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.
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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Includes bibliographical references and index.