Grow your own herbs in pots : 35 simple projects for creating beautiful container herb gardens
New York : Cico, 2010.
Growing your own herbs appeals to the novice gardener, the small-space gardener, and the organic cook. Easy to grow, low maintenance, and inexpensive, herbs are both attractive and practical in the garden. In this book, Deborah Schneebeli-Morrell provices all the information you need to grow your own herbs. First, choose your herb with a quick reference guide to the easiest herbs to grow in containers. Learn how to grow from seed, get advice on how to choose healthy seedlings when buying from a gardening store or nursery, and gain useful tips and techniques on how to feed and deal with pests organically. Next, select your container--terracotta pots, recycled containers, hanging baskets, windowboxes, and more. Over 30 step-by-step projects show you how to prepare the container and plant it up. There are also tips on protecting perennial herbs over winter. Whether you are gardening on a windowsill or balcony, or want to plant a few pots for outside the kitchen door, Grow Your Own Herbs in Pots shows you the best way to grow herbs. *Anyone with a backyrd or even a windowsill can undertake these projects. *Part of our bestselling "Green Guide" series. Other titles include Cabbages & Roses Guide to Green Housekeeping, Fruits of the Earth, Organic Crops in Pots and A Green Guide to Bringing up Your Baby. nbsp;
Successful container gardening : 75 easy-to-grow flower and vegetable "gardens"
by Joseph R. Provey.
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Creative Homeowner, c2010.
Container gardening is the easiest way to add stunning color, lush foliage, intriguing shapes and textures, and sometimes fragrance to outdoor living areas. It's also a convenient way to grow edibles and a means for enhancing the landscape and architecture surrounding a house. In Successful Container Gardening: 75 Easy-to-Grow Flower and Vegetable "Gardens" author Joseph Provey off ers expert advice for everything the home gardener needs for foolproof results.
Better homes and gardens complete guide to container gardening.
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2010.
A simple, lavishly illustrated guide to container gardens of all shapes and sizesYou don't need a big back yard to grow a beautiful garden. Container Gardens is a user-friendly, illustrated guide to everything you need to know about growing beautiful plants, including advice on choosing soils, selecting plants that work together, planting in containers, and caring for your garden.Each garden idea includes a "recipe" and an "ingredients" list that makes shopping and preparing a breeze. The easy-to-follow reference format explains every project in detail and in depth, including helpful hints and essential information on plants, growth, and potting options. Features more than 125 container "recipes," each complete with color photos, planting plans, tips on growing, and shopping lists Over 500 beautiful photos and illustrations, including inspirational garden photos, plant ID photos, how-to instructions, and step-by-step projects Step-by-step instruction helps you achieve exactly the look you want for any project and bonus tips and hints offer basic gardening advice on plant substitutions and garden design insights Covers everything from the very basics to more complicated projects, like window box butterfly gardens and containers with seasonal plant change-outsThis easy-to-follow reference is the perfect guide for readers who want to create their own gorgeous container gardens at home.
With their colorful leaves, sculptural shapes, and simple care, succulents are beautiful yet forgiving plants for pots. If grown in containers, these dry-climate jewels which include but are not limited to cacti can be brought indoors in winter and so can thrive anywhere in the world. In this inspiring compendium, the popular author of Designing with Succulents provides everything beginners and experienced gardeners need to know to create stunning container displays of exceptionally waterwise plants. The extensive palette includes delicate sedums, frilly echeverias, cascading senecios, edgy agaves, and fat-trunked beaucarneas, to name just a few. Easy-to-follow, expert tips explain soil mixes, overwintering, propagation, and more.Define your individual style as you effectively combine patterns, colors, textures, and forms. Discover how top designers interpret the dramatic options, in ideas ranging from exquisite plant-and-pot combinations to extraordinary topiaries and bonsai. Expand your repertoire with plump-leaved plants that resemble pebbles, stars, and undersea creatures. Short on space? Create vertical gardens and hanging baskets, and use daisylike rosettes in wall displays.Each of the more than 300 photographs offers an inspiring idea. A-to-Z descriptions cover 350 of the best succulents, plus companion plants. Whether your goal is a gorgeous potted garden for a sunny windowsill or outdoor living area or simply making great gifts this is a comprehensive primer for creating vibrant, living works of art.
