The Book of Container Gardening

The Book of Container Gardening

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Baker & Taylor
Discusses how to arrange and plant a wide variety of flowers and foliage in window boxes, barrels and tubs, pots, urns, and hanging baskets, with tips on making and decorating containers and caring for plants

Simon and Schuster
With the skill, flair, and ingenuity that so delighted readers of The Book of Fresh Flowers and The Book of Dried Flowers, Malcolm Hillier has created the ultimate guide to growing garden plants in window boxes, barrels and tubs, pots, urns, and hanging baskets. Drawing on a glorious profusion of plants for all seasons, he imaginatively combines flowers, foliage, and berries to come up with eye-catching schemes that complement containers of all shapes and sizes. He explains the principles of designing a scheme and planting it, then provides a wealth of advice on the care and attention needed to keep the plants in their very best condition and ensure a healthy, long-lasting display. Large color photographs of sunbaked roof terraces, shady court-yards, and wind-swept balconies demonstrate how containers can be arranged to enhance a garden or decorate the individual features in it: brick walls and wooden fences, flights of steps and fire escapes, porches and pergolas. Lavishly illustrated with color photographs and supplemented with all the practical know-how needed to ensure success, The Book of Container Gardening is a rich source of inspiration for all who wish to enhance a garden, balcony, or window-sill with decorative containers.

Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, [1991]
Copyright Date: ©1991
ISBN: 9780671722531
Branch Call Number: 635.986 HILLI
Characteristics: 192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Alternative Title: Container gardening
Notes: Includes index
"A Dorling Kindersley book"--Title page verso


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