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

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Saving Container Plants: Overwintering Techniques for Keeping Tender Plants Alive Year after Year. A Storey BASICS Title by Brian McGowan, Alice McGowan

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: 9781612123622
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 07/11/2014
Series: Storey Basics
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
File size: 8 MB

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.

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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