Better Homes and Gardens Complete Guide to Container Gardening

Better Homes and Gardens Complete Guide to Container Gardening

Book - 2010
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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.

Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2010
ISBN: 9780470540305
Branch Call Number: 635.986 B466 2010
Characteristics: 224 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 28 cm


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LPL_AdultServices Feb 26, 2011

The sections in this book make it easy to choose plants based on the amount of sun required or the type of plant you are looking for in terms of the colours you would like to use.

This book contains a lot of "how to" instructions but seems to be more suited to someone who is familiar with plants and is more interested in the design aspect of container gardening. Each plant arrangement has a fantastic little map showing container schemes for your plants.

Great photos will provide endless inspiration.

This is a large book and is better suited for the book shelf than a trip to the local garden store.


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