The Potted Garden: New Plants and New Approaches for Container Gardens

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 2001 - Gardening - 111 pages
New techniques, new plants, and new products--celebrate the breakthroughs changing the face of container gardening. From cutting-edge soil mixes to lightweight, winter-resistant, and decorative pots, the seemingly infinite innovations in the field add up to low maintenance and high quality. See how much more beautiful your container garden can be with these breathtaking design concepts, numerous recommendations for outstanding flowers and greenery, and inspired combinations. Every visually amazing page bursts with creative and stylish ideas for herb, vegetable, hanging, water, alpine, and desert gardens. Build your own planter or window box, select antique or collectible containers, and come to terms with your climate by choosing hardy or drought-tolerant plants and implementing water survival techniques. Whether you're thinking of a single urn for a small apartment or an entire range of plantings, the only thing you won't be able to "contain" is your imagination!

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Editor Appell, director of education for the Horticultural Society of New York and author of several gardening books, presents a practical, readable, and comprehensive handbook that will bring out the ... Read full review

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