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Container Gardening
Sunset Staff (Editor)
0376032081
January 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
In this all-new edition of a Sunset classic, where the containers go is as important as what goes in the containers. Large photos illustrate the concept of "landscaping" with potted containers; step-by-step directions show how to create containers with maximum visual impact. The book also describes the best plants for certain container situations, such as compact fruits and herbs for an edible garden on a balcony, or night-blooming flowers for a romantic evening garden. Focusing on areas typically used for planted containers—rooftops, courtyards, and decks—it guides readers through the challenges of each and explores new ways to push creative potential.


P. Allen Smith's Container Gardens: 60 Container Recipes to Accent Your Garden Home
P. Allen Smith
1400053439
March 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Just as stylish accessories bring a room to life, gorgeous planted containers are the finishing touch for every garden home. With this book, America’s favorite gardener, P. Allen Smith, shows how to create a beautiful container garden in a matter of minutes, in an innovative recipe-style format complete with ingredients lists, step-by-step planting instructions, and advice on how to effectively display these colorful accents.

Beautiful and versatile, these container designs are the perfect solution for decks, porches, balconies, and gardens that need a focal point or a splash of color. Each container recipe fulfills one of the 12 Principles of Design that Allen established in his first bestselling book, P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home. As a result, the container will wonderfully frame the view...


Container Gardening
Paul Williams
0756603722
March 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
For would-be gardeners with thin pocketbooks or limited outdoor space, this book is a delightful guide to raising plants in pots. Like skillful flower arranging, container planting starts with an artistic vision of complementary colors, shapes and textures. British gardener Williams’s volume blossoms with striking creations, but he also shares practical advice on recreating the "container portraits" pictured. Like a chef, Williams lists necessary "ingredients," and offers detailed instructions on plant care and container size, shape and material for each of the 44 displays. Williams (The Garden Color Book; Digging Deeper) also covers critical gardening principles for picking healthy plants, rich potting mixtures and attractive containers. For readers who want to experiment beyond his arrangements, Williams...


Container Gardens for Florida
Pamela Crawford
0971222045
Nov 2005

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Book Description
When author Pamela Crawford first started writing her newest book, she expected it to be short, about 100 pages or so. After all, she pondered, how many different ways can you arrange plants in a pot? But, as she began her research, the book grew into a major 368-page reference book with a companion DVD movie! Obviously, there was a lot more to container gardening than she had originally thought! This project was begun to accomplish three goals. Ms. Crawford’s first goal was to push the limits of container design - take it farther than she had ever seen it done in Florida. To accomplish this formidable task, she hit the road, traveling to areas where she knew container design was quite advanced. She ended up researching this project in Manhattan, the Hamptons, Long Island, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles,...


All New Square Foot Gardening
Mel Bartholomew
1591862027
February 2006
Paperback
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Book Description

Do you know what the best feature is in All New Square Foot Gardening?


Sure, there are ten new features in this all-new, updated book. Sure, it's even simpler than it was before. Of course, you don't have to worry about fertilizer or poor soil ever again because you'll be growing above the ground.


But, the best feature is that anyone, anywhere can enjoy a Square Foot garden. Children, adults with limited mobility, even complete novices can achieve spectacular results.


But, let's get back to the ten improvements. You're going to love them.

 

1)      New Location - Move your garden closer to your house by eliminating single-row gardening. Square Foot Garden needs just twenty percent of the space of a traditional...



Ortho's All about Bonsai
Penelope O'Sullivan
0897214986
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Plant gallery shows 55 species of trees, shrubs, and woody plants adapted to bonsai culture.

Ideas to display and design bonsai to fit existing home decor and gardens.

Details several bonsai styles as well as techniques for dwarfing and training to bonsai form.

Dozens of tips for seasonal care, including how to maintain, water, fertilize, prune, and shape.



