Saving Container Plants: Overwintering Techniques for Keeping Tender Plants Alive Year after Year. A Storey Basics Title

Saving Container Plants: Overwintering Techniques for Keeping Tender Plants Alive Year after Year. A Storey Basics Title

by Brian McGowan, Alice McGowan

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Overview

Enjoy your favorite container plants year after year! From geraniums to fuchsias and beyond, many container plants can be overwintered and enjoyed again the next season. Alice and Brian McGowan offer simple techniques for overwintering a variety of common tender perennial plants based on what kind of dormancy the plants go through in their native environment. With a plant-by-plant guide for quick reference, this Storey BASICS® guide will inspire you to create a stunningly varied container garden that comes to life every spring. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612123615
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 07/01/2014
Series: Storey Basics
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

For 18 years, Alice and Brian McGowan owned and operated Blue Meadow Farm, a specialty nursery that was well known for its selection of unusual tender plants. Brian is now the assistant director of horticulture at Wave Hill and Alice is a freelance garden writer. The couple lives in Hyde Park, New York.



For 18 years, Alice and Brian McGowan owned and operated Blue Meadow Farm, a specialty nursery that was well known for its selection of unusual tender plants. Brian is now the assistant director of horticulture at Wave Hill and Alice is a freelance garden writer. The couple lives in Hyde Park, New York.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Gardening with Tenders

What Is a Tender Perennial?

Selecting Which Plants to Keep

Why Grow Tenders?

Part 2: Overwintering Your Plants

Overwintering 101

Sunny & Warm

Cool & Bright

Dark & Damp

The Importance of Temperature

Setting Up Your Site

Preventing Pest Problems

Specific Pests and Diseases

Spring: The Transition

Storing Plants Outdoors

Part 3: The Tender Palette

Quick Tips for Overwintering

Plant By Plant

Sources for Plants and Seeds

Index

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