. I’m inspired to fill our porch stairs with containers! I’ve grown dahlias and pansies in containers but excited to try heuchera and ranunculus!

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  909. Ashley on

    I struggle with pots and containers! If it’s in the ground, I can keep it flourishing but my poor container plants! This year I’m trying to figure out why I’m struggling so I can make my back porch more inviting

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  910. Teresa Rogers on

    Herbs, herbs more herbs and sometimes flowers on the patio. Looking forward to all the suggestions and possibilities with Claus though!!

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  911. Teresa on

    Fascinating to hear about Claus and container gardening. I’m inspired to fill our porch stairs with containers!

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  912. Amanda on

    I grow lillies and delphinium in my porch containers, as well as strawberries.

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  913. Leann on

    I’m attempting to grow marigolds, forget me nots and hydrangeas!

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  914. Erin K on

    I love planting in containers! It really helps to control what you’re planting but also you can easily move them around when you want to change up the look! So excited for this book!

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  915. Mary B on

    I dont have many but my fav container is a tree form duranta with verbena and petunias. Claus has such beautiful displays. I need inspiration to add more containers!

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  916. Ariel on

    I have never done any container gardening, but I am loving the tulips!

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  917. Adele Anderson on

    I love growing herbs, tomatoes and hanging baskets. I’m excited to try a few more veggies this year!

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  918. Kathleen Roeters on

    I’ve always enjoyed following Claus on IG! Such beauty. I love growing coleus with corresponding colors of flowering plants and creeping Jenny too!

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  919. Alyssa Alden on

    I am thrilled to find a book that shows the entire process of container planting. I have been following Floret since it’s air on Magnolia Network and have been dreaming of using my backyard to try my hand at cut flowers. However, life obstacles have resulted in my family living in an apartment for the next few years until we can find a home with a little bit of acreage. In the meantime, I have been trying to figure out how to grow flowers on the tiny apartment patio. The only patio plants I’ve grown in the past are herbs and veggies. Claus’s book seems like the perfect starting point to try my hand at growing flowers in containers.

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  920. Jenny Lauckner on

    I’m starting my first attempt at container gardening this year and had stumbled across some Claus Daley videos on YouTube. I was instantly in love. I’m attempting some dahlias in containers along with cerinthe major, sage, agrratum, balloon flowers, lavender, trailing nasturtiums, black eyed Susan vine…lots going on. I hope some of survives my first attempt!

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  921. Carla Clark on

    Retiring this year and can’t wait to enhance my gardens with containers! Game changer! The book looks beautiful.

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  922. Trinity on

    I don’t have a lot of sunny spaces in my yard for a big garden so containers have been great. Last spring I planted dahlias in containers for the first time so I could have them close to my deck/patio and they looked beautiful!

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  923. Heather Douge on

    This spring I’ve opted for Yellow Pansy’s. Not only do they add a beautiful pop of color, but I don’t worry if my dogs snack on a few blooms.

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  924. Hannah Lemont on

    This book looks so interesting! I have two garden spaces already dedicated to a variety of plants, so containers would be the perfect way to add something new and mix it up a bit.

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  925. Taylor on

    Wow! What beautiful pictures 🤩 I have an azalea in a large pot that I plant annuals around every year. I always planned to transplant the azalea into the ground, but it’s so happy, I’ve left it.

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  926. Brenda Seaman on

    I am new to container planting. I love the lasanga layered planting. I hope to try it this fall.

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  927. Amy on

    I’m growing tulips and daffodils in pots for the first time. Almost ready to bloom!

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  928. Christina on

    This year I tried daffodils and tulips for the first time on my balcony and I absolutely love it!

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  929. Abby on

    Because of tree roots in our yard in front of my house it is hard to garden. Container gardening can be a solution as to how I can bring lovely flowers to our front space. Can’t wait to get this book to inspire me!

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  930. Connie Chiarillo on

    Cannas and Dahlia are my favorite canister to date. I’m venturing on starting a garden for special needs and can use all the inspiration as possible.

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  931. Alina on

    I love growing a big container of herbs by the front door so I can snip fresh herbs for dinner! I have a big garden and several raised beds, but I also grow lots of annual flowers in containers on my deck.

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  932. Kelsey Jordan on

    I cannot WAIT to read this book! I have a tiny backyard plot, most of which is covered in a concrete slab so I have grown obsessed with container gardening – but still have a lot to learn! I grow lots of herbs and grasses – but I have never tried bulbs in a container!

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  933. D.D. Crawford on

    I have all my hibiscus in pots so I can bring them in for the winter. I also have other colorful tropicals, but my best container items come up as surprises from compost or left over scattered seeds. It’s always fun to see what pops up.

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  934. Cindy on

    I love the idea of filling containers with just one type of plant! Definitely going to try that. My pots are overflowing with pansies right now and I plan on replacing them with lantana which grows well in our warm summers.

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  935. Sarah on

    I have exclusively grown in containers my entire adult life! I am always testing to see the limits of what can grow there. I always like to do mixes of herbs and flowers for different textures and colors. Some of my favorites are heliotrope, alyssum, zinnias, snapdragons, ranunculus, stock, marigolds, name it. I also have citrus trees in pots. I would love to try dahlias this year in pots and I’m always wondering if I could ever get a peony to thrive in a container. I’ve even done an entire seasons worth of vegetables, from carrots and beets to zucchini and cucumbers in containers. As long as you water properly and provide lots of nutrients, they do well and it ends up being easier to control pests!

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  936. Cheryl Grange on

    I love growing echinacea and rosemary and forget me knots, seasonal flowers like daffodils. I’ve just moved house and the garden hasn’t been maintained for a good decade so there’s lots to do and I can’t wait to get some flowers and pots in, very exciting times

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  937. Ariel on

    The first time I got really interested in container planting was when my garden client was going to throw away her old beautiful pots! I took them home and filled them with herbs & flowers that brought pollinators right to our front door. I’m hooked now!! Every season I try to plant more vibrant pollinator friendly flowers to get more bee’s, butterflies & hummingbirds back! This year I’m excited to do fragrant Rose’s in my pots. Lovely for everyone to enjoy!! Those old pots are still in use:)

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  938. Kristina on

    Tulips but this year I am going to try to grow peas in containers as I don’t have a planter box next to a fence and need to get them to climb, so trying containers for the first time!

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  939. Tiffany on

    Claus’ book has been on my wish list since he let everyone know that it was happening. I’d like to grow flowers that bring hummingbirds… really whatever Claus recommends. 😊 I’ve grown zinnias and sweet peas in containers. I’d really love to grow chamomile.

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  940. Nicole on

    This is so inspiring! I’m currently growing a few different plants in containers in my courtyard, even trying a passionfruit, but I’m really keen to try some bulbs now after seeing these stunning pics!

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  941. Megan on

    I also love doing herbs with edible flowers and veggies in my containers. Or an Angel wing begonia with other foliage. I never thought to put spring bulbs like tulips in pots, so I’d love to try that!

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  942. Krystal on

    Last year, I planted an herb container garden and it was all displayed on our deck. My husband built a tiered shelf out of scrap lumbar we had, to display all of our containers of herbs. My favorite part was to watch the process of swallowtail butterfly caterpillars feasting on some of our herbs.

    What I look forward to learning more about in this book, is how to display flowers and plants in containers to create a beautiful focal point.

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  943. Janine Hall on

    I always like to do flowers in containers on the porch! We have done mint, rosemary in containers and zinnias. I would love to do more. The pictures in this book look so gorgeous!

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  944. Amber on

    I always think of vegetables when container gardening, but I’m so excited to check the book out and learn more about flowering containers!

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  945. Anna on

    I love bulbs, especially in the slow starting springs that we have. I’d love to try any kind of small tree!

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  946. Cameron Dennison on

    I love to grow veggies, flowers and herbs together in containers. 😄

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  947. Rachel Barrie on

    I love growing herbs in pots and have the best successes with basil. I love that container gardening gives you a head start on the season!

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  948. Randi Gilbert on

    I rent so I’m not able to plant in the ground yet! I would love to learn more about growing dahlias and lavender in containers. This book looks so helpful for me as a beginner! Excited to read it!

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  949. Crystal Clark on

    Ferns and succulents do best for me in containers but I’d love to grow more flowering plants in containers. His are magnificent!

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  950. Cassandra on

    What a great read & stunning photographs. Congratulations Claus!! I have grown everything from vegetables, herbs & medicinal plants in containers. I really enjoy herbs by the kitchen door to enhance my cooking but after reading the interview above I am so excited to learn more. I would like to immerse myself in more color & life around our property.

