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The Container Expert (Expert Series)by D G Hessayon
Synopses & Reviews
The Container Expert is one of the books in the Expert series written by the world’s best-selling gardening author.
Containers are a basic part of the gardening scene, from the windowsills of small apartments to the terraces of millionaire mansions. In this book there are container suggestions for all types of situations - you will find tyres and troughs, hanging baskets and mini-ponds, flower pots and tubs, urns and bowls.
The bewildering range of containers is matched by the variety of plants which can be grown - alpines, annuals, trees and shrubs, fruits and vegetables, bulbs and roses … so many types of container, so many different types of plants, how do you choose and how do you produce a great display?
That is the job of this book - in the drawings, photographs and no-nonsense Expert-style information you will find all the answers.
Solves the problems, answers the questions and reveals the secrets of successful container gardening. This book features containers from old tyres to plant towers, plants from lilies to apple trees, and designs from single plants to year-round massed groupings.
Create beautiful planting schemes in even the smallest space or stunning focal points in an existing garden. "...rich in information...walks you through the basics of how to fill your container with the right stuff."--Copley News Service. Detailed listings offer hundreds of suggestions for all types of plant, from bulbs to trees to bonsai to vegetables and herbs. "This title not only reviews container gardening basics but also has good plant guides, divided into sections for each type of garden (e.g., rockery plants, vegetables, herbs, and bulbs)."--Library Journal.
Keeping plants in containers is a quick and easy way to start gardening - without spending a fortune.Nowadays, there is a wide variety to choose from and a huge number of plants to try - even fruit, vegetables and herbs can be container grown.The Container Expert shows you how to use every available space in your garden for year-round colour, with advice on:
•How and where to use containers
•Hanging baskets, window boxes and pots
•The best plants to use
•Visual impact, balance and colour
•Caring for your containers
•Dealing with problems, pests and diseases
An abundance of full-color photos and illustrations offers inspiration by showcasing successful arrangements, as well as providing visual instructions to complement the helpful, reader-friendly text. Detailed listings offer hundreds of suggestions for plants that will thrive.
About the Author
Dr Hessayon's best-selling guides have had an unparalleled influence on gardening over the past 50 years. There are over 52 million copies in print. In 1999 he received a Guinness World Record Award as 'Britain's best-selling living author of the 1990s'. In 2012 he was included in the Daily Mail list of '60 truly great Elizabethans' for 'teaching millions of us how to garden'.
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