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With a patio, porch, or windowsill, gardeners can grow almost anything anywhere using containers. Arrangements in this guide begin simply, with one type of plant in a decorative container. The projects move on to combinations of two plants, then on to more complex pots involving three or more plants--some of the arrangements are even meant to go from container to garden plot. Design principles including color, texture, height, and depth are considered, and ideas for themed containers are included for holidays and other festive occasions. Species range from the tried-and-true garden varieties, such as impatiens and petunias, to newer plants on the market, such as a striking red ornamental millet. The planter plans include detailed photographs, diagrams, and instructions on getting the very best results from container gardening, for lasting natural beauty in any space.
Garden lovers who have limited growing space can still embellish their surroundings with attractive flowers and greeneryaand this book shows them how. Plants that are especially suitable for growing in tubs, boxes, and hanging planters are profiled in alphabetical order and beautifully illustrated with full-color photos. This practical handbook provides gardening advice and information in three sections, each concentrating on a specific plant type: Balcony flowers Container plants Fruits, vegetables, and herbs Readers will find details on the characteristics of different plant groups, as well as advice on which plants need direct sunlight and which thrive in shady areas. They will also find general advice on pruning, propagating, soil types, plant feeding, and much more. Like all titles in Barronas " Compass Guides " series, " Balcony & Container Plants " features color-keyed page edges for quick reference to the bookas main sections. More than 200 color photos.
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.
"Packed with planting and design ideas that will transform even the humblest of pots into a flower festival." --Doug Jimerson, Editor in Chief, "Garden Escape," www.garden.com "Who better to turn to for everything you need to know about container culture than a guy who has 'been there, done that' for a careerful of years?" --Joseph F. Williamson, Former Garden Editor and Managing Editor, "Sunset Magazine" While historical reports of container gardening go back thousands of years, over the last half-century, this unique form of husbandry has blossomed into a pastime enjoyed by hobbyists worldwide. Millions have discovered the immense satisfaction to be found in growing something beautiful, in creating interesting combinations of plants, experimenting with new plants, and getting to know plants more intimately than they ever could with plants in the ground. Written by leading gardening journalist Bill Marken and the experts of the National Gardening Association, "Container Gardening For Dummies" is the ultimate guide to cultivating charming gardens in everything from a redwood window box to a hanging basket to an old pair of cowboy boots. It fills you in on how to: Grow almost anything in a container Make greens flourish on roofs, balconies, and windowsills Create a one-of-a-kind garden using classic and offbeat containers Use the best fertilizing and watering techniques for your climate Grow exotic and low-maintenance cacti and succulents Prevent insects, pests, and diseases from invading your containers Featuring clear, concise, step-by-step instructions and sixteen pages of stunning color photos, "Container Gardening For Dummies" covers all the bases, including: Opportunities and limitations of different climates Ready-made versus homemade soil mixes, starting plants from seeds, and other fundamentals Choosing, planting and caring for flowers, ferns, succulents, fruits, and vegetables Expressing your sense of style with color, form, texture, proportion, and other design elements Adding special effects to your container garden "Container Gardening For Dummies" is a fun, informative guide for inexperienced city slickers and savvy country cousins alike.
Includes: *500 recommended plants & designs*planting tips and growing conditions *rules and principles of container gardening color, flowering time, height, spread and hardiness of each plant *photos showing each plant in a container setting *covers MN, WI, IL, IN, MI, OH
Pamela Crawford, container garden guru and the queen of easy gardening, has done it again in this groundbreaking book. She shows you how to grow vegetables in containers with such easy techniques that even the worst gardener can have bumper crops of tomatoes And, for the first time in any book, she shows how to make your vegetables look great, worthy of the nicest patio Pamela grew 1768 plants in the course of writing this book and shows her mistakes (bloopers) along with her successes so that you won't make the same mistakes with your vegetables. With these simple-to-follow instructions, you won't believe how easy and beautiful your containerized vegetable garden can be The book is extremely easy to read, with over 500 gorgeous photographs.