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  951. Aurelie on

    Hi, my mum have got a little garden and loves to grow in containers here in France. I can see in them: in french, suzanne aux yeux noirs, euphorbes, tulipes, bambous, heucheres, hortensias… i d like to offer her Claus’ book, even more that april the 19th is her birthday: 63 years old this year. Thank you very much Erin for your inspiration, i m a teacher and i m on the way to become a flower farmer. You have been the first to let me think that it would be possible. Perhaps i ll get registered to your workshop next year. See you. Aurélie

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  952. Rachael Sartor on

    I am growing dahlias in containers this year to protect them from bunnies.

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  953. Katie on

    Gorgeous! I love growing ferns and shade plants in containers 💕

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  954. Alyssa Eswood on

    I have loved growing daffodils in containers this year, the pop of yellow has brought so much joy! Excited to see what inspiration this book will bring.

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  955. Sharon P on

    I’m one of those people who grow in containers. It’s challenging but rewarding. The process of discovery is a great gift! Can’t wait to see the book. Looks amazing.

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  956. K on

    Stunning photos! I would love to win a copy. My favorite combo I’ve done is pansies with the ornamental grass carex elata ‘Bowles Golden.’

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  957. Peggy on

    Stunning arrangements! I’m inspired by all the color but I have quite a bit of shade so I focus on foliage. My workhorse plants in containers are perennials,. Smaller grasses are great for texture- hakonechloe, carexes, mondo grass, etc. And heuchera which is happiest in a container.

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  958. Sherryl Philip on

    Love that containers immediately bring color and beauty to any corner of the house and it makes the place serene. Last year is the first time I tried containers on my patio and my friends were mesmerized by how it looked

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  959. Hannah Taylor on

    Entering to win this book for my mom. She has loved growing her daffodils and tulips in pots.

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  960. Casey Cid on

    My children are young and really active in our yard. I’m looking forward to trying to incorporate more colorful containers to fill, fix or distract from hardscape that is a little worse for wear due to everyday activity.

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  961. Melissabeth on

    This is beyond inspiring!!!!! After watching growing floret I was inspired and in the process of raking out a space for dahlias!!!! And now after seeing this and reading about clause I am definitely going to get more planters and add them to my patio! His ideas of pots and planters are so true! I’ll probably start some vegetables in pots also…. Hydrangea…. My mind is flowing! Thank you!!!!!!!

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  962. Tracy Bunch on

    His containers come together like a beautiful piece of artwork! So inspiring! Thanks for the article!

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  963. Lori on

    I’ve been inspired by Claus to try a huge display of containers on my front steps next year. In the past I’ve always focused on mixing a variety of plants in containers but I love the idea of doing one type in each pot. I absolutely ADORE the burgundy themed display. Thanks so much for featuring!

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  964. Denise on

    Last growing season I grew Coleus and roses in pits and herbs and vegetables in elevated raised beds. I plan to try a few Dahlia’s this year in pots 💗

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  965. Lori Merrill on

    I love container gardening and always plant geraniums and lobelia!

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  966. Heather on

    That was really inspiring! This time of year I have tulips, daffodils and hyacinth in pots on my porch and I really love sweet potato vine during the summer. I also bring out my house plants so I have a mix of flowers and big leafy plants. I am looking forward to trying some of the ideas here: single varieties in one pot and many pots at different levels. Great interview! Can’t wait to really dig into this book!

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  967. Janelyn Almourani on

    I have planted many herbs in pots but it would be wonderful to see what flowers will work well in pots

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  968. Kathy Whatley on

    Love the pictures – such great ideas! I want to plant purple verbena and foxtail fern together in a pot.

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  969. Tina Domer on

    Looking forward to growing dahlias I containers. I think I love growing vining greenery in containers with a pop of color.

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  970. Sarah on

    What a great interview. You’re both so inspiring.
    I’m going to be growing a few veggies, but also zinnias, smaller dahlias, marigolds, and some gomphrena on my balcony.
    I’m most excited for the dahlias as I’m starting them from seed this year!

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  971. Gayle on

    I just planted an azalea in a container and am excited to see how it does.

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  972. Cathy Bartolic on

    So many gorgeous pics. I offer my customers seasonal containers. Dusty miller’s are plants that are often overlooked but do so well in 3 out of 4 of our seasons. Highly recommend it.

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  973. Meghan on

    My favorite container plant has been peppermint. It’s my absolute favorite but spreads like wildfire. I like keeping it contained.
    This year I’ll be growing nasturtiums in containers around the chicken coop!

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  974. Sarah on

    Such stunning photos of such gorgeous flowers! We live in the north east and it is tough for a lot of flowers to have a long enough bloom time. We have started some dahlias from tubers inside and I cannot wait to see them grow and to plant them in some pots outside! Floret has made me love them even more.

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  975. Carissa on

    I grew a pair of elephant ears last year on my front porch and they were spectacular. I love how they look and the height you can get in a planter with them. I am always looking for new and unique things to experiment with in my pots.

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  976. Kristen Heafield on

    I have seen some photos of Claus Dalbys beautiful work and love the idea of adding containers to my evolving landscape. This year I potted up many different spring bulbs, different varieties of tulips, daffodils, and some interesting varieties like bluebells, freesia and others and am anxiously awaiting “the show”!

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  977. Jenny on

    I am quite new to growing in containers but I really want to try a bulb lasagne to try to maximise the pot for as long as possible.

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  978. Tamra Tanner on

    Congratulations Claus… I look forward to seeing your book. I grow dwarf Alberta spruce and just planted pansies at the base of it… Grow an assortment of annuals for shade that I tuck into my garden and paths. I love seeing the different heights of color using containers gives to my garden.

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  979. Deborah on

    We have large pots of Coleus every year. Last year we made a tiered herb garden with rectangular containers that was wonderful to use and smell! This year I am going to try a Rose(s) in a container!

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  980. Annette on

    Due to some unfortunate circumstances, I had to relocate from my home to a very small place with little to no space to grow anything. This has given me a renewed sense of inspiration that I can create something beautiful no matter the circumstances. I’m excited to try new greeen foilage plants and growing some herbs.

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  981. Annabelle on

    I tried layering tulips and irises for the first time and it has been so lovely stepping outside each day as I take the dogs out to watch them emerge and open up a little bit more each time I peek.

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  982. Megan Burrows on

    I started gardening in containers in my first apartment. It looked like a jungle! I grew tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, basil and lavender. I just started branching out and have been growing flowers this year. I had success with beautiful tulips and forget me nots, now I’m waiting on my potted irises to bloom. This year will be a huge container garden for me since I just moved and haven’t built my garden beds yet. Yay for growing season!

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  983. Lia Jones on

    I have only typically grown herbs in pots, but have long envied foliage and floral displays. Last year, I did an elephant ear surrounded by creeping Jenny. That was my entrance to design. This year, I’d like to try grouping more than one pot together…

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  984. Melody on

    I grew veggies and herbs on my porch last year and loved being able to just step out the door to pick it all. This made me want to add some flower pots!

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  985. Sandra on

    Love container gardening. I balance different greens like ivy, boxwoods, hostas, and small topiaries, with pops of colour that change by season. So versatile and ever changing! Cheers. Sandra

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  986. Rachel on

    I made planters out of hollow tree logs last year planted with annuals as focal points in my gardens. This year I would like to do several containers around my raised bed vegetable garden with herbs and edible flowers, and strawberries for my son to help take care of and pick.

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  987. MJ on

    Plumbago! After a couple of tries I’ve overwintered this in a container for the past two years. I love the spray of blue flowers it adds to the background of a group of potted plants.

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  988. Monika on

    Last season was my first attempt at growing in containers and I learned a lot! I can’t wait to try again this year! I loved the bright green and dark purple sweet potato vines that grew and grew all summer long!

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  989. Kate Campbell on

    I unintentionally grew a large terracotta pot full of fritlaria vulgaris one year. My mum was moving from her house so gave me a whole lot of frit bulbs one day, I popped them in the pot with the dirt they were dug up with and in spring they were glorious. I actually wrapped some copper wire fairy lights around about them and entered it in the floral arrangement category of the local spring flower show. Got first that year :)

    This year, we’re moving into winter here in NZ I’m looking forward to growing more flowers that will see me through the season, geranium, salvia, diachondra, Ivy, lots of cascading things with pops of colour. Love your work. Cheers. Kate

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  990. Stefanie Schori on

    I have used a sunny portion of our driveway and turned it into a container/growbag garden. It has a slight slope on one side and last year I let winter squash grow down the slope. It is encapsulated by 2 wooden containers which is a seasonal flower box and the other one is an herb planter. I have a bunch of container staggered around with flowers and additional herbs. Sounds wild, but looks great and works well. 🤗

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  991. Emma on

    I have enjoyed growing carrots (easy for the little one) spring bulbs, bedding plants and roses in pots to add movable colour to the garden. Excited to try dahlias, hydrangeas, ranunculus and anemones in pots this year.

