Grow Plants in Pots

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Penguin, Apr 18, 2011 - Gardening - 256 pages
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Grow Plants in Pots is an innovative indoor and outdoor gardening guide that explores the full range of plants that can be grown in containers. Whether you want to bring impact and beauty to rooms or a conservatory, or dress up your patio with flowers or productive plants, this book is packed with choices and inspirational ideas!

Plants have been selected to suit all tastes and situations, ranging from sculptural ferns and spring bulbs on a windowsill, to patio citrus trees, and chilies and herbs in hanging baskets. Each plant is presented as a simple portrait with essential indoor and outdoor growing advice, galleries of alternatives, and information on natural habitats.

 

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Contents

Planning crops in pots 154
154
Salads 156
156
Mediterranean mixes 164
164
Tasty leaves 172
172
Perfect pods 176
176
Delicious roots 182
182
Coolseason crops 188
188
Herbs 192
192

Balconies and roof terraces 24
24
Decorative windowsills 28
28
House warmers 30
30
Choosing ornamentals 34
34
Fragrant flowers 36
36
Tropical effects 48
48
Drama queens 64
64
Desert dwellers 78
78
Easy orchids 86
86
Plants for shade 94
94
High climbers 104
104
Spring spectacles 114
114
Summer blooms 126
126
Coldseason displays 142
142
Citrus fruit 204
204
Pie fruit 208
208
Mediterranean fruit 212
212
Exotic fruit 216
216
Summer berries 218
218
Tree fruit 224
224
Unusual fruit 230
230
Planting techniques 234
234
Caring for container plants 238
238
Sowing vegetable seeds 240
240
Pests and diseases 242
242
Index 250
250
Acknowledgments 255
256
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