Container Gardening For Dummies
Bill Marken
0764550578
January 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
“Packed with planting and design ideas that will transform even the humblest of pots into a flower festival.”
—Doug Jimerson, Editor in Chief, Garden Escape, www.garden.com

“Who better to turn to for everything you need to know about container culture than a guy who has ‘been there, done that’ for a careerful of years?”
—Joseph F. Williamson, Former Garden Editor and Managing Editor, Sunset Magazine

While historical reports of container gardening go back thousands of years, over the last half-century, this unique form of husbandry has blossomed into a pastime enjoyed by hobbyists worldwide. Millions have discovered the immense satisfaction to be found in growing something beautiful, in creating interesting combinations of plants,...



The Complete Container Garden
David Joyce
0762104228
Feb 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
Equal parts gorgeous and practical, Reader's Digest's The Complete Container Garden provides clear and straightforward advice accompanied by brightly colored close-up photography. From spring bulbs to winter berries, the range of plants and containers is tremendous, and the how-to tips are invaluable. You'll find techniques for training vines and topiary or planting strawberry jars, and generous coverage of basics like pruning, feeding, wintering, and deadheading.

The author pays great attention to choosing plants. The ideas for unusual foliage plants are exceptional, ranging from lovely purple-leaved cabbages to aromatic pelargonium. Only two brief pages are devoted to discussing pests and diseases, but the photos are a big help in identifying various creatures--for greater detail in getting rid of them, novice gardeners...



Bountiful Container: How to Create Container Gardens of Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, and Edible Flowers
Rose Marie Nichols McGee
0761116230
February 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
McGee (Basic Herb Cookery) and veteran gardening writer Stuckey (Gardening from the Ground Up) share their expertise and experience in the art of container gardening. Armed with this manual, frustrated apartment dwellers can indulge their passion for growing edible things. If there is an available balcony, porch, front or back steps, according to the authors, growing produce in containers can be easy and rewarding. With some limitations, it is even possible to grow foods in a window box or on an indoor windowsill. This compendium of practical advice includes detailed information on the types of containers to use, equipment needed, the right soil, when to plant which seeds and how best to deal with problems such as too much or too little sunlight. They also explain more sophisticated techniques like succession...


Cubed Foot Gardening: Growing Vegetables in Raised, Intensive Beds
Christopher O. Bird
1585743127
December 1, 2001
Paperback
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Review
"Any gardener can get a lot out of this book."--Mel Bartholomew, Square Foot Gardening


Container Gardens by Number
Bob Purnell
076210497X
Feb 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
This unique book contains 50 easy-to-follow, foolproof container designs. Each design provides a simple numbered planting plan that shows exactly how to create each display, with an illustration of the finished planter, and in-depth plant information. The plans are easy to follow and are appropriate for any type of living space or garden.


Growing Herbs in Containers
Sal Gilbertie
1580170145
April 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

From the Back Cover
Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life. Storey's...


Container Gardens for Florida
Pamela Crawford
0971222037
November 7, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
When author Pamela Crawford first started writing her newest book, she expected it to be short, about 100 pages or so. After all, she pondered, how many different ways can you arrange plants in a pot? But, as she began her research, the book grew into a major 368-page reference book with a companion DVD movie! Obviously, there was a lot more to container gardening than she had originally thought! This project was begun to accomplish three goals. Ms. Crawford’s first goal was to push the limits of container design - take it farther than she had ever seen it done in Florida. To accomplish this formidable task, she hit the road, traveling to areas where she knew container design was quite advanced. She ended up researching this project in Manhattan, the Hamptons, Long Island, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles,...


Incredible Vegetables from Self-Watering Containers: Using Ed's Amazing POTS System
Edward C. Smith
1580175562
January 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Shiny green cucumbers; firm, juicy tomatoes; baby lettuces handpicked one salad at a time—these are the tasty benefits of the backyard vegetable garden. But earth gardens are a lot of work. They require a plot of plantable land and a significant time commitment to sowing, watering, weeding, and tending each plant.

Is there a solution? Self-watering containers allow vegetable gardeners—from the casual weekender interested in a tomato plant or two to the very dedicated gardener with limited space—to grow richly producing plants in a controlled, low-maintenance environment.

Lifelong gardener Ed Smith became fascinated with the possibilities of self-watering containers and began testing dozens of vegetables in various containers, experimenting with nutrients, soil mixtures, plant...


Complete Guide to Houseplants
Denny Schrock
0897215028
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Extensive encyclopedia features 275 houseplants, including new plant introductions.

