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.
128 pages (all in color), 7 1/4 x 9 1/2.
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.
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.
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
About the Author
Dr Hessayon is the world’s best-selling horticultural author - his Expert
series of gardening books have sold over 53 million copies. He has been honoured by Queen Elizabeth who created him an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to British horticulture. He has been honoured by a leading newspaper which included him in its list of ‘60 Truly Great Elizabethans’ because “he has taught millions of us how to garden with his wonderful do-it-yourself guides”. He has been honoured by Guinness World Records as “the top-selling living author of the 1990s”. He has been honoured at the National British Book Awards with the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Expert style is hard to define. According to the Librarian of the Royal Horticultural Society “Dr Hessayon perfected a manner of presentation which has yet to be surpassed for clarity, intelligibility and ease of access”. According to The Times “he invented a formula of clear, uncluttered advice and illustrations with a superbly logical layout”.
There are 21 Expert titles in the series which have been enjoyed by gardeners all round the world. The House Plant Expert has now passed sales of one million copies in both the U.S and Russia.