The City Gardener's Handbook: The Definitive Guide to Small-space Gardening
The City Gardener's Handbook is the definitive guide to gardening in small spaces - whether on a balcony, in a container, or in a small yard - covering planting, design, and maintenance.
The problems and challenges facing gardeners in cities, suburban condos, or apartment complexes are unique, and Linda Yang has personally experienced every small-space gardening situation she writes about. Yang offers a wealth of practical advice on planning a garden that will be attractive all year long; selecting wind-, heat-, moisture-, or drought-tolerant species; and coping with pollutants, insects, and more. Charts and lists supply information on the best city plants for flowers, foliage, and fragrance, as well as ground covers, small weeping trees and dwarf shrubs, soil mixes for containers, and practical mulches. The updated mail-order source list is an essential tool for gardeners who find it difficult to locate plants and supplies. The City Gardener's Handbook is an invaluable resource for any gardener facing the challenge of growing plants where space is limited, whether in the dooryard of a suburban townhouse or on a mid-city rooftop.
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Review: The City Gardener's Handbook: The Definitive Guide to Small-Space GardeningUser Review - Neal Alexander - Goodreads
Other than the author's enthusiasm, perhaps the most useful aspects of the book are the pictures and scale layouts of several gardens at ground level and, more interestingly for me, on balconies and ... Read full review
Review: The City Gardener's Handbook: The Definitive Guide to Small-Space GardeningUser Review - Alexis - Goodreads
I foolishly assumed that a book for city gardeners would have a lot of information about houseplants--which was what I was actually after. In fact, the author is serious about _gardens_. I kept ... Read full review