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The Ultimate Container Gardener

By Stephanie Donaldson



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Author Stephanie Donaldson
Binding Paperback
Date published May 2012
Number of pages 256
Publisher Southwater
ISBN / Item No. 9781780190877


The Ultimate Container Gardener contains all you need to know to create plantings for spring, summer, autumn and winter.

It includes:

  • practical ideas for creating 150 beautiful containers of all kinds, from hanging baskets and window boxes to terracotta pots and stone troughs;
  • step-by-step instructions for choosing plants, preparing containers and planting displays the whole year round; fantastic ideas for making, creating or adapting your own containers, including painting terracotta pots and converting watering cans;
  • beautiful designs in both traditional and contemporary styles all shown in over 1400 bright, clear photographs; and perfect guidance for the beginner as well as a source of fresh inspiration for the experienced gardener.

For gardeners who want easy projects with stunning floral results, this guide to successful container gardening, both outside and inside, offers the perfect answer.

The 150 projects are presented with step-by-step photographs and the techniques are clearly explained, including advice on selecting plants to suit the location as well as general care and maintenance.

There are innovative ideas for unusual planters and materials - from edible displays and herb baskets to adapting watering cans and chimney pots.

It assumes little or no gardening experience and guarantees to be an endless source of fresh inspiration for the novice and experienced gardener alike.

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