Container Gardening
A Beginner's Guide to Succulent Gardening: A Step-By-Step Guide to Growing Beautiful & Long-Lasting Succulents
A Beginner's Guide to Succulent Gardening
A Step-By-Step Guide to Growing Beautiful & Long-Lasting Succulents
Paperback      ISBN: 0804851190

Adored for their charming shapes and colors, respected for their resilience and adaptability, and just plain fun to have around--succulents are the hottest home gardening trend today.

A Beginner's Guide to Succulent Gardening is a friendly guide to popular succulents, walking novices through all the basics, like:
  • Choosing your succulents--from Hens and Chicks (Echeveria) to bristly flowering cactus varieties
  • Mixing the right soils for your succulents and preparing the growing environment
  • Easy potting and transplanting techniques
  • Succulent care--including watering, fertilizing and providing the right amount of sun for each variety
  • Understanding peak periods as well as seasonal traits and needs, so you can have a beautiful succulent garden year-round
This book contains all sorts of helpful tips on what to look for when buying a plant, how to troubleshoot when your succulent shows signs of distress, how to trim the leaves and stems, and how to start new plants from cuttings. Clear diagrams and at-a-glance fact sheets for each variety, as well as inspirational photos of attractively and happily-housed succulents, fill the pages of this book.

Now is the time to give succulents a try Let A Beginner's Guide to Succulent Gardening be your guide to get you started and grow your indoor garden one succulent at a time.
How to Window Box: Small-Space Plants to Grow Indoors or Out
How to Window Box
Small-Space Plants to Grow Indoors or Out
Hardcover      ISBN: 1524760242
Grow a few square feet of green no matter where you live.

"A colorful (and meticulous) how-to guide for creating gorgeous indoor and outdoor window boxes."--Real Simple

Meet the window box: by far the most accessible garden for any skill level, space, or quality of light. Whether your window faces south where the sun floods in or north with nothing but shade, these indoor and outdoor projects show you how to easily grow succulents, herbs, cacti, monstera, and more.

Bright photography and instructions take you from understanding soil and watering needs to personalizing your own box, making this a great primer for anyone who's green to gardening.

Grow Your Own Vegetables in Pots and Containers: A Practical Guide to Growing Food in Small Spaces
Grow Your Own Vegetables in Pots and Containers
A Practical Guide to Growing Food in Small Spaces
Paperback      ISBN: 1472137051

This book is aimed at the majority of us who live in terraced houses, high rise flats, town houses and semi-detached properties with a small garden and often nowhere to grow but the patio. It shows how to make the most of pots and planters; how to plan for a reasonable yield; and how never to run out of at least something to special eat.

You might not have all the space in the world, but you can enjoy all the flavour in the world. With the step-by-step instructions in this book you will be able to grow, nurture and harvest your own fruit, vegetables and herbs in a range of pots and containers, including recycled ones such as plastic milk bottles, and kitchen sinks.

New Small Garden: Contemporary Principles, Planting and Practice
New Small Garden
Contemporary Principles, Planting and Practice
Hardcover      ISBN: 0711236801

Small gardens are a challenge to design and to keep looking good but now help is on hand This practical guide seeks to inspire and inform gardeners to make the most of their small spaces. Featuring more than 50 contemporary and inspirational gardens, the handbook examines both how their designers created them and how their owners use and develop them. This serious review of the perennial subject explains the theory and practice of planting a small garden, as well as design tricks, storage solutions and vertical planting to help small garden owners maximise their small spaces. With advice for embracing sustainability, the use of recycled materials and the scope for bio-diversity, this is the go-to guide to ensure you are getting the most from your small garden. Stunningly illustrated with photos by Dutch garden photographer and former fashion stylist Maayke de Ridder, this is a must for anyone looking to be creative with their small garden.

Container Gardening for All Seasons: Enjoy Year-Round Color with 101 Designs
Container Gardening for All Seasons
Enjoy Year-Round Color with 101 Designs
Paperback      ISBN: 1591865263

More than a collection of inspiring container gardening photographs, Container Gardening for All Seasons provides a shopping list of materials and a helpful planting diagram for each of the more than 100 container options. Designed like a recipe book, the book offers even the most novice gardeners a no-fail, easy-to-follow instruction format for each container. Gardeners can choose the recipes by season that fit the sun and shade conditions of their landscape. Author Barbara Wise includes all you need to know to plan, plant, grow and maintain a container garden. Fabulous colorful fall and winter container choices are also included.

