Small-Space Gardening: How to Successfully Grow Flowers and Fruits in Containers or Pots

Small-Space Gardening: How to Successfully Grow Flowers and Fruits in Containers or Pots

by Peter Loewer
     
 

There's no end to the advantages of gardening in containers, and gardening expert Peter Loewer's new book on the subject provides the perfect introduction.
Containers, of course, are the norm in cities and many suburbs, where space is at a premium, but gardeners with plenty of room will also appreciate the benefits of container planting. Containers dress up

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Overview

There's no end to the advantages of gardening in containers, and gardening expert Peter Loewer's new book on the subject provides the perfect introduction.
Containers, of course, are the norm in cities and many suburbs, where space is at a premium, but gardeners with plenty of room will also appreciate the benefits of container planting. Containers dress up front walks and mailboxes, hang brightly from the limbs of trees, and energize a deck with color and life. They are a great laboratory for "experiments," and also allow a gardener to grow plants that wouldn't otherwise winter over in northerly climate zones. Older gardeners also love container gardening for its relative simplicity and ease of maintenance.
In concise chapters, Loewer explains:
Light, dormancy, temperature, and watering Potting and soil mixes Vertical gardens, including vines in pots How to create your own pool and surround it with a beautiful water garden Growing fruits like bananas, alpine strawberries, and mangos in containers Forcing bulbs Expanding the notion of the garden, Small-Space Gardening will find a spot in every gardener's library.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592286362
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/2004
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.64(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Loewer has written for all the national gardening magazines, and has written and illustrated several gardening books, including The Wild Gardener, which was named one of the 75 Great Gardening Books by the American Horticultural Society. He also wrote Solving Deer Problems and Solving Weed Problems. His radio show, The Wild Gardener, can be heard on National Public Radio in North Carolina. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

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