Features of the Ever Ready Pocket First Aid Kit: A convenient, compact, basic first aid kit that fits in a pocket or purse to help you with life's minor injuries and illnesses. Included Items: 2 - 2"? x 2"? Gauze Pads. 5 - 3/4" x 3" Adhesive Bandages. 2 - Knuckle Adhesive Bandages. 4 - Jr. Adhesive Bandages. 1 - Finger Tip Bandage. 2 - Iodine Pads. 2 - Antiseptic Wipes. 2 - Triple Antibiotic Ointments. 2 - Aspirin Tablets. 2 - Tylenol® (500mg) Tablets. 2 - Ammonia Inhalants.
The Tumbling Composter makes compost in just 3-4 weeks, much faster than stationary compost bins! This compost container features dual latching lids, allowing you to fill and empty with ease! 6.5 Cubic Feet Usable Capacity Galvanized Steel Frame (1" Tube) Component Construction Assembly Durable Resin Construction Dual Latching Lids Made in the USA! This item ships directly from the manufacturer. Item takes 3-5 business days to process and leave their facility. APO/FPO shipping unavailable
McGee & Stuckey's the Bountiful Container: A Container Garden of Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, and Edible Flowers
With few exceptions-such as corn and pumpkins-everything edible that's grown in a traditional garden can be raised in a container. And with only one exception-watering-container gardening is a whole lot easier. Beginning with the down-to-earth basics of soil, sun and water, fertilizer, seeds and propagation, "The Bountiful Container" is an extraordinarily complete, plant-by-plant guide. Written by two seasoned container gardeners and writers, "The Bountiful Container" covers Vegetables-not just tomatoes (17 varieties) and peppers (19 varieties), butharicots verts, fava beans, Thumbelina carrots, Chioggia beets, and sugarsnap peas. Herbs, from basil to thyme, and including bay leaves, fennel, and saffron crocus. Edible Flowers, such as begonias, calendula, pansies, violets, and roses. And perhaps most surprising, Fruits, including apples, peaches, Meyer lemons, blueberries, currants, and figs-yes, even in the colder parts of the country. (Another benefit of container gardening: You can bring the less hardy perennials in over the winter.) There are theme gardens (an Italian cook's garden, a Four Seasons garden), lists of sources, and dozens of sidebars on everything from how to be a human honeybee to seeds that are All America Selections.
Just as stylish accessories bring a room to life, gorgeous planted containers are the finishing touch for every garden home. With this book, America's favorite gardener, P. Allen Smith, shows how to create a beautiful container garden in a matter of minutes, in an innovative recipe-style format complete with ingredients lists, step-by-step planting instructions, and advice on how to effectively display these colorful accents. Beautiful and versatile, these container designs are the perfect solution for decks, porches, balconies, and gardens that need a focal point or a splash of color. Each container recipe fulfills one of the 12 Principles of Design that Allen established in his first bestselling book, "P. Allen Smith's Garden Home." As a result, the container will wonderfully frame the view from a window, offer a welcoming reception in an entryway, help to establish a sense of rhythm along a walkway, or extend your home's color and decor into the garden. Allen shares the secrets he uses to make his eye-catching arrangements, as well as special planting and display tips for placement in your garden. The designs range from sophisticated to casual, yet the instructions are so easy to follow that you can assemble these containers in no time at all--even with little or no gardening experience. There are recipes for every season of the year, to ensure that you can enjoy lush container gardens year-round. A special resource section includes a complete plant directory, tips on how to select the right container to complement your garden's style, grooming and plant-care guidelines, and basic instructions for planting pots, window boxes, and hanging baskets. Lavishly illustrated with more than 150 photographs, this book is sure to inspire seasoned gardeners as well as beginners interested in enhancing the beauty of their Garden Home with P. Allen Smith's signature container designs.
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.
Great ideas and expert advice on designing, planting, and caring for beautiful container gardens. Creating a paradise in pots The latest choices in container styles and materials Combining "thrillers" and "spillers" for spectacular arrangements Twenty-eight simple and stunning DIY projects Secrets to keeping container gardens thriving Inspiration blossoms with dozens of photos showcasing container gardens of all styles, from traditional to contemporary. "Designing Your Container" covers the basics of working with color, shape, and scale to create eye-catching compositions. "Finishing the Look" offers a wealth of ideas for displaying container gardens to maximum effect.
