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Truth be told, you can grow almost anything in a pot -- and you can place those pots anywhere ... on a deck, patio or rooftop. That's why so many people love container gardening. It's versatile enough for suburban homeowners with acres of land as well as apartment-dwellers with no patch of ground to call their own. In fact, growing edibles in containers is a perfect way for homeowners and gardeners with limited space to have fresh food in their kitchens. Like each issue of "Fine Gardening," this latest collection is brimming with 300 essential tips, savvy shortcuts, and tried-and-true techniques, celebrating the growing popularity of container gardening. "Tips for Container Gardening "promises to bring out the bountiful best in all containers, large or small.
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.
The biggest mistake gardeners make each season is starting out too big and then quickly realizing their large plot requires too much weeding, watering, and backbreaking labor. Vertical gardening guarantees a better outcome from the day the trowel hits the soil—by shrinking the amount of “floor” space needed and focusing on climbing plants that are less prone to insects, diseases, and animal pests. Notable author and gardener Derek Fell has tried and tested thousands of varieties of vegetables, flowers, and fruits and recommends the best plants for space-saving vertical gardening. His grow-up, grow-down system also shows which ground-level plants make good companions underneath and alongside climbing plants. Best of all, many of Fell’s greatest climbers and mutually beneficial plants are available in seed packets in every local garden center. With a mix of DIY and commercially available string supports, trellises, pergolas, raised beds, skyscraper gardens, and topsy-turvy planters, the vertical garden system reduces work, increases yields, makes harvesting easier, and can be practiced in spaces as small as a container or a one-by-four-foot strip. "Vertical Gardening" features 100 color photos of the author’s own vertical methods and showcases beautiful, troublefree perennials, shrubs, vegetables, annuals, and fruit perfect for this new, rewarding way to garden.
75 Easy-to-grow flower and vegetable gardens complete with sun, moisture, and nutritional requirements. Container gardening is one of the fastest growing gardening and landscaping activities because it provides a quick and relatively easy way to use plants for form, color, and texture on patios, decks, walkways, in gardens, and around the yard. Successful Container Gardening covers the subject from start to finish, beginning with selecting the right pot and potting mix, and ending with everything you need to know to keep container creations looking great longer.