Hanging Kokedama: Creating Potless Plants for the Home
Hanging Kokedama
Creating Potless Plants for the Home
Hardcover      ISBN: 191112739x

Learn all about the Japanese art of creating pot-less plants, known as kokedama, from botanical extraordinaire Coraleigh Parker, and have a go a creating your own pot-less, hanging plants. Coraleigh's breath-taking moss ball creations, featuring ferns, succulents, herbs, orchids and even small trees, are suspended in mid-air and supported by nothing more than a series of strings or fishing lines, intricately wrapped around a root ball. Decorating with indoor plants has never been more popular and hanging kokedama is the ultimate botanical trend as it offers everything through a single, versatile and inexpensive craft; you can turn any of your favourite plants into a kokedama on a (shoe)string in no time.

The Proven Winners Garden Book: Simple Plans, Picture-Perfect Plants, and Expert Advice for Creating a Gorgeous Garden
The Proven Winners Garden Book
Simple Plans, Picture-Perfect Plants, and Expert Advice for Creating a Gorgeous Garden
Paperback      ISBN: 1604697555
Garden with the confidence of a winner

Proven Winners is America's #1 plant brand. And now they are sharing their expert plant knowledge and creative design ideas in their first book, The Proven Winners Garden Book. This definitive guide starts with lessons on how to prepare a space, tips on choosing the right design, and a primer on buying the right plants.

Twelve garden plans provide simple design ideas that will add curb appeal to your home garden. They include--
  • A welcoming entryway
  • A butterfly and pollinator garden
  • A fragrant flower garden
  • A shady summertime retreat
  • A deer-resistant garden'

There are an additional twenty-five container recipes that add color and pizzazz to gardens of all sizes--even on balconies and patios. The creative combinations include holiday themes, solutions for shade and other concerns, poolside ideas, and much more.
The Rooftop Growing Guide: How to Transform Your Roof Into a Vegetable Garden or Farm
The Rooftop Growing Guide
How to Transform Your Roof Into a Vegetable Garden or Farm
Paperback      ISBN: 1607747081
If you'd like to grow your own food but don't think you have the space, look up In urban and suburban areas across the country, farms and gardens are growing atop the rooftops of residential and commercial buildings.

In this accessible guide, author Annie Novak's passion shines as she draws on her experience as a pioneering sky-high farmer to teach best practices for raising vegetables, herbs, flowers, and trees. The book also includes interviews, expert essays, and farm and garden profiles from across the country, so you'll find advice that works no matter where you live. Featuring the brass tacks on green roofs, container gardening, hydroponics, greenhouse growing, crop planning, pest management, harvesting tips, and more, The Rooftop Growing Guide will have you reimagining the possibilities of your own skyline.
Container Theme Gardens: 42 Combinations, Each Using 5 Perfectly Matched Plants
Container Theme Gardens
42 Combinations, Each Using 5 Perfectly Matched Plants
Paperback      ISBN: 1612123988

Simple and foolproof Enjoy beautiful container plantings with no stress or fuss. Container Theme Gardens offers 42 plans for container arrangements, each using just five specific plants that you can find at your local garden center. There's something here for every setting and every style, including a meadow in a box, a pond in a pot, a simple salad garden, and a combination that will attract hummingbirds. Each plan includes photographs of what the full planting will look like, as well as a handy shopping list so you know exactly what you need.

The Encyclopedia of Container Plants: More Than 500 Outstanding Choices for Gardeners
The Encyclopedia of Container Plants
More Than 500 Outstanding Choices for Gardeners
Hardcover      ISBN: 088192962x

Container gardening is ideally suited to today's lifestyles--it provides the excitement, versatility, and variety of in-the-ground gardening to those with limited space, time, and resources. But in order to make the most of container gardening, aspiring gardeners--whether rank beginners or seasoned veterans--need to know precisely which plants perform best in containers; just as importantly, they need to know how to grow them well.

Author Ray Rogers is the ideal guide to this world of colorful possibilities. An award-winning container gardener and horticulturist, he profiles more than 500 outstanding plants in 180 genera. Along with Rogers's engaging descriptions, the entries include each plant's height and spread; light, moisture, temperature, and soil requirements; ease and rate of growth; principal interest and design attributes; potential problems; and best method of propagation. To this abundance of useful information, Rob Cardillo's stunning photographs add a wealth of visual inspiration.

Success with container gardening isn't always instantly achieved--it's easy to be seduced by brightly flowering plants at a nursery or garden center that turn out to be unsuited to the growing conditions provided for them, or that make poor companions for their pot-mates. Even a brief dip into this authoritative reference, however, is sure to yield a host of plants that will show just how spectacular a well-grown--and carefully chosen--container garden can be.