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Container Gardening for Dummies

By Bill Marken

The easy way to get a green thumb in container gardening!

Want to spruce up your indoor or outdoor space with annuals, perennials, vegetables, and succulents? This updated edition of Container Gardening For Dummies gives you clear, concise step-by-step instructions for cultivating delightful gardens in everything from a redwood window box to a hanging basket to an old watering can. It also includes color photos to inspire your designs.

  • Getting the dirt on container gardening — discover the advantages of growing plants in containers and learn how to maximize your garden conditions to help plants thrive

  • Picking a pot to plant in — take a look around your living space and determine the best location and type of container for your garden

  • Enjoying a summer fling — get the lowdown on the best single-season flowers, vegetables, and bulbs for container growing

  • Putting down roots — find out which perennials, trees, shrubs, fruits, and berries give year-round impact

  • Designing and decorating — take advantage of ideas and inspiration for creating eye-catching container gardening displays

Open the book and find:

  • Things you need to know before planting

  • A quick primer on climate

  • What to look for in a soil mix

  • How to work with perennials and annuals

  • Information you need to help you choose plants

  • Why and when containers need water and fertilizer

  • Guidance on replanting, repotting, and pruning

  • Tips for preventing insect pests and diseases

  • Ways to liven up your space with trees, shrubs, and vines

Learn to:

  • Choose, plant, and care for flowers, fruits, trees, and shrubs

  • Grow vegetables and herbs just steps away from your kitchen

  • Cultivate charming gardens in any climate

  • Prevent insects and diseases from invading containers the eco-friendly way

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ISBN

0470577053


Format: Book
Author: Marken, Bill
Title: Container gardening for dummies / by Bill Marken, Suzanne DeJohn and the editors of the National Gardening Association.
Publisher Date: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2010.
Subject: Container gardening
Isbn: 0470577053 9780470577059
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 8
System Items Total: 9
Call Number: 635.986 Mar
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Format: Book
Author: Marken, Bill
Title: Container gardening for dummies / by Bill Marken, Suzanne DeJohn and the editors of the National Gardening Association.
Edition: 2nd ed.
Publisher, Date: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2010.
Description: xviii, 314 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Container gardening
Other Author: DeJohn, Suzanne
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 298) and index.
LCCN: oc2010012353
ISBN: 0470577053
ISBN: 9780470577059
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 8
Total Copies: 9
Call Number: 635.986 Mar