The ultimate guide to cultivating charming gardens in any containerWant to spruce up your outdoor space with fresh flowers, plants, vegetables, and other succulents? Container Gardening For Dummies, Second Edition gives you clear, concise, and step-by-step instructions for cultivating charming gardens in everything from a redwood window box to a hanging basket to an old pair of cowboy boots.Featuring eight pages of full-color photos, this helpful guide fills you in on every step of the process, from working with different soil mixes to preventing insects, pests, and diseases to expressing style with color, form, texture, and other design elements. This edition includes 25% new and updated material Choosing, planting, and caring for flowers, herbs, fruits, and vegetables Up-to-date container trends, including edible gardeningContainer Gardening For Dummies, Second Edition is a fun, informative guide for inexperienced city slickers and savvy country cousins alike.
A little piece of earth : how to grow your own food in small spaces
New York : Universe ; Enfield : Publishers Group UK [distributor], 2010.
A hip, eco-friendly guide with fun and easy projects for all levels. Eating locally has so many benefits—for the planet, for your health, and for your tastebuds—and you can’t get much more local than your very own backyard. But is planting a garden too big a commitment? Then this book is for you. A Little Piece of Earth is all about starting small, with more than fifty self-contained, doable projects. Whether you have a yard, a terrace, a rooftop, or just a windowsill, there are plenty of ideas and inspirations to choose from. Harvest your own precious vanilla pods from a pot indoors. Grow savory shiitakes on a small log in your kitchen. Build a miniature vineyard trellis on your deck or build a raised bed on your patio. Recipes for using your homegrown bounty are sprinkled throughout. Charming illustrations guide you through step-by-step, and there’s a complete resources section. This is about making dirt work for you, taking some control over your food supply, and, most important, enriching your life with the quiet, simple pleasures of produce raised organically with your own hands.
From container to kitchen : growing fruits and vegetables in pots
Gabriola, B.C. : New Society Publishers, 2010.
More and more people are recognizing the need for nutritious, local, sustainable food, but organic options can be costly, and the produce sections of most supermarkets are packed with fruits and vegetables that have racked up more frequent flier miles than a rock band on world tour. How can urban dwellers without ready access to fertile land enjoy the benefits of traditional gardening? And for those with a yard, how do you maximize the harvest of fresh, healthy edibles?In From Container to Kitchen , D.J. Herda shows that there is a way. Written for the novice home gardener as well as the seasoned pro, this fully illustrated, comprehensive guide will show you how to save up to 70 percent on your produce bill by growing fruits and vegetables in pots. Topics include: Selecting the right container size and location Optimizing soil composition and nutrients Managing light, water, and humidity Choosing the best fruits and vegetables for container gardening Eliminating pests and plant diseases naturally Extending the harvestDig in to this bumper crop of container gardening tips and techniques and learn how to create your own moveable feast!D.J. Herda is an award-winning freelance author, editor, and photojournalist who has written several thousand articles and more than eighty books, including Zen and the Art of Pond Building . He is an avid organic gardener and test grower and has been writing extensively about growing fruits and vegetables for over forty years.
The girl's guide to growing your own : how to grow fruit and vegetables without getting your hands too dirty
London : New Holland Pub, 2009.
Gardening girls—this is the essential guide created just for you, with advice on growing your own vegetables, fruits, and herbs, and maintaining an attractive outdoor space, too! Aimed at beginners, it has plenty of practical and seasonal information for planning your edible Eden, delicious recipes, ideas for outdoor entertaining and fun Weekend Projects for making your garden look great. This completely new type of gardening book will appeal to 20- and 30-something working women everywhere who have busy lives, but still want to grow their own produce without spending all weekend digging.