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  992. Megan on

    This winter, I grew my first Amaryllis is a container. It’s still blooming and lovely. Last summer, I grew herbs, petunias, and zinnias in containers quite successfully! Looking forward to learning more about growing bulbs in containers.

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  993. Gilda Mata on

    Love learning new things about gardening . I have geraniums in containers and going to try ranunculus. Thank you for sharing this giveaway.

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  994. Amor on

    I tried Daffodils and Chincherinchee and was so happy with the one variety look last year. Trying Ranunculus and Anemones this year and hoping for good results too

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  995. Stacey Diehl on

    I grew carrots, radishes & chard in containers last year and enjoyed that. I am hoping to add some flowers this year to the mix.

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  996. Michele Fugazy on

    I love this interview. What a gorgeous collection of flowers in containers. I have been container gardening for years and love the versatility of moving pots and creating visual impact. Such a pleasure reading and seeing beautiful colors.

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  997. Shweta on

    Love growing pansies in pots and looking forward to growing anemones and ranunculus in pots this year!

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  998. Laura on

    Always enjoy eating my potted snow peas, and love growing daffodils too.

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  999. Amy Shephard on

    I love growing my bearded irises in pots. I can move them around to make sure they stay happy throughout the year and then place them infront of my window when they bloom so I can fully enjoy their beautiful flowers

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  1000. Delia on

    I love all of the texture, diversity and composition (height) of Claus’ flower containers and would like to try that in one area of my deck, especially with Tulips and Narcissus since our zone 2-3 area does not allow for these bulb plants to survive our winters.

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  1001. Marsha johnston on

    I have moved to an HOA community so have limited space for gardening. So far I have done pots each spring with Roozengarde tulips. Would love to get more ideas from Claus book. Thanks

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  1002. Zara on

    I love to grow veggies in pots. This year I’m trying a huge pot of agapanthus and possibly trying some hanging baskets; I can’t wait!

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  1003. Lucie on

    I love growing my herbs in pots. I keep them right outside the door for easy visit when cooking.

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  1004. Abigail on

    Looking forward to spring when my potted bulbs will flower :-)

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  1005. Theresa on

    I’ve never Thought to put bulbs in my containers for spring will definitely do for next year.
    I like a variety of different flowers from petunias to sun patients etc.

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  1006. Violeta on

    I really love my pots with hydrangeas!

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  1007. Angela McManus on

    I do have a variety of containers around my garden,
    From herbs, Tulips, Daffodils, sweetpeas, lilies and more….. Would love to get them looking like the displays Claus has through out this book. Inspirational!! x

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  1008. Tracey Kulchyski on

    I have grown herbs in pots … this year I planted tulips & hyacinth. Excited to try other things too!

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  1009. Sharon Ho on

    I always have nasturtiums growing in two tall black pots in my little front garden and love to watch the cascade of blooms drape themselves down the sides. Another fun container display I had one summer was to drill holes into a collection of old cooking pots and plant a herb container garden.

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  1010. Shihan on

    I have tried many plants in containers with varying successes. I’m planning to grown dahlias in containers this year.

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  1011. L Bell on

    I’ve tried pots for plants many times over the few years I’ve been a new gardener. Some have worked better than others. As I’m a bit like a kid in a sweet shop with my border planting and have frustratingly run out of space (!), I’m planning more patio pots this year. On advice, I’ll try my new dahlias in pots. Also I’ve ordered some beautiful new fragrant and frothy pelargoniums, so am determined to jazz up my sunny patio with a veritable colour symphony ( here’s hoping!) of joyous coral, peach and pink shades and accompanying lemon/rose scent!

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  1012. Kim on

    I’ve loved creating containers with my girls. We’d get the paints out and I let them paint them how they wanted then we’d go to the garden center and pick out plants to put in them. Then they were responsible for watering and caring for them. Now my girls are grown and they all love to garden as much as I do.

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  1013. Lori on

    I’m trying tulips 🌷 & daffodils 🌼 in containers this year 😁

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  1014. Johanne on

    My favourite plants to grow in pots are 🌷 tulips. I learned from Claus Dalby how to succeed with them in pots and now I get stunning displays every year

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  1015. Sue on

    Fairly new to container gardening as I’m lucky to have garden space. My mom is mostly housebound now so it’s a great way to always have flowers where she can see them. I did all my tulips in containers this year to keep them away from critters.

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  1016. Laura on

    I have always tried traditional containers with geraniums, petunias, etc. I am excited to try to grow dahlias ! It might even be easier to control the slugs maybe…. Thank you for this giveaway !

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  1017. Kathy Murphy on

    We moved into a house with a basket ball court for a garden, so it has been raised beds and containers ever since. The number of pots keeps growing as I have a thriving lily collection that keeps outgrowing
    its space!

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  1018. Emily McCall on

    As a new young gardener in Northern Ireland, I began my journey by growing vegetables around 5 years ago. This year though I am very excited and determined about growing lots of flowers, and the only way to do this will be through containers due to the space I have. So far my daffodils, crocuses and Iris’ have displayed well in containers and my tulips are about to come to colour. I’m starting to pot up my dahlias and can’t wait for their show in late summer, hopefully with some verbena and sparkling fountain. My overall aim is to plant as many pollinator friendly plants as possible, I think it’s really important to think about and help out our insect world but to do it through design and colour.

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  1019. Tammi Goff on

    I’ve enjoyed growing Mums & Pansies, but feel more inspired to branch out after reading the interview with Claus & seeing photos of the displays he’s created!

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  1020. Minh on

    I’ve historically tried to do container gardening with a combination of plants as shown in many Fine Gardening articles. Not always successfully. This year I’d like to try Claus’ approach of a dedicated variety for each container. His displays are absolutely breathtakingly gorgeous!

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  1021. Esther Maagdenberg on

    Last year I grew my dahlias in pots on my balcony! I love that I can use my patios and terrasses to grow more plants and flowers!

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  1022. Libby on

    This year I finally tried some tulip bulbs in pots after complaining about my lack of grounds. Enjoying them immensely as the difft varieties blossom! Can’t wait to try these beautiful techniques for the summer.

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  1023. Christi Clark on

    I like growing Nasturtiums, Hydrangeas, Geraniums, Daffodils, and Tulips in containers. I hope to branch out after reading Clays’ book. Fun!

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  1024. Jennifer Driscoll on

    I LOVE growing in containers! They are all over my porch, garden, and driveway. This season I grew hundreds of tulip and daffodils, along with muscari and ranunculus, which made for such a fabulous display that I’ve become quite well-known in my neighborhood now. :) For summer I will grow tomatoes, zucchini, and will try more dahlias in pots this year. Hope Claus’s book has good suggestions for varieties that do well in pots.

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  1025. Karin Johnston on

    I’ve been following Claus on Instagram for awhile now, and he has inspired me to up my container game. The single plant per pot has worked well for me but I’m just learning. Three plants that have worked very well for me grown in pots are euphorbia, hellebore and non stop flowering begonia. The begonia was a total surprise, I bought it because it was in bloom and I needed a filler, but now I’m a convert. Looking forward to more inspiration this year from Claus!

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  1026. Christel on

    Because I’m very fond of English garden roses, I have a few also in pots on my patio, close by my outdoor table. i’m trying this year to group some pots together to create a nice display rather than dotting them apart with a mix of annuals. But the foliage tips from Claus is one I’m going to try!

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  1027. Laura Lucero on

    I enjoy designing something different every season. I love to see what plants pop out at me when I buy seedlings at the market and love adding in to my containers that added color or texture that creates each pot with its own flair.

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  1028. Sophia Dunkin-Hubby on

    I have a container garden on my balcony that is quite shady. I have ferns, fuchsias, jasmine, and clematis as perennials and then supplement with daffodils, ranunculus and anemones in the spring, and bachelor buttons and cosmos in the summer.

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  1029. Teresa on

    I have tried a myriad of annuals and perennials in containers on my 2nd story patio deck. Some years I have more luck than others. One of my favorite varieties of flowers are Dahlias as I love cut flowers inside. I also enjoy peony, iris, and glads, but have not tried those in containers yet. Each year brings a fresh array of color and my neighbors always comment on the scene. My deck is my spring-fall refuge and I am anxious to bring it to life again soon.

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  1030. Veronika on

    I have tried growing annuals in containers but sometimes would forget to water and they would die . It is a lot of work but I want to try to do it again

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  1031. Jenn on

    I planted tulips in containers and plan to expand on that next season! They’ve brought me so much joy every time I’m in the garden. I also plan on dahlias and tomatoes in pots this year.

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  1032. Mary Beth Love on

    Claus has been such an inspiration to me in my gardening pursuits. Always so positive and his work is beautiful.