Step-by-step information on houseplant culture, care, and propagation.

Inspiration and design ideas for decorating tastefully with plants.

A special section addresses seasonal plants for patio and deck containers.

Gives readers thorough, top quality advice they can use immediately.



Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls
Nigel Dunnett
088192640X
May 2004
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Green roofs are a hot topic, and one that constitutes a trend extending well beyond the world of gardening. This sourcebook brings together a fascinating amount of data, covering the actual logistics of how to implement plantings on roofs and building facades. Dunnett and Kingsbury look at examples of ornamental projects while stressing the concept's solid link to the environment. Examinations of recent research underline the wide-ranging benefits of greening buildings, from recreational aspects to increased energy efficiency. Among the most positive changes to emerge are improvements in the air we breathe and the support of biodiversity. Given the lively current interest in how to extend living ecosystems that reach beyond the ground plane to the upper stories of our homes and office buildings, this resource offers...


Jerry Baker's Giant Book of Garden Solutions: 1,954 Natural Remedies to Handle Your Toughest Garden Problems
Jerry Baker
0922433763
April 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Common household products and down-home ingenuity are combined to combat frustrating garden problems in this indispensable handbook for both green thumbs and novice gardeners. Organized by garden area, 1,954 easy-to-use homemade remedy recipes—containing items such as beer, baby shampoo, and ammonia—instruct gardeners how to turn puny plants, wretched roots, and tired trees into gorgeous garden specimens without the use of store-bought chemical alternatives. Quick fixes are offered for fighting fungus with pantyhose, defeating botanical disease with peppermint, and bug-proofing vegetables with mustard and cloves; and obstacles such as heavy rains, nutritional plant deficiencies, and gardening on sloped areas are also discussed.


Square Foot Gardening: A New Way to Garden in Less Space with Less Work
Mel Bartholomew
1579548563
April 2005
Paperback
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Review
"The book is great and the method is even better."--Bob Thomson, host of Victory Garden

"Top 10 Gardening Best-Seller."--Publishers Weekly

"This is a good, competent gardening book, well written and sensibly presented."--Library Journal

"How to get more from less is one of life's major challenges today. Here is a book that does just that for those with a hoe..."--Booklist

"Bartholomew is a welcome presence..."--Kirkus Reviews

"This amazing discovery truly makes gardening fun and easy."--Mike Levey, host of Amazing Discoveries

"The approach is fascinating. It's new, different and very innovative."--Long Island Horticultural Society

"It's one of the few garden books that offers something new to the reader."--Christian Science...


Small Gardens
John Brookes
0756617235
February 20, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
The dean of garden design gives you all you need to know to create the garden of your dreams, even if you have only a balcony, rooftop, or a small yard to plant. Using a variety of structural materials and designs with appropriate plants, a small area can be developed into an extension of your home.

About the Author
One of the most widely regarded and consistently innovative voices in garden design, John Brookes, has been writing best-selling garden books since 1969. His top sellers include The Complete Garden Design Book, The Garden Book., and DK's The Indoor Garden Book.


Brugmansia and Datura
Ulrike Preissel
1552095584
Mar 2002
Paperback
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From Booklist
Unfamiliar and unorthodox, brugmansias and daturas are the floral opposites of the quaintly reassuring lilacs and pinks. Hothouse curiosities, angel's trumpets and thorn apples, respectively, were used by native cultures for their hallucinogenic and healing properties, anticipating modern medicine's use as antispasmodics. Under the expert tutelage of husband-and-wife authors Preissel, adventurous gardeners receive guidance on cultivating these alluring bell-shaped beauties for horticultural uses in sunrooms or outdoor containers. Carol Haggas
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

John Bagnasco, Garden Compass, June 14, 2002
The book is a welcome guide to growers and collectors...


Country Living Gardener Window Gardens: For Windows, Walls, Decks and Balconies
Steve Roberts, Jane Forster
1588160718


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Book Description
“The book explores the planting of window boxes in both traditional and modern designs, and shows how to plant more than 30 miniature garden projects with easy to follow instructions. A good reference to keep in your library.”—Chicago Sun-Times.

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