Complete Guide to Container Gardening

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A simple, lavishly illustrated guide to container gardens of all shapes and sizes

You don't need a big back yard to grow a beautiful garden. Container Gardens is a user-friendly, illustrated guide to everything you need to know about growing beautiful plants, including advice on choosing soils, selecting plants that work together, planting in containers, and caring for your garden.

Each garden idea includes a "recipe" and an "ingredients" list ...

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Overview

A simple, lavishly illustrated guide to container gardens of all shapes and sizes

You don't need a big back yard to grow a beautiful garden. Container Gardens is a user-friendly, illustrated guide to everything you need to know about growing beautiful plants, including advice on choosing soils, selecting plants that work together, planting in containers, and caring for your garden.

Each garden idea includes a "recipe" and an "ingredients" list that makes shopping and preparing a breeze. The easy-to-follow reference format explains every project in detail and in depth, including helpful hints and essential information on plants, growth, and potting options.

  • Features more than 125 container "recipes," each complete with color photos, planting plans, tips on growing, and shopping lists
  • Over 500 beautiful photos and illustrations, including inspirational garden photos, plant ID photos, how-to instructions, and step-by-step projects
  • Step-by-step instruction helps you achieve exactly the look you want for any project and bonus tips and hints offer basic gardening advice on plant substitutions and garden design insights
  • Covers everything from the very basics to more complicated projects, like window box butterfly gardens and containers with seasonal plant change-outs

This easy-to-follow reference is the perfect guide for readers who want to create their own gorgeous container gardens at home.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470540305
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 12/21/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 431,750
  • Product dimensions: 8.12 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

The iconic Better Homes and Gardens brand is one of America's most trusted sources for information on cooking, gardening, home improvement, home design, decorating, and crafting. Today, the brand encompasses books, magazines, and digital media.

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Table of Contents

Chapter One: Promise in a Pot.

Benefits for All.

Where to Begin.

Chapter Two: start with Pots.

The Scoop on Pots.

Material Matters.

Pot.

Styles.

 Recipes.

Chapter Three: Focus on Plants.

Selecting Plants.

Planting for the Seasons.

Narrowing

Your Choices.

Designing with Plants.

Buying Plants.

Recipes.

Chapter Four: Places For Plants.

Anywhere Gardens.

Raising Your Sights.

Aiming Higher.

Special Strategies.

 Recipes.

Chapter Five: more imPact, less work.

Easy Does It.

Potted Water Gardens.

Sustainable.

Schemes.

Keeping Up Appearances.

Recipes.

Chapter Six: secrets to success.

Soil.

Planting.

Watering.

Feeding.

Mulching.

Grooming.

Pot Holders.

Summer & Winter Care.

Portable Pots.

Clean & Tidy.

Chapter Seven: Plant Directory.

Container Plants for Sun.

Container Plants for Sun or Shade.

Container Plants for Shade.

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Maps.

Resources.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2012

    Great ideas and beautiful pictures!

    I checked this book out from the library and liked it so much I had to own it!
    It has great ideas and basically does all the work for you telling you exactly which plants will go well together. Love it!

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