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  1033. Susan Watters on

    Beautiful book, I love container gardening and look forward to learning more from Claus!

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  1034. Tori on

    I’ve planted herbs in containers before and plan to do that again this year, but I also plan on growing early-blooming bulbs in pots this year, and I’m very excited to see how the layers, colors, and textures work together!!

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  1035. Evelina on

    Great Interview! Love growing tulips and peonies in pots, and also cherry tomatoes, looks great, and you can have a snack each time while watering flowers on a balcony :) This season will try to grow dahlias in pots for the first time!🤞

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  1036. Nina Hawkins on

    I love growing snow drops in containers. They are so beautiful when group together. I make sure to add some different color of nasturtium so they falls off the planters and trail into the floors. I would love to experiment with different flowers form his book!!!!!

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  1037. Colleen on

    I’m so excited about this book! Claus has such beautiful and inspirational displays. I start the year off, like most, with bulbs. But annuals are so easy in pots too. Hyacinth, tulip, basil, mint, aster, zinnia, dahlia. Anything goes!

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  1038. Nicole Allen on

    I tried Zinnias last year in containers and plan to again this year!

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  1039. Lisa on

    I’ve enjoyed following Claus and the incredible inspiration and beauty of his work! Congrats to him on his book and to the wonderful Floret interview!

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  1040. Linsey on

    This season I am trying to grow roses in pots. Fingers crossed they do well.

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  1041. Lyndsay Lind on

    I love the flexibility pots give you for easily switching plants in and out.

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  1042. Beth on

    Such beautiful pictures, and the colors are so striking. So inspirational.

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  1043. Fallon on

    Love to grow heliotrope in pots! Their smell is amazing and you can move the pots anywhere around your patio.

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  1044. Jenny on

    I feel so inspired to plant bulbs in containers now!! 💙💙💙

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  1045. Katie on

    Claus is so inspirational! I move every few years so container gardening is my best bet until I’m somewhere more permanent. I love to grow annuals like zinnias and cosmos in pots for my daughter to pick during the summer.

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  1046. Shannon on

    I love growing roses in containers as most of my life I have lived in apartments where I had little to no ground to plant in!

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  1047. Carolyn Conway on

    I’ve been container gardening for years. At one time I was planting more than 40 each year. Mostly I plant annuals for lots of color. I’ve converted some to perennials with different types of foliage. I use some for vegetables and herbs.

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  1048. Paulina Niechcial on

    I’ve only grown herbs in containers but am super inspired by this book and would like to add much more now!

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  1049. Bernadette Varner on

    I’ve been following Claus on Instagram for some time now – he’s absolutely inspirational! And inspired me to try growing dahlias in containers this past season. I would absolutely love to win a copy of this book as it’s really difficult to get a lot of these incredible books in South Africa, and this would definitely be one to add to my collection of Florets books 😊

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  1050. Annika McIntosh on

    These are amazing combinations of color and texture, and I just love the idea of planting single varieties in pots to be moved as separate elements in a design. I will definitely be trying more of that this year in my own space and my clients’!

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  1051. Janet on

    The last few years I have successfully grown a variety of trailing petunias ,black-eyed Susans vines, and million bells, from seed and then I get to visit the nurseries to search for bedding plants like lobelia, geraniums, black and blue salvia, sweet potato vine or something new and unique and have been able to build some beautiful hanging baskets and containers. It is fun and every year is different. It’s alot of enjoyable work. Lol. This book looks amazing.. so beautiful!

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  1052. Donna Zell on

    Your gardens and containers are gorgeous! I really enjoyed reading your interview and learning some great tips for container gardening, which I love. I have successfully grown masses of pansies and cyclamen in large clay pots on my patio during the early spring months. For summer, I fill the pots with colorful zinnias, which bloom all season and provide many beautiful bouquets for inside my home. I have been very successful with growing clematis ‘Masquerade’ and ‘Ville de Lyon’ in large pots that climb up tall tuteur trellises and across the front of our patio cover. They are beautiful when in full bloom! I also enjoy growing hostas in pots in shadier parts of my garden. Thank you for your inspiration. Happy container gardening!

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  1053. Sarah on

    Bravo to Claus!
    I love the inspiration this provides!
    Container gardening allows me to approaching growing without feeling limited due to a lack of in-ground flower beds. It feels accessible!

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  1054. Kath McNeel on

    I would love to win this book as I don’t have garden space, the container garden would be a fantastic solution. Building upon boxes & crates. Absolutely beautiful what he has accomplished in his containers !

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  1055. Sam on

    I started growing Spanish lavender in a large pot, with feet on the bottom to keep it off the ground. I keep it out of the open & onto the porch, since we get a lot of rain come summer & fall. It’s come back & blooming beautifully!

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  1056. Jacky on

    I’ve loved growing succulents in pots in the past but now I live in a different climate and would like to try a different approach. Some of my favorite succulents were Dudleyas and Lewisia.

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  1057. Josie on

    We have this tough spot under a maple tree that I think the only good option is planting shade lovers in containers, so I’m excited to try this!

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  1058. Sabrina O'Donnell on

    I’m looking forward to growing dahlias and fuchsias in pots on my patio this year!

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  1059. Krystn Nelsen on

    My most rewarding containers have held trees!!
    They add great height and dimension in areas where I can’t otherwise achieve that.
    I love Claus’s way of using a single plant in a pot, then layering the pots closely for texture, height and color. His artistry is absolutely beautiful!
    I would treasure one of his books!

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  1060. Kate Grenert on

    In the past I’ve mostly used containers for annual flowers and vegetables. I’m excited to try establishing some perennials in containers to add interest and texture to my gardens!

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  1061. Joy Yohros on

    I’m growing cosmos, zinnias and petunias of many colors in containers. A floral designer is interested in purchasing the cosmos and this would be a first for me!

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  1062. Jodi Tomlinson on

    I had great success with herbs, tomatoes & jalapeños in containers, but I’d love to plant the colour co-ordinated flowers, I love the combinations & masses of pots of flowers all staggered on different levels 🌸🌸

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  1063. Amanda Smith on

    I am trying not it ranunculus in containers this year.

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  1064. Anya Turner on

    I have loved growing roses, pansies, and dahlias in containers. I am always on the lookout for good sturdy pots. I love following Claus on Instagram and getting ideas from him.

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  1065. Joan Bernstein on

    Floret Flowers Cosmos! The absolute best to grow in containers!

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  1066. Angela Musick on

    I’m excited for this book! I have a small box garden, but have a big deck that I’m planning on planting flowers in containers. I’m excited to learn and also learn from my mistakes. I’m growing a variety of flowers, sunflowers, zinnia, strawflowers. An advantage to container gardening is I can change out my planting if something isn’t working out. Yay for a deck full of flowers!

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  1067. Angela Davy on

    I’ve got some new containers and am looking for ideas. I think this will be all the inspiration I need!

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  1068. Leah Adair on

    I’ve planted strawberries, chives, lettuces, and flowers in containers! It looks like such a beautiful and useful book!

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  1069. Rosa on

    The pandemic sent me outdoors even though I don’t have much dirt to grow things so I’m doing what I can in containers.
    I’ve planted San Marzano tomatoes cucumbers, radishes, beans ,strawberries, spinach , lettuce, potatoes, Swiss chard and golden beets. I love flowers and this book is calling my name. I’ve planted some dahlias, cosmos, asters , columbines and sweet peas . Looking forward to seeing them grow . Absolutely love your “Cut Flower Garden” book!

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  1070. Rachel on

    I love the way that sedum fills a container, and I’m inspired to try some foliage and dahlias in containers this year!

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  1071. AliCia on

    Last year was my first ever time gardening after being inspired by Growing Floret. I had never grown anything outdoors before and it just so happened that our cross-country move coincided with the beginning of the growing season. I had ordered dahlias not knowing what I was getting myself into and they had started to sprout before we had settled down. Using containers made it possible for me to grow without even having a permanent place to live! I planted my tubers at an airbnb and carried them with me overnight in a hotel, then another airbnb, and then finally to where I live now. The dahlias ended up thriving because I could tweak where they were as I figured out how much sun they needed and got to know where I was living better. My containers did a lot of the heavy lifting for me and gave me the confidence to keep growing. I love the flexibility of containers and now have tulips and roses added to my container collection and they are doing great!

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  1072. Chelsea F on

    My favorites for pots lately have been African violets and maidenhair ferns. I’ve finally cracked the code and water and shade for the ferns. My violets take turns blooming and I love watching them progress each day. His point about deadheading is so true. It’s hard to be consistent but my plants respond so much better when I stay on it!!

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  1073. Cindy Simonson on

    Wow! I don’t grow anything in pots, but I see that I must start! I have the perfect concrete pad at the front of my house to fill up with pots.
    Thanks for sharing Erin, another inspiration from you.

