The container gardener's bible A step-by-step guide to growing in all kinds of containers, conditions, and locations

Joanna K. Harrison

Book - 2009

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Published
Emmaus, PA : Rodale 2009.
Language
English
Item Description
"A Quarto book"--T.p. verso.
Physical Description
192 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography
Includes index.
ISBN
9781594869587
1594869588
Main Author
Joanna K. Harrison (-)
Other Authors
Miranda Smith, 1944- (-)
  • Design
  • Seasonal planting
  • The kitchen garden
  • Preparation & planting
  • Plant directory.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

A comprehensive, hands-on reference explores the versatility and convenience of growing plants in containers, in a guide that is complemented by "Go Green" sidebars and a directory of compatible plants. Original. 20,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Gardeners love container plantings for the wonderful flexibility they provide. Without much effort, informal and formal container plantings can make a modern and stylish statement in every setting—shady backyards, sunny patios, exposed roof terraces, and as accents in beds and borders.Almost all plants grow easily in pots, and can accent a huge garden or nestle into a tiny space. Container gardens also offer the opportunity to bring fragile plants indoors to protect them from the winter freeze—as well as to start fresh again each season, allowing for continuous creativity and season-by-season décor. The Container Gardener's Bible by Joanna Harrison and Miranda Smith covers every step in the container gardening experience, from choosing and placing containers, combining plants for drama and beauty, and maintaining and caring for container plants to attracting birds, bees, butterflies, and wildlife. It also includes a comprehensive directory of flowers, shrubs, trees, bulbs, fruit, vegetables, and herbs best suited to container gardens, categorized by color, foliage, season, habit, and planting schedules. This guide is also full of "Go Green" sidebars with eco tips and techniques, as well as a bonus feature on containers to combat noise, atmospheric, and visual pollution. Beautifully packaged with more than 500 stunning photographs and design ideas, The Container Gardener's Bible is an endless source of inspiration for beginning and experienced gardeners alike.