Colorful Hanging Baskets and Other Containers

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Sterling Publ., 1997 - Gardening - 108 pages
Bouquets burst with every shade of the rainbow, while baskets hang calmly in the still of the night. Arrangements and inspiration for every motif are found on these pages. Here's your chance to create fabulous mini-gardens of glorious hues and overflowing foliage right outside your front door or window, or on your patio, deck or any place you can grow something. With practice, creative planting, careful nurturing, and this guide, you can add a splash of color and a hint of fragrance seasonally to any setting. The choice of basket type and the ensuing maintenance are as important as the flowers themselves. Use the tips on composts and the actual planting, as well as suggestions for enhancing the containers, to ensure a healthy beginning for your hanging garden. Deciding just what flowers and colors to plant is perhaps the most difficult decision you'll have. Choose from pinks, yellows, and blues or hot and spicy, whites, sepia, and copper. Pick the right tools, the perfect planting moment, the place, the container, even the colors for different seasons. Then follow the instructions exactly for success or use them as inspiration for creating your own variations.

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Tessa Evelegh is a writer, photographic stylist and craft artist specializing in home style, craft and garden ideas. She writes regular features on using plants and flowers in the home for several magazines as well as contributing to The Sunday Times, the Telegraph magazine, Inspirations, Period Living, Prima and BBC Good Food. She is the author of Lavender: A Heritage Book of Creative Ideas, Garden Planning & Garden Design, 500 Decorating Tips for the House & Garden and Country Cooking, Crafts & Decorating (all Lorenz Books).

Debbie Patterson is a Winnipeg actor, playwright, composer, and musician. She studied acting at the National Theatre School of Canada, is a founding member of Shakespeare in the Ruins, and the former Artistic Director of the Popular Theatre Alliance of Manitoba. Her other plays include two one&#ndash; woman shows: "Pandora’ s Squeezebox: a sex love power pleasure cabaret", and "Wide Open Beaver: Uncut Canadian Content", as well as "Candy From a Baby", which won Best of the Fest at the 2006 Winnipeg Fringe. She lives in Winnipeg with her fabulous family: partner Arne MacPherson and their two children Gislina and Solmund.

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