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  1074. Stefani on

    Oh man! I’ve grown blueberries and raspberries in containers before, but this year am stepping into dahlias!

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  1075. Myriam on

    I’ve always grown vegetables in containers. I’ll try flowers this year! Thanks for sharing all those helpful tips!

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  1076. Diana S on

    I love the patina of his pots and how the displays of pots each with a particular plant specimen gives wonderful color and texture where it’s so pleasant to slowly glance through and identify each one instead of how I typically plant a mixed container. I’m looking forward to leading through pages of his book to see color combinations and plants I’ve not tried or which don’t thrive in my conditions.

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  1077. Kathleen Johnson on

    Last season I successfully grew Coleus , Ferns, and Caladium. The leaf color and shape varieties are inspirational and unique, and so much fun to work into the shade garden. So excited to tuck containers of these into my rock gardens again . They are magical !

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  1078. Kim on

    I grew passion fruit once, but don’t live in a conducive climate now. I’m looking forward to learning how to combine all the color combos.

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  1079. Stephanie Blaney on

    I am growing tulips in my containers this spring. So far they are looking amazing. It’s a first for me. I have been following Claus and been extremely inspired by his color palettes. I look forward to growing more and more each year!

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  1080. Sarah Harrison-McKiver on

    Container gardening has been my start to gardening. I started with herbs and vegetables. I am thinking of adding flowers this season. Thanks for sharing all you do, it have been very inspirational for me. I just purchased some seeds from Floret this season and my Sweet peas and Zinnias are sprouting. I will likely have some Zinnias in containers soon!

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  1081. susan hubbard on

    The color combinations shown are tremendous, and I can’t wait to try growing the heuchera with the tulips! And the lime green with white combinations. So inspiring.
    I can’t wait to read it.

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  1082. Tammi Loving on

    Claus has been an inspiration to me after finding him on Instagram a couple of years ago, I always love his genuine smile and the joy that he has for his garden. He is truly a gifted gardener with a wonderful talent. Thank you for sharing your secrets, Claus!

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  1083. Maura Caley on

    Yay! Based on previous post and displays of Clauses, I did a variety of pots with daffodils and tulips this year for my patio!

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  1084. Janice W on

    I love container gardening. I plant my bulbs (dahlia’s, tulips) in containers and they bloom beautiful.

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  1085. Cassy on

    I’ve never done much in containers. This book looks amazing and I’d love to grow lots of summer bulbs in containers and put all up my doorway.

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  1086. Jessica Johns on

    I tried to grow tulips & daffodils in containers and was only minimally successful so Claus’ book is definitely going on my wish list! I bet it would be super helpful moving forward to get a better display. His photos are always so inspiring. My favorite thing about his arrangements is his use of color, whether it be bright purples & pinks (my favorite) or more subtle like a white & green display. They always have me brainstorming what to do next in my own garden!

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  1087. Margo Geddes on

    Even this little glimpse of Claus’s book is so inspiring! I’m going to try growing tall (not the little Figaro’s) dahlias in pots this year and am passionate about a well potted patio!

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  1088. Emily F. on

    Thanks to your free workshop on how to start seeds using fluorescent lights, I started and successfully raised 1000 impatiens last year. My shady yard and large oak trees were beautifully dressed in shade of pink, red, and white. Couldn’t have done it without you. Nor would I have discovered Claus without you. So excited for this new book!

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  1089. Jessica Yamamoto on

    We recently sold our house & are currently renting a duplex. Our yard area is a small patio. I’m thankful to have it. It’s much smaller than I’m use to, but I’m determined to make it our own little oasis while we’re here. I plan on growing some Gerber’s (one of my favorites). I want to plant some flowers that attract pollinators. We will also be growing herbs, tomatoes….and because of the forecasted hot summer for Seattle I’m going to try growing okra. I’m thoroughly excited for our container garden in our patio.

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  1090. Kelly on

    Last year I grew Zinnias and Cosmos in containers and they did really well.
    Excited to try some new varieties this year, including strawflower and poppies!

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  1091. Sara Tharaldson on

    In the past, I have grown and enjoyed dahlias, herbs, and the common thriller filler spiller combo in containers. I am excited to try out Claus’ recommendation of one plant per pot with more pots arranged for a display. His displays are always so striking and beautiful!

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  1092. Jill Wittig on

    I’m growing ranunculus for the first time this year in blue and white pots on the front porch. They make me feel happy!

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  1093. Mandy McKee on

    I’m trying calla lilies this year in pots as well as a few types of ornamental grasses and crocosmia. I also love doing just one type of plant per pot! I’m hoping to put some dahlias in pots again too as they’ve done really well in the past in my larger containers. Hopefully it rains…

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  1094. Alice on

    I love geraniums in pots and last year having one dahlia plant in each pot did well.

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  1095. Tamara G on

    Last year almost by mistake, I grew cosmos in a container along with lobelia and other fillers and I loved it. I loved the continuous blooms all summer. I also grabbed a small dahlia plant from my local nursery. It’s yellow flowers made me smile all summer too.

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  1096. Vanessa Tentes on

    I love growing really anything in pots, but my favourite was a miniature Japanese maple!

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  1097. Merrilee Runyan on

    This year I stuffed tulips into as many pots as I could find around my garden. I am loving every one – especially my favorite combination of orange and purple tulips. Outstanding!

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  1098. Catherine Stewart on

    Love this interview so much! I feel like I use my beds for the flowers I am going to sell but I love to use containers for my personal enjoyment. This past Fall, I planted lots of tulips in containers for my ‘flower share’ customers. When I pull them to sell, I’m going to plant up the containers for our yard & deck. This book would be amazing for all the ideas on how to design these pots & containers. I currently love growing fresh herbs in containers. We have a big grouping of them, outside the kitchen door with basil, oregano, lemon balm, thyme, chives, marjoram, sage & lavender. It’s so fun to cook and create with fresh herbs.
    The first photo, at the top of this article, with the blue & white is my favorite. Inspired by Claus and all of these photos!

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  1099. Sayra Lynn on

    I love to showcase my early spring bulbs in containers by my front door so it’s the first thing guests see after a gloomy winter! Instant mood enhancer!

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  1100. Lisa on

    I just built stairs leading from my back door last year. I made them extra large so that I can put pots cascading down both sides. I am super excited to plant anything and everything at this point. I especially can’t wait to plant tulips as we have deer that graze in our front yard and I will be able to keep them gated and safe in my backyard.

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  1101. Priti on

    I am growing Jasmine, Gardenia and Poppy flowers in containers along with salad greens and herbs.

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  1102. Madeleine on

    I want to try vegetables and flowers thar can survive Texas super hot and dry summers 🤔🥵

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  1103. Elaine Carter on

    Until this year, I have always planted one flower per pot. I am trying the thriller, spiller, and filler concept. I guess I will see how that turns out! Now I see Claus plants one plant per pot and can easily move around and layer them. Hmmm. Gardening is fun and experimenting is part of it. I have about doubled by container gardening this year and need all the help I can get.

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  1104. Luisa on

    I have limited space in full sun so my in-ground garden is a shady one. I am going to try hydrangeas in a big pot and put it in morning sun and other annuals separately in pots to form a flower garden

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  1105. KandiRae on

    I love the order that pits have can’t wait to learn more!

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  1106. Kelly on

    Claus’s wonderful book will give me inspiration to put potted plants around our hoop house and make an incredible entrance. Last year I planted herbs in my pots. I will do that again this year, but will be adding flowers for color.

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  1107. Ellen on

    I like to grow vegetables in containers but want to try my hand at tulips this year!

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  1108. April on

    I’ve had a mystery cutting from my parents in a pot for a couple of decades now. It smells like celery, looks like a miniature forest, and has been my best success. I’ve also had luck with a small palm. Many of my potted plants (an asparagus fern, basil and other herbs, ageratum this past year, a fancy clover) end up kind of sad-looking, especially over winter, though, so I’m trying to find techniques to spiff them up.

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  1109. Donna on

    I am very limited with my space so I love using containers to garden. I am looking forward to getting creative with the actual containers and choosing plants that fit the “personality” of the container (or, vise-versa)! Also excited to grow the agastache jubilee recommended by Claus! Love agastache!

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  1110. Nicole on

    So wonderful to learn about Claus. What a treasure! I had no idea you could plant Dahlias in a pot and I absolutely can’t wait to try this!

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  1111. Jill Meyer on

    I always plant many pots around my house. The front entrance and patio especially. I love textures, colors and mix annuals & perennials. I follow Claus on IG. I’m very interested in getting this book.

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  1112. Claudia on

    I love growing spring bulbs in containers, everything from snow drops to tulips, iris and daffodils. But for summer and autumn they just tend to sit around covered with weeds. Sounds like Claus‘ book would be perfect for inspiration!

