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Successful Container Gardening: 75 Easy-To-Grow Flower and Vegetable "Gardens"

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This book describes the advantages to container gardening in words and pictures. It includes more than 300 color photos and 20 illustrations, along with advice for choosing the right container and soil medium; dozens of plant-specific "recipes" for container gardens of flowers, vegetables, shrubs, and trees categorized by sunlight requirements; strategies for irrigation; expert tips for disease and pest prevention; and foolproof instructions for pruning, pinching, and bedding.

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This book describes the advantages to container gardening in words and pictures.

Synopsis:

Container gardening is the easiest way to add stunning color, lush foliage, intriguing shapes and textures, and sometimes fragrance to outdoor living areas. It's also a convenient way to grow edibles and a means for enhancing the landscape and architecture surrounding a house. In Successful Container Gardening: 75 Easy-to-Grow Flower and Vegetable "Gardens", author Joseph Provey offers expert advice for everything the home gardener needs for foolproof results.
 
* More than 300 color photos and 20 illustrations
* Advice for choosing the right container and soil medium
* Dozens of plant-specific "recipes" for container gardens of flowers, vegetables, shrubs, and trees categorized by sunlight requirements
* Strategies for irrigation
* Expert tips for disease and pest prevention
* Instructions for pruning, pinching, and bedding
 

Synopsis:

Looking for an easy way to add color, texture, and lush foliage to an outdoor living space ? How about or a compact solution for growing edibles in a small space? Successful Container Gardening: 75 Easy-to-Grow Flower and Vegetable :Gardens has the answer, and it doesn't require a green thumb. Author Joseph Provey offers expert advice and foolproof tips for creating a bounty of plantings in pots.

About the Author

JOSEPH PROVEY is the former editor-in-chief of Family Handyman, Mechanix Illustrated/Home Mechanix, and Practical Homeowner magazines. He has authored several home improvement books, including the Creative Homeowner titles Outdoor Kitchens, Toro Expert Guide to Lawns, and Design Ideas for Flooring, as well as many articles for national home and garden magazines. Provey began his career as a carpenter and now lives in Bridgeport, CT.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Advantages to container planting
 
PART I: PREPARATION Chapter 1: Designing with containers (Using planters to enhance home, gardens, and outdoor living spaces)
 
Chapter 2: Choosing the right containers Sidebar: Ensure adequate drainage Sidebar: Containers you can build
 
Chapter 3: Soils and planting mediums Sidebar: Boost available nutrition with correct pH Sidebar: Organics versus synthetic fertilizers
 
PART II: MAKING ARRANGEMENTS
 
Chapter 4: Flowers (Includes 25 recipes for floral containers, several with regional themes)

Sidebar: Saving money with seeds

Sidebar: Best flowers for container growing

 
Chapter 5: Vegetables and Herbs (Includes 25 recipes for vegetable and herb containers) Sidebar: Companion planting Sidebar: Best vegetables and herbs for container growing
 
Chapter 6: Shrubs and Trees (Includes 25 recipes for shrub and tree containers) Sidebar: Best shrubs and trees for container growing
 
PART III: KEEPING PLANTS HEALTHY
 
Chapter 7: How to handle irrigation (Discusses various systems and strategies for watering container gardens) Sidebar: When to use mulch … and when not to
 
Chapter 8: Disease and pest prevention Sidebar: Top disease-resistant plants Sidebar: Plants that naturally repel insects
 
Chapter 9: Pruning, pinching and bedding down (Keeping plants looking their best.) Sidebar: Prepping for winter

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580114561
Author:
Provey, Joseph
Publisher:
Creative Homeowner
Author:
H
Author:
Provey, Josep
Author:
Gardening
Author:
How-To
Subject:
Container
Subject:
Container gardening
Subject:
Plants, potted
Subject:
Gardening-Container and Small Space Gardens
Subject:
Gardening
Subject:
Successful
Edition Description:
First
Series:
Gardening
Publication Date:
20091231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
10.70x8.40x.70 in. 1.30 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by ,
This book describes the advantages to container gardening in words and pictures.
"Synopsis" by ,
Container gardening is the easiest way to add stunning color, lush foliage, intriguing shapes and textures, and sometimes fragrance to outdoor living areas. It's also a convenient way to grow edibles and a means for enhancing the landscape and architecture surrounding a house. In Successful Container Gardening: 75 Easy-to-Grow Flower and Vegetable "Gardens", author Joseph Provey offers expert advice for everything the home gardener needs for foolproof results.
 
* More than 300 color photos and 20 illustrations
* Advice for choosing the right container and soil medium
* Dozens of plant-specific "recipes" for container gardens of flowers, vegetables, shrubs, and trees categorized by sunlight requirements
* Strategies for irrigation
* Expert tips for disease and pest prevention
* Instructions for pruning, pinching, and bedding
 
"Synopsis" by ,
Looking for an easy way to add color, texture, and lush foliage to an outdoor living space ? How about or a compact solution for growing edibles in a small space? Successful Container Gardening: 75 Easy-to-Grow Flower and Vegetable :Gardens has the answer, and it doesn't require a green thumb. Author Joseph Provey offers expert advice and foolproof tips for creating a bounty of plantings in pots.
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