Balcony & Container Plants

Balcony & Container Plants

by Joachim Meyer


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Balcony & Container Plants by Joachim Meyer

Garden lovers who have limited growing space can still embellish their surroundings with attractive flowers and greenery—and this book shows them how. Plants that are especially suitable for growing in tubs, boxes, and hanging planters are profiled in alphabetical order and beautifully illustrated with full-color photos. This practical handbook provides gardening advice and information in three sections, each concentrating on a specific plant type:

• Balcony flowers
• Container plants
• Fruits, vegetables, and herbs

Readers will find details on the characteristics of different plant groups, as well as advice on which plants need direct sunlight and which thrive in shady areas. They will also find general advice on pruning, propagating, soil types, plant feeding, and much more. Like all titles in Barron's Compass Guides series, Balcony & Container Plants features color-keyed page edges for quick reference to the book's main sections. More than 200 color photos.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764135262
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/28/2007
Series: Compass Guides
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 4.00(w) x 7.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Joachim Meyer is a journalist specializing in gardening and nature. He is also a professional gardener and an advisor to garden hobbyists in his native Germany.

Table of Contents

Choosing Plants
On Offer: Immense Variety
Balcony Plants     6
Container Plants and Potted     8
Woody Plants     8
Fruits, Vegetables, Herbs     8
The Right Choice
Light and Sun     10
Rain and Wind     12
Other Selection Criteria     12
Where to Buy?     13
When to Buy?     14
Checking the Plants     15
Growing Plants Yourself     16
Suitable Planters     17
Soils and Substrates     19
Technical Terms From A to Z     20
Plant Profiles
Explanatory Notes     26
Balcony Plants from A to Z     28
Container Plants from A to Z     124
Tasty Choices from A to Z     204
Designing with Plants
Designing Is Fun     234
Spring Planting: Goodbye to Winter     240
Sunny Summer Splendor     242
Summer in Partial Shade     244
Pleasures in the Shade     246
Autumn and Winter Delights     248
Plant Index     250

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