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  1113. Jodi on

    I’ve never successfully grown mixed flowers in a container, so I’m so glad this book exists. I’d love to learn how to mix plants so I could have blooms/color nearly year round.

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  1114. Alma fosados on

    I am only able to grow in containers since I live in an apartment. I love looking at claus’s tulips in containers, I have a few dwarf fruit trees in containers.

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  1115. Lisa on

    I just found Claus’ Instagram and I fell in love with its beauty. I currently live in a desert climate with a lot of desert landscape, so I started growing cut flowers in any container I could find. I grew snapdragons, zinnias, cosmos and tulips. I hope his book will help me create a more organized display of my flowers!

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  1116. Gretchen on

    I enjoy the height and structure of my Eugenia topiaries in containers. I look forward to adding some complementary textures and color this year with heuchera and hosta.

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  1117. Monica on

    I am excited to grow marigolds and dusty miller in pots on my front porch!

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  1118. Colleen on

    We just moved into our home and I’m still figuring out what to plant and where so this book would be amazing for ideas. Last year I planted a Rose of Sharon in an oversized pot and it is thriving. I plan to grow a cut flower garden in pots next spring.

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  1119. Tonya on

    The colors and textures Claus puts together are amazing. Im going to add some herbs in containers with a mix of flowers this year to look like a mixed bouquet.

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  1120. Erin Martinez on

    I just popped some purple heuchera in a pot that I’m excited to watch!

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  1121. Tonya Wasickj on

    The colors and textures Claus puts together are amazing. Im going to add some herbs in containers with a mix of flowers this year to look like a mixed bouquet.

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  1122. Angela on

    I usually plant various flowers in containers, but this spring I built some vertical tiered planters with old pallets and used gutters. Trying my best to repurpose things and keep them out of landfills.

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  1123. Sondra Daugherty on

    Inspired by Claus Dalby, I’ve learned to grow tulips in pots. I plant pansies over the tulip bulbs in the fall for some color before winter. In the spring, the tulips come up through the pansies which is a pretty effect. I’m also trying various roses in pots which I’m loving. Thank you Claus, your garden is unbelievable!

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  1124. Diane Haley-Nicolici on

    So excited for Claus’s book, and in English!!! Hello, hello from California! ❤️

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  1125. Jessica Manbeck on

    The front of my house gets fierce sun in the summer, so I have to plant my containers accordingly. I fill the containers with cheery, colorful fun-loving flowers that attract pollinators. As a bonus, I get compliments from neighbors & passersby!

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  1126. Inese Freya on

    This year I tried some of my daffodils and tulips in pot. Plan to try dahlia also. I love my David Austin rose who grows in a pot excellent!

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  1127. Teresa Gomez on

    This year I’m having my go at growing sweet pea flowers in a container. Seedlings have all sprouted and ready for transplant. I had seen a YouTube video of Claus and I am totally using his advice. Now I can’t wait to see how they turn out!

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  1128. Jodie Pryor on

    I love Christmas Lilies in pots at Christmas time. I love them on my front steps. They are my favourite flower.

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  1129. Nanci Samek on

    I like to combine different types of flowers all in the same color family. This year I’m going PINK!

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  1130. Ruth Calhoun on

    In the past my daughter and I have planted straw flowers, alyssum, inpatients, geraniums and many others. Last year my daughter wanted to have an herb garden on our back deck so she picked out the pots and herbs and did her best at growing them. Even though we try to have a beautiful area to sit and look at we haven’t been very successful. We will keep trying. Claus’s new book, Containers in the Garden, would be a wonderful way for my daughter and I to learn how to make our outdoor space come alive with flowers.

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  1131. Sharon S on

    I love planting sweet peas in hanging baskets on the deck.

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  1132. Julie on

    I grow all kinds of plants from seed. Marigold Marietta is a favorite along with herbs, grasses and perennials! I love hens and chicks in a container. This year I am growing cardinal basil, the flowers are stunning with big edible leaves.

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  1133. Megan on

    Beautiful feature! I love grouping pots or vases together and would like to plant tulips this year.

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  1134. Stefanie on

    I did planters in my backyard for the first time last summer with just a bunch of happy annuals, but this year I am going to try dahlias in giant pots. I’d love to begin collecting more pots … I’ve been following Claus for the past year and I am always so inspired by him!

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  1135. DaniK on

    I’ve tried growing daffodils in containers for the first time this year and it was a success. I can’t wait to try to plant more in the fall. I’m also intrigued by growing hostas in containers.

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  1136. Susan Jung on

    I enjoy following Claus on IG and I want to try some small trees or shrubs in large pots.

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  1137. Becky on

    I typically do multiple containers of succulents, but now I’d like to venture into California natives! Specifically ones that attract bees, hummingbirds, and other wildlife. My 7 year old twins love to container garden with me!

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  1138. Carolyn Dorsett on

    For some reason m first thought when thinking of creating a container is Geraniums!! I love them with white petunias and some nice greenery. Wherever I have lived they never fail🤗

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  1139. Emily willetts on

    I’m actually so inspired by these photos of Claus’s garden and I want to try a little bit of everything now! I recently grew dwarf sunflowers in a pot which meant I could have them right up near my door. That bright sunny pop of colour makes me want to add more plants and try foliage not just flowering plants too!

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  1140. Lindsay on

    This book looks wonderful!! Most of my previous containers have consisted of trees and leafy greens. I’m excited to try roses and hydrangeas this year for the first time!!

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  1141. Theresa H. on

    Tomatoes! The roots of these plants can take up so much real estate in a raised bed that I’ve since started growing them in containers and they thrive getting their individual attention.

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  1142. Ann Allen on

    I have grown many things in containers. I have grown dahlias,daylilies,and tulips. I love putting the colors together.

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  1143. Kirsten Young on

    Last fall was my first time growing fancy tulips in crates and I planted some extras in a hodge podge of pots. Now they are about to pop and I am so excited to see and photograph all the colour en masse.

    This year I plan to plant my 25 ordered Chrysanthemums cultivars in pots. That should be interesting in the fall.

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  1144. Janelle on

    Just love his work! Such a feast for the eyes♥️ I am hoping to grow lemon balm, mint, oregano, Ashwaganda, Holy Basil & Camellia in pots this year but I am inspired now to do more flowers!

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  1145. Brittney on

    These arrangements are breathtaking! I love blue salvia and vincas in containers. I’m going to try zinnias and sweet potato vines this year!

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  1146. Lois on

    I love container growing and am enjoying growing squash in containers at the moment.I am also planting Cala lilies.

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  1147. Lynn on

    I’m moving all of my strawberries into pots – well, wine barrels if that counts! I hope to have fewer weeds and an easier-to-reach harvest.

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  1148. Melanie Stimmell on

    I have fallen in love with container gardening because of the harsh environment we live in. Vegas is so dry and the ground isn’t good for pretty much anything besides cactus. So I’ve grown lavender, freesias, and ranunculas in containers. I’m currently trying Peonies, and more ranunculas. Fingers crossed :)

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  1149. Rachel Boyers on

    I love Begonia boliviensis varieties planted with ferns and spider plants in my zone 5 shade garden. I’ve had great luck keeping the begonia tubers inside over the winter. I would love to learn more about container planting in colder climates & explore the possibilities!

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  1150. Zoe D. on

    I discovered Claus’ inspiring feed on Instagram and am excited to try bulbs in containers, particularly tulips this fall, with several pots grouped together in an attempt to create a mass of color, Claus style! 🌷🌱🌷🌱🌷🌱🌷🌱🌷

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  1151. Jacqui on

    In the past, I have always tried to adhere to the “Thriller, Filler, Spiller” method of plant selection for the pots. But this year, I am so excited to try single plant choices and to include foliage plants in some of the pots too.

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  1152. Dominique Schuurs on

    My partner and I are moving around a fair bit so we have to put everything in pots. There are a few things we love growing: tomatoes and sweet potato. In anticipation for our wedding next year we will try our hand at a variety of new things and see how we go. My dream is to have some plants that I can grow amongst the florals on the day. I would love to grow some tulips, rudbeckias and herbs.

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  1153. Vanessa on

    I’m excited to try dahlias in pots this year!

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  1154. Faby on

    I’m growing peonies in pots and I’m going to try zinnias

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  1155. Bev Maki on

    I follow Claus on IG and I want to learn how to grow tulips in pots. We have very cold winters and I need to come up with a place to store them that won’t be below freezing. His flower containers are so beautiful!!

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  1156. Elizabeth on

    Claus’s photos of container gardens are spectacular and inspiring. We’re growing potatoes and onions in pots right now. I’m inspired to try some single plant flower containers this summer.

