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Small-space Container Gardens

Transform your Balcony, Porch, or Patio With Fruits, Flowers, Foliage & Herbs
Richardson, Fern (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Small-space Container Gardens


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Small? Yes. A concrete slab populated solely with plastic chairs and an abandoned grill? Not anymore. Chances are your balcony, porch, or patio could use a major makeover. Fern Richardson, charismatic creator of the blog Life on the Balcony , is here to walk you through the process of beautifying a small space -- even when your budget is just as small. This exciting guide layers practical gardening fundamentals with creative solutions that encourage thinking outside the pot. Maybe this means repurposing a shipping pallet to create a colorful vertical garden of nasturtiums and lobelia. Or simply seeing walls, rafters, railings, and everything in between as fair game. You'll also learn how to tackle unique challenges, like windy conditions when gardening several stories above street level, and how to care for plants and troubleshoot with the best of them. From design basics to essential plant picks, Small-Space Container Gardens proves you don't need a yard to have a garden. For anyone who wants more green in their life, it's time to get out there and start growing.
Authors: Richardson, Fern
Title: Small-space container gardens
transform your balcony, porch, or patio with fruits, flowers, foliage & herbs
Publisher: Portland, Or. :, Timber Press,, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 186 p. :,col. ill. ;,28 cm.
Contents: Small and sassy: choosing colors, containers, furniture, and lighting
The elements: working with weather and climate
The birds and the bees: attracting wildlife to your garden
Potager with a twist: growing gorgeous food
Succulents and scents path: loving a long and narrow space
The secret garden: planning and planting for privacy
Verdant and vertical: creating an upward, tropical oasis
Green thumb crash course: learning the essentials for success
The uninvited guests: troubleshooting pests and diseases.
Local Note: bt/bmj
1 5 9 14
ISBN: 9781604692419
1604692413
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Report This Feb 20, 2014
  • noluckboston rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great for southern climates and over all the ideas would work for the north by swapping out the plant types. You need to know that first going in. I would recommend this book to someone who is just above an average gardener.

Report This Aug 10, 2012
  • Cheshiretabby rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I was looking forward to this book since it is so well reviewed, but it is for southern climates. It is a pretty book, and if I was planning on growing succulents I would have been more interested. There are so many more useful books for small space gardens.

Report This Jul 30, 2012
  • sdelao rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great book! Fun ideas and beautiful photographs.

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