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The Practical Guide to Container Gardening Hardcover – Jun 2001

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Storey Books (June 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580173926
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580173926
  • Product Dimensions: 47.8 x 24.4 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 907 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,116,453 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“Here are creative ideas for special plants to capture more than casual interest for the container garden.”

– Dick Delano, the Dutch Gardener (broadcast)


“The ideal book for those who are looking for ways to dramatize their container gardens.” – The Florida Gardener


“This is one of the best container gardening books…great attention is given to the often-neglected maintenance of container gardens.” – Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch


“This is the ideal book for gardeners who are short of time or space and for those looking for simple ways to add drama and color to their outdoor living spaces.” – Gardens Decks & Patios



“Using clear language and photography, this excellent book covers all of the important aspects of container gardening – including sites, design, care, and a plant directory.” – Library Journal, starred review



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From the Back Cover

The ultimate guide to adding beautiful, imaginative, and colorful container gardens to your yard, deck, patio, porch, sidewalk, windowsills, balcony, or roof terrace

An invaluable sourcebook of ideas with more than 400 gorgeous color photos that inspire and teach

Clear, simple, and informative instructions for both first-time and experienced gardeners

Specially commissioned photography by leading garden photographer Andrew Lawson

Comprehensive information on what types of containers work best for what plants; seasonal planting schemes; step-by-step planting techniques; care and maintenance; and selecting the right plants

Complete care guidelines, including feeding and watering, pruning, staking, propagation, and dealing with pests and diseases

A fully illustrated A-Z directory of more than 100 species and varieties of plants, with detailed information on how to grow them

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gardening May 22 2009
By Franhp - Published on
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This is a wonderful book. I like the ideas and the visuals as well as the dictionary of different plants at the back. I like how the book helps you with color and balance as well as limited space. How different plants can be combined in containers. I have a porch on the back of my apartment and want to grow plants there.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Book May 16 2007
By Terry A. Eldridgemurray - Published on
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I've been gardening outdoors for more years than I'd care to admit but, potted plants were nothing I had really ever done. I'd buy hanging pots of Petuina or lantana and that would be that.

The Practical Guide to Container Gardening opened me up to a whole new way of thinking about potted plants!

EVERYTHING is covered from what kind of pots you can choose to what plants grow best in what light and space. How to care for your plants once they are in pots or need to be re-potted

This book is full of gorgeous photo's to give you great ideas and to show wonderful combinations you may not have thought of on your own!
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Sept. 29 2014
By Heather B. - Published on
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Covers good info on this subject, but it doesn't have as much info on it as I'd hoped on vegetable gardening in containers. It's good for a beginner and offers some good ideas.