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  1157. Sue on

    I have a large pot with vinca, hostas and daffodils. I love that the hosta comes through and covers the daffodil leaves as they’re finishing up!

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  1158. Kathleen Kendall on

    Nearly a year ago we moved from the foothills of the Central Valley in CA to the central coast of Oregon. Our house is on a sand dune, rhododendrons are everywhere! I am making raised beds and utilizing pots and learning how to grow in this very different (and beautiful) climate! Thank you for this information!

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  1159. Cassy V on

    I’ve grown mainly herbs and leafy greens in containers in the past, and this year I’m planning a colourful pollinator container that I’m really excited about!

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  1160. Becky Grosse on

    For the first time this year I tried planting potted daffodils in the fall and over wintered them in my shed. They are coming up now and I can’t wait to see them bloom!

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  1161. Michelle lopez on

    I’ve been growing in containers for 2 years with a lot of ups and downs and boy sometimes it’s a learning process. I love that you can mix some plants or just have them alone and you can move them if you like. Dahlias have been a challenge.I love the beauty in it all! It is a fun process. I love learning. I cannot wait to read this book !!!

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  1162. Giulia Robbins on

    Last March, after the passing of my grandma, I was able to go to my grandparents home and gather a few things for my family to keep. I found grandpa’s old homemade string bass (metal bucket with a metal string) in the attic, then went outside and dug up a shovel-full of tulips and planted them in the bucket. Easter celebrations at Grandpa and Grandma’s were something we looked forward to every year as children- getting to play with cousins in the garden and hunt for eggs under the apple trees and among the tulips. Now a year later, the tulips in grandpa’s old string bass are starting to come up and I love that I get to have piece of their magical garden with me.

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  1163. Jennifer Delaney on

    We just moved into a new house with a large patio that gets lots of sun. The patio on our old house was very shaded so hard to grow most things. I can’t wait to try all sorts of things in containers. I follow Claus on IG and definitely will use him as inspiration. My husband has asked me several times what I plan to do with all these pots and I just shrug my shoulders and say don’t know yet 🙂😳☀️🍓🌹🌸🌻

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  1164. Rori on

    Inspired by Claus, I planted my first tulips and peonies in buckets last fall. Only about half of the tulips are growing, so I think they might have gotten too wet…maybe some bulbs rotted. BUT, I am enjoying my 8 tulips and will learn to do it better next year :-)

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  1165. Rhonda Larson on

    I love growing petunias I have started from seed in many different size pots grouped together. The scent is heavenly!

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  1166. Kathryn on

    I love daffodils and pansies in containers!

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  1167. Melissa on

    I want to try single plant varieties in pots.

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  1168. Ellen Gray on

    Loved growing strawflower and I look forward to trying zinnias in a pot. Would love to win!!

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  1169. Jennifer McClung on

    I am so exited to learn about different ways I can add containers to my garden and have them successfully produce. I can’t wait to read this beautiful book. Thank you! ♥️

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  1170. Lorraine on

    Containers have become a highlight of our garden as they are changing each year, offering new opportunities to experiment with different plant types and colour combinations. This spring new and varied bulbs have become a focus to brighten our backyard!

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  1171. Rebecca on

    Trying your zinnias and some lavender!

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  1172. Ramona on

    I love to plant ferns in a pot but would like to expand, so hoping to win this book.👏😊

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  1173. Connie N. on

    I’m looking forward to seeing all my Floret seeds come to life in my 1st ever cutting garden this year! I can’t wait to share the love of flowers & creativity with my friends, family and neighbors!

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  1174. Pamela Filzen on

    I’m looking forward to planting more pots on my deck this year as I have so many rabbits and squirrels that mess with everything planted in the ground.

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  1175. Karen Zischke on

    I also love growing a single variety in one pot, have a few different varieties close together. After reading your interview with Claus , now I want to grow many, many pots with 7 or 8 varieties!

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  1176. Chelsea J on

    I planted tulips in containers last fall for the first time, waiting to see signs of life from them yet in my zone 3 climate.

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  1177. Agnes on

    No yard means a balcony garden made up entirely of containers. Love having all sorts of fragrant plants growing — various herbs including lavender, rosemary, different varieties of mint, thyme, & oregano are my go-to!

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  1178. Tamara Schaffert on

    This is the year I go out on my containers. I tend to play it safe with plants I’m familiar with and know perform well, often annuals. This year I’m mixing it up, perennials, annuals and maybe edibles that will carry containers from spring through fall!

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  1179. Catherine on

    I’ve always grown herbs in containers. This year I’m trying out some climbing vines to try and create more privacy in my yard.

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  1180. Laurie on

    Living in a cold zone 3, we have a rather short growing season. Even when we begin to have enough daylight to get going, it’s often still much too cold to plant out. Growing in containers allows me the ability to start a good number of things inside my minimally heated greenhouse, then move the containers in and out as needed. Game changer! Claus is an absolute inspiration to get maximum beauty in small spaces and in restrictive conditions!

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  1181. Karin on

    Finally planted tulips in pots last fall! Gotta keep them from the deer…

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  1182. Heather Karns on

    I have a giant planter that I have white phlox and coreopsis for the spring and summer. I love the phlox popping up with the first bit of happiness in the spring!

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  1183. Emilza Mazariegos on

    I love everything him put in the container , I would like to try my vegetables in the container too, because in my back yard don’t have enough sun , but in front yes so I want to try

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  1184. Erin T on

    I’m honestly pretty terrible at growing in containers… so far. Always trying to learn more to get a better display. This year I’m growing artichoke and elephant ears in my big pots.

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  1185. Fionne on

    I’m a beginner at Gardening and had not been successful in keeping my plants alive so far. I would love to learn more on gardening in pots given the tight small space (a big challenge) we have here in HK. It’s my dream to build up a garden full of plants I love such as Phlox, Dahlias and Sweet Peas, that I can draw more inspiration from when designing my flower areangements!

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  1186. Rochie on

    I’ve only grown tomatoes and herbs in containers. I don’t have much experience with growing flowers in general but I love them so much and love following Floret Farm and learning about the process. I would love to try my hand at it!

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  1187. Angela Grey on

    I have a good size front patio that is shaded by 3 large oak trees. Last year I grew some elephant ears in pots there. I’ll do that again this year but will also have caladiums and coleus in pots too.

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  1188. Cathie on

    This is so inspiring and exciting to actually have a book full of so much creativity and knowledge. I have loved his how to videos during the holiday season as well. I love growing lemon balm and calendula in large containers on my deck.

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  1189. Tali on

    *Everything* I grow in containers seem to do better than in the ground. I feel like it gives me better control of watering and protecting plants from extreme weather and critters. I can’t wait to check out this book!

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  1190. Leoma on

    One of the funnest things I’ve grown in containers is eggplant. Edible AND incredibly eye catching! This year I look forward to giving dahlias a try in containers. Could be a terrible idea but it will hopefully take the guess work out of digging out tubers come fall. Wish me luck!

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  1191. Katie W on

    I have done great things with succulents in the past. Even got some to bloom! This year I’m trying vanilla bean orchid and amarylillas.

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  1192. Erica Wolford on

    First off I LOVEEEE Claus. He is such an inspiration! Because of him all of my containers are stuffed with spring bulbs then swapping over to dahlias. Cannot wait to get my hands on this book!

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  1193. Lauryn on

    This was such a hopeful outlook for my gardening self. I have a small space and would love to add some color and vibrancy to the area as much as I can. I am still on the beginner end of the spectrum so as much information as I can get is always welcome.

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  1194. Ashley Lewis on

    What a beautiful book! I can’t wait to get my hands on it! I am a novice home flower gardener and have been devouring your books and what I can get my hands on at the library! Last year I grew some herbs/veggies in containers (basil, rosemary, squash, jalapeños), and this year I want to expand into flowers and some foliage. I want to grow dusty Miller and potentially hydrangea or peonies. The nursery by our home said they’ll have ranunculuses by Mother’s Day so hoping I can get a few for some pots as well!

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  1195. Rebecca on

    We have been growing strawberries in pots. They do great until the three year gets his hand on them! Straight to the mouth they go!

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  1196. Jessie on

    I rent and have no yard, so container gardening on my patio is my only option. I’m slowly building myself a leafy retreat out there. This year I’m trying my first potted rose bush (!) but I’ll never tire of flashy annuals!

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  1197. Jan Wallace on

    I just love Claus Dalby. I’ve been following him for a little over a year and he always has something to awe and gasp in delight at. I love one the Sacramento Valley in California. It’s been a huge learning curve to figure out container gardening here. I’m still at it after 35 years! Constantly learning and experimenting. I just love Claus’ version of all one plant in one container. I’m going to give that a try this spring.
    Looking forward to this beautiful book!!