The Container Gardener's Bible: A Step-By-Step Guide to Growing in All Kinds of Containers, Conditions, and Locations
Gardeners love container plantings for the wonderful flexibility they provide. Without much effort, informal and formal container plantings can make a modern and stylish statement in every setting--shady backyards, sunny patios, exposed roof terraces, and as accents in beds and borders.Almost all plants grow easily in pots, and can accent a huge garden or nestle into a tiny space. Container gardens also offer the opportunity to bring fragile plants indoors to protect them from the winter freeze--as well as to start fresh again each season, allowing for continuous creativity and season-by-season decor. "The Container Gardener's Bible "covers every step in the container gardening experience, from choosing and placing containers, combining plants for drama and beauty, and maintaining and caring for container plants to attracting birds, bees, butterflies, and wildlife. It also includes a comprehensive directory of flowers, shrubs, trees, bulbs, fruit, vegetables, and herbs best suited to container gardens, categorized by color, foliage, season, habit, and planting schedules. This guide is also full of "Go Green" sidebars with eco tips and techniques, as well as a bonus feature on containers to combat noise, atmospheric, and visual pollution. Beautifully packaged with more than 500 stunning photographs and design ideas, "The Container Gardener's Bible "is an endless source of inspiration for beginning and experienced gardeners alike.
"No space is too small to grow delicious and healthy food." Enjoying tasty and fresh produce no longer requires a trip to the local farm stand or gourmet grocery. With "The Edible Container Garden" as your guide, everything from salad greens and savory herbs to luscious fruits and vegetables can be as close as your patio, balcony, or rooftop. "The Edible Container Garden" explains how to plant, grow, and harvest vegetables, edible flowers, fruits, and herbs, even when time and space are limited. Discussing the wide variety of planting options, from simple window boxes and raised garden beds to trellises and other vertical structures, "The Edible Container Garden" shows you how to Decide what kinds of plants you want to grow and which soil to use to keep them healthy and vibrant Select the right containers and tools to design a beautiful and fertile garden Discover which seasons are best for certain plants so you can design a practical and productive growing space Feed, tie, prune, and clip your plants to fit almost anywhere, whether they're in containers, over arches, or even along footpaths Illustrated with beautiful color photographs and packed with helpful and creative tips, "The Edible Container Garden" provides all the information you'll need to transform your outdoor space into a bountiful paradise.
Container gardening is ideally suited to today 's lifestyles it provides the excitement, versatility, and variety of in-the-ground gardening to those with limited space, time, and resources. But in order to make the most of container gardening, aspiring gardeners whether rank beginners or seasoned veterans need to know precisely which plants perform best in containers; just as importantly, they need to know how to grow them well. Author Ray Rogers is the ideal guide to this world of colorful possibilities. An award-winning container gardener and horticulturist, he profiles more than 500 outstanding plants in 180 genera. Along with Rogers 's engaging descriptions, the entries include each plant 's height and spread; light, moisture, temperature, and soil requirements; ease and rate of growth; principal interest and design attributes; potential problems; and best method of propagation. To this abundance of useful information, Rob Cardillo 's stunning photographs add a wealth of visual inspiration. Success with container gardening isn t always instantly achieved it 's easy to be seduced by brightly flowering plants at a nursery or garden center that turn out to be unsuited to the growing conditions provided for them, or that make poor companions for their pot-mates. Even a brief dip into this authoritative reference, however, is sure to yield a host of plants that will show just how spectacular a well-grown and carefully chosen container garden can be.
The Vegetable Gardener's Container Bible: How to Grow a Bounty of Food in Pots, Tubs, and Other Containers
By growing vegetables in containers, even novice gardeners can reap a bounty of organic food in very small spaces. Anyone can harvest tomatoes on a patio, produce a pumpkin in a planter, or grow broccoli on a balcony - it's easy Ed Smith shows you how to choose the right plants, select containers and tools, care for plants throughout the growing season, control pests without chemicals, and much more. He even includes plans for small-space container gardens that are perfect for urban and suburban gardeners.
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.