Practical Guide to Container Gardening

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The Practical Guide to Container Gardening

by Susan Berry & Steve Bradley

ISBN 1-58017-329-2
160 pages; 8 1/2" x 11"; full color photographs throughout Paperback.

The ultimate guide to adding beautiful, imaginative, and colorful container gardens to your yard, deck, patio, porch, sidewalk, windowsills, balcony, or roof terrace.

The clear, simple, and informative instructions for both first-time and experienced gardeners are illustrated with over 400 gorgeous photographs specifically commissioned by photographer Andrew Lawson.

Includes:

  • Complete care guidelines including feeding and watering
  • Pruning, staking and propagation information
  • Instructions for dealing with pests and diseases
  • A fully illustrated A-Z directory of more than 100 species with growing instructions.

Table of Contents

PLACES FOR CONTAINERS 6
Entrances and Steps 8
Patio 12
Balconies 16
Roof Gardens 20
Walkways and Paths 24

DESIGNING WITH CONTAINERS 28
Choosing Containers 30
Large Containers 38
Small Containers 42
Hanging Baskets 46
Window Boxes 50
Unusual Containers 54

DESIGNING WITH PLANTS 60
Displaying Foliage Plants 62
Displaying Flowering Plants 68

CARE AND MAINTENANCE 76
Buying and Setting Up 78
Growing in Containers 80
Potting and Repotting 82
The Growing Medium 85
Feeding Plants 86
Watering Plants 88
Pruning Plants 90
Staking Plants 95
Propagation 96
Maintaining Containers 102
Diseases and Pests 104

CONTAINER PLANT DIRECTORY 106

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