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  1198. Michaela on

    I’ve grown tomatoes, herbs, raspberries and a few dahlias. Hoping to try my hand at zinnias and begonias. Always love getting new ideas/ inspiration!

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  1199. Mary on

    I love to grow anything trailing over the sides of containers, greens and flowers alike! I have never considered but love this idea of doing one type of flower per container so you can keep each container looking it’s best. These pictures and the interview are so inspiring!

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  1200. Michelle D on

    I am a beginner in planting. I planted tulips in the containers last fall and can’t wait to see them blossom! I want to try dahlias this year. Love this book and hope to learn from it!

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  1201. Peggy on

    I have a small garden space, so I also grow a lot of vegetables and flowers in pots tucked in to any available spaces thatI can find. Last year I grew a few dahlias in pots which worked out really well. Last fall I layered different types of bulbs in pots and they are just starting to come up now. Can’t wait to see the final result. I find Claus to be very inspirational, so fun to read your interview with him.

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  1202. Ainsley on

    I’ve really enjoyed watching herbs, pansies and tomatoes grow in containers. I look forward to learning more about container gardening and adding tulips to the list!

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  1203. Mary on

    I love container gardening because I have a very small space in which to garden and it allows me to extend that area onto to porch, patio etc. I’m looking forward to some potted veggies this summer.

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  1204. Teresa on

    I have grown tomatoes and herbs on my deck! Nothing beats a vine-ripened heirloom tomato sandwich with fresh basil!! I would LOVE a copy of Claus’ book! He is amazing!!

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  1205. Kristin Clark on

    I am typically not great at keeping plants alive but this year I have been determined to have a beautiful container garden on my small patio and drove right in. I ordered Celosia, Globe Amaranth, and Statice packets from Floret and ordered some Zinnias from another seed company and 1 Dahlia tuber. I started a bunch of seeds indoor which seem to be thriving! I live in a warmer climate so wanted to experiment by planting some seeds directly outdoors and already have some small sprouts peaking out. I’m interested to see what works and what doesn’t this season with the hopes of having a lush cut flower garden in the years to come. This book is everything I never knew I needed and look forward to learning Claus’s secrets.

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  1206. Yeise on

    I’m excited to grow zinnias and dahlias in containers this year

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  1207. Rachelle Houska on

    I love to choose a different theme every year. Sunset colors is speaking to me this year. :). This book looks so beautiful and Informative.

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  1208. Susan on

    Ive had great success with cherry tomatoes, geraniums marigolds and pansies! Im looking forward to trying kale and cosmos!

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  1209. Sarah on

    I have used planters for herbs, but am excited to try some of these flower options!

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  1210. Katie on

    Planting in containers has always been challenging for me but I love this approach with all the different plants and colours!!

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  1211. JBiggs on

    Having a very small garden I get extra miles using containers and pots on our porch. My current favorites are a trailing lobelia and sweet potato vine.

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  1212. Jean james on

    I love growing ferns and then I transplant into a bed!

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  1213. Brittin on

    This book looks incredible! I am a renter and love the flexibility of container plantings (and they keep my landlord happy!). Last year I did a lot of summer herbs, and I’m hoping to add more native flowers this upcoming season.

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  1214. Ashley A on

    I’ve mainly grown tulips and herb gardens in pots with a few annuals or wildflower mixes to cover summer months. It made it easy moving to get to take some of my favorite flowers with us.

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  1215. Patty Ovington on

    I have always planted mixed containers. I am excited to try just one plant per pot and mixing them up! Love his displays! They are simply amazing!

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  1216. Stacey on

    Planting tulips in pots this year (fenced in) since the deer mowed mine down last year. Also mint in pots for floral bouquets is a great idea.

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  1217. Tekella on

    My first time planting in containers was last fall. I planted daffodils and added pansy’s this spring. I had never adorned my stairs before last fall and it made such a beautiful difference having Fall pumpkins and mums cascading down; I decided to continue the trend this Spring by planting ahead. So excited to see what other beautiful combinations exist!

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  1218. Michelle H on

    I tried four o’clocks in a container last year and they were amazing!!!!

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  1219. Courtney on

    I love growing herbs in terracotta pots. I especially love the sweet scent and color of mint next to the rich orange of the pot.

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  1220. Jessica Nystrom on

    Currently growing a small veggie garden in containers, but I have some dwarf sunflowers that I want to plant in a half barrel this year!

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  1221. Sarah Foster on

    My ranunculus and tulips are blooming in my containers and I’m going to experiment with growing dahlias this summer. This book looks so inspirational and gorgeous. Thank you for the interview and the opportunity to win a copy of the book! :)

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  1222. Jennifer on

    I planted my first containers last year and I can’t remember what I planted! I need to take better notes. I pulled out existing beds by our house because of drainage issues and the raised bed containers were great. I didn’t have to worry about too much water around my house and I had a shell of color all season long. I would like to learn more aboutUsing containers in a shaded area. What plants would be appropriate?

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  1223. Rachel Costenbader on

    I love growing bulbs and corms in pots, when they fade I move them to an out of the way area, fertilize and let them rest until the next year. I also love growing peppers in pots.

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  1224. Alison on

    So beautiful. We are currently renting a house and don’t want to invest in permanent gardens so last year I started flower seeds indoors and had beautiful containers all summer. This year I have been adding to my pot collection and expanded my seed selection. I loved my scabious flowers last year and am excited to have them again in several different colours this time.

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  1225. Mary on

    I loved growing dahlias and vegetables in containers in my previous apartment’s little balcony. This year I’ll be growing a veggie garden in the yard(!) and covering the porch with planters; I’m excited to try daffodils and tulips in containers after seeing these photos.

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  1226. Kristine on

    I’ve tried many different flowers in my pots. Not sure what I’ll plant this year – have to visit a greenhouse and see what strikes my fancy!

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  1227. Ann on

    I planted tulips and daffodils in containers for the first time this year. I am anxious to see how they do.

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  1228. Lindsey Hopkins on

    Oh I really enjoyed this blog post. I wish I could turn back time to repot my tulips and daffodils in my pots on my front stoop for this spring season. Though in Alberta, our spring is everyone’s summer it seems. But two years ago, I grew zinnias and china asters in pots on our condo rentals deck and they provided me with the most fabulous bouquets for fall! I didn’t think they would do well in the containers!

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  1229. Mary on

    I love planting unique coleus in my pots. They look good all summer and don’t need deadheading!

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  1230. Michele on

    Love his use of color! Have been inspired to force enough bulbs to last through winter

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  1231. Robin on

    I’ve tried a few container plantings – a variety of herbs (I like a little cilantro not a bed full), lettuces (it’s easier to eat them when they are right outside the door) and more annuals than I can remember. Success was more miss than hit. I did make an effort with a beautiful rose given to me after my mother’s passing – the booms were what we called “prostitute pink”, Mom’s favorite color. It survived 2 moves an 4 winters but I was lazy one spring and it was a goner. I still have lots of pots, but I just haven’t tried anything since.

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  1232. Meredith on

    I’ve had success growing geraniums and coleus in containers. I look forward to reading this book!

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  1233. Kim on

    I love growing marigolds in containers! But I love anything bright and beautiful.

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  1234. Jessica Luedtke on

    Dragon wing begonias and coleus perform well in pots for me. Looking to do more perennials in pots and explore those possibilities!

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  1235. Ashley on

    Beautiful. This is a must-add for me! I took the Floret workshop in 2018 but currently live in a condo, so we’re becoming fast friends with containers. We have carnations and poppies growing in our seed trays right now.

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  1236. Norrie on

    I’ve grown all kinds of veggies in a patio container garden. I’m excited to do A LOT more with flowers this year.

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  1237. Carol on

    How inspiring- so fun to see the “paintings”

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  1238. Ellen on

    I’m new to gardening, and planted ranuculus in containers. Fingers crossed they actually grow and bloom!

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  1239. Katy on

    Love him! How wonderful to share great information to others. Love seeing his fun creative pots and containers on his Instagram photos! Looking forward to reading his new book. What a nice interview!

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  1240. Zofia Atchison on

    I loved this interview with Claus! My favorite flower to pot is mums in keg barrels in the fall. I’m potting Dahlias and Angelonia this season. Can’t wait to see how it goes

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  1241. Brenda Cats on

    I’ve planted mostly summer annuals in containers over the years. I love containers!! This book looks fabulous! This year I’m trying out using 3 galvanized tin planter boxes that were originally in our 1960 tract home in a built-in indoor planter/bookcase (I had faux plants in them for years) that I’m having my husband drill drain holes in and I’m putting them outside in my front garden with shade loving plants in.

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  1242. Hannah M on

    I’ve really enjoyed growing my mint in containers, it keeps it contained and manageable. But also, I love my tomatoes in containers as well!

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