Planting a Small Garden

Planting a Small Garden

by Phil Clayton, Philip Clayton



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756617172
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 02/19/2007
Series: Simple Steps To Success Series
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 7.24(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Designing with plants     6
Where to start     28
How to plant     44
Planting recipes     68
Container ideas     92
Caring for your garden     108
Plant guide     122
Index     156
Acknowledgments     160

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PLANTING A SMALL GARDEN is helpful to gardeners who have just a small amount of space to use. It's also helpful to gardeners who choose to use just a small amount of their available space. In both cases, the advice is the same. For example, grow plants ground-upwards on fences, mesh screens, and trellises. Or grow them in hanging baskets, pots, and window boxes. Set bright colors closest to the house, light colors furthest away. For bright colors at a small lot's edges make a small space seem small. But light colors further off make a small space seem larger. For are they pale because they're pale? Or are they pale because they're so far away? Stay away from all-green plantings. Without white-splashed leaves for example, soothing green becomes monotonous. And try different plant colors, groups and shapes together. So use flowers that stand up like tulips, herbs that sniff good like lemon thyme, and vegetables that climb like beans. Once again, Dorling Kindersley's simple steps to success series gives practical information by clear pictures, in simple woods, and with a helpful index.