For a gardener with limited space, containers are the answer. And it "s simple, anyone can pop a plant into a pot and call it done. But with a little more know-how, the tiniest balcony can be reborn as a miniature paradise complete with lush foliage, changing colors, and a tempting mix of edibles and ornamentals. Fern Richardson, award-winning writer of the popular blog Life on the Balcony, spills her secrets in Small-Space Container Gardens. She includes all the basics ”light and zone requirements, how to choose potting soil, the proper way to pot ”and then gets to the good stuff with her very best design tips. Readers learn to assess and work with the space they have, to customize containers with their own unique plant combinations, and to choose and arrange multiple containers to create a welcoming retreat. Packed with beautiful photography, firstclass plant information, and innovative design inspiration, this is a container gardening book that thinks big in small spaces.
Small-space container gardens
transform your balcony, porch, or patio with fruits, flowers, foliage & herbs
Portland, Or. :, Timber Press,, 2012.
186 p. :,col. ill. ;,28 cm.
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.
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