Container Gardening: 100 Design Ideas and Step-by-Step Techniques

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Fine Gardening
Taunton Press, 2009 - Gardening - 236 pages
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For people who don't have space or time for traditional gardening and who need expert advice on choosing and using plants and containers to create their own container garden, large or small. At long last, a smart and sensible gardening guide from the most trusted name in gardening. Compiled from the pages of Fine Gardening magazine, Container Gardening will inspire readers with dramatic plant combinations as well as provide step-by-step techniques to plant and care for containers under all conditions, including regions with short growing periods. The experts at Fine Gardening will show even a beginning gardener how containers can create boundaries, direct traffic, break up wall space, and soften edges throughout the year.

 

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Contents

Part2 Great Designs
6
The Basics of Grouping Plants
7
Create Welcoming Entryways
9
Create Boundaries and Direct Traffic
13
Break Up Wall Space
19
Use Pots to Soften Edges and Corners
25
Create Drama with Focal Points
31
Pots to Frame and Screen
37
Sizzling Leaves for Summer Pots
85
Containers That Last into Fall
89
Festive Pots for Winter
93
Trees in Pots
97
Creative Ways to Design a Window
101
Design a Simple Water Garden
107
A Gallery of Successful Designs
115
Great Plants
129

Staging a Display
41
Using Perennials in Pots
47
Highlighting One Plant in One
51
One Pot Many Plants
59
Fabulous Foliage
65
Incredible Edibles
73
A Display for Spring
81
Plants for YearRound Containers
131
Spring Bulbs in Containers
137
Roses for Containers
141
SunWorshipping Plants
145
WaterLoving Plants
149
A Gallery of Three Fundamental Plants
157
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Fine Gardening magazine offers sage advice to garden lovers of any kind and skill level from the beginner and time-pressed, who wish to start small; to city dwellers and renters, with tight, temporary plots; to accomplished gardeners who want to grow their expertise. Planting advice from across the nation will help you easily grow a gorgeous garden in even the most challenging spaces and climates.

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