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A simple, lavishly illustrated guide to container gardens of all shapes and sizes
You don't need a big back yard to grow a beautiful garden. Container Gardens is a user-friendly, illustrated guide to everything you need to know about growing beautiful plants, including advice on choosing soils, selecting plants that work together, planting in containers, and caring for your garden.
Each garden idea includes a "recipe" and an "ingredients" list that makes shopping and preparing a breeze. The easy-to-follow reference format explains every project in detail and in depth, including helpful hints and essential information on plants, growth, and potting options.
- Features more than 125 container "recipes," each complete with color photos, planting plans, tips on growing, and shopping lists
- Over 500 beautiful photos and illustrations, including inspirational garden photos, plant ID photos, how-to instructions, and step-by-step projects
- Step-by-step instruction helps you achieve exactly the look you want for any project and bonus tips and hints offer basic gardening advice on plant substitutions and garden design insights
- Covers everything from the very basics to more complicated projects, like window box butterfly gardens and containers with seasonal plant change-outs
This easy-to-follow reference is the perfect guide for readers who want to create their own gorgeous container gardens at home.
This photo-driven guide to container gardens of all kinds. Comes complete with recipes and ingredient lists that readers can use as a handy shopping list. The easy-to-follow reference format is filled with helpful advice on choosing potting soils, selecting plants that work together, tips on planting the container, and caring for the garden--everything readers need to know to recreate these beautiful gardens at home. More than 125 container recipes, each complete with a color photo, planting plan, tips on growing, and a shopping list. Over 500 beautiful photos and illustrations, including garden photos, plant ID photos, how-to photos, and step-by-step projects. Includes great container garden decorating ideas and can-do plant combinations, ideas for hanging baskets, and edible garden plans and helpful hints. Each recipe chapter begins with beautiful inspirational photos and essential information about pots, plants, and sites for container gardens. Many recipes include detailed step-by-step projects that show-and-tell in depth how to achieve what is shown, such as a window box butterfly garden and a container with seasonal plant change-outs. Hard-working captions provide readers wtih specific plant names and useful information. Bonus tips from the Better Homes & Gardens Test Garden, basic gardening advice, plant substitutions for different situations, and garden design insights.
"Container Gardens" is a user-friendly, illustrated guide to everything one needs to know about growing beautiful plants, including advice on choosing soils, selecting plants that work together, planting in containers, and caring for the garden.
This comprehensive, easy-to-use guide makes growing your dream garden as simple as 1-2-3. Beautifully illustrated, step-by-step "recipes" make planning your container garden a breeze, while "ingredient" lists take the hassle out of shopping. You'll get all the information you need to create lavish arrangementsincluding how to choose the right soil and containers and how to care for your garden on a daily basis. Take the guesswork out of gardening with:
- More than 125 garden recipes with color photos and easy-to-follow plans
Over 500 beautiful photos and illustrations, including inspirational garden photos, plant ID photos, how-to instructions, and step-by-step projects
Bonus tips from the Better Homes and Gardens® Test Garden, helpful gardening advice, plant substitutions, and seasonal plant change-outs
Inventive decorative ideas, creative plant combinations, and essential information on pots, plants, and sites for your container garden
Whether you're new to gardening or you're a seasoned pro, this is the perfect guide for creating your own gorgeous container gardens at home.
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Table of Contents
Chapter One: Promise in a Pot.
Benefits for All.
Where to Begin.
Chapter Two: start with Pots.
The Scoop on Pots.
Chapter Three: Focus on Plants.
Planting for the Seasons.
Designing with Plants.
Chapter Four: Places For Plants.
Raising Your Sights.
Chapter Five: more imPact, less work.
Easy Does It.
Potted Water Gardens.
Keeping Up Appearances.
Chapter Six: secrets to success.
Summer & Winter Care.
Clean & Tidy.
Chapter Seven: Plant Directory.
Container Plants for Sun.
Container Plants for Sun or Shade.
Container Plants for Shade.
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Maps.